Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dungeons and Dragons

Don't get me wrong.  I love Dungeons and Dragons.  It's the game I cut my teeth on.  The first RPG I ever played (1st edition of course.  I'm old!).  My group and I played the hell out of the 5th edition beta, carefully adjusting our characters with each new beta update.  We had a blast and I was really looking forward to the new rules.  Then...

Boom.  Dungeon World happened.  We dropped the beta test and jumped in.  I can't speak for the players, but I had no intention of leaving the fast-paced, free-form joy that is Dungeon World.  Well, we all know what happened.  Burning Wheel ate my soul, but that's not the point of this post.  

I have no current desire to play Dungeons and Dragons.  Weird, I know, but there it is.  I was SO excited for the 5th edition, primarily because I loathed 4th edition and was extremely lukewarm about Pathfinder.  I expect that I'll come around in the future.  Hell, I want to come around.  I'll let Burning Wheel run its course, hoping it will last a good long time.  Then, if I feel it again, I'll crack open my wallet and buy the new Dungeons and Dragons.  

I feel a little bit like a traitor, but you gotta play what moves you.  Right now I'm burning.

For future reference, here's the current release schedule for the new D&D.  My recommendation?  Save yourself a fortune right now and drop 25 bucks on the Dungeon World rule book.  You wont regret it.