Right. 5e is a go.
I can't really be mad at this news. I wanted to be, believe me. I just purchased Essentials, reluctantly, a few months ago, and there's already a new version being discussed. My book shelf is filled completely with RPG books, and half of them carry the D&D brand on them, across many editions. I'm tired of the buy in, I'm tired of the retreads. And I'm not going to lie: I feel a little irked, since I felt like 4e still had so much ground to cover.
This summer in Texas (as well as a large part of the Midwest) we've seen one of worst droughts imaginable. It's been terribly hot and dry; and the Texas landscape has been a suffering powder keg. We've seen a lot of wildfires erupt around the state this year, and lots of homes and properties have been wiped off the map due to these flames. I actually know quite a few people whose families and friends have lost so much to the fires this year.
I received a call a week or so ago from a
We were just outside Podunk when the Escapism took hold....
Stretched out over blankets and writhing in an exhausted pile with friends; half of us barely wearing anything, most of the men covered in war paint. The women blissfully giggle as they braided eachother's hair, and we banged on drums and passed around the rum and cigarettes like some sacred circle or indian pow-wow. We recited poetry, we exchanged embraces and we drunkenly crooned along with the music fading out of someone's
Another Wednesday behind us, meaning another session of D&D Encounters is in the books. This has been my first season to participate with the Encounters program, as well as my first to DM it. Like I mentioned in my opening blog post, it's been an awesome way for me to get over my RPG Hiatus and get my DM groove back.
Mind you, the turn out for the D&D game nights at our FLGS has yet to pull more than my table (although, thankfully, I do have a regular player who is on standby to
Heroes of Neverwinter is a new facebook app from Atari that brings the tactical game play of D&D 4E into the realm of games like Frontierville and all that other silliness.
I've barely started the game but so far it seems like a casual enjoyment for peeps who are looking for a good time killer on their lunch breaks but aren't interested in building farms or tending