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The king is dead. Long live the king!!!
« on: January 09, 2012, 09:15:25 AM »
As many of you will know by now WOTC has announced they are working on a new edition...

Article from nytimes 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/arts/video-games/dungeons-dragons-remake-uses-players-input.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Also, link from WOTC

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Article.aspx?x=dnd%2F4ll%2F20120109
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Re: The king is dead. Long live the king!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 09:46:46 AM »
Very interesting.  Looks like they're taking a page out of Paizo's book as far as playtesting is concerned.  I wonder how they're going to change up the rules this time?

Let the speculation begin!! 

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Re: The king is dead. Long live the king!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 11:21:21 AM »
I love new editions of anything. It's more things to complain about or to complain about other people complaining about. It's the fuel that keeps internet nerds warm during the winter.

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Re: The king is dead. Long live the king!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 03:25:40 PM »
4e made me go 'lol no', so I'm sure 5th will be even less interesting to me.
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Re: The king is dead. Long live the king!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 03:43:04 PM »
Here is an article from forbes.

I like this

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidewalt/2012/01/09/wizards-announce-new-dungeons-and-dragons-an-inside-look-at-the-game/

BTW, I have and will play 0,1,2,3,3.5,3.75,4,4.5, and any other edition or Iteration of DnD. Stop arguing and just play.
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Re: The king is dead. Long live the king!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 03:56:22 PM »
Having read that, all I can say is that unless their writing and support is *IMMACULATE* like god-tier perfect, they're making a big mistake.

Trying to make the game that appeals to everyone when you have a player base as fragmented as D&D's (compare the Pathfinder/4e split) is a prospect that's nearly doomed to failure. Sure, it's possible, but the odds of it happening are slim to none.

For that reason alone, I'm skeptical. To say nothing of their track-record with flavor-text (although I've only read the first couple 4e bits, and I'm sure the later material isn't as horrible as 'lol Tieflings aren't humans with  fiendish ancestry, they're a single race of devil-infused. . . things now! Also they're all Asmodeus-look alikes'), the rules themselves are under scrutiny.

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Re: The king is dead. Long live the king!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 05:41:36 PM »
Eh...Wizards want to make a universal system...wait a minute...they already did that with D20.  Exept for a few standouts,  the never ending piles of crap that idea produced are still lining landfills and yellowing on game store shelves with bright stickers plastered to their covers proclaiming 90% off.

Wizards wants to continue support for 4th ed?  Yeah, sure it does.  That makes economical sense. If they do continue support it will mean competing with themselves and Piazo. This promise of support sounds more like like scraping together the shit that was on the bottom of the barrel and slapping $40.00 on it.

Anyways, they'll still be raping my wallet when it comes out as the sun-deprived child of my youth scuttles to the bookstore hoping to recapture the magic.   


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Re: The king is dead. Long live the king!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 07:56:00 PM »
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Re: The king is dead. Long live the king!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 08:32:14 PM »
Having only really "played" through the 3.5 to 4e transition, I'm curious to see the next one.  I liked the "freshness" of 4e, so I figure the next edition will be interesting enough...

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Re: The king is dead. Long live the king!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 08:47:00 PM »
Cool, I am kind of interested to see what it looks like. (Full disclosure: didn't play 4E, only played 3.whatever because my friends bought it, unlikely to buy 5E but interested to see what they make.)

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Re: The king is dead. Long live the king!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2012, 01:08:32 AM »
Having only really "played" through the 3.5 to 4e transition, I'm curious to see the next one.  I liked the "freshness" of 4e, so I figure the next edition will be interesting enough...

I'm in the same boat. I enjoyed the transition and I hope the next one is just as much fun.

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Re: The king is dead. Long live the king!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012, 01:49:07 PM »
I'm at work right now so I can't send the link over, but on the Wizards web site there is information about 5 ed and a sign up for playtesting it. If you can't find it, check my wife's comic shop facebook page, Illusive Comics and Games. There's a link for it on there.
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