One D&D: Decoupling Races from Abilities

In the first One D&D playtest doc, races possessed no ability score bonuses or penalties. At the end of the day, I like it and hate it for the exact same reason. But before I begin, let me just say again that the term “race” needs to go away. It is an imprecise term thatContinue reading “One D&D: Decoupling Races from Abilities”

One DnD: What Does Compatible Mean?

Lately, we’ve been talking about One D&D and analyzing both what is inside and what it means for the whole of the gaming community. Previously, I shared my first impressions, discussed the races, and talked about why I believe the OGL will be going away after the new edition launches. Today we’re talking about OneContinue reading “One DnD: What Does Compatible Mean?”

One DnD: OGL Going Away in 6e

Last week, I posted my initial reaction to the One D&D Announcement. In it, I said that I believe that the OGL is going away. I’ve gotten a few questions on why I believe that to be the case. So instead of repeating them over and over again, I’m sharing them here. But first, someContinue reading “One DnD: OGL Going Away in 6e”

One D&D: Talking Races

I talked a bit last week about my Initial Reaction to One D&D. Today, I’d like to start talking about the specifics. But before I do that, I would like to address the reaction to the name “One D&D.” I seriously doubt that this will be the final name for the new edition. In fact,Continue reading “One D&D: Talking Races”

One DnD: My Initial Thoughts

If you haven’t seen it yet, Wizards of the Coast announced the playtest of their new edition, which they’re calling One D&D. I’m not going to tell you what’s in it; you can read it for yourself and see the direction they want to go. Personally, I like some things and I don’t like someContinue reading “One DnD: My Initial Thoughts”