4 comments on “Dungeons and Dragons 5e First Impressions

  1. Not only is D&D a much friendlier place for PoC and women, but it also appears to be making explicit overtures to Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM), particularly in its “no bullshit” approach to character creation. D&D explicitly tells people that not only should players not feel bound by gender binaries or monochromatic forms of gender or sexual expression, but the designers explicitly wrote gender ambiguity into the world by depicting one of the Elven gods as being somewhat gender fluid.

    This is a far cry from the vastly most sexist origins of D&D, and for me it sends a message loud and clear to D&D players of all varieties: You are welcome here; we want you here. This cannot be anything but a good thing, in my opinion.

    • I agree. I flipped through the old 2e PHB after looking through the 4e one, and it was rough. No POC, all sexy females, and generic western everything.

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