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4E Black Humor

Funny Onion-styles news report over at pats_quinade, Fourth Edition D&D Kills 3, Wounds 1.

The wailing and gnashing of teeth is getting a little out of hand for a game no one but a few playtesters have seen yet.

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jdigital
Nov. 11th, 2007 07:16 am (UTC)
What's telling is how vehemently people are defending 3.5, when a few years ago these same people were vehemently defending 3.0 on the same terms. It's simply the case that the only people still playing D&D 3.5 now are the people who are happy with the system, and given the limited information available, any perceived advantage right now is offset by the bad feel of making their proud collection of books obsolete.

I heard somewhere that the release dates had been pushed closer together so that all three core rulebooks would be released in the same month. I may or may not have completely imagined this.
the_monkey_king
Nov. 11th, 2007 07:24 am (UTC)
Nope, you're right. All three books are currently scheduled to ship in June. Probably not all in the same WEEK, but there will be a big crowd checking it out then.

Yeah, I hate change as much as the next guy, but... I'm an optimist. No one at WotC *wants* to kill the franchise. They have some extremely talented folks.

I'm more worried about the weirdness of the minis/MMO/it's-not-tabletop-gaming vibe. And the lack of a d20 license for 4E.
blakesrealm
Nov. 12th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hope that you're right about the release dates. It makes sense to have the core books come out at the same time, or at least within a month of each other. Three months is far too long, especially if they want people to start adopting it right away -- you need the tools to do so.

People forget quickly, and thanks to the anonymity that is the internet they can get all riled up and say whatever they want today without having to worry about the impact, or sticking with what they said, tomorrow. So I'm expecting that the majority of the most vocal critics today will be 4th edition users this time next year without a thought about their complaints.

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