Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Something a bit different
Back in the 80's I was pretty heavy into AD&D, 1st edition in those days. I've played a few times over the years since then, but never kept up with the additional rules. Last year I played a few sessions of a 1ed campaign that a local guy was running. I had a good time and met some good people. It brought back a lot of fun memories, but I wasn't really into the DM's stlye. A few months ago one of the guys I clicked with at these sessions started running games using the new 5th edition. He told me it was a good set of rules and that I should check it out. I looked at the Player's Handbook in a local store, but put it back pretty quickly after seeing the $50 price tag. I'd much rather spend that money on miniatures these days. One bored night last week while perusing eBay, I saw a guy selling the Player's Handbook and Starter Set. Retail for these two is $70. He wanted $26 plus $3.50 for shipping, so I bought them. Got it in and have started going through it. I really like what I've seen so far, but was amazed that this PH is about 3 times the size of the 1ed. It's more like the old DM's guide in number of pages. Anyway, maybe I can find the time to get this going on a semi-regular basis before too long.