The D&D 5e Disclaimers

by Ameron (Derek Myers) on July 3, 2014

dnd-logoToday marks the official start of 5e D&D (formerly called D&D Next). The D&D Starter Set is available at some FLGS today and will be available everywhere on July 15. The Basic Rules for Dungeons & Dragons are now available online at the Wizards of the Coast website where you can download the 110-page PDF for free.

Wizards of the Coast made the following disclaimer on page 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules PDF.

Disclaimer: Wizards of the Coast is not responsible for the consequences of splitting up the party, sticking appendages in the mouth of a leering green devil face, accepting a dinner invitation from bugbears, storming the feast hall of a hill giant steading, angering a dragon of any variety, or saying yes when the DM asks, “Are you really sure?”

As I started looking through the D&D Starter Set I found another disclaimer on page 31 of the D&D Starter Set Rulebook.

Disclaimer: Wizards of the Coast is not responsible for the consequences of any failed saving throws, including but not limited to petrification, poison, death magic, dragon breath, spells, or vorpal sword-related decapitations.

This clearly sets the tone of 5e. I think I’m going to like this edition.

Watch for our review of the new D&D Starter Set tomorrow on Dungeon’s Master.


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1 Brian Criswell July 3, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Looking forward to your review as I am going to have to wait until the 15th. There seems to be a lot to like with this edition.

2 Kilsek July 3, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Ahh… a dash of humor, so refreshing!

Plus today’s 100+ page FREE D&D Basic Rules PDF looks awesome!

Can’t wait to dive in and bump my D&D Next campaign officially into 5e!

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