like a disease? Instead of small pox we got toon?
One of the elements of 4E that puts me off the most is the act of identifying the classes as controller, striker, leader, etc. For example, in the above paragraph, the player characters are a wizard (I assume), a few...um, guys with arrow or guns and a couple of fighters. Or were they warlords? Are those the leaders?
I'm not a big fan of 'class/level' systems but it seems liked if your going to have them one benefit is an easy means of designation. With previous editions, players might say, "That's when my Wizard cast lightning bolt at the orc guard". Now its 'my controller'. Totally ruins the mood and atmosphere for me.
Anyone else feeling this or have you found it pretty easy to get into the spirit of the game with brutes, lurkers, leaders, etc.?
The first place I heard it was over on the WotC boards.
If it does come from video games, perhaps it's a good sign (despite my personal distaste) -- if it's an indication that 4e is bringing video game people into RPGs, the hobby is getting healthier.
Cheers, -- N
The only slang (not used ny WotC) that really bugs me at present are "toon" and "gish".
Toon: REALLY? You're playing Bugs Bunny the RPG, now?
Gish: Unless talking about Silent FIlm stars, it usually isn't correct.