Hey, got in a session of D&D, Fifth Edition.

So, yeah, bards shouldn’t be the meat shields. Although I didn’t think at first that we had a choice: we somehow managed to put a party without a single wizard, cleric, fighter, and/or thief. On the bright side, between the four of us the party could actually produce a viable band.

It was pretty fun, actually. It’ll be even more so when I learn not to get laid out on the floor quite so often. I need to get a ranged weapon…

5 thoughts on “Hey, got in a session of D&D, Fifth Edition.”

  1. Yeah, it’s the first edition since AD&D (I’m dating myself badly) that’s actually playable. They fixed monks, I think. I still can’t stand bards, but I think they’re better. We’re definitely having fun with it.
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    I’m not so sure about the strange player races (Tiefling and Dragonborn, to be specific). Not that they’re impossible to play, but it’s kind of strange to imagine a party with that kind of physical members that wouldn’t be thrown out of every decent establishment ever. Half-orcs were bad enough…

  2. I got the PHB as an after-Christmas gift card purchase, mainly to see how they screwed it up this time.
    I’m very impressed. Enough so that I’m actually trying to figure out when I have time to run a game.
    After my horror at 3.*, and my utter indifference to 4, I never even thought I might be interested in the game again–except as a nostalgia piece.

    1. First Edition: 1977-1989. 12 years.
      Second Edition: 1989-2000. 11 years.
      Third and 3.5 Edition: 2000-2008. 8 years.
      Fourth Edition: 2008-2014. 6 years.
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      By my calculations, 6E ought to be out summer 2018.

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