DND Next Live from Gencon

Well, I caught the last half hour of the live feed from GenCon 2012, about what they will do with DND and what to expect. Good news did come out, that they will release previous editions.. in electronic media format. This could mean a few things. One, PDF’s again, two, Maybe POD or three a subscription to DND insider or whatever they want to call it and say, here is all we got, but you can only view it online and you can’t download it, this way we can control it.

They predict, the game will not be out for at least 2 years. 2 YEARS?! Wow this better be one hell of a game.

One thing that caught my attention, was this time they are allowing us (our characters) to shape the world of Forgotten realms. Where have I heard this idea from… oh wait, I know Paizo already has perfected this, and won the battle on this.

Other thoughts.

People keep screaming at me, “those things you don’t like are optional”, yeah I know this, but not everyone will follow it. Most people will be like, “hey its printed in the CORE book, so its law”. Unless they design the book with the standard rules and then in the back half, put “OPTIONAL RULES TO CHANGE YOUR GAME PLAY.” people will use it.

2 thoughts on “DND Next Live from Gencon

  1. I don't understand why it would be a problem for people to ignore rules that they don't like in this new edition, when people have been doing it for 40 years now, with every edition. Most people don't view everything in the PHB of ANY edition as law in their games, what would make this one different?

  2. Actually, WEG did the world-shaping thing with TORG nearly 20 years ago.

    I was happy to hear the two year time frame. I'd rather they did that than rush it out. Plus, that would make it so it releases in 2014, in time for the 40th anniversary of D&D being published.

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