Tag Archive: D&D

Jun 14

Why I Hate 4e

Let me begin this post with a disclaimer: I AM A SHAMELESS, UNAPOLOGETIC, ELITIST GROGNARD I was drawn to Dungeons & Dragons because it’s a game for clever people. It required thought, planning, creativity, imagination, wit, and all the mental dexterity that I’m so fond of exercising. It was flexible, had a great many rules …

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May 30

It Ain’t What Yer Used To

Those of you who are here regularly will not be surprised that, as CaineĀ and I were discussing #dndnext, reading over the playtest material, we were also actively predicting how we thought it would be received. It dawned on us rather readily that, with the way 4e was marketed to brand new players (making D&D more …

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May 26

#DnDNext: A first glance.

Like many other gaming nerds, I spent Friday morning refreshing my email inbox, and impatiently reading the #dndnext search results on Twitter. Why? Because Wizards of the CoastĀ released the playtest of the next edition of D&D, obviously. What, do you live in Limbo or something? In his two-part post (found here and here), my friend …

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Oct 14

Dungeons & Dimwits

You could say I like Dungeons & Dragons. You could also say that Einstein was a bright guy, the Spartans enjoyed fistfights, and Napoleon liked cookies[1]. Thusly, when Wizards of the Coast announced it was ceasing production of my favorite version in favor of a new Fourth Edition, I was both intrigued and skeptical. The …

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