Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Flurry of 5E Updates

For them's as is interested, do check in on the EnWorld 5E information page (linked over on the right column of this blog as well). Now that the D&D Experience Con has gotten underway, they seem to be doing live updates as new information becomes available.

Update #1: A seminar transcript from the "Charting the Course: An Edition for all Editions" seminar has been posted based on liveblogging and tweets. 

Update #2: Geeksdreamgirl has a recap of not only the D&D Next seminar, but a (necessarily vague) account of having played a game in the new system.

Update #3: A transcript of the Class Design seminar. We're finally beginning to see some specifics. Doesn't sound nearly as old-school as some of the hype might have indicated. Warlocks? Wild talents? Rituals?

1 comment:

James Maliszewski said...

Doesn't sound nearly as old-school as some of the hype might have indicated. Warlocks? Wild talents? Rituals?

I think the odds that it was ever going to be mechanically old school were always slim to none. What I think we're going to see, though, is a game that more enthusiastically embraces the classic "chrome" of D&D than did 4e and marries it to a post-3e system. It'll be "old school" in the nostalgic sense of the term -- there will be lots of recognizably D&D "bits" -- but it won't resemble TSR era D&D in any significant way.