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These are two editions I like and know well. And I'm at a loss with even where to start trying to explain the differences to someone thinking they're similar. The trouble is that every edition after AD&D 2nd edition wasn't a revision, it was an entirely new game that just used similar labels and a few somewhat related mechanical pieces. Between Basic/...


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Saving throws are still there in 5e, but instead of specialized saving throws (vs paralyze, polymorph, wands, spells, etc.) there is one type of saving throw per ability score. It's rather like an an ability check to which special modifiers may apply. For example, to avoid damage from a Fireball spell requires a dexterity saving throw. You roll a d20, add ...



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