Unless you live under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard by now that there is a new edition of classic roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons in the works. If you do live under a rock, I’d really like to know how you’re making that work. Presumably there’s a house-sized hole under that rock. Or perhaps you’re just very flat.
But I digress.
You may be wondering why we feel the need to address this, when there’s still comparatively little known about the next edition of D&D. As of yet, we here at the Illuminerdy have not been invited to any of the early playtests (though we would not be averse doing so). Yes, that was a blatant hint for anyone from Wizards of the Coast who reads this blog. Regardless, we do plan to participate in the expected large-scale open playtest expected to begin this Spring.
We don’t have any scathing criticism for the current edition of the game, or any great specific love for some feature of any previous edition. More games are always good, and an update on one of the central touchstones of our shared hobby should be welcomed. As a good friend once said: more games are always good.
So here’s to new dungeons, and new dragons. Let the games begin.