Things 5th Edition Should Have Kept

I will always contend that the biggest liability to 4th edition was the way in which players simply rejected it out of hand without giving it a real chance to shine.  4th edition was released in June of 2008 and playtest for 5th was already happening in  May of 2012.  That’s not even four full years before your replacement is […]

Ancestry Mechanics in Fantasy Games

Back in June WOTC announced changes to how various races were portrayed in D&D.  While much of this comes down to presentation and RP by making your various peoples multifaceted and nuanced and not reliant on tropes and stereotypes, the old standbys of “racial bonuses” and “racial abilities” is what we’re going to look at here.  Specifically how it’s handled […]