Results for tag: D&D Next
Posted by: Gargs454 on Jul 3, 2012 at 08:26:20 AM
This weekend saw our second playtest session of the D&D Next rule set. If you missed the first report, you can find it [url=community.wizards.com/gargs454/blog/2012/06/18/dd_next_playtest_report] here[/url]. It may be worthwhile to read that report if you have not yet since I will try not to repeat much of what I have already reported.
By and large this was the same group as last time. The only difference was that one of the more experienced players was unable to make the session so we only had 6 players this time. The player who missed the session had played the dwarven cleric last time so this time one of the fighters switched to the dwarf cleric, in part for the healing and in part for a change since he was the player that was not particularly impressed...
Posted by: Gargs454 on Jun 18, 2012 at 07:35:32 AM
This weekend, my group finally had a go at the D&D Next playtest material. We were interested in seeing what the new edition had to offer and hopefully, in providing some input into the next iteration. Overall I think it was a positive experience though there were perhaps some issues that came up.
Before starting, I think a little perspective is in order. The group consisted of 7 players and myself as DM. Obviously, the playtest only had 5 characters, which meant that we doubled up on the rogue and fighter. The larger party size will obviously skew things a bit, but I actually thought it was important to see how things could play out with a larger group. Some of this meant me estimating the necessary challenge level (which worked better in some...