Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition: Player’s Handbook

Over the holidays, I recommended picking up the 5th Edition D&D Player’s Handbook. I failed to realize that I hadn’t…

Over the holidays, I recommended picking up the 5th Edition D&D Player’s Handbook. I failed to realize that I hadn’t really talked about the book here on Ideology of Madness.

Allow me to remedy that mistake.

Let’s start with the book itself. The Player’s Handbook is a 316 page full color hardback book. The book retails at $49.95.┬áThe cover illustration of a giant fighting with a hero is just gorgeous and the back cover art of the Hell Hound growling at the melee is also well done. The binding of the book is sturdy and has held up well to multiple references by different people. I mention this because I have purchased books in the past where the binding begins deteriorating after a few uses and this books does not have this issue. The interior are picks up on the promise of the cover and carries it throughout the book. One of the problems I had with prior editions of Dungeons & Dragon was the use of recycled art in the newer base books. This is not the case here. In particular, I like the wide variety of characters that is presented throughout the book. We get tribal warriors, half-orc paladins, female samurai, and a whole host of diverse characters which just made the book sing.