D&D 4th Edition

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  1. Overread

    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    I agree - PDF downloading - for shame#



    seriously though is it that bad?
     
  2. Kelmourne

    Kelmourne The Savage Hippy

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    absolutely
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    any more details???????????????
     
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    Ender-Zero Ruff Mercenary

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    It's actually really good.
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    If you like to play like a simpleton :S
     
  6. Alchemist

    Alchemist The Fighters Guide House Member

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    Its horrible. They are making "updates" yearly to the CORE RULES. So those are required to buy basically, unlike the extras you can get for 3.5 which are optional.

    Having to wait to level 10 to multiclass, having "slots."
    I mean seriously. You dont have feet slots, you have two feet. Boots do not go in a slot!
    They are making this too much like a freaking MMO. Which is NOT good for a Pen and Paper. Hell, the yearly updates sound like Patches.
    GEEZ!
    Im sticking with 3.5, and checking out Pathfinder.
    Pathfinder is a new RPG, almost identical to D&D 3.5, some minor rule changes, and its to help out those fans who think 4.0 is for crap.
    Even Monte Cooke is helping with writing, developing, and promoting Pathfinder. Its freaking awesome. Its in Alpha/Beta testing now and you can download a free PDF of it. Legally. They are wanting gamers to test out the new rules to see if they need to make changes.
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    Dosn't surprise me that they are releaseing addon parts, but annual sounds like rather a long time. I would have thought that, especially in the earlytimes, that they would be releasing the updates more regularly.
    Also I can understand why they are going MMO with its design as its a changing new user base - once it was Pen and Paper to computer - now its the other way around and newer users wantsomething familiar to understand - hence the MMO feel that regulars don't want.
     
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    Ender-Zero Ruff Mercenary

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    Pathfinder is great, my group has been playing it. But 4th is really simple and it stops all those god-damned power gamers.
     
  9. Kelmourne

    Kelmourne The Savage Hippy

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    My group is trying out all sorts of new rpg's now like Conan, Arcana Unearthed, Dark Heresy, etc...
     
  10. TheImmortalMessenger

    TheImmortalMessenger Spinner of Lost Tales

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    Been playing 4th edition now for about close to a month, and at first I was kind of put out by it, with all the reading I did and then the piecing together, but now I agree that 4th ed is nice. The thing I've done with it though, is made my own patches and written up some of my own ideas for races. I've made classes such as Samurai, Magebreaker and Telekinetics, and I also noticed that if you read the back of the Monster Manual, they have stats and such for creatures that others were put out to see leave, like Gnomes and Orcs. All in all, I could have made the same out of 3.5, I'm a very adaptable gamer and I almost never play the rules by the book, so the alignment didn't hinder me any, I still make Chaotic Good and Lawful Evil characters, but even so who's to say that simply Good characters can't be Chaotic Good, or that simply Evil characters can't be Lawful about their evils? I make what I can with what I'm given, and my friends and I still have plenty of fun with D&D all the same, even with the new rules.

    Oh, and the classes of Barbarian and races of Gnome and Orc are said to be released in the next book, but I'm just going by what I've heard from others, so take it as you will
     
  11. Band Zombie

    Band Zombie Son of Odin

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    I agree, but i'm just going to keep play V 3.5. it's just a bit more simpilar. Plus, all the books are going to go on sale