Strip 091 - "Forgot he could do that"

1st Nov 2014, 12:00 AM in Forest of Doom
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Raxon 1st Nov 2014, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
Racial abilities are fantastic.

I love my racial abilities to drive the british out of my country, and eat foods many other races consider unpalatable.

I also have a racial hatred of vegans that gives me a +2 against bullshit.
Spare Parts 1st Nov 2014, 8:44 AM edit delete reply

So are you Afghan, Indian, Scottish, American... ?
Raxon 1st Nov 2014, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
Heh, good luck guessing. That's roughly a quarter of the planet.
Disloyal Subject 20th Nov 2014, 3:55 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
"Anything is a Verb if you Will it"
We American.
Chris Rivan 1st Nov 2014, 2:25 AM edit delete reply

Clever strip, but I'm afraid I just can't read any more. You've reminded me how much I love the original AD&D system, and how f*****g stupid the d20 system is. Modifiers everywhere, chaotic combat systems. Absurd spell recharges. It's a disaster, and I can't even read the character interpretation through the fourth wall without getting pissed.

Best of luck to you.
DtDoom 2nd Nov 2014, 11:11 AM edit delete reply

3rd edition streamlined the game a lot. 3.5 fixed some of the issues from 3rd. Pathfinder fixed almost all of them.

5e looks promising, though I haven't played it beyond mock combat sessions to test the classes in their different roles.
Debatra 2nd Nov 2014, 3:10 PM edit delete reply

"Disillusioned Illusionist"
I'm gonna get some hate for this, but I'll still say it.

5e has already lost me. They definitely had some good ideas, but I just can't condone what they've done to the Wizard. The way they prepare spells now is awesome, but just sit back and watch as half of your spell slots wither away from disuse.

Seriously, a 3.5 Sorcerer has more versatility before 10th-level than a 20th-level 5e Wizard. Let me repeat that:

Sorcerer 10 > Wizard 20

That shouldn't be a thing that is possible.
Fellow 3rd Nov 2014, 3:02 PM edit delete reply

Pardon me, but why compare a 3.5 sorcerer to a 5e Wizard? I mean, they're not in the same game, are they?
Lynceus 1st Nov 2014, 4:53 AM edit delete reply

"Edition Wars"
Now hold on, I've played old school D&D for years, and I'm sorry, but I gotta call you out. Modifiers everywhere? Chaotic combat systems? That's never been a new thing for D&D.
Malroth 1st Nov 2014, 9:32 AM edit delete reply

You can't honestly come from the age of Multiclass xp penalties, saves vs wands and THACO and think D20 is more chaotic math wise, I can see you getting angry at the feat system weakening the 4th wall and encouraging metagaming but 3.x was a MUCH less math intensive step than its predacessors.
Otaku 1st Nov 2014, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
"This is gonna be weird"
Why is this going to be weird?

Because I'm not overly fond of the d20 system, the D&D setting, or older D&D rules sets. Simple as I didn't start with that system so I don't "think" that way and most of it seems like someone making the simple stuff complicated and the complicated stuff simple.

It is that unfortunate effect where the game's success means its viewed by many as the standard and so even if they don't mean to, they end up defaulting to it and kind of cramming it down your throat. XP It is hard to appreciate how good it is... because people have been over-hyping it so you're expecting something even better.

So... when it comes to "Old school" style RPGs, I might prefer AD&D style to d20. I haven't played enough of either to know, but from what little I have played...

...I still find d20 far more streamlined and approachable. I take to AD&D (via Hackmaster) because its over complicated and if I'm using a system that arbitrarily constrains me with "levels" and "character classes", I'll go for the one to which I've got an odd affinity (via Knights of the Dinner Table).

Eh, what do you expect from a GURPS player. ;)
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