Top 10 reasons D&D4E will be the best RPG everWritten by Expy - Published on November 27, 2007
Borrowing from MMORPGs
I think this is a good thing. Leveling quickly and up to LVL30 should be a lot of fun. Here a great article on the MMORPG-ness of 4e.
WotC claim that gameplay will be smoother. Maybe we won’t need a rules compendium for the next edition!
No boring level up
Who cares about the logic behind “racial” level ups when it guarantees that you won’t have to wait 3 levels between new feats or 4 levels between attribute increases. The current fighter’s 6th level is great (2 new feats) but the 7th level is boring (rolling hit die… I got 2 more HP!).
Buying new books is always exciting! And you can also get cheap undervalued 3e books that will look good in your library for years!
I’m especially excited about getting a pdf version of the books I buy for use with my laptop during games. On the flipside, carrying books to the game keeps me in good shape right now!
Streamlined mechanics mean less prep time
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No more wrestling with the grappling rules
The d20 stays
There’s some stability there – seems like the d20 is not going anywhere and will still be the cornerstone of the mechanics.
Characters will always have something to do
Sweet! My players will stop smashing crates when their characters are out of spells!
More accessible to new players
The process of introducing new players to the game will be smoother – see above point about simpler mechanics.
What are you looking forward to in the new edition?