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Thursday, 16th August, 2012, 09:43 AM #81
Opportunity Attacks. It's rules creep and the quantification and codification of the game that I don't like so much. So many conditions attatched to them
Call them what you like but I prefer the simpler mechanics of say B/X or RC.
I think that you should definately have a module to play such things in more depth like in 3rd Edition or more tactically as in 4th Edition but I think the game out of the blocks would be better to be more streamlined.
If WOTC don't do that then they will lose the chance to regain players lost to older editions and retro clones and also make a higher barrier to entry for new players
To be clear... I have played and enjoyed EVERY edition of D&D and AD&D but as this is a playtest I am just expressing my preferences.
As I said, I haven't put this through it's paces yet, so we shall see
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Thursday, 16th August, 2012, 11:06 AM #82
Spellbinder (Lvl 16)
*: partly because I think 4e actually got OAs pretty well right; they are triggered by free moving or ranged attacking when next to an enemy, and that's it. That particular bit of 4e really is very simple; the "Immediate" actions less so...
Thursday, 16th August, 2012, 11:23 AM #83
I wouldn't consider using two rapiers "stupid"; fighting with a brace of rapiers is a classic real-world style of fighting.
I expect some sort of feat (or the like) allowing use of the katana in one hand, just as I expect there to be a way to use the bastard sword one-handed as well. That would open up samurai dual-wielding.
Thursday, 16th August, 2012, 02:22 PM #84
Superhero (Lvl 15)
Ok, scimitars are suddenly a light/finesse weapon (I only knew or 3.x using this distinction and scimitars weren't it).
What kind of rapier? The primary piercing weapon? Which style uses two at once? I'm honestly curious. Using a rapier and some kind of parrying weapon is different kind of beast altogether.
Thursday, 16th August, 2012, 04:22 PM #85
Scout (Lvl 6)
That's just a matter of taste, mind you. I'm sure plenty of people welcome such rules, others might be indifferent. But I don't want such rules.
Thursday, 16th August, 2012, 06:23 PM #86
I'm not entirely sure which style first used the brace of rapiers, but I'd guess it was from Italian dueling styles.
Here's a link talking about the style: The Arte of Defense
And here's a video of some practice:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AseqZulqrEA]Case of rapiers/florentine demonstration - YouTube[/ame]
Thursday, 16th August, 2012, 08:58 PM #87
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
'Can a magician kill a man by magic?' Lord Wellington asked Strange. Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. 'I suppose a magician might,' he admitted, 'but a gentleman never could.'
Friday, 17th August, 2012, 12:45 AM #88
Superhero (Lvl 15)
Friday, 17th August, 2012, 12:55 AM #89
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Friday, 17th August, 2012, 08:37 PM #90
Magsman (Lvl 14)
i'm sure everyone has noticed by now but i didn't see it mentioned in this thread so i thought i'd say it in case random people didn't notice and were just watching this thread rather than other announcements from gencon that it was happening...
If you redownload the playtest packet today (when you go tot he login page it is the 'signup page' but on the sign up page there is a link if you already have an account to actually login), they added something to the classes section (sorcerer and warlorck) and also added an adventure.