D&D Next in final playtest
Posted by Tobold's Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 September 2013, 3:59 am
Wizards of the Coast released the D&D Next final playtest packet, apparently the last version of D&D Next you can get for free before WotC will try to sell you the books next year. There is just one fatal flaw with that plan: Nothing in that final playtest packet makes me want to buy D&D Next. And I am not alone. After all this playtesting, player feedback, and development, D&D Next still feels like D&D Previous, an incongruous mix of game mechanics from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th edition. Designed to please everybody, sure to please none.

I'll just stick with 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons. But I am afraid that Wizards of the Coast will see that there are too many people like me out there, and will try to twist our arms to get us to buy the new edition. They will then probably shut down all online support for 4th edition, the Compendium, the Character Builder, the Monster Builder, and all the other stuff that makes life easier for a dungeon master.

Well, they can't take my books away. But I'm really afraid for the future of my game and Dungeons & Dragons in general. D&D Next looks more and more like a really bad idea.
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