Like many in the role-playing blogosphere, I downloaded the free 5E Basic Rules document yesterday. After a few minutes of browsing the information I got on the Office Depot site and looked into getting the document printed and bound to make it easier to read further; I am one of the old guys so I prefer physical books in my hand. The price was right - just $14.06 for card stock covers and coil binding - so I ordered it and it was ready two hours later. I have been reading through it off and on ever since I picked up yesterday.
I am not going to bore you with any details or a complete review in this post but I am going to keep it short and simple - Wizards, you have my attention and I am interested in seeing more. My original intention was to get the Starter Set and evaluate from there. That changed when I discovered that character creation would not be included in the boxed set. Then I decided to go with these Basic Rules after it was revealed it would include character creation rules. Now I WILL be getting the Starter Set when it hits my FLGS.