When they announced One D&D, the next edition that is beyond editions, I was skeptical. I started calling it 5.5e, because it was supposed to be “backward compatible.” However, now seeing the playtests, and the directions they are wanting it to go, it already does not seem to be backwards compatible, because of the different bonuses from races, backgrounds, how abilities work, etc. In that case, let’s just make the game the Sixth Edition, and be willing to change more.
This is the first part, just the Player’s Handbook, with two more articles to follow.
I love the limiting of stat bonuses based on Race, and a focus on inherent biological abilities, like the Dragonborn’s Breath Weapon.
Otherwise, D&D needs to solve the question, “is Race an Ethnicity or a Species?” I approached the topic in another article, but essentially they need to realize that some people see…
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