It's time to look at reorganizing the forums.
Back in April, Wrecan opened up a thread to kick around different organizational ideas. That thread generated a host of good ideas. We took those, melded them with our own, and churned out what you see below.
This is not a final outline—it's a starting point for you to offer more feedback. We want to combine and streamline wherever possible, with the aim of making it easier to find the type of conversation you want. With that as a guiding principle, we've pared down to this outline. I'd like to get it even smaller, but we don't want to be so vicious that no one recognizes the place.
A few explanatory notes and questions we'd really like feedback on:
What's a Player to Do? is a prime candidate for folding into 4E General Discussion. It's kept separate here because WaPtD is fairly busy, and we don't want to overload 4E General. That doesn't alter the fact that those two forums have a lot of overlap.
Astrid's Parlor is folded into 4E General. AP was strong for a while, but its traffic has fallen and we feel its audience would be best served by joining the main forum.
There was discussion of combining the D&D and M:tG off-topic areas into a single forum outside the brand categories; they're off-topic, after all. For now, though, we've kept the OTT as-is.
We considered combining all of the D&D Previous Editions forums into a single Vintage forum, since some of them don't get much use, but decided instead to separate by worlds.
- Looking to Play D&D?
- Organized Play
- Living Forgotten Realms
- RPG Gamer Classifieds
- Play-by-Post (including the Virtual Table)
- Core Coliseum
- D&D Community
- 4E General Discussion (combines Astrid's Parlor)
- 4E Rules Q&A
- What's a Player to Do?
- Character Development
- 4E Character Mechanics (combines Strikers, Controllers, Defenders, Leaders, Multiclassing and Rituals, Equipment & Magic Items)
- 4E Character Optimization
- What's a DM to Do? (combines Races and Monsters and Combat, Traps, Terrain, and Tactics)
- Off-Topic Tavern
- Homebrew Campaigns
- 4E Core World
- Forgotten Realms (combines FR General, Running the Realms, and Realmslore)
- Eberron (combines Eberron Lore and Running Eberron)
- Dark Sun
- Gamma World
- D&D Products
- Reviews and Projections (enfolds Future Releases)
- Errata (combines all errata forums)
- Dragon and Dungeon online (combines Dragon/Dungeon General and Dragon/Dungeon Article Discussion)
- Online Tools (combines DDi Announcements, DDi General, Character Builder, Monster Builder, Technical Discussion, and Digital D&D)
- Board Games (combines Castle Ravenloft, Wrath of Ashardalon, Legend of Drizzt, and Conquest of Nerath)
- D&D Miniatures, Skirmish game
- D&D HQ
- Community Business
- D&D Vintage (reorganizes conversations by world rather than by rules chapter)
- Vintage General Discussion (for all rules discussions)
- Other RPGs