Questions tagged [one-dnd-playtest]

For questions specific to playtesting materials released as Unearthed Arcana documents for the "One D&D Playtest”, dated from August 18, 2022. As these new rules are intended to be compatible with existing rules for Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition, also using [dnd-5e] is appropriate for questions about how the new and existing rules interact.

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In Unearthed Arcana: Expert Classes, changes were made to the Great Weapon Master feat. How does this affect the damage output of Great Weapon Users?

On September 29th, 2022, Playtest material for OneD&D was released for the Expert Class Groups, and included in this unearthed arcana were some planned feats for the new version of Dungeons and ...
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Will there be "upgrades" from the current physical DnD 5e PHB (and other official materials) to the One D&D versions? [closed]

Do we know whether there will be an upgrade path, i.e. a set of errata that can be glued in or something like that, so existing physical PHBs into the eventual One D&D versions?
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Which D&D 5e materials should I use to playtest One D&D?

I'm trying to playtest the new UA - Character Origins material which says: The material here uses the rules in the 2014 Player’s Handbook, except where noted. So I know I should use the PHB. However ...
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How does the critical hit positive feedback loop affect average damage?

In the One D&D Character Origins UA, it mentions that rolling a nat 20 on an attack roll grants inspiration. This can then be used to give the PC advantage on their next attack, giving them a ...
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What happens if you roll a Nat1 on a proficient d20 test with Reliable Talent or a similar feature?

The One D&D Character Origins playtest has the following rule for d20 tests: If you roll a 1 on the d20, the d20 Test automatically fails, regardless of any modifiers to the roll. Using 5th ...
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Can monsters perform critical hits?

In Unearthed Arcana 2022 - Character Origins, the "Critical Hits" section on p. 19 of the PDF states (emphasis mine): Weapons and Unarmed Strikes* have a special feature for player ...
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In the One D&D Character Origins Playtest, does a grapple end if you shove the grappler away from you?

Say Alice grapples Bob. Bob then shoves Alice and pushes them 5 feet away. Which of the following occurs? A. The shove pushes the grappler out of range, breaking the grapple. B. Alice drags Bob with ...
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In One D&D Character Origins Playtest how often will inspiration be awarded mechanically?

One D&D's UA 2022: Character Origins has introduced a concept of gaining inspiration without the DM awarding it. This is one of the biggest changes in One D&D so far, and I want to determine ...
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Can Monks Use Dex to grapple and shove under the One D&D Character Origins UA?

The Character Origins UA makes Grapple and Shove an Unarmed Strike, which makes sense: UNARMED STRIKE An Unarmed Strike is a melee attack that involves you using your body to damage,...