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Dogbert, March 27th, 2018, 2:08 am

3E gags valid while Edition Lasts

Good news and bad news:

The good news is that Paizo is finally working on PF 2E.

The bad news... is that Starfinder IS indeed the template.

So, is that it? Has WotC lowered the bar so much that Paizo can afford saying "eh, fuck it! Let's just pull whatever out of our asses and call it a second edition, it's not like we have competition anyway."

It's going to be a sad day when the "vanilla fantasy demographic" has no playable options. The hobby is indeed in its dark age, like Rome after the fall: The sewage channels are there, but no one knows how to operate or maintain them anymore. Everything smells like shit, and the flagship products of the hobby are un-learning decades of game design.

I have been saying for years that, if the hobby is to have hope, it lies with the indies... now, I'm sure.


P.D: Joke courtesy of the fine people at the Gaming Den.

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Brian (Guest), July 20th, 2018, 9:16 pm


"I want to play a fighter."
"No, it's suboptimal!"
"But, I like the idea of being a mighty swordsman, like Conan or Fafhrd."
"NO! You don't play RPGs to create cool characters! You play them to create optimal characters! Magic-users are optimal!"
"But I don't like magic characters. I like the challenge of surviving by my skills and wits."
"You don't play to challenge yourself! You play to be optimal! You make an optimal character to be part of an optimal part of an optimal party of optimal characters! Then you go through the adventure optimally!"

Dogbert, July 31st, 2018, 3:43 pm

I commend you to read this blog post. Everthing I could say on agency and the d&d paradigm I already did there:

Brian (Guest), July 31st, 2018, 5:30 pm

@Dogbert: I see your point. It's one of the thing I find interesting about clones like Lamentations of the Flame Princess. The fighter gets better at fighting and no one else does. So, fighting becomes his superpower. The thing the fighter is hypercompetent at. It's a good way of avoiding the "linear fighter, quadratic wizard" problem.

Hicks (Guest), October 8th, 2018, 1:38 pm

Now that was the funniest comic I've seen since ever. Great job!

Dogbert, October 22nd, 2018, 4:20 pm

@Hicks: Thanks!
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