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Author Topic: Wizards Announces New "Evolved" D&D Revision  (Read 6326 times)

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Re: Wizards Announces New "Evolved" D&D Revision
« Reply #90 on: November 24, 2021, 07:39:47 AM »
I won’t automatically discount it going well it could be a mega hit or mega flop.

Though they deserve to go broke for being woke imo.


Even before the announcement I was and am getting tired of new editions. Between being married and life in general and the general wokeness of the company, l can’t keep justifying personally and financially to keep buying new editions of RPGs. After a certain point how many editions of an RPGs can one store let alone play.

I have four or is it five editions of D&D a mix of old and new. Unless they make it faster and easier to run than what I have then a hard pass from me.

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Re: Wizards Announces New "Evolved" D&D Revision
« Reply #91 on: November 24, 2021, 09:28:38 AM »
This is the first edition of DnD to be helmed by total mediocrities. Every other edition has something the designs can point to as their masterpiece. What does Perkins, Crawford et al have?

Nothing.

Aside from the most popular edition of the world's most popular RPG lmao

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Re: Wizards Announces New "Evolved" D&D Revision
« Reply #92 on: November 24, 2021, 10:14:01 AM »
Of course it's "evolved". The creators are being written out of the official history.

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Re: Wizards Announces New "Evolved" D&D Revision
« Reply #93 on: November 24, 2021, 07:13:33 PM »
Given that the standard 2.4 is actually closer to 1 3/4" by 3 3/4" once dressed, that part doesn't matter all that much. The dressing is more that the judicious rounding on millimeters.
Dressing? This ain't a salad. Rough-sawn 2x4s are that dimension, but standard ones are 1.5x3.5 inches. Quite often 1 9/16" x 3 9/16" when they're still wet.

On topic, I wonder if 5e Evolved or whatever is just going to end up being known as 6e. "D&D Next" didn't catch on either.
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Re: Wizards Announces New "Evolved" D&D Revision
« Reply #94 on: November 25, 2021, 02:53:20 PM »
This is the first edition of DnD to be helmed by total mediocrities. Every other edition has something the designs can point to as their masterpiece. What does Perkins, Crawford et al have?

Nothing.

Aside from the most popular edition of the world's most popular RPG lmao

They were not the creators of that RPG, though. They "have" the Good Name of that edition on their side, which is an advantage to be sure. But 4e's designers had the Good Name of 3e to bank on, and then completely tanked when they put out a Shit Edition anyways.

And just like with 4e, look for D&D CRT Edition to SHIT ALL OVER 5e, in this case talking about how bigoted and transphobic and White-male-oriented and Colonialist it was and how anyone who ever like it (or maybe even played it) was a Literal Nazi.

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Re: Wizards Announces New "Evolved" D&D Revision
« Reply #95 on: November 26, 2021, 10:16:38 AM »
This is the first edition of DnD to be helmed by total mediocrities. Every other edition has something the designs can point to as their masterpiece. What does Perkins, Crawford et al have?

Nothing.

Aside from the most popular edition of the world's most popular RPG lmao

They were not the creators of that RPG, though. They "have" the Good Name of that edition on their side, which is an advantage to be sure. But 4e's designers had the Good Name of 3e to bank on, and then completely tanked when they put out a Shit Edition anyways.

And just like with 4e, look for D&D CRT Edition to SHIT ALL OVER 5e, in this case talking about how bigoted and transphobic and White-male-oriented and Colonialist it was and how anyone who ever like it (or maybe even played it) was a Literal Nazi.

They're at the point where 5e (and PF, for that matter) is mature enough where they can't leave well enough alone and have to find "something" to "improve" it. They're the TTRPG publisher equivalent of the ACLU who also needs to justify their continued existence.

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Re: Wizards Announces New "Evolved" D&D Revision
« Reply #96 on: November 27, 2021, 01:27:05 AM »
This is the first edition of DnD to be helmed by total mediocrities. Every other edition has something the designs can point to as their masterpiece. What does Perkins, Crawford et al have?

Nothing.

Aside from the most popular edition of the world's most popular RPG lmao

They were not the creators of that RPG, though. They "have" the Good Name of that edition on their side, which is an advantage to be sure. But 4e's designers had the Good Name of 3e to bank on, and then completely tanked when they put out a Shit Edition anyways.

And just like with 4e, look for D&D CRT Edition to SHIT ALL OVER 5e, in this case talking about how bigoted and transphobic and White-male-oriented and Colonialist it was and how anyone who ever like it (or maybe even played it) was a Literal Nazi.


Pundit, they are going to shit upon the entire D&D catalog; from its humble wargaming roots, right up to the present day hobby.  It must be redefined, and purged of its offensive content.  And the current project managers want to cement their legacy of "fixing" D&D.  No matter what they do, they will fail; because no amount of change will ever be enough.
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Re: Wizards Announces New "Evolved" D&D Revision
« Reply #97 on: November 27, 2021, 02:20:39 PM »
It's easier to work with, in certain contexts.  By the same token, in certain contexts hexadecimal or even binary are easier.  Sometimes "natural" units are easier.

This is why I find all this discussion between metric and imperial wrt the moon landing so amusing. I spent a good decade writing industrial control software and we didn't use either measuring system. Time was tracked by clock cycles. Distances were measure as the number of clock cycles between two inputs. Even analog measuring devices, such as scales, were converted to digital by the sensor's manufacturer in some arbitrary way so those numbers didn't have units either. The only time you'd convert those internal units to meters or feet is for display or for sending it to another computer system. And it's just as easy to fail by mixing mm and cm as it is to fail by mixing meters and feet.

IOW, in a digital age, there is no advantage or disadvantage to using metric over imperial. Either of them requires a conversion to display and that conversion takes exactly as much computer power regardless of the units being used.

Cool!  Nice to see a fellow controls engineer on the boards.  I work in other industries, though.

And wrt to units, if I'm doing physics, I'll convert everything to metric.  Otherwise the best unit system is the one you're most familiar with.  Switching has a real cost in time, effort, mistakes made along the way, frustration, and reworking equipment.  Outside of science and engineering, there's really not a compelling reason to use one over the other.