I have read the system – it’s a pretty nice system – but it’s no more a new edition of Dungens and Dragons than a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a revision of a 1940s Willys Jeep. The problem lies in its being called something it is not – a new edition of an existing system. It is this incompatibility that will prevent me from ever playing it, as none of the local players will touch it, because of this lie.
After seeing a DM at the local card store in action and reading some of it, I started to like it. It was weird. I DESPISED the game for the months before that I had heard about it. But suddenly, I started to like it, it was strange. The aura of the game just sucked me in. And I feel that it will to other gamers that hated it just as much as me.
There’s an old saying I’m sure most of you have heard, If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. As someone else mentioned I have no problem with WOTC coming out with a new RPG but what I do have a problem with is them calling it a new edition of D&D.
I love the new power of the characters (and I’m a GM). Why? because it means you can up the power of the monsters as well, to have truely heroic games, where the PCs can mash through hordes of enemies – and monsters have a fighting chance to do the same to the PCs.
All these, of course, refer to the coming of D&D 3rd Edition. My personal favorite:
D&D 3e is nothing more than an RPG video game played on paper.
And finally, a prophecy fufilled:
There are also lots of broken bits in 3Ed. How else would there be a 4Ed?
Thanks to Graham for sending this to me, and helping me pick out some of the best ones.