|A very important and accurate illustration. This image is copyrighted and can only be used if some sort of pizza arrangement it discussed before use. Any unauthorized use of this picture will result in the sternest finger waving I can imagine. The image of +Rob Conley's forehead was used without his permission, but since it's large enough to have it's own zip code, (see the size of the Enterprise, that's the actually size difference)...I'd forgotten what else I was going to say in this very long caption.|
I played 4th ed. a couple times at home and at cons and had a lot of fun. But it wasn't for me. Now D&D, Hasbro and Mearls are shoving another version out the door.
Here's my hopes for the new edition.
- I hope it's good. Most are still going to play what they like. Pathfinder dudes and OSR dudes would be fine without a different version. While the rules we use are older, it's the game we like, not the rules. Football and baseball and all those other sports have pretty much been using the same rules. But I don't love football because a field goal is 3 points, holding is a 10 yard penalty and the Steelers have the most Super Bowl wins (yeah, had to get that one in, suck it wannabes).
- I hope their treatment of 3rd party publishers is not as stupid as last time. There is no way to put it any other way. They were stupid.
- If D&D is good, and I have no quantifiable way to determine what I think is good, or not good, other than I would use the system to build an adventure. But if it's good, I think it will help small publishers. Maybe recapture some of the gold rush feeling during the 3rd edition era.
- I'd like to see them develop a new campaign setting, maybe something interactive. This is going to sound funny coming from an OSR dude, but the rehashing of the same old settings is boring to me. I'd like to see something new to play in.
- Stop making multiple DMGs and PHBs. Annoying.
Okay, I'm done now...
After credits scene...
|Fear the forehead!|