We sat down with freelance designer Matt James and talked D&D Next in this week's Playtester Profile!
And another interviewed that started back on the 80s...so they only interview +30 years old people?
Why not interview somebody that didn't care for OD&D and AD&D?
I can't speak for everyone that has been interviewed, but I was referred by other people. I don't know if WotC necessarily cares how old those of us who have been interviewed are or not, or what edition we started with. I think that's why the first question is usually "tell us about your history with D&D".
I don't think he's got the monk history entirely correct. Fighting-Man, Magic-User and Cleric were the first three classes in the original brown book. Thief was introduced as a class in Supplement I: Greyhawk along with the Paladin, while Monk was introduced in Supplement II: Blackmoor as a "sub-class of Clerics which also combines the general attributes of Thief and Fighting Man" while Assassin was a subclass of Thief (Supplement III: Eldritch Wizardry was the one that introduced Druids... and psionics).
And 4e's skills system was an evolution of 3e's, designed to eliminate the fact that high level heroes tended to be all-or-nothing when it came to character capabilities. D&D has always been a miniatures game being derived from tactical wargaming, and 3e was no different- 3e was the edition that introduced flanking, full attacks without movement and attacks of opportunity, things that all require you to know exactly where everyone is on the battlefield. 3e really could use a battlemap when you have multiple opponents, same with 4e. I know 4e had a bunch of older modules adapted for it, so it would kind of help if you would be clearer as to what you were looking for.
If 3e is related to earlier editions and 4e is a new game, then what's 5e?
I'm 31. Most of my playing time spans 2.5 and 3.x. Just because I have played OD&D doesn't mean that I am from that era. I might not have been as clear in my interview
Also, I goofed in my hastily answered question to WotC. The original classes were indeed the fighting-man, cleric, and wizard. Thief and Monk came in the subsequent supplements. I asked for them to help fix my oversight.
Post Your Reply
Please login to post a reply.