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JoeGKushner

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While I have years left of 3.5 material to use, I'm very curious to see some actual meat and bones of the mechanics behind 4e and see how much of that I can bring into my other games.
 

epochrpg

Explorer
So far, I would PLAY 4e-- but someone else will have to buy / run it.

PS-- glad to see this thread hasn't been filled with "How dare you question the wisdom of 4e flavored Kool-aid!" flames. In the past I noticed posts questioning / criticizing 4e or WotC have always been badly flamed. I appreciate the mods for being proactive here. Everyone is entitled to an opinion-- even if it does / doesn't support 4e.
 

ivocaliban

First Post
EricNoah said:
I'm not ready now, and I don't think I will be for a long time, if at all. I have so much 3E stuff to explore and use it's silly to even contemplate moving on. And I don't have anyone excited about the prospect in any of my groups.

I also don't think 4E will be ready for me (in terms of solid computer support) for some time after initial release. So I'll definitely want to let WotC shake out the bugs for a bit. I will keep up with 4E news and try to read reviews and so forth out of academic curiosity.

About a month ago I made this statement on another forum:

"I'm not interested in 4e at the moment and I'm hardly intrigued by many of the hints of what's to come. That said, it's far too soon to tell exactly what it's going to look like when it comes down the tube. The earliest I can see adopting a new edition is around 2010. By then I should be able to see the pros and cons of 4e and be able to make an informed decision.

As it stands now, I've got enough 3e material to run campaigns well beyond the scope of my lifespan, so the new edition had better be pretty impressive for me to adopt it."

I still pretty much feel the same way.
 

Betote

First Post
Most probably I'll buy the core books, take what I like (second wind, wizard implements, maybe streamlined feats/skills/races) and houserule it into my 3.5 games. I've become too used to this edition to push it apart in favor of the new shiny thing...

... But I'm too much of a geek to not wanting to have that new shiny thing on my shelves :D
 



AWizardInDallas

First Post
I'm a game master and I have no desire to purchase the 4E rule books. My players feel the same. I have no plans to game master or be a player in 4E games either. D&D is becoming to superhero-ish for my tastes. I'm going to peek at the new SRD when it comes out, house ruling anything we like. We'll be playing 3.5 or 3.75 from here on out. I even have plans to re-assimilate some 2E material.
 

Mortellan

Explorer
I'm in the camp that doesn't want to DM 4E, but may be open to playtesting it at least. The straw that broke my back is the races in the PHB. I'd rather DM 3.5 Eberron at this point.
 

I'm sure I'll look at it and I'll probably even buy the core books but from what I've seen so far I'm not at all interested in moving to 4E. What I'll probably do is mine 4E for good rules that are easily compatible with 3.5 but otherwise continue using the 3.5 rule set.

WotC has bungled 4E big time.
 


Navior

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I have no intention of switching to 4e. I have loads of third edition material to last me many more years, and what I've seen of 4th edition just hasn't inspired me. It's conceivably possible I might end up playing in a 4e game some day, but my own games will remain 3.5.
 


Nifft

Penguin Herder
Hunter In Darkness said:
ok heres a thread just to see who else here has no plans to go on to 4e
Okay. Have fun with ... not-4e.

(It's hard to bring positive into a purely negative thread.)

Cheers, -- N
 

Nifft said:
Okay. Have fun with ... not-4e.

(It's hard to bring positive into a purely negative thread.)

Cheers, -- N


dont see anything negative in this thread. just folks stateing what they do not like . its really a positive feeling to look around and see the things you like that will soon be gone are things other folks like as well. and if u please no more snide comments in this thread if u dont mind.
 

Pinotage

Explorer
JoeGKushner said:
While I have years left of 3.5 material to use, I'm very curious to see some actual meat and bones of the mechanics behind 4e and see how much of that I can bring into my other games.

I'm in this camp as well. Not likely going to 4e, but will take a look at the non-specific mechanics to see if I can bastardise that and incorporate it into the games I'm in. I've got too much 3.5e material, too many games running 3.5e that will take a few more years to finish, so I have no reason to switch.

Pinotage
 



Stormtower

First Post
Delta said:
Yeah -- interestingly, this was the first thing my batch of friends at Gen Con told me about. This here is the first independent report about that I've heard, so now I can say my friends aren't plain crazy.

There definitely was scattered, loud booing at the conclusion of the 4e presentation at GenCon. There was also scattered, subdued applause... but most of the assembled audience I witnessed was simply quiet. A number of folks booed when the presenters failed to acknowledge or address backwards-forwards compatibility between editions.

In the entertainment industry, either a strong positive OR strong negative reaction is frequently considered acceptable ("all press is good press"), but stony silence = death.

For the record, I don't want to see 4e fail. I want the industry to grow and remain strong. But 4e is where I personally step off the treadmill and enjoy the complete game (with decades' worth of cool unplayed adventures) that I've assembled with my WotC and 3rd-party 3.5/OGL stuff.
 

jensun

First Post
Booing?

mmu1 said:
That's how it seemed like, anyway, and the crappy PowerPoint presentation and the tons of unhappy booing fans really made it hard to feel that this new edition was going to something good.
You must have been at a different Gencon presentation to me then. Certainly there were scattered grumbles as well as applause. Mostly the place was fairly quiet. To suggest there were "tons of unhapppy booing fans" is seriously overstating the position.

I would entirely agree that the powerpoint was rubbish and they also choose one of the least charismatic speakers ever to make it which probably didnt help. To be honest it felt rather amateurish.

On topic, I havent played D&D regularly for a number of years. I will probably buy the Players Handbook and see if it has anything to interest me, just as our group did with 3.0. That sparked one of the most enjoyable campaigns I have ever played in which ran for 2 years, who knows, 4e might do the same.
 

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