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!
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.
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.
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.