Sunday, December 06, 2009

Afflicting You With My Indecisiveness

Well, the latest campaign is off to an interesting start (as the posts below would indicate) and many thanks to Nate for DMing. Recently I've been almost obsessed with D&D (probably as a form of escapism due to unemployment, etc.), and as such have been doing a lot of reading (mostly Ptolus and 3.5 rules books)and thinking about games. Once again, I'm thinking about my future DMing efforts (which I hope to get to sooner rather than later, because frankly I'm beginning to feel like a giant tease since I've been talking about DMing for three years and have only actually run two brief sessions).

And here is my current line of thinking: I'm looking forward to running Ptolus, but I'm also excited about the prospect of actually getting into 4e. So, I'm thinking that after Ptolus, I'm going to be devoting my time to 4e, and basically giving up the 3.5 rules. (Don't worry, if you're really attached to 3.5, I'm sure Scott will DM some Pathfinder adventures here and there). This, of course, will leave me with an excess of books devoted to a game system I'm not planning on using (for instance, all of my 3.5 Eberron books), but I'm sure I'll keep those around for flavor and ideas and story hooks, etc.

I just did a search for "4e" on the blog and the resulting list of posts makes for interesting reading-- you can see how I (and others) go back and forth on the topic of how we feel about moving to a new edition.

You also get a glimpse into my personal habit of indecisiveness and tendency to spend way too much money buying books. I myself was surprised when I ran across the post giving my impressions of the 4e PHBII--a book I'd forgotten I had even bought... pathetic.

The thread is here.


Degolar said...

“The present time is seldom able to fill desire or imagination with immediate enjoyment, and we are forced to supply its deficiencies by recollection or anticipation.”
--Samuel Johnson

"As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation."
--Gloria Swanson

Lummox said...

"I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!"
--Samuel L. Jackson

"For Food Safety and Quality, Follow These Cooking Instructions. Do Not Thaw. This Product Must Be Cooked to Any Internal Temperature Greater Than 150 F Prior to Eating. Do Not Use In Toaster Oven. Promptly Refrigerate Any Unused Portion. Do Not Reuse Tray."
--Swanson Frozen Dinners

Aerin said...

I reused the tray!

Hadrian said...

Of course, on the other hand, Ptolus will probably spawn multiple campaigns over the course of years, so, you know....

Hadrian said...

But I still want to play 4e!