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Now Playing D&D Next 5th Edition Starter Set July 2nd 2014 at Local Hobby Gaming Store...

by Hawke Robinson published Jul 02, 2014 11:30 PM, last modified Aug 12, 2015 06:38 PM
We're at the local hobby/gaming story, Merlyn's in Spokane, playing the brand new 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons (aka D&D Next).

There is definitely the continuation of point inflation. The Wizard now has a d6 hit die, and can cast 1d8 Ray of Cold as a CANTRIP. Cantrips can be cast an unlimited number of times per day. My Fighter has a +7 to hit with longbow. They have added Passive abilities, such as "Passive Wisdom, Perception". Also, according to the DM, XP is not as generous, but it takes far less to advance, for example for the Fighter class, 300 XP for 2nd level, 900 XP for 3rd level, but then continue the pattern of tripling for 2,700 XP for 4th level, and 6,500 for 5th level. Advantages & Disadvantages, personality traits, ideals, bonds, flaws. Second Wind, .....

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