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 Post subject: D&D 5 on the horizon
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:32 pm 
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While D&D is not my kind of game, this seems important enough
for the entire gaming industry to take a look at it:

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Article.aspx ... l/20120109


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 Post subject: Re: D&D 5 on the horizon
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:36 pm 
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D&D 5E will have to do a lot to get me to buy it and play it rather than play lamentations of the Flame Princess and Adventurer, Conqueror, King when I'm in the mood for fantasy.

Still, I'd have to see the reviews and (hopefully) the "test drive" version to know what to think about it. Who knows, it might be a surprise for the better...

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 Post subject: Re: D&D 5 on the horizon
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:25 am 
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I doubt that I will find the game interesting, but I will follow its
development and marketing out of curiosity, to see whether the
people at WotC will continue their series of questionable decisions.
With D&D 4 they drove the most experienced D&D authors and a
significant number of their traditional customers to their competi-
tors, and then they gave up the PDF market and lost a number
of licensees (for example, there is still no German translation, be-
cause after WotC's antics no sane publisher would touch the li-
cense with a very long pole). And now I wonder how WotC plans
to regain the lost ground.


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 Post subject: Re: D&D 5 on the horizon
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:54 pm 
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Yeah, I'm not going to buy it. That much I'm already certain about. I have 4E and that's enough.
That said, it sounds like it's going to be a very unusual design and I am fascinated to see what they do with it. I'll be following it's development closely.

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 Post subject: Re: D&D 5 on the horizon
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:25 pm 
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I'll probably pick it up - I actually liked 4e (much better than 3e, mechanically speaking), but found it was too much of a tactical boardgame. If they can pull it back from that and make the RPG elements stronger then I think I'd like 5e.

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 Post subject: Re: D&D 5 on the horizon
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:47 am 
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I shall definitely wait and see - when 3.5 folded I went with Pathfinder rather than 4.0 (actually I went straight from 3.0 to Pathfinder). I'm not sure I'm willing to buy into 5.0 unless there are some radical changes, like getting rid of level hit dice and armour class.

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 Post subject: Re: D&D 5 on the horizon
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EDG wrote:
I'll probably pick it up - I actually liked 4e (much better than 3e, mechanically speaking), but found it was too much of a tactical boardgame. If they can pull it back from that and make the RPG elements stronger then I think I'd like 5e.


Can't disagree with that, actually - and knowing me, I'll probably buy it anyway :)

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