Top 10 reasons D&D4E will be the worst RPG everWritten by Expy - Published on November 28, 2007
I remember the character generator software that was included in the 3.0 PHB. Enough said.
WotC’s best promotional effort is a slideshow?
The rules are dumbed down
Streamlined mechanics is the official term, but I’m skeptical.
Constant leveling takes away from roleplaying and backstory
30 levels? How many do we really need? The constant leveling moves the focus of the game from roleplaying and character development to uber-crunchy characters. And how many of us have actually played games from level 1 to 20 in the past? Probably not many.
Character will have defined roles
What about solo adventures or 2 characters sessions?
It’s going to make a small dent in my monthly budget, and I’m probably going to shell out 10$ for Gleemax.
First of all, what the hell does Gleemax mean? It’s a horrible name. They still have a few months to make the concept work. So far I am non-plussed by Wizards new community site. As long as the website color scheme isn’t some shade of sickly green, I’ll be alright.
Online tools – part II
How much effort will go into making the online tools fit the game – or worse, make the game fit the online tools – and will the tools be flexible enough to allow for house rules?
I’m not a D&D minis player but I hear they’re changing the rules of the strategy game too and collectors are somewhat getting screwed.
After years of running 3.0 and 3.5, there’s an endless array of prestige classes to choose from and dungeon masters have a good feel for what’s balanced. 4th edition won’t offer as many choices – at least for a while.
What are you dreading in D&D 4E?