Monday, March 30, 2015

Miniature Monday: Starships

I dug out my starship models because I've been designing a starship combat game.  Some of these I haven't published photographs of before...

Friday, March 20, 2015

Review: Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

Now that I've had plenty of time to play the game and digest the book contents, I'm going to start the review of it.  Since D&D has had its core rules split into multiple books since its inception and the books these days aren't particularly small, this is a three part article.

First things first.  Wizards of the Coast has provided players with a free 'basic' set of rules here.  It includes the four iconic character classes (cleric, fighter, rogue, wizard) and all the basic stuff you need as a player to play.  It also has a second document that includes all the basic information and tools that a Dungeon Master needs to run the game, including magic items and monsters.  So, if you read this article and think to yourself that you'd like to try D&D 5th Edition, you don't have to plunk down your cold hard-earned cash right away.

There's all sorts of commentary I could go into about why Wizards did released free starter rules but that's not really the purpose of this article.  I could also go into a long discussion about edition numbering and how many editions of D&D there really have been (lots, as it turns out), but this isn't really the place for it.  I know there were quite a few complaints about how Wizards of the Coast released the books over a span of months instead of all at once.  Let's put it into perspective here; releasing all the core books at once is not normal in D&D's history and AD&D 1E players had to wait three years to get their Monster Manual, Player's Handbook, and Dungeon Master's Guide (in that order no less).

Today I'll cover the Player's Handbook. See you after the break.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Miniature Monday: Eldar

Hey, now that I'm not sick as a dog and have finally settled into my new apartment, let's try updating this again.  First up, let's get some miniatures posted.