D&D Next Playtest

D&D is more than just a set of rules for fantasy gaming. It launched an entire gaming genre and played a pivotal role in creating the entirety of the gaming industry, both analog and digital. The game has lived and thrived because it has awoken a spark of creation, visions of daring adventure, wondrous vistas, and untold horrors that pull us all together as a community of RPG fans. It is the countless players and DMs who have brought it to life over the years. The game is at its best when it is yours.

Wizards of the Coast have recently opened up a series of public playtests for the forthcoming 5th Edition of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG, and Gamescape is in on the awesomeness! If you’re ready to have your say and contribute to the creation of this player-sourced beast, you’ll have two chances with us in July – so check out the info below for all the details.

Please note that the game is still in fairly early-playtest mode, and the system you’ll be using is not a finished product. By taking part in the session at Gamescape, you’ll be expected to provide feedback to WotC so that they can iron out the mechanics of the system, play balance, and many other aspects of the game. In order for them to organize all of this input, each player is expected to sign up for the playtest before arriving. Upon signing up, you’ll be able to download a complete set of the playtest materials for use in our session. You’ll also be asked to participate in official D&D surveys and to join the play community for discussions and feedback after the game. The full text of the Playtest Agreement can be found here.

For more info, you can also check out the D&D Next FAQ and the original announcement of the new edition. In addition to this Sunday’s session, we’ll be running another playtest at our July GRPA even on July 30th. Players are more than welcome to sign up for one or both, as long as they are registered with WotC.

Everyone who has ever loved Dungeons and Dragons should feel free to take part in shaping the new edition of the game, because gamers know best how to make great games. We hope that the response to these playtest sessions will be energetic and useful all around the world, and we’re very happy to be able to contribute to it!

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Playtest
Sunday, July 22nd 12-5pm
It’s time to right some epic wrongs!