Tuesday, May 27, 2014

D&D5 Basic. For Free.

Wizards of the Coast really, really, really wants you to play their new D&D game.
How much?

Well they have the Starter Set coming out which covers up to level 5. Not bad really.
But that is not all.

Today Mike Mearls announced the D&D Basic Set.  What is that?
Well it is a stripped down version of D&D 5 with only the Basic 4 classes (Fighter, Wizard, Thief and Cleric) but you can take them to level 20.

And it is 100% free.

That's right a free PDF of the D&D rules.

Mearls likens it to the old D&D Rule Cyclopedia without any world or campaign materials.

It also looks like there will be more freebies in the future too.


Gary said...

Jaw, meet floor.

I think I might very well forgive WOTC now for all the shenanigans previous. This is King Gillette level brilliance.

Tom Doolan said...

I can only assume there will be some "Witchy" goodness for this Basic set forthcoming? :)

Personally, I'm all excited about the possibilities. This is like getting a box of Legos for me.

Scott Anderson said...

Well, you can't beat free.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

@Tom, I am not sure yet.

I love what WotC is doing and I plan on buying D&D5, I am just not sure if I am going to do much playing yet.