Podcasts Archive | 10/7/2013
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D&D Next Playtest
D&D Podcast
Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Rodney Thompson

Click on the link to listen to the file in your browser, or right-click Save As to download to your computer. (47.7 Mbs, 23:30 minutes)

In this episode, R&D's Mike, Jeremy and Rodney sit down to discuss the playtest packet that recently went live, including changes to the paladin, druid, rogue and barbarian. Plus, find out about future playtesting endeavors, the livestream games -- and Lords of Waterdeep coming to a tablet near you!

So sit back, relax—and roll those 20s!


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3 weeks later, iTunes feed still not updated. Nice...
Posted By: dsargent27 (10/26/2013 6:11:15 PM)


C'mon guys, the whole point of an rss feed on the podcast is to allow people to pick it up automatically rather than have to come to your web-site and search for you pod-casts. Or is it intentional that you don't want people to get the podcast except by coming here? In which case why put instructions for subscribing on the site?
Posted By: Borrg (10/26/2013 11:42:55 AM)


Please update your RSS feed.
Posted By: Spaceman_Spiff (10/11/2013 5:03:59 AM)


I am glad to hear that you intend to playtest or at least poll the community for the expansion materials and not just the core rulebooks. Balance is the biggest thing I look for in my games and why I choose the D∧D brand over the many other options out there. This pulling insight from the community helps give me faith that you are not only thoughtfully weighing options going forward but taking your time to do it right: getting the math right, pulling in data from the community, and assessing how it impacts the rest of the game.
Posted By: Nachofan (10/9/2013 10:54:18 AM)


The latest podcast on iTunes is from August 27th... I'm glad you put a link to a direct download.

Any chance on fixing the iTunes thing?
Posted By: dmgpunk (10/8/2013 4:44:52 PM)


it's not downloading from iTunes (I'm a subscriber since years). Anyone else having this problem?
Posted By: Jhishma (10/8/2013 4:19:38 PM)


The other paladin subclass will come out with the druid changes in the packet update later this month.

My assumption is that they will continue to preview selected materials (probably sorcerer and warlock, for instance) by providing downloads with just that material in it. They will see how people react in the forums, Mike Mearl's twitter feed, etc, and if they feel it necessary might put out surveys relating to the previewed material.

This will allow them to both share new material they are excited about (designers are people too!) and get general opinions or critiques on specific, targeted content that they may want to release into the wild.
Posted By: Sword_of_Spirit (10/8/2013 2:39:32 PM)


Longest Playtest ever.
Posted By: VividAntivirus (10/8/2013 7:25:20 AM)


The way you're talking, it doesn't sound like this playtest packet is going to be the last one.

Will we poor, humble playtesters see another packet? Maybe the return of Wardens and Blackguards, or that other, mysterious Paladin option you guys alluded to?
Posted By: wetsail (10/7/2013 6:05:04 PM)


Stoked for the mentioned druid and weaponmaster changes!
Posted By: Bardic_Dave (10/7/2013 2:18:21 AM)



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