Bah! I've been badmouting random stats and HP long before 4e was announced. Has been ages since I used them in 3e. You can do either in 3e - roll the dice or use something else.
Aeolius said:And Gleemax....ewwww... and D&D Insider applications that don't work on my Mac...groan... etc etc.
I'd like to try 4e. I even plan to purchase the DMG, PH, and MM when they are released. But I have yet to hear anything about 4e that would make me try either playing in or running a campaign with the new rules.
An excerpt from an EN World thread regarding a lack of Sea Serpents in Monster Manuals states "I read this post and thought, Man, that is weird. I talked to James about it and he says he'll make it happen for the first MM after we have robust aquatic rules (DMG2 maybe? No promises!).", posted by WotC Logan; Logan Bonner, Mechanical Designer, Dungeons & Dragons, Wizards of the Coast.
Perhaps that's when I'll jump into 4e. But....ummm... no promises
dpetroc said:I've never posted prolifically - and I guess that hasn't changed much - but I'm reading less on the boards now because there HAS been a decrease in interesting topics related to 3.x or d20 or OGL.
Kae'Yoss said:Don't worry, you're not the only one who has no interest in 4e, and a lot of those who don't are among the heavier posters (meaning writing a lot of stuff, not the more enthusiastic eaters).
And this has always be a place for people who pretty much ignore Wizards and go with 3rd-party d20/OGL publishers, and I think Wizards has made an admirable work at alienating yet another big bunch of people with 4e and the things they'll be doing to D&D's flavour, both generally and that of its campaign settings.
So even if you won't go 4e, you'll still have enough company here.
the black knight said:Recently got a job teaching literature that's taking up all my time. That plus a disinterest in 4e has kept me from posting.
WotC_Gleemax_Blog said:Today we had another playtest of Jorge's campaign and it was a total blast. We were trying out the new rules for dinguses, and they are so cool now, not like in 3e, when they gave you herpes. These new dinguses work completely differently than the old dinguses, but I can't tell you more or else my boss will kill me, and besides I've got to run to submit my latest proposal on the newest whatzit mechanic.
4eFanBoi7 said:Oh wow, this is the best news ever! Once again, they are doing exactly what I have been doing in my own campaign for years! The old dingus mechanic in 3.x was teh suck.
Grognard5 said:What the hell are they thinking??? Dinguses have been in the fricken game since Blackmoor, and they were never a problem in any of my games. Why make dinguses play exactly like some WoW feature? This is just another example of crap change for change sake to sell more books. I'm never going to buy a single one of these stupid books. Wizards has lost another loyal customer.
4eFanBoi7 said:Then why the hell are you posting in the 4e Forum? Sheesh, if you can't handle change then you should just wheel your creaky old wheelchair on over to Dragonsfoot where you belong. If you don't like these improvements, who cares -- you can always play your old, hopelessly outmoded game with the other geriatrics.
CrazyTroll said:i havent bought any of the munchkin crap t$r put out since that unearthed arcana pos that gygax wrote. waste of money if you ask me. and wizbros totally screwed paizo when they killed the dragon.
Grognard5 said:What's the point of even calling the game D&D if there are no dinguses? I mean, this is really a completely new game. And I thought the old one was just fine, thank you very much.
NiceGuy said:I don't understand why everyone is getting so wound up about this change. I mean, we really don't know enough to judge yet, and maybe Wizards has a point about dinguses. I think they might have given me herpes. Or not. I dunno. How can anyone know? I guess it could be a big mistake, but we should really just wait and see.
Moderator said:This is yet ANOTHER reminder to remain civil. folks. We really mean it.
WotC_Gleemax_Blog said:Today we had another playtest of Sally's campaign and it was a total blast. We were trying out the new rules for whatzits, and they are so cool now, not like in 3e, when they gave you scabes. These new whatzits work completely differently than the old whatzits, but I can't tell you more or else my boss will kill me, and besides I've got to run to submit my latest proposal on the newest gorrfle mechanic.