James Whitbrook, for Io9, reports that "the re-release incorporates player feedback from the first two releases to smooth out the progressive curve of the quests presented in Hoard of the Dragon Queen and The Rise of Tiamat, which will encompass all the tweaks and addendums made to how D&D fifth edition plays in the five years gamers have had their hands on it. Thread starter MrZeddaPiras; Start date Feb 26, 2015; MrZeddaPiras [insert something clever] Feb 26, 2015 #1 So I started DMing HotDQ and we're halfway through the first chapter.
How do I make a character green using a 4th level or higher spell? By doing so, though, the earlier episodes will be much easier than they were intended (for at least the first episode, this MIGHT be a good thing, as the difficulty of the first episode can be quite high), the characters will level up much more slowly than they otherwise would, and they would also likely be a higher level than the design intended towards the end of the module. But there's nothing to stop more powerful heroes getting stuck in. Hoard of the Dragon Queen starts at level 1 and goes on to level 8 or so.