First I'll point out right now that the Dungeons & Dragons gift sets would be big for Christmas with this new series out...
So I played the game...
Now the new Dungeons & Dragons books are compatible with 5E and the next version 6E.
So now you can play as monsters in the "Tyranny Of Dragons" Series which is the "Horde Of The Dragon Queen" and "The Rise Of Tiamat".
Then continue, you need "Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set: Dragons Of Stormwreck Isle" Rules Set.
Then you need the book "Dragonlance: Shadow Of The Dragon Queen" just released.
Now through out the play test for a minute...because I had to make a new character to run that on this to with my wizard Character "Magic-User".
Then you can add "Xanathar's Guide To Everything" and "Tasha's Cauldron" to expand character backgrounds to play at higher levels.
Just a note to RPG games play testing, when you get into these books and then you can custom compile your own adventure series like above, when they say best weapon lists in game reviews or best spell list I don't what the extent of the game testing is but I don't know if it's in these scenarios for the weapons playing the same on the new interlocking system.