Hey guys, sorry for the spate of 5th Edition posts, but the release has given me something to talk about, so I’m going to roll with it for a little while. 🙂
So, WotC has released a pdf of an adventure, Legacy of the Crystal Shard, which contains stat blocks for 36 low-level monsters you can use with the new 5th Edition “basic” rules, if you’re so inclined. You can get it here.
My impression is that most of these stat blocks clock around the same size as PFBB stat blocks, though the 5th Edition ones contain no monster fluff, just combat statistics. This disappoints me a bit, as I’d hope that Wizards would trim down the stat blocks along with the rules, but this is apparently not to be. And while there’s XP information for the monsters, there’s still no encounter building guidance, though reading the adventure should give you some idea.
Speaking of which, I didn’t bother reading the adventure, so no comment there.
Anyways, if you’re inclined to start running 5th Edition, you now have a few monsters to work with. Cheers.