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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sooooooo What Has Come Out For D&D5 as of Today?

With Ars Magica 5 being what it is, I was considering jumping into the D&D world once again. Fifth ed, of course. I have a feeling it is going to be around for at least a decade. With that, this would be the system my daughter is going to grow up with...
 

Core Books:
Dungeon Master's Guide
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 Hardcover)
Monster Manual
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 Hardcover)
Player's Handbook
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 Hardcover)
D&D Basic Rules
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 PDF)
D&D Starter Set
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 Box)

Adventures:
The Rise of Tiamat
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 Hardcover)
Hoard of the Dragon Queen
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 Hardcover)
Dreams of the Red Wizards: Dead in Thay
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 PDF)
Dreams of the Red Wizards: Scourge of the Sword Coast
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 PDF)
Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2013 )
Legacy of the Crystal Shard
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2013 )
Murder in Baldur's Gate
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2013 )
Vault of the Dracolich
Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2013 )
 
Accessory Cards:
Spellbook Cards - Arcane
Gale Force Nine: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 )
Spellbook Cards - Bard
Gale Force Nine: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 )
Spellbook Cards - Cleric
Gale Force Nine: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 )
Spellbook Cards - Druid
Gale Force Nine: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 )
Spellbook Cards - Paladin
Gale Force Nine: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 )
Spellbook Cards - Ranger
Gale Force Nine: Dungeons & Dragons 5 (2014 )

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thrice Told Tales is coming to a close.

After a couple of years of revision, FOUR playtests, and countless hours of analyzing every word in every sentence; it is looking like my writing for Ars Magica 5's 'Sequels' book is coming to a close.

WOOT!

Looking back on the first draft to this current version, it is amazing how many changes have been made. To put it simply, I started writing something in the spirit of Indian Jones and closed with something in the spirit of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

It's been a fun, wild ride.

Everything in this book has changed. Even the title. Until yesterday, it was known as 'Sequels'. As of today, it is now being published as 'Thrice Told Tales". I'm looking forward to seeing this one in print. Now that the wordsmithing is complete, only the artwork remains. This was a pleasant reality check when I cracked open my 'Hooks' book and found Jenna Fowler's interpretations of the story.

I loved 'em! The images gave the story a real breath of life. This current story takes place in the form of three individual adventures. I'm looking forward to the artistic renderings of the maps and concepts for this one.

That's it for me. Time to get a room for Gen Con!

-DM