Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Flip-Flopper

Well, I had had my doubts, but over the last couple of days I’ve spent a lot more time looking at 4e, and I have to say, my interest in it is rising. I think one of the things that had initially turned me off is that certain options just weren’t available. For instance, a Marid- style fighter just isn’t supported by the rules-set—at least as far as I can tell.

However, I do think the new rules are simpler, and that might be a refreshing change. So, I’m going to forge ahead with my original plan of running a 4e game. I’ve got the first two 4e modules, and I’ll be looking at working them into a homebrew campaign setting. As far as Ptolus goes, well, that can wait until I’m back in KC permanently, and it can also wait until the Pathfinder rules are playtested and finalized sometime next year (ditto for Rise of the Runelords, and besides the Captain© has expressed an interest in running some Golarion adventures as well...). So, the question becomes—when?

Here’s my plan. If anyone is available the night before Sake and Samurai, I thought we might get together to just play with the 4e system—just run through some basic combat, probably the encounters in the DMG—not start an adventure or campaign. Then, on some weekend TBD, I can come into town and start the adventure, and maybe we can schedule a time over Christmas to get in a couple of games. Of course, we need to figure out exactly who will be playing (we need to keep it manageable).

10 comments:

Aerin said...

Having read through the rules start to finish now (still clipping through the MM) I'm fascinated by the changes so I'd very much like to give it a play to see how it works outside of my head.

Leelu said...

That sounds like fun to me. Not sure if we'll be able to make it (depending on babysitting) but it definitely sounds like fun.

Gobula said...

The night before S&S is a possibility.

scott said...

I'm interested, but not sure about availability.

Nathan McKinney said...

I have peeps in town, but intend to play. Maybe I can come in late into the story.

Degolar said...

That night's not going to work for me, but I'd like to get in on a 4e game sometime to see what all the fuss is about.

Hadrian said...

I knew that Nate and Degolar wouldn't be available that night. But don't worry guys, we won't be starting a campaign, just running some combat to see how the system works-- so you won't be missing out on any story elements you'll need to catch up on later.

Tiger said...

Ooh. Ooh. Pick me!

Hadrian said...

So, Tiger's a definite, Aerin, Gobula, Leelu, Lummox, and Scott as possibles. Where would we like to have this shindig?

Aerin said...

You're welcome to do it over here, if the entire list you have shows up we'll have what we have for D&D, a tad crowded but easy to find and I have the books on pdf as well as print for people that want to read stuff.

If anyone else wants to that's also good :P