Sunday, May 17, 2015

Wrapping my head around 5e.

It's been awhile since I've ran a game.  Latetly been discussing with a friend, who'd like to try out D&D for the first time.  I suggested since its his first time we try a little old school, for the most part because as I've said before "It's a set of rules that fit neatly in my head".  It appears however that he'd like to give 5e a go.  Which is totally cool, however I am going to have to sit and really read those rules.  When it first came out I printed off a few character sheets and attempted to make a PC.  I got bored quite fast with the long process of doing that.  I have still yet to finish actually creating that PC lol!  I'm going to go ahead and print off the basic rules and the DM's guide (both free) and see if I can't wrap my head around it.  Regardless of the rules, I think its still going to feel very old school when  I run it, just because that's what I know!  The other good news is that I have a amazon cart sitting with a few other things in it (giant guitar stand) so I think I'll throw the starter set in there just out of curiosity.

I know Goodman Games came out with a few 5e modules, that have gotten some mixed reviews, and I know that Genuis Loci games has come out with a few as well, so I'll probably run one of those rather than the "Mines Of Phaldelver" or however you spell it.

As a side note, I did send the primer for old school gaming and the basic fantasy rule set to my new player.  He has the gist of what Old school is all about.  So I am thinking this whole thing is going to be a bit more O5R rather than 5e.  

Well I'm off to get my head shaved, and enjoy the next two days off.