Edition wars kill players,Dungeons and Dragons needs every player it can get.
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I've said this a hundred times: Easy to DM = more DM's = more players = more D&D
Too many arguments here, and too much people getting caught in the crossfire, could be stopped or lessened if we all just gave a thought about how our words could be interpreted. Those who are actively trolling won't care. They are only interested in starting arguments. But the regular people will care.
Diplomacy isn't something that you just try once. Anger, marginalization, stereotyping, and dismisal of others is largely what contributes to the cesspool that is the atmosphere of the D&D forums. Giving $100 to a homeless person is a big effort (if you're in my income bracket), but trying it once isn't gonna fix the homelessness problem. Diplomacy is something that one needs to keep trying, especially with people that disagree with them.
We have a lot of natural responses that aren't exactly good things, and we should always strive to be better than what our base instincts urge us to be (that is the hope of humanity, to be better than we are. Always working, striving, improving, becoming more than just overly smart monkeys).
"Balance brigade" is a categorization that is intended to dismiss and marginalize people. That is what you do when you use it. And, it's nonsensical too boot because (1) everyone seems to care about how the game is balanced, and (2) it lumps together people who hold different positions on what kind of balance is best.
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For previous editions, I've reduced the essence of DMing to four single-sided size-twelve-font pages, which I've handed to twelve-year-olds, who were then able to pull off credible DMing. Four pages. That's what DDN needs to be aiming for. Leave all optional rules optional, external to that essential core.
Making DMing easier is a major feature Next has to pull off retain.Fixed that. 4E already made DMing a blast and supremely easy. Then again...
Making DMing easier is a major feature Next has to pull off retain.
Improvisation in 4e: Fave 4E Improvisations - also Wrecans Guides to improvisation beyond page 42The Non-combatant Adventurer (aka Princess build Warlord or LazyLord)
Reality is unrealistic - and even monkeys protest unfairness
Dynamic Reflavoring : The Fighter : The Wizard : The Swordmage - Creative Character Collection: Bloodwright (Darksun Character)