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  1. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 4E PROPS TO PAIZO – On How Pathfinder feels (more like) D&D (to me) than 4E

    Yeah, that is a problem inherent to games that borrow from real world religions.... Moving right along... I wonder what percentage of folks that like playing wizards, clerics, or other spellcasters who prefer Pathfinder is compared to those who prefer playing them in 4e/Essentials? Good for a...
  2. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 4E 5E as a Rewritten 4E with Flavor Bits from Other Editions?

    I think that it can't be - not if they are sincere in trying to regain the folks that dropped 4e. I also think that if they want to keep the 4e crowd then it has to be. In all, I think that it won't be much like 4e, but will have some means to implement 4e elements. So, both and neither. The...
  3. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 4E PROPS TO PAIZO – On How Pathfinder feels (more like) D&D (to me) than 4E

    But is, however, very much in the Catholic and Orthodox old testaments, and is also still part of Judaism - in short the old Old Testament. I believe Lutherans also still recognize the book. King James (may he rot*) did some picking and choosing. The Auld Grump * My dislike of King James has...
  4. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 4E PROPS TO PAIZO – On How Pathfinder feels (more like) D&D (to me) than 4E

    The thing is that an awful lot of us don't play D&D (4e) when we want to play D&D, because D&D (4e) doesn't feel like D&D to us anymore. For us, Pathfinder is more D&D than D&D (4e) is. Pathfinder is what I play when I want to play D&D. Mind you, I call the version of D&D that I play...
  5. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 4E PROPS TO PAIZO – On How Pathfinder feels (more like) D&D (to me) than 4E

    For me part of that 'I want to play a Wizard' comes down to the balance between versatility and preparation. My short stint with 4e did not have either element, to speak of. The Auld Grump * I heard a rumor that part of the reason the movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice was made was because...
  6. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 4E PROPS TO PAIZO – On How Pathfinder feels (more like) D&D (to me) than 4E

    You may want to look into The Book of Tobit (in the Old Testament), Asmodeus was not a nice spirit when it first appeared. Misogyny was definitely among those sins that he embodied. I could go on at length, but I want to keep clear of the too much religion rule. More of a user of Ashtaroth in...
  7. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 4E Is PF combat any faster than 4e?

    Not disagreeing, particularly, but where did you get the data points to create the graph?* Going off of a single GM's campaigns would likely skew the data. The Auld Grump * No, really not disagreeing - the chart seems reasonable, though for me the bogging starts at a slightly higher level, at...
  8. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 4E Is Paizo ever going to shore up it's online support for Pathfinder like 4E does?

    There is also PCGen, a not too bad bit of freeware. :) Java, which does make it a trifle slow, but it works on Windows, Mac OS, Linux.... Not as fast to be updated as Hero Labs, being a volunteer effort, but nice and powerful. The Auld Grump
  9. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 3E/3.5 5E solve me this: 3Es and 4Es biggest problem

    I go with a line item veto - after I have access to the supplement in question. The book would have to be pretty awful for me to ban the whole thing, but I do want to see what you are trying to slip past me first. Oozemasters in the Iron Kingdoms? Sorry. Samurai in the Reformation Germanies...
  10. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 3E/3.5 After errata, is the Grab monster ability as obnoxious as 3E's Improved Grab?

    Not at all. :) But then I didn't exactly hate it in 3.5 either, so.... A while back I used one in the kids game for a giant octopus - slap for no damage, then grab... and not let go. No attack, just hanging on while the PC first tried to peel it off (nuh uh! I like it here!) then just swam...
  11. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 4E What's the point of playing 4e now?

    No, not all editions - first edition Dungeon Master's Guides are used in the construction of fallout shelters, which is why the spell was implemented on all later editions. The Auld Grump, little known fact: a 1e DMG will block the blast from a 1 KT nuclear device....
  12. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 4E WotC, DDI, 4E, and Hasbro: Some History

    Cheap, fast, good. Pick 2. If you are lucky. And in case anyone thinks that I am being unfair to 4e about this... remember Fluid and e-Tools? :eek: Code Monkey eventually got it working, but damn.... WotC does not have a good history there. The Auld Grump
  13. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 4E WotC, DDI, 4E, and Hasbro: Some History

    Yikes is right - I had not realized that she was involved with the DDI. That... explains a lot. May she rest in peace. The Auld Grump
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    D&D 4E WotC, DDI, 4E, and Hasbro: Some History

    D&D, not WotC - WotC would continue, just being limited to Magic and the like. But, yeah, being marginalized was not going to be a good thing for D&D. I may think that they fumbled the ball, but they needed to do something. Sounds like there was some panic there, as well as all the craziness...
  15. TheAuldGrump

    If Hasbro Pulls the Plug....

    What will folks do if Hasbro pulls the plug on D&D? The Escapist article describes Hasbro 'marginalizing' properties that generate less than 50-100 million dollars. If (and hopefully that is a big IF) D&D has fallen below whatever magic number Hasbro has chosen, what will folks do? And how...
  16. TheAuldGrump

    D&D 5E A 5e BECMI?

    It has been mentioned on several topics lately, sometimes by me, that 5e might be well served by looking back to BECMI. I will admit to a bias - more than half my adult players got started in the game with BECMI and the Cyclopedia. TSR had to have done something right - two of those players are...
  17. TheAuldGrump

    Christmas 2011 RPG Holiday Sales?

    Whether you are already out hunting for presents, or hunkering under the desk until January 2nd, the holiday shopping season has begun. So, a place to put RPG gaming sales for people to either flock to madly, or avoid, while making finger crosses to drive the retail demons away. First, my...
  18. TheAuldGrump

    If WotC Released D&D 3.75 Tomorrow....

    Looking at the thread that covers RPG sales via Amazon I noticed that 3.5 is still selling well, not all that far behind either 4e or Pathfinder. So, a mental exercise: If WotC were to announce a revised version of the D&D 3.X architecture would you be interested? Assumptions: 0: WotC...
  19. TheAuldGrump

    ZEITGEIST Miniatures for Zeitgeist?

    Heh, I can't quite put my finger on it, but.... Miniature for Fantasy Flight Games - The Adventurers, as shown on Beasts of War. If I were playing, instead of likely to be running, I think that would be my PC. :) The Auld Grump
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    What 3.X/D20 Material Do You Use With Pathfinder?

    Right now, I think that the rules from Heroes of Battle is almost the last remaining WotC rules supplement in frequent use, or at least the one that comes to mind. Corsair, Book of the Sea, and the mass combat rules from Book of Strongholds & Dynasties are also in use. Other than that...? Not...