What happened to my ThAC0? What the hell is a ThAC0?
My sons wants to play Dungeons & Dragons. I, like a fool, offer to teach him. I used to play back in the 70’s and 80’s, so I knew the Original game up through 2nd Edition. This should be easy. I’m sure that this new 5th Edition is just an extension or expansion of the game I know.
Wrong. The first thing I realize is that almost all the core rules have changed from my halcyon days of Advanced D&D.
Where’s my attack matrix? How can a fighter and a wizard have the same chance to hit something? Where’s my 18/00 Strength? So, ThAC0 is completely gone now? Wait, Armor Class is reversed too? What do you mean; I don’t get more XP for having a high requisite stat? What my Saving Throw vs. Death? vs. Polymorph?…
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