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Posted by: Erico on Jun 10, 2012 at 10:18:57 AM
I will be the first to publicly thank WotC for changing the terms and conditions of the Playtest, allowing us to do it over play by post. It was a good decision on their part, and opens up the test of the new system for a whole host of people.
The thing about living in Iowa is this: The food's cheap, the beef is good, and the rent is manageable. The downside? Unless you live in Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Davenport or Iowa City (Not surprisingly, all are along the I-80 Interstate corridor), there isn't a whole lot of opportunity to get together and play real life D and D. That's why I got into play by post 5 years back. I figured, if I couldn't find any games around, I'd hit up the interwebs. One of the best decisions I've made when it comes to my hobbies, really.
So when we finally got the...
Posted by: Erico on May 25, 2012 at 09:39:51 PM
It took some doing what with all the server troubles, but I did finally manage to download the playtest packet. Learning that they were developing a new edition of D&D kinda made me happy. After all, sure, I got into 4e pretty seriously for a bit; had a D&D Insider account for a time, blogged here fairly regularly, and was obsessed about the bard.
I think what eventually turned me off was no longer having the Character Builder as a program I could refer to even when I was offline...and of course, the D&D Essentials, which went against everything I'd ever learned from playing D&D back when 3rd edition was still the status quo.
But huzzah! A playtest? I was on that right quick. I'm always up for trying new things, and the whispered hints appealed to me. They were attempting to take the best...