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D&D 5e 2016 February Survey & Survey Results

We see another discussion of the previous monthly survey, with results from Rune Magic & the Rune Scribe Prestige Class, and the Unearthed Arcana Underdark-themed subclasses. Here is the excerpt from the article, and the complete details of the survey for February about the January Kits of Old article. And here is a link to the new survey.

2016 February Survey

By Mike Mearls – 02/05/2016

In our last survey, we asked you to rate material from two of the prior Unearthed Arcana articles. Here’s a quick summary of our findings.

Rune magic and our inaugural prestige class, the rune scribe, met with mostly positive results. We have some room to improve the runic magic items and how they interact with the prestige class. However, the really interesting piece comes down to the overall reaction to prestige classes.

We’re definitely seeing mixed responses to the concept. Of those of you who played third edition D&D, nearly 90% of you used prestige classes. However, overall support for them fell short of those marks. Just short of 60% of players want to use them in fifth edition. It’s interesting to see that while prestige classes saw a lot of use, many players didn’t particularly like the concept. It’s definitely something for us to consider as we examine the concept for fifth edition.

We also asked for feedback on a variety of Underdark-themed subclasses we released as part of UA. Everything from that article was highly rated, especially the shadow sorcerous origin. The roleplay elements added to that option and the Undying Light patron were especially welcome features. Aside from some tweaks to specific elements of class features, it looks like they are fairly balanced, clear options for the game.

The new choices for the Fighting Style class feature, though as highly rated as the other options, tended to have a bit more negative reaction at the cost of people who were neutral to them. These options look like they need a balance pass against existing Fighting Style choices.

As for this month’s survey, it dives into the class options released in January in the Kits of Old article. It also asks for some basic information about who you are so we can better understand who’s answering these surveys. Thanks for taking the time to answer our queries!

Here are the questions from Survey 11 & the new survey link

D&D 5e Survey 11

Here are the questions and options for 2016 February Survey (#11) that you can read and ponder before filling it out:


 

1. Kits of Old outlines several new character options for D&D. Would you like to rate that material? * (yes/no) If yes then you get the follow, if no then it skips to question 2.

Please rate your level of satisfaction with each of the following aspects of the College of Swords bardic college, as presented in the Kits of Old article: *This question is required.
Please rate your level of satisfaction with each of the following aspects of the College of Swords bardic college, as presented in the Kits of Old article: *This question is required. Very dissatisfied Dissatisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Satisfied Very satisfied Don’t know/Not sure
Overall
Bonus Proficiencies
Fighting Style
Blade Flourish — Defensive Flourish
Blade Flourish — Trick Shooter’s Flourish
Blade Flourish — Unnerving Flourish
Extra Attack
Battle Magic

Words used: 0 out of 200.
Please rate your level of satisfaction with each of the following aspects of the College of Satire bardic college, as presented in the Kits of Old article: *This question is required.
Please rate your level of satisfaction with each of the following aspects of the College of Satire bardic college, as presented in the Kits of Old article: *This question is required. Very dissatisfied Dissatisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Satisfied Very satisfied Don’t know/Not sure
Overall
Bonus Proficiencies
Tumbling Fool
Fool’s Insight
Fool’s Luck

Words used: 0 out of 200.
Please rate your level of satisfaction with each of the following aspects of the Cavalier fighter archetype, as presented in the Kits of Old article: *This question is required.
Please rate your level of satisfaction with each of the following aspects of the Cavalier fighter archetype, as presented in the Kits of Old article: *This question is required. Very dissatisfied Dissatisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Satisfied Very satisfied Don’t know/Not sure
Overall
Bonus Proficiencies
Born to the Saddle
Combat Superiority — checks to control mount
Combat Superiority — bonus to attack rolls
Combat Superiority — lance damage
Combat Superiority — bonus to AC
Ferocious Charger
Improved Combat Superiority
Relentless

Words used: 0 out of 200.
Please rate your level of satisfaction with each of the following aspects of the Scout fighter archetype, as presented in the Kits of Old article: *This question is required.
Please rate your level of satisfaction with each of the following aspects of the Scout fighter archetype, as presented in the Kits of Old article: *This question is required. Very dissatisfied Dissatisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Satisfied Very satisfied Don’t know/Not sure
Overall
Bonus Proficiencies
Combat Superiority — bonus to skill checks
Combat Superiority — bonus to attack rolls
Combat Superiority — bonus to AC
Natural Explorer
Improved Combat Superiority
Relentless


Links

Survey 11 [http://sgiz.mobi/s3/09c1542a58fd]

2016 February Survey Article [http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/2016-february-survey]

-Michael Long

 

 

 

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