Official rule changes to D&D, a look at the tabletop version of Dishonored and TTRPG news from around the web.
Characters start out at level 1 and this lightly modified Roll20 version (which requires you use Roll20) there are five pre-genned characters, creatures with stats and click-to-roll actions and if you have a pro/plus account then dynamic lighting on the maps.
The 5e Starter Set gets 84 minis, a carry case with 360 pockets for Arcknight minis (or bases), maps for every major encounter, lots of different bases and unannounced extras.
Wizards of the Coast have made the Basic Rules for D&D 5e available for free in PDF form. That’s great news for gamers but the document is bare bones, without illustration, and it could be argued such a presentation isn’t for beginners.…