The Doc Speaks: 5th Edition Fun!

5e Dragon

This past year has proved that I am indeed a big fan of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition!  Quite a few of my rambling posts involve D&D as do quite a few of my reviews, to be honest.  But hey, it’s always been a favorite topic of mine since I first discovered the game as a wee lad in ’95 (’94?).  Granted, I was extremely young and didn’t understand what was going on.  The few times I played AD&D, i was hooked!  Then 3e rolled around and it was cemented as a part of my life!  But, we’re not here to talk about my history with the game.  And as much as I want to talk about Games Master Appreciation Month (which is certainly something all GMs deserve for hours of volunteer service, haha), I’m gonna talk about my experience with the current game so far, bits of news (or lack of there for), and other hubbub involving the game!  Now, this is in part because there aren’t any new movies, games, or whatever that fit the bill of this blog.  And if there are, I don’t know about them yet!  (So by all means, flood me with ideas!)  In the meantime, pull up a chair and grab some funny shaped dice, because there’s tons of geeky rambling after the jump.
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Game Review: D&D 5th Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide

DMG 5
So far, 5th edition has been doing great in my book. It’s a new edition with new possibilities and new ground to explore. What better book for the job than the Dungeon Master’s Guide!? While this edition has been hitting crits everywhere so far, will the DMG have the same luck?

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Game Review: D&D 5th Edition Monster Manual

Monster Manual

I bet you’re getting tired of the Monster Manual image, right? Luckily for you, this will be the last time I use it! (Well, until I do another rambling about monsters that is!) In fact, this is the last entry for my “D&D Month.” While I’ll always jabber about RPGs every now and then, this month was something special for me. I can happily say I truly got back into RPGs this month. Sure, I on/off playtested D&D Next, did a couple Savage Worlds one-shots, played some Call of Cthulhu once every couple months, and ran Encounters for D&D, but I really want to actively play again. Maybe 5e inspired that in me or something else, I don’t know.

But, enough rambling, we’re here for a Bestiary of truly scary Beasties! I’m talking about the D&D 5th Edition Monster Manual of course! This book details all sorts of monster both very familiar and somewhat obscure. You’ll see some old favorites and some oddballs that exist in scattered parts of the multiverse. But, since it’s just a book about monsters, why should the fans care so much about the Monster Manual?
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Game Review: D&D 5th Edition Player’s Handbook

PHB 5E
I wanna get this out of the way, I’ve been excited to get my grubby hands on this glorious book! Thanks to being one of the few whose FLGS (or “Friendly Local Gaming Store”) got it early, I had the chance to dive into this player’s guide to the new edition. Let’s turn the page and get started!
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The Doc Speaks: Veteran of 1000 Edition Wars

War Never Changes

“War. War never changes.”

While I would like to babble about the joys of roleplaying games in general, this topic is indeed a very special one! They have a saying in every fandom that you never forget what you start with! Generation of Pokemon/Transformers/Ponies/whatever, Incarnation of the Doctor, and of course edition of popular games like Dungeons and Dragons. And as you guessed it, D&D and a little bit on other roleplaying games are the focus today! Well, mostly Dungeons & Dragons to be honest. Hey, it is the world’s oldest and most popular roleplaying game! I mean, I could ramble about other games, such as World of Darkness, GURPS, and beyond, but that’d make this go on forever. Now, I promised that I was going to wrap up Nuke Month, but I’ll have something good in store for next weekend. In the meantime, grab a bag of dice and some heated rhetoric and charge forth into the gaming battlefield!

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