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Sooooooo I was over at Wizard's forums today (likely a mistake, the place only seems to annoy me).

How on earth do some people manage to ask some questions? Are they really that spineless, or stupid, or both?

So many threads seem to scream out 'grow a spine you damned wimp'.

So many threads seem to deserve the reply 'your idea is clearly so utterly stupid'.

If you have a person at the table, and they are sucking all the fun out of the game, what do you do?

YOU TELL THEM TO CUT THE CRAP OUT OR GET LOST!

No it doesn't matter if he is your school mate, or co worker, or brother.

This morning, someone asked, can a Paladin be non religious?

Gee I don't know Einstein, can the Pope be agnostic?

Either my IQ is sooo damned high I have tolerance issues with the morons, or I am just reacting to morons in an appropriate fashion.

And the dialogue on the 4th edition game and how to fix it is getting utterly nauseating.
No an endless barrage of tweaks will not fix the game.
Someone needs to get Wizards to realize 'you pooched the game, and you did it very effectively'.

I've been a great fan of 4th and it has a lot of potential. But it will never reach that potential under the current arrangement ie under the care and control of Wizards.
No I am not a fan of Paizo and his Pathfinder. 3.5 is nothing better than a penis envy dream edition. Power gaming at it's worst. Pathfinder didn't solve anything, it merely kept 3.5 alive and breathing in competition with 4th edition.
 

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It's because you're at the Wizards forums, where only idiots post. There's a lot of DND discussion in the Traditional Games section of SomethingAwful and they're all pretty cool people who seem to know their shit if you feel like making the switch to a forum with (semi) sane people.

Not sure if the forums are open to outsiders right now, but if you want a general idea:
http://forums.somethingawful.com/forumdisp...php?forumid=234
 

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Just wandering my blog here and seeing if any of my threads have merit to add updates.

Ok with regards to Wizards of the Coast, it is no longer relevant if their site crashes and burns I guess. Ya see, after spending an OMG too damned much money in 2 years of playing 4th edition, I have walked out on Dungeons and Dragons totally. IE no, I don't care if there ever is a 5th edition, or whether Essentials is realistically 4.5 or just 4th the Second Round or whatever.

I have too many books, likely heading for Kijiji too that I CAN always just use in pdf form if I were ever to backslide (not likely).
Thinking of ripping apart 4th edition and re writing it as I personally think it should have been done around 1990 instead of 3rd). And this assumes I ever want to touch running D&D any edition ever again.

Becaaaaaaaaause I have clearly and most assuredly fallen into preferring Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd edition. No I am not into the table top miniature action though.
3rd edition WFRP though does not exist any more so that Highlander the sequel movie number 2
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It's not that WFRP 2nd edition is perfect, but, it is a game made for ROLE play as opposed to a table top wargame pretending to be about role gaming. It just feel more like what I think Gary had in mind back in the 70s. I won't gush on about the game design, not my intent here today. I am just getting some closure on my thoughts regharding Wizards of the Coast and their forums, which now have utterly no use to me at all. I simply have no reason to care what is happening in their game.
 
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