Episode 65 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One
Double episode with a deep dive into the players handbook of the newest edition of the world’s most popular role-playing game. This time we will look at the background and equipment section from the PHB.
Nerdarchy Breaks Down Backgrounds For 5E Dungeons & Dragons| Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition
Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition| Nerdarchy Breaks Down Backgrounds For 5E Dungeons and Dragons
Nerdarchy assembles to discuss the upcoming D&D 5E. In this episode of Nerdarchy Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition we focus on background from the D&D Starter Set.
Backgrounds is one of the biggest innovations to come to this dungeons and dragons edition. What do you think of D&D 5E backgrounds? Love them, hate them, or indifferent towards them let us know in the comments.
Let us know if you feel we missed anything when it come to 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons backgrounds or perhaps you’d like us to do video on a specific topic of 5E D&D just put it in the comments below.
Equipment- Gearing Up And Heading Out For Adventure With D&D 5E| Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition
5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons| Equipment- Gearing Up And Heading Out For Adventure With D&D 5E
You know what they say an adventurer is only as good as his gear. This holds true for 5th edition dungeons and dragons just like every other edition of D&D.
In D&D 5E the equipment rules are very streamlined in two different ways .
First is how you get your starting equipment. Gear comes prepackaged with your character class and also via your character background. You do have the option to roll your starting gold and buy it out of the book though.
Nerdarchist Ryan did the math in 5th edition dungeons and dragons they reward you for taking the prepackaged equipment by giving you way more than the average if you rolled for it.
Second in this edition of D&D armor and weapon rules feel much more intuitive. For instance there isn’t equipment by size like in Pathfinder and 3.5 edition D&D. If you are small and you want to use a long sword it’s two handed weapon for you.
Also the weapon descriptors tell you what you need to know here’s a list of some of them in D&D 5E-
Finesse- Use dex to hit and damage instead of str
Versatile- Using this weapon two handed increases the damage die
Light- Can be used as an off hand weapon
Heavy- -2 if used by a small character
Armor comes in three flavors for 5th edition dungeons and dragon light, medium, and heavy. You are either proficient in a class of armor or you aren’t. If you wear armor you aren’t proficient in you will suck at every thing you attempt.
Light Armor- Allows you to use your dex.
Medium Armor- Allows you to use up to a +2 dex mod.
Heavy Armor- No dex bonus or penalty applied to AC. All but one have str requirement. If you don’t meet it -10 to movement.
Some armors cause to be disadvantage when attempting stealth checks. Armor check penalties in 5E are a thing of the past. Also in 5th edition if you are proficient in armor you can cast arcane spells in it.
There is more, but this getting lengthy. Watch the video on 5th edition dungeons and dragons equipment and let us in the comments how you feel about the 5E rules on gear.