Thoughts On Dungeons and Dragons 5E

I’ve been running the fifth edition of Dungeons and Dragons for over a year now for a local group and I’m quite happy with it. As is often said, it is difficult to threaten a party of high level PCs with death without, frankly, going for the throat as a DM, but I feel like that’s more a feature, less a bug. All of the old school1 rules of creating a threatening encounter still apply: