Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Role Playing Games Part 14 - 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons

The latest version of Dungeons & Dragons is D&D 5th Edition. It is part third edition D&D and part fourth edition D&D. It marries ideas from the two pretty well while drawing on the experiences of thousands of play-testers to streamline and simplify systems.

The 5th Edition Books are really nice, and I like this game a lot. On my shelf are familiar tomes: the Player’s Handbook, the Dungeon Master’s Guide, the Monster Manual, and a few unique entries. 

There’s: Xanthar’s Guide to Everything, which features a bunch of new options for players. And, I have: Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica, which is a world/campaign guide for one of the worlds (the world?) that is a backdrop for Magic The Gathering.

The newest 5th Edition D&D book to enter my collectin is called: Tasha's Cauldron of Everything. I don't have a lot to say about it because I haven't read it. Finally, I have pre-ordered a role-playing game based on Talisman the Board Game called: Talisman Adventures Fantasy RPG.

That’s everything that’s on my RPG shelves. 

Including The Talisman Adventures RPG that I have on pre-order my RPG collection spans 127 volumes. However, I don’t actually have room on my shelf for the new book. I plan to remove both the Castlemourn books from my collection to make room. (The Talisman RPG is a thick book!) That leaves me with 125. I like that. 125 is a nice sounding number.

I have been trying to decide where and how to make cuts to my board game collection because my shelves are overflowing. I like the idea of reducing my board game collection to 125 board games. Then, my board games and my RPG count would be the same. I like the symmetry in that. That could happen.

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