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A Return to Glory?: The ‘D&D 5th Edition Starter Set’ Reviewed

Jeff shares his thoughts on the new D&D starter release

D&D Starter SetGame Name: Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (5th Edition)

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

Lead Designers: Mike Mearls and Jeremy Crawford

Year: 2014

Players: It’s an RPG so best with 3 or more

Ages: 12+

Playing Time: Ongoing

Pages: Rulebook 32 pages, Adventure 64 pages

Genre: Venerable fantasy RPG

Retail Price: $19.99

One of the most highly anticipated releases of 2014 is the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules – for fans of role playing especially – and the first release which is hitting later this month is the D&D Starter Set box.  While the starter box surely isn’t the whole of the new D&D system in a nutshell there’s enough present to give people a good feel for what the new edition has in store and the direction of franchise is about as far as an overall focus on bringing back the fun and excitement to Dungeons & Dragons. Fourth edition leaned heavily on combat where, at least in the case of the D&D Starter Set, fifth edition looks like roleplaying and storytelling is the main goal.

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Wizards of the Coast has put together a near must have for anyone interested in the new edition of the venerable RPG. Whereas some beginner boxes tend to be completely pared down offerings, this starter set is packed with content and value. Even the introductory adventure will keep players invested for quite some time. I really think this is a great release!
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A nice new direction for the classic RPG.

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Jeff McAleer

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