So after yesterday’s little “fight the power” post about defying current RPG trends, Wizards of the Coast just had to announce a number of classic modules getting updated to D&D 5th Edition in an upcoming product: Tales of the Yawning Portal.
They’ve taken away one less barrier of entry for gamers like me who’d like to run adventures from prior editions, but don’t want the bother of converting them.
I really hope, however, they haven’t nerfed The Tomb of Horrors and made it less deadly like did with the D&D 3.5e conversion and whatever piece of heresy I skimmed through for D&D 4e.
My only gripe: they’ve placed (at least partly so, it seems) the adventure in the Forgotten Realms.
I guess if I’m going to try D&D 5e I’ll have get used to Forgotten Realms getting mentioned in everything.
Since the days of AD&D 2e, if I saw anything mentioning the Realms I’d skip over it or put the book down.