So, Friday I picked up the second of the three core rulebooks for the new Fifth Edition DUNGEONS & DRAGONS at my friendly neighborhood Barnes & Noble.
Skimming through, I find much to be pleased about. Most of the classics are here, including a lot that got sidelined with Third and subsequent Editions. Almost all the iconic 1st edition monsters are here, and only a few that debuted as late as Third. All this is to the good: I'd go so far as to say that the new MONSTER MANUAL is far more redolent of the good old days of 1st edition than is the PLAYER'S HANDBOOK.
More when I've had a chance to do more skimming.
And now to board a plane for Milwaukee, a place where I once played a great deal of D&D, back in the day.
currently reading "Filming the Ghost" by Jonathan Howard.