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Postby Tom the Fanboy on Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:12 pm

Yeah, I made another thread because I couldn't find the old one.

So you've heard about the "online content" right? Here's an artist's idea of how it will work.

http://www.commissionedcomic.com/?p=158
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Postby Punstarr on Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:13 pm

That's a funny comic, hehe.

I've already done my rant about 4th Ed though.
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Postby Narf the Mouse on Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:27 pm

They showed a video; basically, that part's a web-browser app. that replicates a gaming table without the table.

And no, none of the internet options are nessasary to play.
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Clambake 39 on Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:43 pm

I found a blog post by a guy who works for Piazo Publishing with some insights into the new edition after running through two sample quests.

http://iuztheevil.livejournal.com/6070.html

The first part is about the updated miniature game, with the real meat following thereafter. The future looks grim to me, but then I always have been a pessimist.
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Narf the Mouse on Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:44 pm

Well, my optimizm is plummeting.
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Tom the Fanboy on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:38 am

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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Thunderhowl on Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:51 am

Hold on now...this could still be salvageable...what kind of cheese are we talking here?
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Dinky on Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:33 pm

This may be due to the fact that I am a walking anachronism, but whenever I manage to get my arse in gear to run a game, I invariably use the 2nd Ed rules.

This is for two main reasons;
1) I'm old, and as such I fear change. :P
2) It helps to prevent my players knowing the system better than me.
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Tom the Fanboy on Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:13 pm

Dinky wrote:2) It helps to prevent my players knowing the system better than me.


That's why I'm still running Vampire the Masquerade!
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Thunderhowl on Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:57 pm

That and Masquerade and Apocalypse are orders of magnitude superior to the Requiem and Forsaken... :wink:
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Narf the Mouse on Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:32 am

Fred Saberhagens' Dracula > All other vampires I've read about. :D
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Punstarr on Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:09 am

Thunderhowl wrote:That and Masquerade and Apocalypse are orders of magnitude superior to the Requiem and Forsaken... :wink:


Totally agreed.
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Tom the Fanboy on Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:27 am

Now now, don't bring Dracula into this!
It'll just end up with people arguing that their dracula will beat up your dracula and before you know it people are arguing about whether or not Vampire Hunter D could slay Alucard from Hellsing.

So, uh, what do you guys think 4th Ed Ravenloft will be like? Castlevania?


... actually a Castlevania game would be awesome in almost any system!
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby TigerDawn on Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:15 pm

I heard one good thing about 4th 'ed from one of the teachers at the art institute of Seattle (who's working on it) . Instead of dying at -10 you now die at -(1/2)Total HP's... So far everything he's been talking about makes a lot of sense to me.. but whatever
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Cloud213 on Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:50 am

I won't get the 4th edition because I play Eberron and I like the fluff for that. And I don't want to spend more money on books.
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Narf the Mouse on Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:46 pm

I'm not optimistic myself any longer.

I will, however, reserve final judgement until I can get the 4.0 PHB and make a character.
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Speculation

Postby Narf the Mouse on Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:34 am

Very positive review starting here.

It doesn't go into great detail; more a bunch of overviews.

Also, rules compilation and prediction here, based on gathered information.

Mixed playtest review here.

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Re: D&D 4th Ed Discussion

Postby Tom the Fanboy on Fri May 30, 2008 11:58 am

Anyone gotten to play yet? I'm borrowing my friend's book and am sort of annoyed by the direction they've moved in but the system itself seems solidly built.

Also, if anyone would like a fillable character sheet, I made one.
http://pockyclub.elite-otaku.net/Fillab ... rSheet.pdf
It's reader enabled and everything! :D
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Discussion

Postby Xaq on Fri May 30, 2008 12:19 pm

Wizards of the Coast did a promotional thing where they got Gabe and Tycho of Penny Arcade and Scott Kurtz of PVP together with some of their in-house DMs and ran an 8-hour session, which they recorded as a series of podcasts! Check out the results here.
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Re: D&D 4th Ed Discussion

Postby Tom the Fanboy on Fri May 30, 2008 3:10 pm

That sounds pretty cool. I might have to check that out tomorrow before game.

I made some snark.

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