June 3, 2014

Your D&D Is Dead!

One of the responses from the announcement of the newest version of D&D was how it is not like "original" or "early" D&D. The cover art is not the same as 1E...the rules are not the same as 2E...it is missing something crucial from 3E...the font is too different...the layout is not right...the X is not the same as edition Y...

Well, I have some news for you, a reality check. No new version of D&D will EVER be the same as the one you started playing with, the one that created so many memories, the one you love. EVER.
No retroclone, no heartbreaker, nothing.

If you want that early version, go find a copy somewhere and go play that! Because that is the only way you will ever be able to play that game again.

Stop trying to make something into what it is not.

Stop trying to make a new game the same as an old game, play one or the other.


Timothy Brannan said...

That is why they call them "heart-breakers" after all.

But yes. Spot on.
Find the game you like and play that one. Don't bitch about a game you will never play.

SpiralBound said...

Hear, hear! I have no opinion on D&D 5E yet, but the self-entitled whining over what it isn't is really getting out of hand. WoTC is not obligated to cater to anyone's personal whims or gaming sweet spot. In fact, to replicate any previous edition of D&D would be a mistake as it would put them into competition with their own past. Instead, they must look to the future gamers now entering or about to enter this hobby and make a game they believe will best attract their interest. If they've done their job well, they'll achieve this goal. If not, well, Hasbro has other properties they can fund...

Charles Akins said...

I thought this post was really good so I added a link to it on my Best Reads of the Week series. I hope you don't mind.