You know, if it wasn’t for the fact that I aim to set up yet another D&D club at my new school from November, I would not be at all interested in the modern D&D game. Despite the fact that I bought into the game in 2014 after playtesting “D&D Next” for the years beforehand, I have become deeply ambivalent to the 5th Edition.
It’s not that I view D&D 5e as a bad game. It’s just fine, I suppose, if that’s what you like. I describe it as the “regular kind” of roleplaying game: the big brand name that people know and trust which is completely underwhelming to the neophile and explorer like me. Please, don’t read this as a condemnation of D&D. I’m just ambivalent.
The recent announcement of “One D&D” had me initially download the first packet and then totally fail to look at it. I realised that I didn’t really care what changes were made because, right now, I am not going to be playing it. Not until November, at least. But given the nature of these kinds of public “play test” situations, I doubt much of the draft will survive until 2024.
And so it goes. I am pretty much not interested in D&D anymore. Well, not the modern iteration because, well, I am not much into playing “the regular kind” of game. I think that is ok, in no way a problem, but just a realisation that I needed to arrive at.
Sure, I will give the students some D&D Starter Sets (funded from the Patreon) as usual. I will happily run an introductory game using D&D 5e. And then I will let go and run the games I prefer because I am personally pretty ambivalent about D&D.