Saturday, June 07, 2008

4th Edition D&D review

After playtesting the new edition of dungeons and dragons and reading all the other reviews out there I can answer you one thing:

4th Edition is the worst game system I have ever played. It is terribly broken in its mechanics and feels written for the MMO kiddies. Every class can do something 'special' - like heal themselves. This may sound like an awesome and innovative thing, but let me assure you it is not.

There used to be a specific edge for each class in the game, with abilities bleeding over slightly. The cleric healed, the fighter fought, and the mage spelled.

It took our group an hour to go through an encounter of 5 monsters and 6 players. Normally, in a first level game it would have only taken at the most 20 minutes. Something is amiss here.

No more taking 20s. Fighters can heal themselves to max out of combat. It's all like a bad raid in WoW. I hate WoW, therefore I hate 4th.

Stay away from 4th. Save your money, or buy miniatures.
I'm too irate to give a decent review.

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