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Many moons ago I wrote about a split in my core group over the release of D&D 4E.

Today at brunch the reigning DM of the 4E circle told me about his new game starting tonight. What surprised me is that NONE of the other gamers he took with him to 4E are going to be playing in it. All the old 3.5 people have quit. I don't mean to laugh too much here, but shouldn't that be telling you something?

He still stands by his call.

And I still gave him Paizo stuff for his birthday.

Ahhhh.... The Battle (Mostly Won) Continues.

Date: 2011-06-27 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr-tectonic.livejournal.com
I think that 4e does a very good job at what it sets out to do. And I did enjoy that, for a while, while it was still new to me.

I'm kind of over it now. Our 4e campaign switched systems (to tri-stat, though mostly it doesn't matter and we're really just trying to finish up), and I'll probably pass on any more 4e gaming for a while.

Pathfinder is an interesting phenomenon. How active is the community? I was working on some 3.5e system extensions a while back, and I thought that the time had passed to do anything with it, but if there's a user base out there...

Date: 2011-06-27 12:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x10.livejournal.com
Oh, the Pathfinder RPG community is as active as ever. They have managed to release campaign supplement, an adventure path and a stand alone module almost every month for over 3 and a half years. Add to this a few new rules books and I am pretty certain that there is more content (and great production value) for the line than 4E has. And that is before an extremely active e-publishing support community. 3rd party content can explode game horizons if you are looking to add new options for players. I am particularly fond of these guys and most of and these guys. All of it works with almost no effort to convert, but I still recommend a pdf of at least the Core Rulebook and the Advanced Players Guide. The updates to the base 3.5 classes and the new six core classes from the APG are totally worth it.


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