D&D (2024) Things People Want

James Gasik

We don't talk about Pun-Pun
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So I got to thinking about all the different things people want from D&D these days, and thought maybe I'd try to tabulate them all. If you or someone else's FAVORITE THING isn't on my list, feel free to add to it!

*Psionics.
*Warlords.
*Greyhawk.
*Gritty, Old-School Dungeon Crawling/Wilderness Survival.
*A Better Skill System.
*No Feats.
*Better Feats.
*No Spells.
*Better Spells.
*No Multiclassing.
*Better Multiclassing.
*Half-Orcs.
*No Orcs.
*Racial ASI's.
*No Ability Scores, only Bonuses.
*Magic to have Costs (backlash, super expensive, generally harder).
*Magic to be weaker, but still feel like magic.
*A better system for building encounters.
*No systems for building encounters.
*AD&D.
*4e.
*3e.
*Arcane Half-Casters.
*Bard Half-Casters.
*Non-Magical Rangers.
*Better Monks.
*No Monks.
*Old Forgotten Realms.
*More Forgotten Realms.
*No Forgotten Realms.
*More old settings.
*No old settings.
*Better rules for magic items/magic item creation.
*No magic, no money, shiv my own party members for a dented copper coin.
*Better Healing.
*No Healing Word.
*No Guidance.
*No Cantrips (Wizards throw darts, I say, darts! And oil!)
*Druids wearing metal armor.
*Druids turning into better creatures.
*Nobody turning into anything.
*More ASI's (typically, Stat Increases and Feats on separate tracks).
*No ASI's (only magic can raise ability scores!)
*"Name-Level" base building and followers.
*Birthright.
*Naval Combat.
*Mass Battle Rules.
*All the Races.
*Only Humans.
*More MtG settings.
*No MtG settings.
*Mystara.
*Blackmoor.
*Science Fantasy.
*No Science in my Fantasy.
*VTT.
*Vidya Games.
*Rules-Light.
*Rules-Heavy.
*Lots of options.
*No options.
*More DM power.
*Less DM power.
*More player power.
*Less player power.
*ROW ROW, FIGHT THE POWER.
*Level Up (this one's for you, Micah!)

Whew, I know I missed some, but I feel pretty confident that's got to be over 80% of the opinions I've seen in the past couple years.
 

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*Silver Standard
*Use of word Race
*Do not use word Race
*No Alignment
*Paths
*No Mystara (have no faith in WotC doing it "right")
*Tiamat not being Takhisis
*No Raise Dead/Resurrection
*Greater cost to Raise Dead/Resurrection
*Divine spells walled off depending on Deity followed/worshipped
*Odd number ability scores count for something
*Lesser Advantage/Disadvantage
*Exhaustion integrated with Resources (HD, class features, class powers/abilities)
*High Level play (advice, modules)
*Faith system
*Less Hit Point bloat
*Touch Attacks

To be fair, I'd imagine many of us have dealt with certain aspects of these within our own table homebrew rules already
 



Your list reads rather like:

Things people don't want...
That is the problem... if 10 people want _____ and 7 people will be mad if you include _ and 10peaople kinda are wanting to see but don't know if they would like __ and 73 people don't care weither ____ is in the book or not. then what is the right answer?

I will use warlord as my example, but anything on the list it works for... we know that some people will rally for the warlord, and some will ralley against it... what do you do? if you Don't include it you piss off some, if you DO include it you piss off other people...
 

That is the problem... if 10 people want _____ and 7 people will be mad if you include _ and 10peaople kinda are wanting to see but don't know if they would like and 73 people don't care weither __ is in the book or not. then what is the right answer?

I will use warlord as my example, but anything on the list it works for... we know that some people will rally for the warlord, and some will ralley against it... what do you do? if you Don't include it you piss off some, if you DO include it you piss off other people...

It is just because people seem to like being pissed instead of just having fun.
I bet the Venn Diagramm of people pissed about WotC not doing a warlord and people pissed about the OGL stuff and people who never thought about looking up a 3rd party solution shows a big intersection...
 



James Gasik

We don't talk about Pun-Pun
Supporter
See but if I said "this is a list of things people don't want", then people who do want some of these things might be upset that I'm misrepresenting them!
 


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