#Blaugust2019 Taking the leap into 5ed

Back the early 1980’s , my sister bought me a red box of books that became the start of a lifelong hobby. Dungeons and Dragons was in its infancy and I had no idea what a role playing game was but my friends and I posted over those books and figured out for ourselves how to play. We had no if we were doing it right, but we were having fun and soon enough I fell into the role of Dungeon Master.

A few years later, as a teenager, I stepped into Advanced Dungeons and Dragons and this became the game I played most for the next ten years along with other flavoured RPGs, Middle Earth RPG, Warhammer, Call of Cthulhu and so on.

In the following years, new editions came along, but I mostly ignored them. I dabbled a little with 3rd Edition but I preferred the complexity of 2nd Edition.

Now I am introducing my daughter to RPG’s and decided to try out the last edition of the game, referred to by those in the know as 5ed.

This 5th edition is quite different to my old game but seems easy to learn and play so I’ve got the bug again. We’ve rolled up two characters for her to play, an Elven Bard and a half elf ranger. She’s even picked some minis to match her characters perfectly, so I need to practice my painting skill again.

I look forward to crafting adventures, just as I did almost 40 years ago!

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