I hope you’re doing whatever it is you do and you’re having a good time doing it this holiday season. It’s been a busy month for me and I just realized today that I’ve only made one blog post this month, which is pretty terrible even for me. I’d like to get on some kind of regular posting schedule in the coming year, but we’ll see how that goes.
Since I spent all of my money this month on presents and the like, I had to resort to asking for a Dungeon Master’s Guide for Christmas rather than buying one for myself when it came out. At least I finally have one though, and I have to say I am quite pleased with what little I’ve been able to look at within it’s pages. I’m thrilled by all the tables and the myriad of topics the book covers. I can’t wait to look over it in more detail and possibly generate myself a random dungeon or two. I loved the random dungeon tables in the back of the 1st edition DMG, and I’m quite pleased to see that they have made a return in this edition.
Also, my wife purchased me the board game 7 Wonders, which I realize is a few years old, but I’ve never played it and it looks awesome so that’s a win for me. An even bigger win for me is that my wife purchased this as a gift “for both of us.” Getting a board game for Christmas is always great, but getting it from your wife that is excited about playing it with you makes it a thousand times better. She still doesn’t seem very interested in playing any roleplaying games, but over the last few years she has shown an ever increasing interest in board gaming, so that’s something.
Speaking of roleplaying, my group has managed to play another session of our Phandelver game as well as another session of our Temple of Elemental Evil game, and I will be posting some session notes from those games soon. One thing I’ve learned is that I still have some learning to do when it comes to “feeling out” encounter strengths with the new edition. I might even be forced to do some math before our next Temple session, which I’ll talk about when I post the session notes from that game.
Anyway, that’s it for now. See you next year!