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    D&D 4E 4e Competition/Alternatives?

    Beyond D&D I've played and run lots of different games beyond Dungeons & Dragons over the past 25 years, but here are my favorites: -GURPS: The Fourth Edition of Steve Jackson Games' Generic Universal Role-Playing System is useful for any genre, and there are indeed numerous well-written...
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    D&D 4E Going/Not Going to 4E which edition did you start with?

    D&D past and future I started playing Dungeons & Dragons with the boxed set in 1982, when I was a freshman in high school. I later played and ran AD&D1, AD&D2, and D&D3x/D20, as well as other systems, ranging from Palladium to Storyteller to GURPS. I've generally been an early adopter, and...
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    D&D 4E Which old setting would you like to see revamped for 4E?

    While I know that Greyhawk and the Forgotten Realms have the most supporters, I'd like to see "Dungeons & Dragons" Fourth Edition support (by third parties, if need be) for Mystara, Dragonlance, Al Qadim, and Kara Tur. This may indicate some nostalgia for OD&D and AD&D, but there has also been...
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    D&D 4E Which 3rd party companies do you want 4ed products from?

    Third-party D&D4e/OGL publishers I think that Mongoose's licensed D20 properties, Green Ronin's historical sourcebooks, and "classic feel" supplements from other third-party publishers would all be good things to update using the allegedly streamlined rules of Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition...
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    D&D 4E D&D 4E Style

    D&D4e art I've liked and disliked bits of the art in every edition of "Dungeons & Dragons," and I expect D&D4e to be no different, although the importance of the core rulebooks as something that most D20 players will refer to regularly can't be underestimated. The tone, from eccentric...
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    D&D 4E Mythusmage's D&D 4e Thoughts

    Dungeons & Dragons 4e ideas I would also stick with the existing three books, although I might structure them differently. Player's Handbook 4e -Abilities I like 'em all, so I'd keep Str, Dex, Con, Int, Wis, Cha. I'd try to streamline figured stats or various adjustments (lifting, dodging...
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    Heroes wanted!

    No experience required! Existing face-to-face group based in Needham, Massachusetts (about 10 miles west of Boston), is looking for a reliable, mature, and creative role-players, not "hack-and-slash roll-players." About six of us meet on most Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Game Master...
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    D&D 1E The reasons to keep the rules 1e

    D&D1e vs. D&D3.5 I've known several role-players and Game Masters over the years who were reluctant or refused to update their games to the latest editions of "Dungeons and Dragons" (or Hero/Champions, RoleMaster/MERP, Storyteller, GURPS, etc.). One reason is that if you've made the investment...
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    D&D 1E Holdover rules from 1e/2e

    Holdover 1e/AD&D2 rules in D&D3.5/D20 games I still use some of the "Dragon" magazine critical hit tables, training rules, and the Comliness score from earlier editions of "Dungeons and Dragons." I try not to confuse combat or spell-related rules (fortunately, some of the guys in my current...
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    Heroes wanted in the Boston area!

    Experienced Game Master (since 1982) looking for mature, creative role-players (not "hack-and-slash roll-players" or rules lawyers) for a face-to-face pen-and-paper group to meet in the suburbs west of Boston. No experience is necessary! Campaign genres include fantasy, steampunk, comic book...