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 Post subject: D&D 5 open box review
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:41 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: D&D 5 open box review
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:39 pm 
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http://www.wizards.com:/dnd/Article.asp ... basicrules

Even better, the full core rules released for free :-)

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The core rules have been free for months


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 Post subject: Re: D&D 5 open box review
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:08 am 
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Article says just released first version of official basic (it will change as more books release) a few days ago. :-) Its the companion release to the starter with more fully fleshed out rules and is a playable game up to lvl. 20. Maybe you are thinking of when they gave one last download to the playtesters/anyone, last Year? That was a draft, I think there have been a fair few changes?

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 Post subject: Re: D&D 5 open box review
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Yup, lots of changes from the Playtest document.

The way they're doing it is, a Starter Box (due in store very soon :) ) then you can down load the Basic Game, which is the bare bones rules for the 4 basic classes (Fighter, Cleric, Thief and Wizard) and running the game to level 20. It's been compared to the old Rules Compendium.

Then over the next few months the New PHB, Monster Manual and DMG then come out, all with far more rules, Classes, races, monsters and options all come out.

It's kind of like the Old days where you had D&D in the Box sets, and the AD&D in the Hard Covers.

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My group is happy with Pathfinder at the moment ,but i am keen to look the rules over.


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I'd be interested in having a look at it as well. It would have to be pretty damned good to drag me away from Pathfinder though.

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It would have to be pretty damned good to drag me away from Pathfinder though


Less complicated would be a draw for me ,but saying that We are getting better and better with the Pathfinder rules.They do still bug the crap out of me though.D10 games are still better than D20 games IMO

Will wait on more reviews of 5th before laying out any cash


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They're a lot less complicated than either 3.5/Pathfinder or 4th. Far more Theater of the mind style combat rather than Dollies on a grid. All the old modifiers to hit have been replaced with an Advantage/Disadvantage system, where if you have Advantage you roll 2 d 20 and take the highest, or Disadvantage you roll 2 d20 and take the lowest.

Lots of freedom to choose how many options you want in the game, Feats for instance are optional.

I was rather cynical about it when the Playtest began, but have come around a bit as more info about it has come out. It's a far more storytelling type game the either of the Previous versions. I'm still going to be sticking with 4th ed for the current campaign.


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 Post subject: Re: D&D 5 open box review
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I was rather cynical about it when the Playtest began, but have come around a bit as more info about it has come out. It's a far more storytelling type game the either of the Previous versions. I'm still going to be sticking with 4th ed for the current campaign.


I'm sticking to Pathfinder for my current campaign too,but i think my next campaign i will be giving 5th a go.

I haven't seen a poor review of the basic rules set yet and alot of old school gamers are loving the feel and speed of the game.


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Yup, having had a read of the Basic starter it does look good. They've added GM guidelines and Monsters to the downloadable rules set now, and it looks promising.

Hopefully the new PHB will be in store next week, and I can see if it's as good as all the previews are making it look.

Damon said you're going to be trying out the Basic Starter some time soon?


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Damon said you're going to be trying out the Basic Starter some time soon?


Yea ,around xmas i think


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