Wizards of the Coast put a huge amount of time and effort into the current incarnation of Dungeons and Dragons, fifth edition, and it shows. Revised rules go back to the game’s roots and it’s easier than ever to play, especially for beginners. Kotaku has published an article articulating why we’re in a new renaissance of D&D.
The beginner box has a clear rulebook, several pre-generated characters and a fun campaign that’ll keep you and your friends busy for quite a while. And as Kotuaku’s Quintin Smith explains, there’s so much more to this release:
“Think about everything incredible that happens between the fights in Lords of the Rings, or even Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Conan. The speeches, the confrontations, the burglaries, the agonizing decisions, the romance, the personalities—everything that lets a game *transcend combat*—that’s what keeps D&D relevant in a world where video games are getting better and better, and it’s what’s on offer again with D&D 5e.”
That’s exactly what I love about D&D and what I sorely missed in 4th edition. Fighting is fun, but I love interactiong with characters. Fighting a dragon is fun, but having a conversation with it? Infinitely more entertaining.
Buy the box, find some friends and experience D&D 5th edition.