March 18th, 2001

2 vs. 3

Okay, folks, quick question. If you don't play D&D, this probably doesn't apply to you, though if you've got something to add, please do so by all means.

D&D 3rd edition has been out for some time now, enough for most players to have formed some opinion of it. My own personal opinion is that it is a vast improvement over 2nd edition in every imaginable way, shape, and form. Everyone in my gaming group, and most of those I've spoken to online, agree.

That being said, I know that there are people who prefer 2nd edition. If any of you are reading this, I'm curious to know why. I believe that 3rd edition is easier and has smoother play, far more logical (since most rolls are made the same way now), and allows for a far greater degree of freedom and creativity in character creation. I can't think of anything 2nd edition did better--but that's why I'm asking. What reasons--other than "It's different"--do you have for preferring 2nd? (I'm sorry, but I don't consider a simple fear of change to be a good reason.)

(Of course, I may discover that everyone here agrees with me, in which case this question accomplishes nothing, but what the heck.)
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