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4E Stats Leak

Interesting, a stat card for 4th Edition. Looks like the 3E trend back toward the minis/wargaming roots is continuing. It reads almost like a 1974 Chainmail unit card.

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mouseferatu
Oct. 13th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Was that really your impression? I was quite happy with it, just because it seems so much simpler than the 3.5 version; it never even crossed my mind to think that it was "more wargaming-like" than its prior incarnation...
the_monkey_king
Oct. 13th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
You say that like it's a bad thing. More Chainmail like is all to the good. ODD, 1E and 2E thrived on simpler stats.

I didn't say I was unhappy with it at all, just that they are returning to the hobby's roots.
mouseferatu
Oct. 13th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Ah, okay. My apologies. I've spent too much time on boards where "wargamey" is up there with "videogamey" as an assumed insult. :-}

Mea culpa.
the_monkey_king
Oct. 13th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
Well, no worries. Though it's weird how gamers draw lines between the subcultures. I'm a videogamer (less now, but still), a tabletop RPG player and GM, a recovering TCG gamer, and a Euroboardgamer. Depends on my mood.

Actually, the 4E move toward more minis elements may make the hobby easier to explain to outsiders.

And I certainly appreciate the business need for Hasbro to push the plastic, even if I don't buy it myself and prefer an RPG largely without minis. Different strokes; it's easy for me to ditch tactical elements for encounters that don't need them. It's hard to scratch-build that if a game doesn't have it baked in at the start.
mouseferatu
Oct. 13th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
Though it's weird how gamers draw lines between the subcultures.

Indeed it is. (I'm occasionally guilty myself, though I try not to be.) Not entirely sure why that is, though I suspect it has less to do with gamers and more to do with human nature in general.

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