Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dungeons & Dragons

On August 19th, 2014 Wizards of the Coast will bless us with the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons and I really do wish that would stop. We have only had Dungeons & Dragons games in name only since third edition was released, to say otherwise is would be a false statement.

I make zero effort to hide my dislike for Wizards, and that dislike is genuine and well deserved. What they have given us as Dungeons & Dragon are new games inspired by what came before. They are no more Dungeons & Dragons than I am Kevin Durant, and I'm not Kevin Durant.

I will agree that Dungeons & Dragons had some clunky rules prior to third edition, but the game was not broken and did not need to be tore down and completely rebuilt into something new. They only two things that needed to be tweaked were the armor class and thac0 systems. Instead we got games filled with so much meta gaming that they weren't fun to play by many dungeon masters and players. I honestly would have preferred to see TSR go out of business and Dungeons & Dragons die, than to see it continue with the stank of Wizards of the Coast all over it.

That's about all the venting I'm going to do for now as this new edition of "D & D" will be a hot topic on our next show.

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