So I Guess I’m the Wizard – Fifth Edition Style

I mentioned in a previous post that we will be playing our first game of 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons soon, and how my preference from among the pre-generated characters was to play either the dwarven cleric or one of the fighters. Well guess what? It looks like I’ve been volunteered to play the wizard instead. The elven wizard. You can read my thoughts on elves here. So…

In addition to knowing the spells Magic Missile and Sleep, I can also whip up a mean baking soda and vinegar volcano.
In addition to knowing the spells Magic Missile and Sleep, I can also whip up a mean baking soda and vinegar volcano.

So I dug out the character sheet for the wizard and took a gander at things. You know what? I like the guy. He has the acolyte background, and so has spent his formative years in the service of a temple to Oghma the Binder. That’s kinda neat. I’ve always been a fan of Oghma, and I like that this isn’t a stereotypical elven wizard background. He’s a bit of a socially awkward bookworm as well, which isn’t exactly breaking new ground for wizards in general, but I think the total package here is a unique take on an elven wizard that will be fun to bring to the tabletop. So all in all I’m pretty excited about this character. Which means that when we all get together to discuss who plays who I’ll probably learn that it has been someone else’s lifelong dream to play an elven wizard who has a side job as an illuminator for the temple of Oghma, and then I’ll be relegated to playing the halfling thief. And that would be alright, I guess, but for now we’ll assume that I’m the wizard, as per my discussion with the dungeon master earlier this week about how everyone else was leaning.

More to come soon about my thoughts on spell casting in the new edition, probably some other thoughts about the new edition as well, and the notes from our first game session.

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