From Chainmail to D&D Next
Dungeon and Dragons 5th Edition
I’ve read the rules and look forward to playing. They sort of feel like a mix of 2nd and 3rd edition with some role playing elements added. There are also some nice innovation like advantage and disadvantage dice, which should be quicker than adding up modifiers.
This edition feels like it may be hitting a sweet spot, and may bring in 3rd and 2nd edition players. I did not see much from fourth edition, so those players may feel left out. Pathfinder has a large following, I don’t see this making a dent in their share quickly.
With the role-playing elements, it may bring back some indie players, but I do not think the system will play fast enough for them.
ToDo: Play this edition.