First, the big news, which if you're a gamer you've probably heard everywhere already. The fifth edition of D&D is now officially here.
Actually, it's here. You can download the basic PDF.
Only I want to make something very clear: this is not really the basic PDF. Not the one I'll put my final seal of approval on, anyways. Note that this is the "0.1" edition. This is intentional; we have between now and sometime around the end of the year to make sure everything is really right, and then the 1.0 version will be coming along, which will be much more complete and final.
Do keep that in mind when you're looking at these rules.
Also, take a look at the credits.
No, not because I'm in them. Well, yes, because of that of course! Because Fuck-You to all the morons (and we all remember who they were, even if they will now try to pretend it wasn't them) who actually thought I wasn't involved in the D&D project.
But actually, what I really wanted you to take a look at is the little blurb that comes right AFTER my name in the credits. The little disclaimer there right below it.
Because you might just have skipped right over that little blurb otherwise, and I thought you should see the message for old-schoolers that's there.
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