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    Can 3.5e classes be used in 5e?

    Hey, I'm new to D&D. I'm going the no-money-spent route. I also want to be a DM. I'll be playing in 5e using Masterplan.

    So I'm using the D&D Wiki for a lot of my info. However, the particular page I've linked has almost only 3.5e classes. Can those be used in 5e? Also, another question or two. Is this and this up-to-date? I think so, but it says "Based on the original D&D game". If not, what is different about it? Sorry if I'm asking newbie questions, but I couldn't find anything on Google. :/

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    Generally speaking, you would have a hard time using 3.x classes in 5E. The structure of the game rules is different. However instead of the Wiki you could use the free basic D&D rules that WotC has released. There is even a parser that will put all the classes, spells and monsters into FG for you. 5E is made so it can be played with only the free basic rules.

    You can download the free 5E Basic D&D PDFs here: http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules
    You can get the Basic Rules parser in the first post of the thread here: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums...les-PDF-Parser

    The Basic Rules parser will download the PDFs in the first link and then make libraries you can use in FG of the material in the PDF.

    Edit: Welcome to the FG boards by the way. If you have other questions, just ask.
    Last edited by Griogre; February 8th, 2015 at 00:10.

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    ...Oh my god... I thought this was just a forum... XD I guess I have to try this FG thing out now, now that I quit being Mr. Stupid.

    Lesson learned: When you visit a website for the first time, look at it's front page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griogre View Post
    Generally speaking, you would have a hard time using 3.x classes in 5E. The structure of the game rules is different.
    Too bad... I saw on the Wiki that there were an incredible amount of (what I think are homebrew) 3.5e classes. :/ So if I'm going to make my own homebrew 5e classes, do you have any tips on balancing? I'm thinking of throwing a prestige class on the wiki called Griffonbond Warrior that has a Griffon companion like the Dragonbond Knight has a Dragon, for an example, but I also have a lot of other ideas as well. And I'd like it if a lot of those pre-5e classes were ported to 5e.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griogre View Post
    Generally speaking, you would have a hard time using 3.x classes in 5E. The structure of the game rules is different.
    That's disappointing, even if expected. The Wiki had so many (I think homebrew) 3.5e classes. So I'm going to start some homebrew 5e classes. Any tips?

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    The thing about 3.5 is that it had lots of specilized parts which meant you could build classes, feats with more specialized parts. 5E classes are broader and with less overall specialized rules but there is a fair amount of room for customization in character backgrounds and feats but maybe less in actual classes. Have you ever considered Pathfinder? It is like D&D 3.75 and has the rules for free online at: http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/

    There is also an FG ruleset for Pathfinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamEternal View Post
    That's disappointing, even if expected. The Wiki had so many (I think homebrew) 3.5e classes. So I'm going to start some homebrew 5e classes. Any tips?
    Check what people have done at Enworld.org under the class archetypes. I'd also check out the reddit for D&D 5e and just search for custom classes http://www.reddit.com/r/dndnext
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