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  1. thanson02

    General The perfect D&D edition (according to ENWORLD)

    Sounds good to me. I would give it a go. :D
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    That's what I really loved about 4E. They weren't trying to create a table top simulator. If your focus is on telling a story, the fictional tropes are a lot more effective in doing this, at least in my experience. The key is keeping it modular enough so you can modifier what you need to tell...
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    Well.......... 1: There are a ton of people who have no issue role playing in 4E, so yeah......... 2: If you are looking at the rules as a form of physics, then it makes sense that there was confusion, since 4E saw the rules a medium to express plot points in a story. That is like expecting...
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    4E 4E D&D: Brainstorming for the Next Tier of Adventures

    Okay............ I will re-write it when I can.
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    Fair enough. It has been a while since I have played either 2nd or 3rd edition. The two are probably blending together at this point. :p
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    4E 4E D&D: Brainstorming for the Next Tier of Adventures

    *Edited from Original Post* So I originally made a post regarding what I was thinking of covering for the Epic level of gameplay for my 4E D&D campaign. Because of a technical glitch, my original post was erased................ With that, I have read through the responses to that post and I...
  7. thanson02

    4E [4E] Which classes would you prefer to see in a clone

    That is a good start list [emoji106]
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    And that is a fair criticism given the situation, and given the desire to stick with the older model that makes sense. For me, the re-skinning and the expansion of diversity with monsters (I think there are over 5,000 in 4E) made the monsters seem more real and less gamey. If you have a bunch...
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    What a shame. ;) Not that it mattered. I am still seeing his messages, so apparently it only blocks his ability to see my post? Oh, well......... :p
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    And thus the beauty of a modular gaming system. [emoji4]
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    100% agree. I use the term "cinimatic" to discribe what you said, but we are on the same page. Btw, awesome senareo! That sounds like it was a ton of fun. :D
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    Well I'm glad you were having fun with that.[emoji12] I've gotten to the point where I just don't have any tolerance or patience for people who keep talking themselves and circles and don't add anything of value to the conversation just so they can reinforce their own ideas. Despite the troll...
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    No skin off my nose. Farvel......
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    Everything in this response tells me you haven't even bothered open up the book and look and see what the rules actually say. Everything you just said contradicted everything in the core books. You do realize that the rest of us aren't slow morons, correct? You do realize we are able to...
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    Something to think about too is looking at minions from a different angle. I found after a while that one way to run groups and minions was instead of having a bunch of individual monsters with one hit point, you actually had a standard swarm creature of the level that you want for the minions...
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    And since I am now certainly in this conversation, might as well add my part to the mix: We agree on this one. If you play combat through like a monster mash, then yes, it can take a while. If you mix it up with narrative though, you can diversify what is going on and even though it might...
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    I decided to go through the old Player Handbooks for 2nd Edition and 3rd Edition because I wanted to make sure I responded appropriately to what you're presenting here. After looking at how Hit Points were dealt with in 2nd Edition, 3rd Edition, 4th Edition, and 5th Edition, what I'm seeing is...
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    That is the thing though, damage comes from a variety of sources and can cause a variety of damage types. Some of them are physical, but others are psychic/mental. HP is a weird mechanic that people keep trying to quantify. I have been gaming since 2nd Ed. and no lie, it is better then THACO...
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    4E In Defense of 4E - a New Campaign Perspective

    This is one thing that I noticed from my disagreements with folks who hate 4E (also, this has become a long thread, so if someone else brought this up and I missed it, cool :cool: ) is the narrative focus of 4E. It is very cinematic in style. The flavor text of the exploits and spells clearly...
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    4E How To Clone 4E Using 5E Rules

    IMO, yes and no. We basically got two approaches to skill challenges from the publications. The first one was a list of skills and then correlating actions based on those skills, which you see in DMG1 and DMG2. Then later (example of this is in the Cairn of the Winter King adventure in the...
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