To 4e, or not to 4e

Yeah, imaginative title, I know.

It’s not really the question, anyways.  Our group has been pretty excited about 4e since the announcement.  Well, at least I have, and my excitement can tend to be contagious.

We’re finishing off the Pathfinder series in 3.5e, still.  Unless everyone rebels and demands an upgrade, which I doubt will happen.

But the big topic right now is the release on Friday.

Our FLGS, Gameknight, is hosting an event for the release.  Starting Friday morning at 10 am, they’re keeping the store open for 24 hours of D&D.  At 10 am on Saturday, D&D Game Day begins.

Grand total?  32 hours of D&D.

I’m planning on being there for the whole time.  Playing and DMing for the 24-hour event, and DMing on Game Day.

Should be fun.  I’m going to need a lot of this.

In addition, I’m considering doing a bit of live-blogging during the ordeal.  I doubt we’ll have wireless internet access, so I’ll make a post when I leave for the day, with a Twitter feed embedded in it.  I’ll update it via SMS every so often with news and happenings.  I’ll grab pictures as well, and post those afterwards (or during, if I can figure out a way).

Sound like fun, everyone?



Christine aka Nox etc...  on June 5th, 2008

“Dam good” groan… gotta love Canadian NRG drinks eh?

Also, contagious excitement FTW!

ChattyDM  on June 5th, 2008

We’ll be like warzone journalists, reporting from the frontlines.

Great idea… now if only I could find that drink in Quebec… not likely…

reza  on June 6th, 2008

From the ‘sneak peak’ i got of 4e, it’s definitely more combat focussed than rp-focussed. I’m a little concerned about how much I’m going to like the new version due to that fact, but I’m still gonna give it a try. (And no, its not because they didn’t come out with a druid right off the bat :P)

Graham  on June 6th, 2008

Actually, Reza, the rules are no more combat-focused than the 3e rules are.

The main powers that a character gets are combat powers, but this isn’t really different from 3e. Whereas in 3e you would have to choose between good combat spells and interesting noncombat spells, in 4e you automatically get both, in your combat powers and your noncombat rituals and utility powers.

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