299 – Minesweeping!

Wow. Look at that. This is cartoon #299. How time flies…

More on this whole D&D 5th Edition thing:  There were some interesting things brought into 4th edition that I hope make it to 5th edition unscathed. The shortened skill list was a blessing from on high compared to the mess that 3.0 and 3.5 gave us, but if there is anything that both my players and myself hate with the passion of a thousand dying suns, it’s Skill Challenges. I have yet to find even one vaguely interesting and seems almost tacked on to ensure that the game doesn’t devolve into nothing but hack-n-slash. The idea of clerics having more to do than heal people up and put the smack down on ONE creature type (undead) was awesome, as was the broadened class options, like the avenger, warlord, etc. I could ramble on and on about this, and probably will in the weeks and months to come. I will say this: Unless the new system is so AMAZINGLY fun and easy to run, I’ll probably stay with 4th Eidtion. I’ve already changed game systems on my group ( 3.5 to 4) and if I were to try it again, I’d probably be looking at a mutiny. 🙂

Unless, y’know, the new system is REALLY cool 😉