Friday, August 8, 2014
Hoard of the Birthday Boy
Okay, so it's not his birthday anymore, but WOTC didn't cooperate with release dates. But finally, after a long wait, my son is the proud owner of the PHB and the HDQ. Already, he is going through the PHB to see out if he wants to multi-class his fighter into ranger.
I gotta say - these are beautiful books with great art and layout. There are even humorous illustrations in the PHB! It ain't all angsty elves and dour drow. And there are things that I don't think that I've seen in a PHB before - a little monster manual, descriptions of deities for Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Eberron, and Greyhawk, - as well as Norse, Greek, Celtic, and Egyptian pantheons. AND a section on the inner and outer planes - stuff previously relegated to DMGs.
Honestly, I haven't looked through Hoard of the Dragon Queen deeply as I still don't know who will run it. The Boy might give it a try. But it has a beautiful map of the Sword Coast just inside. Drool.
So, yeah, all you guys and gals at WOTC - thanks for putting a smile on my son's face.