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Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition is an RPG published in 2014 by Wizards of the Coast. D&D 5e is a heroic fantasy RPG inspired by the mechanics and settings of all previous D&D editions. It was previously code-named D&D Next during the playtest period.

Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition is an RPG published in 2014 by Wizards of the Coast. D&D 5e is a heroic fantasy RPG inspired by the mechanics and settings of all previous D&D editions.

During an extended playtest period code-named D&D Next (starting in 2012), several iterations of playtest packets were released. The final D&D Next playtest packet was released in September 2013 and is no longer available. Every iteration of the playtest tweaked the core rules and the classes to try out different mechanics. (For questions about the playtest, see .)

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