December 18, 2012

D&D Next: New Playtest Packet

So Wizards has given us another round of playtesting for Christmas.

The new packet takes the Fighter, Cleric, Rogue, Wizard and Monk to Level 20.

Skills are now ranked as dice (d4 to d12) instead of flat bonuses.
[I'm still trying to decide if I like this]

Backgrounds and Specialties have been expanded.  They are clearly stated as optional, as well.

I think all classes has several choices that the player needs to make.

Spells go all the way to 9th Level.

I'm not sure when I'll dive into this, but I hope it's before the end of the year.