Seer of the Throne
Can't people still play D&D as it used to be or something similar and be happy?
I like this theory, and fully endorse itMearls is just a frustrated dm like the rest of us. He still plays 1e in his home group cuz he's never been able to convince them to change to a newer system. They are grognards after all, but mearls is always looking for a way to get them, so what does he do? He decides to become president of Dnd and design a game product that is so dripping of the old school feel, he even packages it in a Red Box (capitalized) that he is sure he will finally convince his players to agree to switching to 4e.
I do this crap all the time trying to challenge my players comfortable assumptions, its just a difference of SCALE.
Yeah, I went back and played 2E recently and had a blast. Made me glad that I hung on to my ENORMOUS collection of books, I have to sayCan't people still play D&D as it used to be or something similar and be happy?
My gateway into D&D was the coloring book."Older versions of D&D were more esoteric and mysterious. I'd like to see that incorporated into 4e without it losing its ease of play and organization."
Especially the art! Some of it was cheesey but some of it got your creative juices going!
On my vacation, I was on the edge of DMing first edition. My bro scored copies of the core books on ebay. I had all my house rules on the tip of my tongue, and had a short campaign brainstormed off the cuff. We wound up playing Descent instead, but next time I go visiting, I'm DMing 1st edition!Wow. Next time you look at one of these, just remember that literally millions of people enjoyed these versions of the game for close to 20 years. There is something in there that is worth knowing about.
There are all kinds of things that millions of people enjoy that I don't. There are also things that I and millions of other people enjoy that other people don't. This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.Wow. Next time you look at one of these, just remember that literally millions of people enjoyed these versions of the game for close to 20 years. There is something in there that is worth knowing about.
Wow. Edgy.No, it's not a narrativist game, i.e. where the point of play is to make a statement with the explicit world-building and storycrafting.
Abstract powers are lazy genre emulation. They're calculated to be bland and generic so as to minimize the chance of offending anyone, and assume that anybody who cares to justify them more concretely will put forth the effort to do that.
Which people do, faithfully. And pat themselves on the back because they think they're playing narrativist.