5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons

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Back in January 2012 Wizards of the Coast announced that they will be working on developing the 5th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons this spring starting by taking feedback from the gaming community through play testing, article here: http://www.wizards.com/DnD/Article.aspx?x=dnd/4ll/20120109.

I haven’t played Dungeons and Dragons in several years but still have about 30+ books on 3.0/3.5 Ruleset which was ideal. I never liked what I read with 4th Edition and recently have been missing the old fashioned tabletop RPG.

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I learned that many people defected from Wizards of the Coast Dungeons and Dragons to a D20 3E rules offshoot called Pathfinder by Paizo though I haven’t had the time to look at the system.  Of course I realize with a full time job, family, blogging, plus some PC gaming I didn’t really have time to fit in old school RPG gaming anymore and if I seriously wanted to take up this hobby again I have to diminish my activities in one of my after hours hobbies.

My eight year old has expressed interest in playing D&D many times over the past few years and we even did the basic board game a few times, but my 5 year old still doesn’t have the patience to sit down and just use paper/figures and imagination for more than 10-15 minutes in one sitting.  So it kind of delayed me from getting back into it until both of my kids are old enough to give it a true go around.  I was probably 10 years old when I started with Advanced Dungeons and Dragons and it became a multi-decade fixation of mine that only ended sometime after my youngest was born in 2003.

Then of course came blogging, this hobby kind of overtook all other after hour obsessions for me and though it makes me some decent side income it doesn’t qualify as a hobby or fun much anymore, there is too much work involved and it feels a lot like a 2nd job than a fun hobby which is probably why I am yearning for some gold old fashioned gaming again.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: March 23, 2012 — 12:40 pm