Quote:Some dark elements are back in including assassins as well as tieflings. Group play is back with various rules for group exploration and skill checks.You do know that all this existed in 3E as well as 4E? It's not really back. It never went away.
I think the change is subtle but important. Instead of paying a lifestyle cost and getting to ignore a certain amount of daily expenditures, for example, now those things are called out as gear maintenance, lodging, eating, intrigue from thieves or aristocrats, and so on.
I forget the youtube channel I was watching, but they were going over 5e and one of the guys went on how if something isn't explicitly in the game then it's not really in the game that I found I agree with. Instead, there's a contrivance to make it part of the game. But, in 5e, with just the basic rules, those things are most certainly in the game.