Wizards of the Coast has announced that D&D Next (or 5th Edition to us old timers) will be out this coming Summer.
4th Edition failed to achieve anything resembling traction with the market after version 3 and 3.5. Was it just that bad or are we just not into “gaming around the table” anymore?
Thoughts and ideas?
What I want to throw out to you all is, has D&D strayed too far from what you want an RPG to be? I have to admit to being pretty disappointed with 4th Edition. Too much action focus and not enough on roleplaying. I see a little of that in this 5th edition, where you have “downtime” between adventures.
Would you go back to D&D? Or are you set in your ways with D20 (3rd Edition and Pathfinder)?
I think I’ve mentioned the books here before (and if not, shame on me). Regardless, the Shadowmagic series is a worthwhile read. Fun and action-packed, it takes the “fish out of water” fantasy trope and turns it on its ear, giving us a protagonist that isn’t an idiot and knows full well he’s out of his depth.
Plus, it goes into Gaelic mythology which never seems to get enough attention, in my opinion.
Check out the books by John Lenahan if you have not already. Available in paperback and Kindle.
This woman puts them all to shame with a 400,000 piece rendition of the famous fictional school. Go forth and marvel (and maybe get inspired).
I’m a sucker for WWII + Fantasy mash-ups. I admit it. I’m OK with it.
What is Achtung! Cthulhu?
Discover the secret history of World War Two – stories of the amazing heroism in which stalwart men and women struggled to overthrow a nightmare alliance of science and the occult, of frightening inhuman conspiracies from the depths of time, and the unbelievable war machines which were the product of Nazi scientific genius – and how close we all came to a slithering end!
I hope you all have something to be thankful for!
Here’s to (hopefully) a warm and happy holiday season my fellow gamers.