He’s analyzing some of the problems with D&D’s Fourth Edition, and how they’re going to have a devil of a time getting their loyal fan base back, given that a whole lot of ’em decided to take full advantage of the Open Game License thing to keep and maintain Third Edition content. Personally, I take a kind of detached view on this, given that:
- I didn’t really do 3E. My D&D was AD&D, and that was only because my wife could DM that system in her sleep*.
- Right now I’m not really gaming, period. Long story, mostly involving kids and time and whatnot.
- When I do get back to gaming it’ll probably be either GURPS or one of the Cthulhu systems.
Still, interesting post. Personally, I think that more people in the political blogosphere who are also gamers should just come out and admit it. I mean, it’s the Internet. We’re all geeks under the skin here, right?
*Yes, I’m one of those insufferable SOBs whose wife also games.