For the 1st time: I am the D&D target Audience!

dave2008

Legend
I just responded to a post over in the "Am I no longer WotC's target audience?" thread and I realized something: For the first time in 30+ years of D&D: I am the target audience!

What I mean by this is that I typically just but the core books. I don't buy source books, or splat books (unless it is dragons or deities of course) and I don't run published adventures or settings. I don't typically purchase those things. Yet, in addition to the PHB, MM, & DMG (and not including 3PP) I have purchased:
  • Starter's Set
  • Hoard of the Dragon Queen
  • Rise of Tiamat
  • Princes of the Apocalypse
  • Out of the Abyss
  • Storm King's Thunder
  • Tomb of Annihilation
  • Descent into Avernus
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
  • Xanthar's Guide to Everything
  • Volo's Guide to Monsters
  • Mordekainen's Tome of Foes
  • Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica
  • Eberron: Rising from the Last War
And, for the most part, I have really enjoyed my purchases. I am still not running any of the adventures or using any of the campaign settings, but there has almost always been enough content worth the purchase for me. I guess they just hit the right mix of content for me, after 30+ years of trying!

Just thought I would share.
 
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cmad1977

Adventurer
I haven’t bought that many of the books and it’s pretty clear that I too am the target audience.

What do I have...
Core 3
Curse of Strahd
Dragon Heist

Yeah that’s it. Still... I’ll buy more probably.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Yeah I'm definitely the target audience... every time something is announced, I actively must resist the urge to purchase. It's all so good.

I've bought;

  • Starter's Kit
  • The PHB
  • The DMG
  • Curse of Strahd
  • Volo's Guide to Monsters
  • Tomb of Annihilation
  • Dragon Heist
  • Dungeon of the Mad Mage
  • Ghosts of Saltmarsh
  • Essential's Kit

Not every product to be sure, but I've only been playing 5E since for the past two years... so I buy a book every 2-3 months!
 

Enrico Poli1

Adventurer
I just responded to a post over in the "Am I no longer WotC's target audience?" thread and I realized something: For the first time in 30+ years of D&D: I am the target audience!

What I mean by this is that I typically just but the core books. I don't buy source books, or splat books (unless it is dragons or deities of course) and I don't run published adventures or settings. I don't typically purchase those things. Yet, in addition to the PHB, MM, & DMG (and not including 3PP) I have purchased:
  • Starter's Set
  • Hoard of the Dragon Queen
  • Rise of Tiamat
  • Princes of the Apocalypse
  • Out of the Abyss
  • Storm King's Thunder
  • Tomb of Annihilation
  • Descent into Avernus
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
  • Xanthar's Guide to Everything
  • Volo's Guide to Monsters
  • Mordekainen's Tome of Foes
  • Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica
  • Eberron: Rising from the Last War
And, for the most part, I have really enjoyed my purchases. I am still not running any of the adventures or using any of the campaign settings, but there has almost always been enough content worth the purchase for me. I guess they just hit the right mix of content for me, after 30+ years of trying!

Just thought I would share.
You are a genious.
 
I like 5E quite a bit, and I’ve bought a good amount of the books. I haven't picked up any of the last few, but not because I don’t think they look good or won’t be useful. I’m just focusing on homebrew adventures at this point.

Thanks for posting a positive thread! It’s a nice change of pace from the sometimes rampant negativity round here.
 

Krachek

Adventurer
I’m pretty satisfied of DnD,
the last UA on classes variant made me believe that they can make the game evolve.
my way of playing DnD have change a lot over the decades. As well as the popularity of the game. In the 80 it was a weirdo game, it is now a trending hobby.
for sure the audience is growing, and I can understand those who feel to receive less attention.
my personal view on DnD has change a lot since 5ed. The importance of role play have grow bigger, and the need to prove something via combat and strategy take less importance. And even if I barely take a look at Critical role streaming I feel that my play is somehow influenced by that style of play.

dnd allow a great variety of playstyle and hopefully there is enough ressource available to support them. « build your game » is one of the mantra of the Dm guide.
 

gyor

Legend
I've purchased for 5e:

PHB
XGTE
MTOF
VGTM
E: RftLW
WD: DH
WD: DotMM
BG: DiA
Arcadia (PDF, not from WotC)
Odyssey of the Dragonlord books (PDF, Not from WotC)
Scarred Lands (PDF, Not from WotC)
Koryo (PDF, Not from WotC)
5e Arcana of the Ancients series of books (PDFs, not WotC).

And from Chronicles of Darkness 2e:

Changeling the Lost 2e (Hardcover)
Giest: The Sineaters 2e (Hardcover)
Vampire: The Requiem 2e PDF
Werewolf: The Forsaken 2e
Demon: The Descent PDF
Beast: The Primordial PDF
Deviant: the Renegades PDF
Mummy: The Cursed 2e PDF
Contagion Chronicles
Contagion Chronicles Companion PDF (not out yet)
Outbreaks PDF (not out yet)
Dark Eras 1
Dark Eras Companion
Dark Eras 2
Changeling Companion: Oak, Ash, and Thorn PDF (not out yet)
Geist Companion: Memori Memento PDF
Mummy Companion PDF (not out yet)
Deviant Companion PDF (not out yet)
Kith and Kin PDF (not out yet)
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Prior to 5E, I bought two books: the 3E PHB and 4E PHB.

I've bought every 5E hardcover except for Acquisitions Incorporated.

So....yeah, same here.
Oh man I recommend the AqInc book very highly, even if you don’t care about the franchise.

the company roles stuff works just fine as nothing more than roles within an adventuring company, the followers and home base stuff are a great addition, etc.
 

cbwjm

I can add a custom title.
I have most of the 5e books.

I haven't bought dungeon of the mad mage but I am considering it.

The Eberron book I didn't buy in hard copy and I only have on dnd beyond because it was part of the sourcebook bundle.

On the whole, this edition is like every other edition I was into, a massive money sink that I shall continue sinking money into.

Side note, is lost mines of phandelver (spelling?) Found in the starter set? I've heard good things about it and was thinking of getting it.
 
I have most of the 5e books.

I haven't bought dungeon of the mad mage but I am considering it.

The Eberron book I didn't buy in hard copy and I only have on dnd beyond because it was part of the sourcebook bundle.

On the whole, this edition is like every other edition I was into, a massive money sink that I shall continue sinking money into.

Side note, is lost mines of phandelver (spelling?) Found in the starter set? I've heard good things about it and was thinking of getting it.
Yes, it’s from the Starter Set. It’s a solid adventure.
 

Enrico Poli1

Adventurer
I've purchased:

PHB, DMG, MM
Screen Reincarnated, Sword Coast, Starter Set
Volo's, Mordenkainen's (Special Cover)
Ravnica, Eberron (Special Cover)
CoS, ToA, DiA, W: DH, W: DotMM, TotYP, GoS (Special Cover)

Moreover, given retrocompatibility, I've started a collection of COUNTLESS old products via e bay, and COUNTLESS miniatures.

This edition made me want to play D&D again
 

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