Saturday, January 14, 2012

D&D 5th Edition

As you might have heard, WOTC announced D&D 5th Edition or, as the company appears to prefer to call it at this stage, D&D Next.  The company also wants lots of input from players, or so it says, even posting a link allowing interested parties to sign up.
One thing indicating  a definite shift away from 4th edition mechanics is the posted list of the design team:

  • Mike Mearls, Team Lead 
  • Greg Bilsland, Team Producer 
  • Monte Cook, Design Team Lead 
  • Bruce Cordell, Designer 
  • Robert J. Schwalb, Designer 
  • Jeremy Crawford, Development Team Lead
  • Tom LaPille, Developer 
  • Rodney Thompson, Developer
  • Miranda Horner, Edito


  • None of these folks appear on the list of designers for 4th edition, at least not that I see, and many people credit Cook for the successful design of D&D 3.0 and 3.5.