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Posted by: Michael_Klein on May 6, 2012 at 08:18:01 AM
What I Want is a Dodge Challenger
What does that have to do with D&D? I don't know if you've seen the new version of the Dodge Challenger, but it's pretty awesome. Is it an exact clone of the original? No, but it looks the way you expect a Challenger to look. It has the big V8 you expect a Challenger to have. It has the horsepower (470 or so) that you expect a Challenger to have. In other words, you're not embarrassed to call it a Challenger (unlike that 4-door family sedan maquerading as a Charger).
So back to the question of what this has to do with D&D. This is what I'm hoping D&D Next (whose name I hope ends up just being "D&D") will be. Something that is not an exact clone of any particular version of D&D, but that feels, looks, and...
Posted by: Michael_Klein on Apr 28, 2012 at 02:10:52 PM
I'm all for heroes having some form of self healing, but I'm not super supportive of the Healing Surges model. It works I suppose, but there's something about it that sticks in my craw. It feels a tab bit video gamey, but then I suppose you could argue that about anything in D&D. I'd like to see them come up with something else so that's what I picked in the poll. I wish I had some ideas but I don't really. I suppose you could always fall back on the classic Healing Potion model, but I think that would leave a bunch of people unhappy.
D&D Next Playtest Date Announced
Yeaaaaah! I'm really looking forward to seeing this thing and taking it out for a test drive. I hope you're all looking forward to it too.
Tone and Edition
I support the...
Posted by: Michael_Klein on Apr 21, 2012 at 01:57:37 PM
Wow, they are really cranking these D&DN blog posts out lately. Clearly they don't have a seven week old in house! Anyway, on with my thoughts which are brought to you due to a diminishing number of requests.
Monsters, Monsters everywhere ...
Tom LaPille asks us to look at monsters, not any particular monster, but how monsters in general are presented. Once again we are presented with the (seeming) conflict between clarity (e.g. 4E's stat block) and flavor (e.g. the more traditional 2E & 3E flavor paragraphs). I say "seeming" because I think it's something of a false conflict, but there does tend to be a dividing line amongst fans on the issue so I'll go with it. I'm a bit torn on the best way to present a monster - on one hand I mostly came into the game with...