Wednesday, January 25, 2012

D&D Next?

Some interesting stuff here.

Of course, this announcement has started me thinking about what rules I want to play the game with in the future.  I remain unsettled on that score.  For the time being, with Ptolus (2.0) in the offing, we'll obviously stick with 3.5 (or rather, methinks Pathfinder/3.5 with the tie going to Pathfinder).  As for my planned 4e campaign... well, it looks like that could be an obsolete rules set by the time we get around to it, but we'll see.  I've also been thinking of doing my homebrew campaign with a completely different system, say Savage Worlds... but again, no decisions have been made on that score.

In any event, I did some work on a couple of adventures that I was planning to do in 4e and may still, including a one-shot holiday themed adventure that I'd like to do next December.  Stay tuned for more on that later.

For now, the Ptolus reboot is the first thing on the horizon.  As always, life is a bitch and things like chronic illnesses, family crises, and work situations make planning difficult.  But I'm committed to making this work.  Hopefully we can start Ptolus 2.0 in March.  Look at your calendars, think about your characters.  We'll make it happen.  I'm thinking a once a month schedule might be doable, with a possible big two game day weekend at some point over the summer.  Maybe.  Anyway...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Question

Unfortunately, it has been far longer between Ptolus sessions than I intended.  I apologize for that, I didn't want to tease you guys with a campaign and not deliver.  Hopefully my health situation will be better under control soon and we can get around to resuming the game.

Which brings me to my question.  Since it has been so long ago since we started the Ptolus campaign, it seems to me that we have a problem, or an opportunity... depending on your point of view.  It strikes me that some of you may have forgotten the who, what, when, where, and why of the campaign, since we started playing.  Some of you may have come up with a different character idea, a new hook, whatever and may not be excited about going back to your previous character.  I think you see where this is going...

In short, I want to give you the opportunity for a reboot.  Now don't get me wrong.  I am neither pushing for this, nor lobbying against it.  I just realize it might be easier for everyone (and perhaps more fun) if we just started over from scratch.  So..., I'm leaving up to the group, as a group, to decide.  Do you want to continue the campaign we started, or do you want a Ptolus reboot?


Monday, January 09, 2012

Here We Go Again

Players Roll the Dice for Dungeons & Dragons Remake

. . . On Monday, Wizards of the Coast, the Hasbro subsidiary that owns the game, announced that a new edition is under development, the first overhaul of the rules since the contentious fourth edition was released in 2008. And Dungeons & Dragons’ designers are also planning to undertake an exceedingly rare effort for the gaming industry over the next few months: asking hundreds of thousands of fans to tell them how exactly they should reboot the franchise. . . .