In the Class sections, each class Spell DC is stated as "8 + your [Ability] modifier." So for example, a Mage with 16 Intelligence would have a Spell DC of 11. However, on page 28 of How To Play, it lists the Spell DC is "10 + your magic ability modifier." That would give our Mage a Spell DC of 13. Can someone clarify this for me, please?


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The How to play document has a typo. It's DC = 8 + ability modifier + proficiency.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Looks like a bit of dried-on copy-pasta, that is, they copied the phrasing from 3.5 and forgot to change the numbers everywhere. \$\endgroup\$
    – BESW
    Apr 1, 2014 at 6:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ In earlier versions of the Next playtest the DC was 10+ it was later nerfed to 8+ \$\endgroup\$
    – Ben-Jamin
    Apr 3, 2014 at 0:57

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