doglover: Our local group's been playing Next since it was released two months ago, subs.
NowhereMon: Meh,My group is fully invested in Pathfinder, I don't think there is any going back at this point.
dahmers love zombie: doglover: Our local group's been playing Next since it was released two months ago, subs.Did I say "begun, the Nerd Wars will"? I think not./still use 2nd edition//I attack the darkness
One Bad Apple: [www.starburstmagazine.com image 510x336]War ? What does DnD know about war ?
dahmers love zombie: still use 2nd edition
Methadone Girls: NowhereMon: Meh,My group is fully invested in Pathfinder, I don't think there is any going back at this point.me too
Makh: FTFA: Four years later, we still have yet to reach level 11.Now you know how the elves feel. I mean seriously, you are 400 years old and you are still level 1? Are you farking slow in the head?
SouthParkCon: [gamers-garage.com image 365x485]My best friend from high school, back in 'aught 93, took all of his super nintendo games down to the local game store and loaded up on ALL things MERP. Ahh many days did we nerd out, and on the side threw in some Might and Magic on his awesomely fast 2x CD-ROM or threw down with the Kilrathi on some Wing Commander 2...those were the days.
Nezu Chiza: Trying to figure out how using the Realms excludes other exotic settings as the article claims. The Realms is BY FAR the most friendly setting for including other settings(except Dark Sun due to that settings own rules) considering all the planar gates as well as the many, MANY references to Spelljamming ships and such. Hell, most major cities in the realms have ports for Spelljammers.But even forgetting that, it is kind of the most well known setting, followed by Greyhawk. It just makes sense to keep using it as long as they can fix the crap they pulled with 4E and how that basically ruined everything that made the setting fun. At least they're getting rid of World of D&D powers.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: Attack the gazebo!!!
Lonestar: We will never know what Monte said to the asshole who forced the 4e down on us ( wizards CEO ), probably it wasnt very SFW.
FueledByEthanol: Rolemaster) had the most entertaining critical hit tables of ALL TIME
wippit: Lonestar:We will never know what Monte said to the asshole who forced the 4e down on us ( wizards CEO ), probably it wasnt very SFW.Wizards isn't calling the shots on 5e. Hasbro is.
Lonestar: And Mike Mearls starts talking like its his own baby. 5e or DND Next, in its present form, is a product of a visionnary man: Monte Cook.
Lonestar: And Mike Mearls starts talking like its his own baby. 5e or DND Next, in its present form, is a product of a visionnary man: Monte Cook. This guy is an awesome writer who produced a lot of stuff in Planescape for TSR, then worked on the 3e from Wizards and many supplements including the best loved Book of Vile Darkness.This was one of the best designers Wizards had, and when Hasbro took over, was one of the designers who was shown the door. Still he loved DnD and he designed D20 material for it, which were awesome.
Lonestar: Right now the best campain world is still the Forgotten Realms in my opinion.
Gunther: I maintain that 4e DnD would have been an enormous success if only it was called something like "DnD: Tactical Miniatures Combat" or something, making it clear that it was a side project rather than a new edition. It's a lot of fun, it just doesn't feel like DnD. It plays more like a small-scale skirmish wargame (like Mordheim or Necromunda) than a full RPG.
INeedAName: Next is a total piece of crap.Player: "I want to do something cool, can I?'DM: "Did you roll a wizard or a cleric?'Player: "No"DM: "Go sit down over there and play with some crayons"
Relatively Obscure: since people are posting various RPG covers
ArcadianRefugee: [earthdawn.nerps.net image 454x253]
1. Put snakes on plane: INeedAName: Next is a total piece of crap.Player: "I want to do something cool, can I?'DM: "Did you roll a wizard or a cleric?'Player: "No"DM: "Go sit down over there and play with some crayons"Kind of sums it up for me. That and the baked in Vancian nonsense despite the promise of everything optional, and people hopping mad about it. I don't play 4e because it's so tactical and takes up so much time in combat, but the class balance and giving fighters cool stuff to do instead of flailing about ineffectively and then waiting around while the wizard shows off again was one of the best things to ever happen to D&D. Combine the (sorta, hey at least more) fluid combat of earlier editions with the powers and balance of 4e and I think they'd have a winner. And that's not what 5e is shaping up to be at all.
Toriko: Yep, like Alternity too. Best SciFi RPG I've played and while we are at it...
RoyFokker'sGhost: I'm a long-time Realms lover, from back in 1st ed and before the novels came out.I would say that the Pathfinder Campign setting is just as rich and vibrant as the Realms were back in 1st/2nd edition. The difference is the horde of novels that have come out set in the Realms, basically adding another couple dozen world designers to flesh things out. One of the big advantages Pathfinder has is that they avoid a lot of the stock tropes (especially in regards to race) that the Realms has. The history in particular is well done, integrating a lot of themes together. Humans were raised up by the Aboleth, giving a very Lovecraftian theme.
Jgok: Oh, and for the Monte Cook fans... The Numenera kickstarter funds at 5pm EDT today (9/17/12). $50 gets you a pdf of everything (9 sourcebooks, 3d paper terrain, GM screen, 3 card decks) and a free copy of the character creator app.http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1 433901524/numenera-a-new-rolepla y ing-game-from-monte-cook/frack it, the mobile site hates my links, so you can take the spaces out yourself.
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