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    Is D&D "Rubbish"?

    Is D&D rubbish? Well, a chap named Nikolas Lloyd thinks it is. He's made a series of videos which looks at the various editions of D&D over the decades. His three videos - "Early D&D Was Rubbish", "Mid-period D&D Wasn't Great" and "Fourth Edition D&D Is Terrible" make it clear what his opinion of the game is; there are some good points in there, although I disagree with the premise that "D&D is rubbish".









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    Since when are we enabling Trolls?

    Crusading veggies steamroll university into web censorship ? The Register

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    If he's not antagonizing the vegans, he's taunting the NRA, poking the feminists, and now kicking the RPG geeks (while they're down). This guy needs a body guard ;-)

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    That's interesting. I didn't know about those. Is this guy just doing it deliberately, then?

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    Quite frankly I can't help but agree. D&D has always and will always be a horrible system, IMHO.

    I do disagree with his ranting on 4E when it was clearly the GM being a horrible GM, not the systems fault, but yeah, other than that little bit of his videos there, I agree 100% with the rest of the guy's comments.

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    Interesting, and a bit fun too.
    I do agree with most of what he says.

    Also...does he not know that Mongoose is doing the open source on the RuneQuest system?
    Since he loves it so much, I'm surprised he is not up on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
    That's interesting. I didn't know about those. Is this guy just doing it deliberately, then?
    That would be my guess.

    One of those folks that can't get any attention unless he starts making an insensitive fuss.

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    huh... I find myself wanting to find fault with his reasoning, but I struggle to do so.

    The description of the wizard 'zaps' gave me a bit of a chuckle.

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    He was doing okay until he started rolling out the same tired old (and entirely unfounded) criticisms of 4e that were floating about years ago. He also spent most of the last video moaning not about the system (even if he thought he was) but about his group. My advice? Get a GM and a group who match your play style, stop trying to make magical things logical and have some fun!
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    I should totally make a response video about his YouTube videos

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    hmmm

    no roleplaying system can make you roleplay. you can roleplay in any system regardless of how crunchy it is.

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