19 August 2007

Old-school values in D&D4e

It seems 4th edition D&D may revive some principles that were missing or de-emphasized in 3rd edition.
  • More streamlined mechanics
  • Clear roles for PCs
  • Different mechanics for different things (e.g. PC & monsters don't need to operate by exactly the same rules)
  • Not everything needs mechanics (e.g. the loss of the Profession skill)
I don't expect 4th edition to be wildly popular among the grognards, though. I suspect they'll still have a lot to grumble about when it comes to feel & flavor.

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