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    [email protected] ruleset major changes over the years (history of [email protected]) list of changes

    Hi I was wondering if anyone has compiled a list of the major changes in [email protected] rulesets from 1E to 5E editions. I'm trying to figure out which rule set I like the best. Thanks!

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    Choosing what you like best seems like it would be a waste of time. Older rulesets of course have fewer players, limiting your playing choices.

    D&D 5E is the closest I've come to what I fondly remember of 2E. I never played any other version, until I tried Pathfinder, which I tried 3 times and dropped it, it just wasn't for me.

    If you want to try the older rulesets, then you should check out Castles & Crusades, more players, and very much like early D&D editions.

    Best of luck in your search!


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    Thanks I'll try that, I just thought someone here might have done it. :0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabidbat View Post
    I just thought someone here might have done it. :0
    I did. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editio...ns_%26_Dragons
    worked on it for 2 years throughout 4th, then the community took it over to "uniform" with other articles... so you can find data missing in the current form in the revision history, if something is badly missing.

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    I'll toss out a second to dberkompas' suggestion to look at C&C as an option that has more players.

    Also, for myself, I retain a deep fondness for BECMI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabidbat View Post
    Hi I was wondering if anyone has compiled a list of the major changes in [email protected] rulesets from 1E to 5E editions. I'm trying to figure out which rule set I like the best. Thanks!
    I can tell you that the 5E and AD&D Core ruleset are pretty damn close to the same outside of the specific mechanics for each system. Layout, use and functionality otherwise is quite quite similar (intentionally). There are some differences but for the most part they are the same.

    AD&D Core will support your 1e/2e games fairly well.

    That said, the 5E guys can buy content from FG for it. AD&D Core doesn't have that luxury. To do so Hasbro/WoTC would need to license AD&D to FG/Smiteworks. Contact your favorite Wotc person and ask them too do so!
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