Second Playtest Feedback (mainly themes and background)
The three players I used for my second session didn’t have as much feedback about the rules as the three players I used for my first session. I did have a completely new player to the game who really enjoyed it. There was actually only one real point that is worth mentioning as feedback, and that’s concerning the pregen characters especially themes and backgrounds.
All the players in my second session found the game way too restrictive. They were missing the character creation aspect of the game, which they felt is a major part of D&D. They wanted to be able to create their own characters and test the game from their own perspective instead of being forced to use characters that were created for them.
This also means that they really disliked themes and backgrounds, which is again too restrictive. They fear that they will be forced to choose themes and backgrounds in order to gain skills and feats. It would be much better to simply remove themes and backgrounds, leaving that aspect up to RPG and character creation and then only have skills and feats rules, giving the players a sense of freedom when creating and playing their characters.