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  • #561266
    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    There’s a petition on change.org for WotC to get D&D 4th ed the same open game licence that 3.5 and 5th edition enjoy. Please have a look and sign it. This is not so much about personal preferences with editions but about allowing third party publishers access to create new material to support the game.

     

    Thanks 🙂

    #650040
    Lockhart
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    • Owlbear

    A very good cause. For all the misteps of 4th, it still deserves the openness that has given 3rd edition such longevity and the option for it to be re-designed in a better way.

    #650041
    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    … and the option for it to be re-designed in a better way.

     

    A good point, think of the opportunities for applying 4th ed to different settings.  It might be that it’s better suited to a totally different genre – 4th ed/Glorantha anyone? 😉

     

    Thanks for your vote @[member=”Lockhart”]

    #650042
    JamieMcCrimmon
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    • Flumph

    Well, I’ve signed it – mainly in the hope that anyone who released content under the more restrictive licence and lost the ability to use the OGL as a result might be freed from those restrictions. I don’t really know enough about 4e to know what it might be a suitable system for, though.

    #650043
    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    I don’t really know enough about 4e to know what it might be a suitable system for, though.

     

    I think it would be interesting to find out…

     

    Thanks

    #650044
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    I don’t really know enough about 4e to know what it might be a suitable system for, though.

    D&D 4E has often been accused by its detractors of having too many card game elements, and (as Hal has put it) every PC is basically a wizard, with super impressive magic powers that recharge at different rates.

    On the other hand, several people have tried to cobble together a Magic: The Gathering RPG over the years, with varying degrees of success. For those who may be unfamiliar with the game, M:tG is a collectible card game, where everyone plays… yes, you guessed it: a wizard.

    Perhaps you could combine two problems to create one solution, here? 🙂

    #650045
    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    Give the monkey a banana 🙂

    #650046
    JamieMcCrimmon
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    • Flumph

    Pencil-Monkey, have a banana.

     

     

    On a more serious note, it’s been a few days now. I thought by now someone else would have expressed an opinion on the idea of 4e as a suitable system for MtG tabletop in this thread.

    #650047
    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    You’re right @[member=”JamieMcCrimmon”]. Would it work?  I have not played MtG for some long time…

    #650048
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Turns out that there’s an old thread on RPG.net about a potential mash-up of D&D 4E and M:tG, which also includes some snide remarks about dear old Warlords of the Accordlands Accordions, as well as this interesting bit of information:

    Actually, very shortly before WOTC bought TSR, I was a playtester for Wizard’s MTG:RPG. While it had several very cool ideas, it was unplayable as written due to some severe balance problems.

    My group wondered why our ideas for improvement were politely ignored..until we found out that WOTC bought TSR, thus dropping the idea.

    #650049
    JamieMcCrimmon
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    • Flumph

    On the other hand, several people have tried to cobble together a Magic: The Gathering RPG over the years, with varying degrees of success. For those who may be unfamiliar with the game, M:tG is a collectible card game, where everyone plays… yes, you guessed it: a wizard.

     

    And, in news from Fifth Edition…

     

    http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/plane-shift-zendikar-2016-04-27

    http://www.tribality.com/2016/04/27/magic-the-gathering-zendikar-setting-for-dd-5e/

     

    Another podcast even has some discussion about it (which I haven’t listened to yet)

    http://www.thetomeshow.com/e/round-table-118-magic-in-dd-acquisitions-inc-series-and-gem-dragons-of-faerun/

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