Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Crotchety Old Sour Man
Even though I have a group already going, I could always play some more, eh?
The organizer asked about what versions people are interested in, and I pop up with my 0e or 1e Old School Rocks spiel. Then the avalanche of 3.5, 4.0, and Pathfinder post start. People are hooking up right and left and I'm siting there with my dick in one hand and nothing else in the other.
It made me feel old.
Old and lonely.
I remember when I was absent from D&D for years, then came in when 4.0. I was with it, brah. I was NOW. I heard other people bitching about 4e and man - those guys were old crotchety bastard who just couldn't get with the future, baby. They were stuck back in childhood nostalgia and were perhaps just bitter and nasty old people to begin with.
So I sat there feeling bitter and nasty.
But maybe . . .
Maybe I should give 4e another try. I mean, what does a paltry 2 years of campaigning really tell a person about a gaming system? Or maybe I should embrace Pathfinder? Forget the boring ass game I had when I tested out 3.5. Pathfinder couldn't really have hour long combats, could it? Maybe if you just halve everybody's hit points or something. I mean, maybe there was a way to be hip and modern and fun and not have to rewrite the newer D&D versions completely in a way that I hadn't tried yet? Maybe?
Maybe I was just a stubborn bastard who would rather wallow in self-pity and melancholy rather than get with the new times and have some fun.
Then I received a private message on the board. It was from a guy and his friend and they really wanted to get together with me and play some 1e.
BOO FUCKING YA.
Suck on THAT, modern day burnt coffee swilling smart phone addicted hipster D&D! Imuna go crawl back into my caveman cave with some caveman buddies and play some real shit!