Somehow Bob was able to con the WOTC folks in to letting us be a part of the first-run of playtesting for D&D Next. Now that the playtest has gone public, we’re no longer unable to post our play sessions because of the NDA. Here is our first night of playing with v1 of the D&D Next playtest rules.
A quick run down of the people in our group:
- Bob - Alec Raithe, Human Rogue – Swashbuckler Theme
- Greg - Valyse Terrywind, Half Elf Fighter – Explorer Theme
- Katie - Jaina Daleborn, Human Cleric – Witch/Commoner Theme
- Richard - “Hobnail”, Dwarf Fighter – Gladiator Theme
- Joren - Arioch, Elf Wizard – Explorer Theme
George and some friends ran another playtest group parallel to ours…I’m not sure if they recorded it as well.
This first night is broken in to 4 parts…each is about an hour. At the end of part 4, we talk a little about our initial impressions. Katie kept a journal while we played and wrote up some really funny session recaps — mix of in-character and meta language thats awesome. I’ll dig those up and post em as well if she doesn’t mind!