Create a Metric System version for Dungeons & Dragons 5​.​5/6th Edition

Create a Metric System version for Dungeons & Dragons 5​.​5/6th Edition

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Liam Morkham started this petition to Wizards of the Coast and

On 27 September 2021, The D&D Team revealed that they are working on a 5.5 Edition of Dungeons and Dragons in 2024 for the 50th anniversary of the game. 

In previous Editions, including the most recent 5th Edition, the game has exclusively used the Imperial system, without any support for conversion or calculation to the Metric system. 

We strongly encourage Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro to consider their international audiences and release two versions, one using Metric and one using Imperial.

While we recognise the game is designed by a US based company, Wizards of the Coast & Hasbro have already created foreign language versions of 5th Edition which converted all numerical systems to Metric. 

A Metric system version of 5.5 would assist players in many ways including:

  • Calculating the cost per 100g/1kg for various items such as minerals, gems, livestock and trade goods.
  • Calculating distance in kilometres and metres
  • Calculating liquids and alchemical checks using Litres. 
  • Standardise movement for combat and distance from targets for spells. 
  • Standardise weight and height for characters when interacting with the world,
  • Assist DMs in calculating strength and dexterity based checks that need to factor weight, height or depth into the DC and outcomes.
  • Additional, for young players looking to get into D&D, learning an entirely new system can be a hurdle, especially for children with learning disabilities. Having a Metric system would help teach children important maths skills that will be applicable to their country of origin. 

Only three countries in the world (officially) still use the Imperial System and it continues to be a sore spot for the education and enjoyment of anyone outside of the US. 

94.7% of the world uses the metric system by population, with only USA, Myanmar and Liberia using Imperial. 

Please note some articles posted about this petition are framing this petition as wanting to get rid of the Imperial System for D&D moving forward. This is not the case. Releasing two versions to support a Metric system equivalent for the 5.5 release is the primary objective of this petition. 

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