These are wizards:
And this is a coast:
Put them together, and you get:
Being a company that tries to make money and also makes D&D, Wizards of the Coast
has released a new game. Or rather, is in the process of releasing a new game. That game is called Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition
5E, as it will be called from here forward, has been quite a spectacle. There was a very public playtest while the game was being developed, which brought about a lot of enthusiasm, criticism, and Monte Cook's invention of Passive Perception.
Anyway, the playtest is over and the actual product is (sort of) out now. There's a Starter Set
for anyone wanting to dip their toe for a little bit of money. There's also the Basic Rules
for anyone that wants to look at some of the rules (but sort of more than the Starter Set while also sort of less than the Starter Set) without paying any money at all.The Player's Handbook
was released on August 19th, 2014. The Monster Manual
was release on September 30th. The Dungeon Master's Guide
, which is generally considered to be the third core D&D book, will be released on November 18
December 9. Actually you know what, just go look at the product page
if you want to, because there's other stuff and I'm tired of pasting URLs.
Where D&D 4E had the D&D Insider
digital suite of two kinda-functional tools, two magazines that are no longer being produced, and one compendium of rules, D&D 5E is was
going to have DungeonScape
, but it was cancelled. There are currently no stated plans for digital D&D products of any kind (PDFs or otherwise), though lip-service has been paid to the idea that there might one day be tentative plans for something to be, theoretically, made available in some fashion in the future.
The last thread
is over now, so let's talk about 5E in this thread.Great Ways to Introduce Yourself to the Thread
- Complain about 5E in vague ways that offer no real criticism.
- Complain about the people criticizing 5E, no matter how little attention you've actually paid to the discussion.
- Complain about the people complaining about the people etc etc.
- Ask if you can talk about 5E positively as if you need permission, but don't say anything more than "I like it."
- Do the above, then complain about the lack of positive discussion.
- Post the gif.