Yep, WotC can't go home again. Actually, they refuse to.Glad I have ACKS, S&W, LL and OSRIC ;)
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
I still think there's a chance it might be workable. We'll just have to wait and see though.
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
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.