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One D&D Playtest @ Virtual D&D Weekends

Welcome to One D&D

What is This?

The Virtual D&D Weekends are a monthly event produced by us, Baldman Games, in partnership with Wizards of the Coast. As a partnered Premiere Organizer, we debut the latest D&D Adventurers League modules as well as hardcover adventures adapted for “public play”, classic adventures, author-run sessions, and more.

Now our partnership with Wizards is bringing a chance for you to playtest One D&D, the forthcoming evolution of Dungeons & Dragons!


Help Shape What’s Next for Dungeons & Dragons!

Every month we’ll be running designated One D&D playtest tables at the Virtual D&D Weekends! We’ve recruited some of our elite Dungeon Masters to help players explore the different aspects of this open playtest experience. And after you’re done playing, we’ll let you know when the surveys go live every month, so you can help to shape the future of the game!


How this Works

All of our playtest tables in October will be running adventures from season 6 of D&D Adventurer’s League; we’ll continue to switch up which adventures we run from month to month.

You’ll be able to use any of the One D&D Unearthed Arcana playtest documents that are available from our friends at D&D Beyond at the time the game is running. Documents from previous months that are still available on the website are allowed but note that you’ll only be giving feedback on the newest playtest document each month. Also, any documents that have been removed/retired/replaced will not be available for play at our tables.

After participating, we invite you to join our Community Discord server. We’ll post an announcement there every month when the feedback survey goes live on D&D Beyond, so you never miss one!


The Details

Playtest tables will be clearly tagged with “One D&D Playtest” to distinguish them from our regular adventures. As for what character to bring, there will be two ways to participate:

Adventurers League
If you have an existing D&D Adventurers League character from the Forgotten Realms campaign that you wish to use, you may rebuild them using the One D&D sources as described in “How This Works” above for use in playtest games and earn Adventurers League rewards as normal, as well as a special bonus reward. You will need to revert your character to use standard Adventurers League rules/sources after the One D&D session for play in non-playtest games.

New Characters
You may build a new character to use in the One D&D playtests. For characters participating in tier 1 (1st to 4th level), or tier 2 (5th to 10th level) adventures, you’ll build your character using the guidelines laid out in the Forgotten Realms Adventurers League Players Guide, as well as One D&D sources as described in “How This Works” above. After the playtest session, if you wish to continue to use this character in other D&D Adventurers League games, you’ll need to rebuild them to use standard Adventurers League rules/sources.

For adventures at 11th level or higher, you may build your character using the any combination of current 5th edition rulebooks listed in the Forgotten Realms Adventurers League Players Guide as sources for character options, as well as the One D&D sources described in “How This Works” above. You may build your character to any level within the range listed in the adventure description, using the guidelines laid out in the Adventures League Players Guide, plus the “Starting at Higher Level” rules from the Dungeon Master’s Guide (Chapter 1 > Creating a Campaign > Tiers of Play) for a “High Magic Campaign”.
Characters created for 11th level or higher adventures are NOT eligable to continue on in other Adventurers League games, and should be considered “one-shot” characters.


How Do I Play?

Ticketing for our games is handled through the Yawning Portal and dates for upcoming Virtual D&D Weekends are on our home page. Simply buy a ticket for a game tagged as “One D&D”, follow the link in your ticket confirmation email, and show up ready to play.