Dungeons and Dragons, the granddaddy of all role-playing games, released its fifth (and still current) edition back in 2014. At the time, I wrote a very favorable review of the then-new Player’s Handbook. For those who may be interested in my take on the book when it was shiny and new, or for those who haven’t yet taken the plunge into fifth edition D&D, I am presenting this retro review for your consideration. Enjoy!
The latest rule set of Dungeons & Dragons, the fifth edition, provides the perfect opportunity for lapsed players to return to the game, as well as allowing new players to get in on the ground floor. The fifth edition takes a back-to-basics approach, returning to an old-school feel while maintaining the best game mechanics from the last few editions. The rules have been streamlined without being over-simplified, making the game more inviting than ever for new…
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