So, I saw the streams that many of you all also have seen. If you haven’t, here they are:
Okay, so it seems that they are not doing editions any longer. They are going to call it just “D&D.” They seem to be wanting to keep 5th edition as a base, and are now codifying many of the rules that most players already play.
They are doing the Nat 20 always succeeds, while a Nat 1 always fails, even with skills.
It’s interesting, to say the least.
Even better, since D&D Beyond has been purchased by Wizards of the Coast (WotC), they have released playtest materials for One D&D. I am loving it.
I won’t lie, I was a bit skeptical at first.
Then they talked about making an actual virtual tabletop. They talked about the whole thing where players “cobble together” so many things to play D&D virtually. As an example, my virtual players use D&D Beyond for their characters, then the Avrae tool for my Discord games, and the Beyond20 browser extension to port character rolls and usage to Roll20. That’s a lot of hoops to jump through.
Some things that the new ruleset are currently looking at codifying is that, on a critical hit, only the weapon damage gets doubled, not the sneak attack/smite/etc…
They are also codifying Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything‘s rules regarding character origins and creation. It’s…interesting. Especially since much of these options give a feat at first level. Then they add other things, like giving dwarves tremor sense while in contact with stone a certain times per day. Very interesting.
All in all, I am excited about this “new evolution” of D&D. Frankly, I love that they are simply building off of 5e, as it’s become a very popular system, and rightly so!
What do you think, Dear Readers? Let me know in the comment section below.
Until next time, Dear Readers…