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Rules Can’t Replace Imagination: An RPG Rant I Can Agree With — 4 Comments

  1. I totally agree with everything he said. I don't like how everything is nailed down quite so firmly with 4th edition, and how's it's a game about wizards and warriors with no magic, mystery, or fantasy in it whatsoever.

    I can't remember the source of the quote, but a highly intelligent man once remarked that the guys who designed 3e were good at making rules, but had a poor understanding of fantasy. If only he could see the 4th edition guys, imagine what he'd say!

  2. Thanks Randall and N.Wright. I'm glad to hear my rant resonated with a number of individuals in the rpg-verse.

    To be honest I nearly hit the delete button and not the publish button. Glad I didn't.

    Hopefully it'll foster some analysis and discussion on where our games should go.

  3. @Randall: Then I'm glad I could oblige. Apparently my muse, though verbose and cantankerous, was also chock full of insightful observations for more than just the author.