Avatar_X (avatar_x) wrote in roleplayers,

My 2 cents on this here d20 mess...

So some of you really hate d20. Well, to each their own.

One thing that all of us might want to keep in mind, though- d20 isn't meant for the experienced gamer. The idea behind 3rd ed. D&D, as I understand it, was to make D&D the "first game" again. D&D was the introduction for gaming to most of us back in the day, and Wizards wanted it to get back to that. They set out to make a game for novices, something simple and clear that people could learn easily. So, if it seems a little lacking to those of us that have been doing this for a while, it's because it's not meant for us, really.

Also, as inevitability pointed out, in a absolutely brilliant post, all gaming systems suck. But mine's better than yours, anyway.

On a personal level, I like it beacuse it IS so simple- The more crap a system makes me keep track of, the less I like it. Also- it got rid of every single thing that ever annoyed the hell out of me about D&D.

Besides, who the hell wants a system that's perfectly realistic, anyway? I have this thing called "real life" to deal with if I want that. A game is a fictional structure, and it's going to break down under too much "reality".

Speaking of which- Is it just me, or is the use of the word "realistic" in conjunction with gaming usually just shorthand for "I'm a Angry GM who wants to be able to kill my PCs easily?" Ah, but that's a whole other rant...

Anyway- systems are good, systems suck; both statements are true. I'm out.

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