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Offline Necrosnoop110

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D&D 5E ... Next?
« on: July 18, 2019, 02:35:32 PM »
What was/is the history with the "Next" naming convention for 5E? Was it preliminary and not official? Was it official and then dropped? Is still in play? What's the scoop?

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Re: D&D 5E ... Next?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 03:21:41 PM »
Far as I can tell, it was the development title until it officially became 5E.

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Re: D&D 5E ... Next?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2019, 03:25:06 PM »
Far as I can tell, it was the development title until it officially became 5E.
Why wasn't it always just 5E? Were they equivocating between 4.5E and 5E or something? Seems like "Next" is a way to hedge one's bets ... but what was the bet I wonder? 

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Re: D&D 5E ... Next?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2019, 05:50:03 PM »
I don't know, but it's fairly common for things to have a development title that changes upon release.

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Re: D&D 5E ... Next?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019, 09:23:09 AM »
I don't know, but it's fairly common for things to have a development title that changes upon release.
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Re: D&D 5E ... Next?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 04:17:48 AM »
"Next" was probably used to stir interest.  It's kinda like how New Super Mario Bros. is no longer 'new' but was new at the time.

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Re: D&D 5E ... Next?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2019, 04:45:21 AM »
It was the marketing buzzword of that time,  Pepsi Next anyone?