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Aug 31, 2016

This week's hosts: Liam, Graham, Mary, Eoin, and special guest Seamus.
This week, the party discuss the reception and their opinions of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. (Still this party member's personal favourite RPG.)

00:34 - Another appearance of special guest Seamus.
00:40 - Still live from 2nd Chance Con. Which was in the past...
01:03 - Otherwise known as boring sandwiches.
01:20 - Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition
01:50 - Wizard's sales claims.
02:40 - Eoin rolls to disbelieve.
03:00 - Liam sees them flying off shelves.
04:20 - D&D game streaming.
05:15 - For your average Kobold in D&D5, Int: 8.
05:30 - If you can't get a game, watch a game.
06:00 - Critical Role
06:22 - Table Top with Wil Wheaton (I'd genuinely never heard of this show.)
07:40 - Eoin rolls to disbelieve again.
07:55 - If you can't get a game, play online instead.
08:05 - Five players in five locations: Five handbook sales.
08:30 - Free, Basic D&D 5 Rules Also OGL content.
08:40 - Liam is on the fence about what kind of Druid he prefers.
09:20 - Online retail?
11:40 - Second Edition, but simpler.
12:20 - Lacking the crunchier elements of Third Edition.
12:50 - Fourth Edition, mechanically balanced, things could take a whie.
14:15 - Fourth Edition, mechanically balanced, good preparation keeps it snappy.
14:30 - Graham is not a computer. Brian could be.
15:40 - The best part of tactical skirmish play.
16:10 - More welcoming to less experienced players.
16:50 - Eoin yearns for more vision. Vision and splatbooks.
17:35 - Mary praises the absence of splatbooks.
19:00 - Graham sees depth in minimalism. Depth, and Resource Management.
21:00 - Liam misses mechanical customisation in character building, Mary doesn't.
22:40 - Seamus misses a wide array of options in combat.
24:00 - Graham gains a level.
26:30 - Resting in a dungeon.
27:40 - Class disparity and playtest woes.
31:50 - Gygaxian First Level Experiences.
33:40 - Character Progression
35:00 - The Lost Mines of Phandelver and Curse of Strahd

Whatever the rest of them think, I still love Fifth Edition.