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Posted by: Neuroglyph on Jul 17, 2012 at 08:50:21 AM
I have given this alot of thought and I really think WotC is going the wrong direction as a company, trying to create yet another D&D edition. There's an excellent xkcd cartoon that illustrates perfectly what happens when you try to make a universal standard of anything - and that includes a game system.
So I posted a blog last night on my Neuroglyph Games site, offering a proposal for WotC to consider an alternative publishing model than the "retire current D&D edition... make another edition of D&D" approach. In it is a link to a petition on Change.org, and I’m hoping to get some support from those in the D&D community who are less than thrilled about D&D Next.
Posted by: Neuroglyph on May 27, 2012 at 04:28:55 PM
For a game that is ostensibly meant to bring the D&D community back together under one game system, D&D Next appears to be doing the opposite. I've noted that as we get farther along with the playtesting process, now moving to fully open public playtesting, that the real differences between our various versions of D&D are becoming more and more apparent.
In essence, I'm beginning to realize that there is no one D&D game, there never has been. Every edition of the game has its group of adherents, who love that version to the exclusion of all others. And trying to create a game that appeases them all seems obviously destined to fail, and fail badly.
All the polls and all the talk about what is D&D-ness has set those factions within the community against each other. Oh,...
Posted by: Neuroglyph on Apr 3, 2012 at 06:15:02 PM
I posted a blog yesterday on my Neuroglyph Games site entitled Wizards Watch: What I Want From D&D Next in which I tried to do a reversal of my normal, somewhat critical, view about D&D Next. I don't want to leave folks with the impression that I'm a hopeless 4E curmudgeon regarding the new design process, and that I really do want to see 5th Edition be a successful product line and continue the D&D brand into the future.
You see, I've actually been troubled about where 5th Edition might end up taking Dungeons & Dragons for quite a few months now - actually, I started worrying about it right after my trip to GenCon 2011. Some of what I heard in various seminars and in articles bothered me enough that I actually sat down and wrote an email to Mike Mearls and Laura Tommervik...