Well at least it was Saturday in the Philippines, since 2008.06/06 in the US was a Friday. Although I’ve role-played with some friends as a wee-wee-child, I’ve never really role-played D&D. It’s still of great interest to me as a pillar of RPG design, so any evolution it will take will always be of interest.
Given this, today’s focus is on the recent Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition related stuff on the internets.
- D&D 4E Out Early (and unintentionally)
- D&D 4E is out! (Critical Gamers, GamerDad, VelvetDiceBag)
- UK Launch Event
- Massively covers Dungeons and Dragons Online’s Module 7
- + A GM’s First Impressions of D&D 4e: Looks Like Fun (Gnome Stew)
- - Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook: 4th Edition (RPGnet)
- + New D&D Rolls a 20 for Playability (Wired)
- Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edtion Review (Flames Rising)
- A Balanced Review, Not Everything Is Black And White (Greywulf)
- Dungeons & Dragons Owns the Future – This was written weeks prior to the 4th Ed release.
- Balance and Rules Convergence in Dungeons and Dragons 4E (RPGDigest)
Items Prior to 4th Ed’s Release
- Unofficial D&D 4th Edition Info Page – This is a compilation of various 4th Ed info/rumors/speculation prior to the release.
- + AICN World Exclusive: Massawyrm Has Played Dungeons And Dragons 4th Edition!! (part1, part2) – This was written last Feb. Apparently, Massawyrm was a playtester. It would be interesting to compare this to the post 4th Ed release reviews.
D&D4E Local Scene
— update —
Goto Dragon Avenue for downloadable character sheets, a combat cheat-sheet, and power cards.
Here are more reviews!
Reviews from rpg.net (mostly from their Fantasy Week around the time of 4E’s launch, some afterward)
- Core Rulebooks Gift Set review by Hywel Phillip
- Core Rulebooks Gift Set review by arete66
- Core Rulebooks Gift Set review by Roodah
- Core Rulebooks Gift Set review by Conan McKegg
- review by by Belisarius999
- “Keep on the Shadowfell” playtest review Andrew Ellis Troubio
- PHB review by Shannon Ramp
- PHB review by Daniel Weber
- PHB review by by Al Seeger
- PHB review by Adam Waggenspack
- PHB review by David Banuelos
“Cookbooks are a lot like Dungeons & Dragons and other role-playing games. They contain seemingly rigid rules that, in practice, require a certain amount of adaptation for your own tastes.” – Lore Sjöberg on Wired.com’s Alt Text
Read through the comments. It all sounds “find-replaced”, but somehow still comes out are true! lol