So, the new book for 5E is out as a primer to the Sword Coast region of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Specifically, it gives some updates on how the setting has fared against The Sundering and how it has recovered from the Spellplague era as well. On top of that, it gives other lore tidbits, in the shape of factions and their place within the setting. We also have detail on the ways of magic and gods within Faerun and beyond. Besides the typical deities of the Sword Coast, we have a handful of racial ones too. On top of that, we get some mechanical additions from the Realms itself. These are a handful of archetypes and racial variants to provide more flavor for your FR setting games. All in all, a lot of hype was riding on this book. For the past year, the support we’ve had was through playtest packets as well as the occasional full release of supplementary material. To finally have a fully published book again is a blessing in the eyes of many. But at the same time, fans have many expectations as well as many hopes and desires. So, let’s find out what rolls a critical hit and what rolls a natural one.
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.