I've delayed writing because of a week of sad and busy circumstances, but here it is, my assessment of D&D 4th edition, based on the game I ran last Saturday. A caveat: the party consisted of two PCs played by Scott and one played by me, when calculations for XP and opponent size are based on a party of five. That made it a little more challenging up front for planning … [Read more...] about D&D 4e report
Since Scott posted his PC for our 4e game, here's mine: Brandis DaleMale Human Ranger / Rogue, Level 1, GoodStrength 14 (+2), Constitution 14 (+2), Dexterity 18 (+4), Intelligence 13 (+1), Wisdom 18 (+4), Charisma 9 (-1)Height 5'10", Weight 180 lb, Skin: Brown, Eyes: Black, Hair: Black, Wavy, Beardless; Size: Medium; Speed: 6 squares; Vision: NormalMaximum Hit … [Read more...] about Brandis Dale
Haven't posted in a bit, not substantially, so here goes. We didn't get to play much, but we have the beginnings of an intriguing adventure ahead, finding out more about Rashmali's people, the benraman. We played for not quite an hour, then sold stuff and bought more stuff, which took about three hours. But it had been ages since we'd done that, since before the Underdark, so … [Read more...] about Gaming goodness
[I started this as a comment in grayalynn 's blog, but continuing it here.]OK, let's come at it from a slightly different direction, gameplay. What about Diplomacy and Bluff and Intimidate? I never quite feel that they work. We've had discussions about player ability vs. PC ability, and that somewhat enters into it. I'm not so sure those skills should be (and I'm … [Read more...] about Roleplaying skills and social encounters in potential different 4e
The post that S pointed me to by dungeon_grrrl about her dislike of 4e D&D was interesting. I'm beginning to feel that way too. I haven't even played it, although I have read the Player's Handbook (and own the boxed set), so I want to withhold judgement until I have. But the possibilities of a different D&D are myriad. So here's the challenge, obviously … [Read more...] about Revision of 3.5?