Just yesterday I was able to score a copy of the 5e MM in a local FLGS. Being a saturday I figured it would be a good opportunity to try the game with
my traditionally D&D-adverse group of players.
It didn’t take a lot of convincing, thankfully, and soon my players were already starting with character generation. It took about an hour to build 3 characters, which is a pretty good time, given that all of us were new to this edition.
Initial impressions were very positive, especially with the character backgrounds. while my players were used to building their own character back stones, the backgrounds from the book were fun and inspirational.
Resulting characters were well rounded and felt capable even at level 1.
For the curious the characters that resulted from our experiment are:
-A Half-Elf sorceress of noble birth with chaos magic in her veins and a burning need to recover a lost family heirloom.
-A Halfling druid with a lust for travel and an inconvenient habit of stealing things.
-A Tiefling bard who has dedicated his craft to the art of satire to shame cruel nobles and spur change in the hearts and minds of the people.
I’m still tying their stories together but it certainly feels like a fun party to run for.
Next week, we kick things off with a bang.