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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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jdigital
Oct. 14th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Over at my D&D blog I posted my analysis of the card. I agree with you that D&D seems to be moving back toward its simpler mechanical roots despite doing away with classic thematic elements like the elemental planes.

D&D with simpler stats doesn't necessarily entail a dumbing down of the game. Compare chess with go, a game with only one type of unit which is arguably more involved than chess' six unit types. Go is simple enough to be played by beginners, but strategy can become complex enough to hold the attention of advanced players. Perhaps we'll see this pattern replicated in D&D 4e.

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