Essentials Started it rolling and we cant be sure about the D&Next thing coming up. Between comments about combat oriented classes and out of combat ones and a sense that perhaps new devs are out of touch with 4e, will 5e be "the past all over again?" Some grognards are the passionate ones that make even the rest of us sigh. But others may be voices of reason who understand the value of true balance and who take up the fight exerting there voices of concern. The reasons for the original design decisions of 4e didnt suddenly go away... It's not about hate, its about love, we love 4th edition. "Can there be a place for those who love 4th edition in 5th edition?"
The Dark Edition Paving the Way for a Balanced Tomorrow Grognards unite!
The primary purpose of the Expert Dungeon Master Competitions is threefold:
1. To create a resource for new Dungeon Masters drawing on the vast talent pool of the experienced Dungeon Masters of this forum.
2. To create a fun and vibrant competition that is sportsmanlike and friendly.
3. To showcase the creativity and talent of Dungeon Masters like you.
The competitions generally run for two weeks at a time and are judged by past winners of the competitions. Come on in and give it a try!
Wizards of the Coast has said they will publish no more Martial classes. That doesn't mean that the Martial source must forever be unrepresented in the Controller role! What the establishment is afraid to do, the Martial Controller Underground will! OK, so no one will ever see or play any of our martial controllers, so what, we'll know they exist. We will overcome! Si, se puedo! Whatever, you get the idea...
The COre COliseum (CoCo) is the place to be if you want to engage in tactics-oriented arena-style combat. We currently are offering 4e characters and combats and 3.5e characters and combats, we are happy to recommend every one to come and join us and have a good time watching pitted battles. The CoCo is a place to optimize, experiment, test and kill each other's builds and creations.
The 4th Edition CoCo (Sagaris) is currently running teams of 2 against other teams of 2 and teams of 2 against monster teams. We plan on adding more features as we can balance the rules for them. You can find the full rules for Sagaris in the CoCo's Wiki, but newer players should head to the Quickstart Guide first.
The 3rd Edition CoCo (Gladius) allows players to test their builds in a wide variety of circumstances and versus a wide variety of opponents. We feature single character versus single character fights, multi-character fights (2 vs 2, 1 vs 2) and even free-for-alls. We also have rules in place for quests and campaigns for people interested in a more structured role-playing environment. You can find the full rules for Gladius in the CoCo's Wiki, but newer players should head to the Quickstart Guide first.
The environment of the CoCo is constantly being worked on to be improved. We welcome constructive suggestions in the Tavern (in our forums) and via PM.