Monday, May 21, 2012

Fivey

You know, at the beginning of all this D&D Next stuff, I was mildly optimistic that WOTC's design guru's were on the right path to making a game I might enjoy - you know, old school in a new can.

However, the more I read from Mr. Mearls, the less warm fuzzies I get.

A lot less.

J. Geils comes to mind for some reason:

My blood runs cold
My memory has just been sold
My angel is a Centerfold
Angel is a Centerfold

:sigh:

- Ark

5 comments:

  1. Yep, WotC can't go home again. Actually, they refuse to.

    Glad I have ACKS, S&W, LL and OSRIC ;)

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    1. Tenkar - I really don't get it. They own D&D. Why don't they use it? It's not like they HAVE to skirt around laws by publishing something that is not-quite-D&D like the rest of the OSR-o-sphere. Maybe they just don't believe in their own product - and that's why they hide it under whatever rocks they can papier-mâché together.

      - Ark

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  2. I still think there's a chance it might be workable. We'll just have to wait and see though.

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    1. Aplus - I have no doubt they'll make something workable. Fourth Edition was workable and I played it for years. But it never felt like D&D, and that's what I'm hoping for with NEXT. Heck, Pathfinder feels like D&D, even under a mass of complexity that turns me off.

      I don't know. Perhaps I should just stop reading anything WOTC has to say until the final product comes out. They don't seem to be selling the game concepts very well anymore, and I'm getting a nasty vibe of BAIT AND SWITCH emanating from Washington State.

      - Ark

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  3. WotC missed the whole point of revisions...they keep changing major parts of D&D that are essential to it remaining the same game. There's a "D&D paradigm" that was nearly obliterated with 4th edition and there's no reason to believe it will be any different with this new edition.

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