I’ve been a Pathfinder 1st Edition player and GM since the game released. I love the rich complexity of the game and the stories it allows you to tell and share with friends.
For all that, though, the idea of a 5e game has been growing in the back of my mind of late. Perhaps it’s the seductive (apparent) simplicity of the system and speed of play or perhaps it’s the rise of Pathfinder 2nd Edition that is prompting me to take the plunge coupled with my desire to play a game actively supported by its publisher. Whatever the reason, I can’t shake the feeling it’s time to try 5e again.
So—to the point of this article—if you play or run 5e, I’m after your advice.
Given I’m an old fart gamer/grognard of a certain vintage what should I know about 5e (beyond the rules) before starting to play? How do its assumptions and play style differ from Pathfinder or earlier editions of D&D? What am I going to find different (or perhaps problematic)?
If you’ve got any insights, or links to handy resources, please leave a comment below.
UK GamesExpo starts this Friday and like last year I’m heading up to the convention to bravely see some old friends and do some shopping.
That means it is sale time! From now until next Monday all PDFs at the Raging Swan Press store are 25% off–even our bundles! If you’ve been thinking about grabbing some of our GM’s Resources now is the perfect time to strike.
Check out the sale here.
I’m busy slaving away over some of Raging Swan Press’s releases for later in the year and just got an epic illustration from Matt Morrow! Check it out:
I love Matt’s old-school style, and I think he’d done a cracking job of capturing all the joys of a pit trap!
What do you think?
(And if you want the mystery product this illustration will feature in, be sure to sign up to our Patreon campaign!)
Another month is over, and so I’m reporting on my 2019 131,000-design word challenge for April. Last month, I managed 34,382 words; this month I clocked up 34,477 which is substantially more than my 11,000-word target. Thus, I am content.
Behold a graph of my progress to date for the year!
This means I’ve already written 133,497 words this year, which means I’ve “smashed” my yearly target by just over 2,000 words. I’m not sure what to do now. I didn’t foresee hitting my target so quickly. I might take a month of serious writing as there are some things I should *really* get done. Perhaps I’ll ponder that tonight while clutching a celebratory Maker’s Mark.
Late last week, I realised I missed Raging Swan Press’s ninth anniversary. (Bad Creighton, naughty Creighton). Back in the dim and distant past that was 2010 we released out first product–the 1st-level adventure Retribution–sometime in March of that year.