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Invitation: B/X spirit in 5e? What do B/X fans think?

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Over in the 5e area I'm giving my first thoughts on a ruleset that sets out to capture the feel of B/X. Since I have not played a lot of B/X, I thought B/X fans would be able to make a useful contribution to that topic. Here is a link to the topic:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=24283&p=253869#p253869
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Re: Invitation: B/X spirit in 5e? What do B/X fans think?

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While it looks as if drawing from B/X, my opinion is that 5e is quite different in feel and play. There are no wilderness exploration rules, dungeon delving is less demanding in resources; and emphasis is put more on combat rather than wits and treasure-hunting. That doesn't mean one cannot run a hexcrawl with tough dungeons, where characters must avoid challenging monsters, based on 5e rules, it's just that by default such features are less important.
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Re: Invitation: B/X spirit in 5e? What do B/X fans think?

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zontoxira wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:14 pm
While it looks as if drawing from B/X, my opinion is that 5e is quite different in feel and play. There are no wilderness exploration rules, dungeon delving is less demanding in resources; and emphasis is put more on combat rather than wits and treasure-hunting. That doesn't mean one cannot run a hexcrawl with tough dungeons, where characters must avoid challenging monsters, based on 5e rules, it's just that by default such features are less important.
Into the Unknown takes 5e and simplifies it then adds in everything you list above
EDIT: I should say a lot of that stuff is in Book 4 which I have not given my thoughts on yet.
Need to convert races to D&D 5e? mathematical analysis of canon races and design rules: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/232813/ ... rs-Toolkit

Conversion & Review of Council of Wyrms with dragon PCs compatible with other 5e settings (at level 5+). DRAFT: Book 1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/3x30bz9qi4i0d ... 0.pdf?dl=0 and Book 2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/c0zjp7d2mtfwe ... 0.pdf?dl=0

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