View Full Version : D&D 3.5 vs Next

2013-08-08, 06:30 PM
I am looking at D&DNext play package, and it is alot of stuff to take in. I was wondering if anyone (probably by PM) give me a small breakdown of differences between 3.5 and Next? (1 lvl 9 spell by lvl 20 seems to be an interesting change)

2013-08-08, 06:58 PM
Next is a new game, and it's faster just to approach it from scratch than to try to look at changes from 3.5. That said, there are a few core similarities.
1) The core system is still d20+modifiers vs. DC, using other dice for damage.
2) There are still classes, there are still levels, the class names are more or less the same.
3) It's still largely about fighting monsters, still uses a 5 foot by 5 foot grid, and has basically the same action set up.

2013-08-09, 07:42 PM
I second what Knaight said. Just go for it, and try not to compare it to 3.5/PF. Comparison of editions is kinda what distracted me from actually trying to understand 4th.

EDIT: I actually broke down and got the 4e books. I'm looking through them now. It's definitely a game.