Essentials Started it rolling and we cant be sure about the D&Next thing coming up. Between comments about combat oriented classes and out of combat ones and a sense that perhaps new devs are out of touch with 4e, will 5e be "the past all over again?" Some grognards are the passionate ones that make even the rest of us sigh. But others may be voices of reason who understand the value of true balance and who take up the fight exerting there voices of concern. The reasons for the original design decisions of 4e didnt suddenly go away... It's not about hate, its about love, we love 4th edition. "Can there be a place for those who love 4th edition in 5th edition?"
The Dark Edition Paving the Way for a Balanced Tomorrow Grognards unite!
Do you like anime or manga? Are you an artist? Do you like playing in systems that are anime/manga inspired or like to introduce this style to systems not typically known for such conventions (D&D, Star Wars, Call of Cthulhu, etc)?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you're perfect for the Anime Fans group.
Welcome to the 12th Century
The year is 1199 and the middle ages as we know them have just taken shape. The Normans conquered England 100 years ago; the Crusades have given Christendom a kingdom in the holy land, and the Church is the strongest power on Earth. The feudal system is at its height. What will someday be France is now just a mish-mash of counties and duchies; Italy is dotted with independent city-states; England includes much of Normandy and Brittany. The Holy Roman Empire, the most powerful nation in Europe, stretches across Germany and the Alps into Italy. The concept of romantic love has just recently been born; the Black Death is still a century away. The medieval world as we think of it is just coming to be—Geoffrey Chaucer will be writing all about it in another 200 years.
This is the home site for the Magica campaign, a fantasy RPG game and setting very much like our own Europe around the time of the crusades. The game engine is the d20 System, with Ars Magica driving the magic system and a dose of Call of Cthulhu added for horrific spice.
This group is your source for the latest information on playtesting the next iteration of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game.
To download your official playtest packet, please visit http://dndnext.com and follow the instructions provided. You will need to log in with your Wizards account or create one if you do not already have one.