dwarvenranger Posted April 21, 2017 Share Posted April 21, 2017 4 hours ago, Dr.Bedlam said: Meh. I'm old. I worry about stuff. I gripe about other stuff. And I find I don't like it when they change something I liked. Except when I feel otherwise. I like cantrips. First edition cantrips were a bad joke, but fifth edition, they're actually useful powers that make a wizard type worth a drat, as opposed to "shoot your Magic Missile and then hide." But I hated Healing Surges, because to me they seemed like an excuse not to bother with a cleric (it was pointed out to me on this board that if you viewed them as "adrenaline surges or second wind," they made sense; I was just being an old grouch. This is, in fact true.) So I'm old. And picky. I understand this comes with the gray hairs. I've played every iteration of the game. I've relearned the game more than once. But Fourth was ... I dunno. It didn't feel like D&D. I didn't understand why the game introduced Minions with 1 hp to make things easier for the DM, but then introduced the concept of DOTs (damage over time conditions) that made DMing a bigger headache than ever. It seemed to me to be a scheme to sell little token sets and spell cards and things. And no DM wants to hear a player say, "All right, we'll do an area damage that'll clean out the Minions, and send in our tanks to draw aggro, then target the hard guys." Yeesh. If I wanted to play "World of Warcraft," I'd get a computer out here. I remember when 4e came out, the group I played with switched. Ours was a private game so we were in the back room at the game store. About 2 months (painful months I might add) of playing and a knock at the door saw a couple we didn't know poke their heads in to watch. The guy was trying to explain D&D to his wife. After a few minutes she looks at him and says "so it's just like WoW but not on the computer". As I had been saying the same thing for a few weeks I laughed and said to the others told you so. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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