Tag Archives: DND 5E

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Report

Last night was our first official time playing the new Dungeons and Dragons as a group!

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Player’s Handbook Musings and Battletech Setup

Last night we still needed to finish building up units for our Battletech game, so we had a construction night and did a variety of things.

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Snowspire Castle Sneak Peak

I was lucky enough to go to Scotland and England this summer.  It definitely inspired the role-player in me.  One of my greatest areas of dissatisfaction in mapping areas for players was not finding a castle plan that I really liked or had to pay for.  So, I’m making one of my own!

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DND 5th Wizard

Here’s my crack at the Fifth edition Wizard.  I’m unlikely to play this right away as we have this cool multi-rogue party thing that we’re considering.

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DND 5th Rogue

After finishing up the Gamma World Campaign, Jamie volunteered to DM our next game and we were all pretty interested in testing out the DND Basic rules for Fifth Edition.  So, she asked us to make characters using the 4D6 method.  In looking at the Rogue, I’m inspired to play classes that I’ve never really done before.  I’ll make a case here as to why I think all of the classes in this version, but especially the Rogue, are more balanced between each other than ever before.

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DND 5th Basic Rules Impressions

A few days ago, Wizards of the Coast released the Basic Rules for Dungeons and Dragons, 5th edition. Although this is the first time such an extensive set of rules has been released, for free, in PDF form, the decision to do this doesn’t really surprise me.

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Dungeons and Dragon’s Influence Over a Generation of Writers

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/books/dungeons-dragons-has-influenced-a-generation-of-writers.html?_r=1

The only thing I don’t like about the writer’s position is the claim that “once girl’s entered the picture” so did DND.  It doesn’t have to be that way and to claim that DND is a barrier to successful relationships is only a half truth.  It also paints DND as a “for boys only” endeavor, which in unfair to female gamers, in my opinion.