Tagged: DnD 4e

No D&D Next (If I was in Charge of D&D at WOTC)

No D&D Next (If I was in Charge of D&D at WOTC)

I’ve made no secret of the fact that the new “D&D Next” isn’t doing much for me. I’ve been asked what I would do if I were in charge of D&D at WOTC several times over the past year. Here’s my answer. First, I’d hire a couple of D&D 4e experts to go...

It’s not an “I Win” Button, It’s a “We Win” Button

It’s not an “I Win” Button, It’s a “We Win” Button

I notice a lot of people who do not like the fact that casters have spells that can end a combat encounter (or other encounter that matter) call these spells “I win” buttons/spells/etc. For example this statement from a thread on RPGnet: A lot of fans of 4e lament the Vancian Wizard’s access...

Teamwork and Tactics Baked in to the System — Why?

Teamwork and Tactics Baked in to the System — Why?

In a post on RPGnet in a thread he started entitled D&D Next – Making 4th Edition players consider 5th Edition, neonchameleon says the following about an aspect of 4e he thinks 5e/Next lacks (and needs): Teamwork and Tactics baked in to the system In 4e the team is stronger than the group...

Who really needs D&D 5e?

Who really needs D&D 5e?

In a comment to my Why D&D 4e "Failed" — My Theory post a few days ago, Argent said: I fear for 5e. Many of the people who loved 4e, me included, are concerned right now. I think it may just further fracture the base. The 3.5 and legacy players have got on...

Why D&D 4e “Failed” — My Theory

Why D&D 4e “Failed” — My Theory

There are many theories as to why the 4th edition of WOTC failed to interest many D&D players and apparently failed to meet the sales goals WOTC set for the game. My theory is simple, 4e’s lead designer Rob Heinsoo wasn’t really designing a new edition of D&D, but a game that played...

Download and Play D&D4e for Free — Legally!

Download and Play D&D4e for Free — Legally!

According this a post on the RPGSite from Windjammer, there is an amazing amount of free 4e material on the WOTC web site — and not behind their paywall. Enough material to play 4e for quite a while — and without most of the limitations of their basic set. While I’m not a...

Wizards Ruin Encounters in D&D!

Wizards Ruin Encounters in D&D!

If you’ve read many forums or blogs where D&D is discussed over that past 8-10 years, you have probably heard many players complaining about wizards ruining encounters with spells like sleep or fire ball that take out large numbers of the opposition. While I expect to hear GMs (especially GMs who run more...