Saturday, January 15, 2011

Oh Noes D&D!

Well there's been a lot of talk and speculation on the blogosphere and among my friends at the local comic book store due to all the things that Wizards is cancelling, discontinuing and changing with D&D. I honestly don't know what to think about it. While it sucks that the business model doesn't seem to be working for their shareholders, etc I doubt it'll effect me too much unless I let people who are very passionate and vocal on the subject effect me.
Yes, I've put in about $600 into 4E material over the last year and a bit but it still works as long as I still feel like playing the game and can find others who would too. The thing with the minis don't bother as I've never used the prepainted plastics for my own campaigns anyway.
I'm however trying to figure out if I'm not too bothered because I'm a little meh about D&D at the moment or because I'm not allowing myself to get caught up in the speculations and change is bad side of things. Besides, most of the blogs I follow on here are from people who play older editions of the game. I look at blogs for the spirit of the game and for ideas, not rule mechanics.
I'll worry about all this when someone WotC Officer barges into my house and tells me that I can't play blah blah blah because it's non-compliant with the current edition. Then I'll be looking to bust some heads.


  1. Won't change our games since we play under 3.5. Besides that we really try not to sink a lot of money into games anyway. I think the total amount that we have put into any WoTC/"Gaming" material is probably under $100.

  2. Kudos LoneIslander. D&D4E was my first venture into the world of RPGs and I tend to buy like crazy whenever I get into a new hobby, hence the large amount of books that I bought. Since I ended up creating or tweaking most of my monsters, anyway and did lots of house ruling, most of the books that I bought were not necessary anyway. Nice to have but not necessary. Seriously, one could be permanently set with 4e with just the three core books.