As most of you know I went to PAX East in March and I had a great time but I haven’t shared many details of my experiences there and here’s why:
While in the hotel room Thursday night (the night before PAX) I was reading my email when I noticed I had received one from WotC. They said that they were “allowing members of the RPG blogging community to get a firsthand look at a new WotC product while at PAX” and that “This new product will
change the way that everyone plays games”. Of course I couldn’t say no, I had to go see what revolutionary new product was. Within minutes of responding to the email the phone in the hotel rang and a man shouted out instructions to me.
The next day, instead of going to PAX, I went to a rundown old warehouse where tetanus was running rampant. Other than rats and cockroaches this whole section of the city appeared to be devoid of life. A small door opened a man wearing a WotC shirt ushered me inside, the next four hours would be spent filling out a NDA.
Running on no sleep and hopped on energy drinks I informed my hosts that I forgotten my dice and was shocked to hear that I wouldn’t them. What the hell was I going to be playing I wondered. The answer was something I wasn’t expecting: D&D Fifth Edition! The amount of excitement that overcame my body is indescribable! I love playing RPG’s so a chance to play the next new thing was a fantastic opportunity.
Sitting at a table in the middle of the warehouse were four other people. We sat there for close to five minutes before the first question asked, “Where are the books?”
We were told that everything we needed to play was on the table. “Everything” consisted of:
- 1 Movement Deck – for DM’s use only (60 cards – MSRP $29.99)
- 5 Dice Decks – each player has their own, and (20 cards – MSRP $29.99)
- 5 Roleplay Decks – again each player has their own (40 cards – MSRP $29.99)
- They have a Treasure Deck planned for a 4th Quarter release (40 cards – MSRP $29.99)