Monday, August 25, 2014

Away, Nihilism!

So I got the Player's Handbook for the new edition of Dungeons and Dragons that I discussed a few posts back, and it's terrific. My review of the manual can be found here.

As I mentioned before, the previous version of D&D struck me as cynical and market-driven, largely devoid of soul. But this book renews my faith that even big companies that feel entitled to their enormous share of a particular market can have a comeuppance, realize the error of their ways, and start doing the right thing again. My review explains a lot of the reasons why, but ultimately the main one is that this is a game that's clearly about storytelling.

Anyway, I'm glad it's here, and I'm hoping I'll get the chance to play it soon ...