I’ll have a more in-depth review of the materials once I’ve had a chance to digest them, but one piece of good news is that there is (explicitly) no NDA. Indeed, the confidentiality portions of the NDA that first-round playtesters had to sign is now rescinded.
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Wargamer and RPG'er since the 1970's, author of Adventures Dark and Deep, Castle of the Mad Archmage, and other things, and proprietor of the Greyhawk Grognard blog.
7 thoughts on “DnD Next Playtest Begins”
yep – which means i can talk now 😉
Good to hear that there is no non-disclosure agreement! I guess that the playtest materials are not highly confidential, then, and you will be able to excerpt from them in order to discuss them on your blog? No?
Surely, though, you can create derivative materials from the playtest materials provided to you, so that you can try out different scenarios! No?
Check out the Caves of Chaos module – it is very old school, verbatim in some cases… I think I'm gonna like 5E…
I think going back 'old skool' would be a good idea, the last editions have been too prescriptive. Fingers crossed.
Hey, the site is having trouble getting the files distributed. Based on your post, I am to assume to have them. Would you be willing to upload them to something like Filesmelt so we can get it going? Since this is now open to the public, as long as everyone follows the simple rules going with the playtest, I don't see how this could be a problem.
Thanks for the consideration.
Stat 'block' from one of the CoC encounters:
Orcs (4): AC 13; hp 11; spear +3 (1d6+1)
I'm still waiting for the download site to work.
WOTC does their usual level best to cheese off their customer base by fumbling basic IT infrastructure concerns.
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