Cam Banks said:I'm actually more interested in hearing about which WotC/TSR settings won't work as well, or will require extensive modification, for 4e. I already suspect they've had to overhaul a ton of things for the Realms, as Rich Baker's blogs have been suggesting. Is 4e simply not a good fit for some worlds? Is it better for some than others?
I'm sure you are primarily concenred about dragonlance, and IMO the answer is obvious. Dragonlance was one of the settings that was more tied to dnd mechanics than perhaps any other. The orginal chroncles books actually had raistlin stating he needed to 'memorize spells' and that when he cast them he would 'forget' them and have to re-memorize them.
When you factor in sorcerors, which were brought in to tie to dnd3E sorcerors, and many other things i am pretty sure dragonlance with need a MASSIVE overhaul, retcon or (I really hope so) a complete and total REBOOT back to the war of the lance period. IMO a reboot would really give me hope and bring me back.
OTOH some 4e elements will fit dragonlance quite well, elves for instance: Wood Elves = Silvanesti/Kagonesti; Eladrin = Qualinessti etc. But the future looksgood for DL; its mentioned in the Worlds and Monsters book, and the setting has been brought back home to WOTC.