The New D&D: Swaying Opinion

Earlier, I expressed my doubts concerning D&D's 5th Edition.

However, since then, I've had a look at the Basic Rules, and read some impressions from other gamers.

In particular, there's a line in the Basic Rules which says "You don't need to be confined to binary notions of sex and gender", and goes on to explain that androgynous, hermaphroditic, and various other points along the gender spectrum are ok to play. I will concede a great deal of slack to 5th Edition on the basis of that one line. It also makes sure you know you can play male or female characters of any race without hindrance.

It's not enough to make me buy the books, but I might give the game a try at a convention, and I'm certainly much better disposed toward it.

Posted by Drew Shiel at July 10, 2014 9:56 AM

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