Results for tag: 4th Edition
Posted by: apparition668 on Mar 16, 2010 at 03:38:45 PM
So, after much resistance, I finally capitulated, cracked open my the edition Player's Handbook, and a group of us played a 4th edition game.
The results? Well, mixed. I've come to the conclusion that it is certainly best to leave your 3rd edition minds safely tucked away elsewhere- there are just too many differences.
I played a cleric, and I am sad to say I was highly disappointed in this class for several reasons.
First- it really took the oomph out of the healer. You gain two healing words at first level per encounter- which allow someone to use a healing surge with some extra oomph. 3rd edition clerics got at least three- this also assumes your target has healing surges left (they, should, but you never know.) What about their healing at-will powers? Great, but...
Posted by: Jastra on Jan 19, 2010 at 03:04:33 PM
My gaming group consists of six pc`s. three defenders, two strikers and one leader. I started a Ebberon campaign autumn 2009. And its still running, and its even thre starters which still have survived. thats good news.
Im 35 yrs old, and played D&D more or less since I was 16 yrs old. Ivve always enjoyed the game. We (me and my friends) also played board games of tactical warfare. Thats probably why I like the 4th edition rules so good, beacause of the tactical element, which now enriches the game. It does not always enlight us, at least not until we check "that rulebook".
We played here on monday. Awesome as usual and all did survive, but it was sure a close one for Garel-kai.
4th edition is awesome. I like it. enjoys it really.
Posted by: grimmshade on Jan 9, 2010 at 03:43:59 PM
When I was learning the ropes of running a 4e game, I rarely used minions. I plotted out each XP budget for each encounter carefully and tried to make difficult, edge of seat encounters for every time the players matched spells and steel with an enemy. Now that our gaming group has a really good grasp on the 4e encounter mechanics, and are really pushing into roleplaying territory, I love minions!
Minions allow you to have a quick combat. Lets face it, 4e combat is fantastic but it take a long while to run an encounter. when you need a quick injection of action, or a combat encounter to move a plot along but you dont need it to take all night or offer a huge challenge, use minions! Minions also allow PC's to feel truly powerful. Growing up a Conan fan, my campaigns have...
Posted by: Valorous on Dec 21, 2009 at 03:03:39 AM
So it is clear that the 4th edition vs any older edition of D&D in terms of which has better roleplaying opportunities is here to stay. I'd like to suggest that this debate is focusing on the wrong issues. It is not that 4th edition is bad for roleplaying, it simply is that as combat becomes more complex and enjoyable players become more familiar with combat than they do roleplaying. Consequently, roleplaying seems to fade out because combat is easier and more rewarding than it ever has been before. This can be easily seen because the same debate comes up every time a new edition gets released.
As rules grow and become more technical combat improves. It becomes more versatile, flashier, more colorful, and overall more enjoyable than predecessing editions. I'd like to point...
Posted by: dlwraith on Dec 15, 2009 at 12:22:45 AM
I've recently discovered that 4th edition exists. Now, being a paranoid, cynical 2nd edition Dm that makes me think "What are Wizards trying to sell us all now?" but the gamer in me just has to have a look to see if there's anything worth plundering. Can't help it - once a DM....
Came to the Wizards website and found nothing comparing it to earlier editions. Not a good start. So I got hold of a copy and settled down to read. On first read through, I didn't like it. The PHB may as well be called 'How to create things to kill things'. So many powers and nearly all of them seem to be direct damage combat options. And the game assumes that you're using minis and a map. I was ready to throw it away but I dug a little deeper.
What I found was that the PHB isn't what it's seems at first and as...
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