|Great Green God|
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MUST... NOT... RANT... ABOUT... OLD... SYSTEMS...
I know I'll rant about new ones!
As for recent editions of everyone's favorite most popular RPG, well I kinda hate minis and tactical movement. Reminds me of chess (another old person's game)
and how long it took to get through a round of combat in Palladi-DAMN IT! and robs the game of a lot flow and imagination.
P1: "Why do all the enemies look like flattened President Lincolns?"
P2: "Wow, old skool metal miniatures. Are they poisonous?
G3: "'Cause I'm cheap! Now shaddup and play or I'll kill you in some completely arbitrary way involving anagrams."
G3: "Marcie, chill. It's just a game. It's okay, sometimes characters die. It heightens the tension of the game. You can always roll up a new character. Maybe that healbot cleric you've been wanting--"
P1: "No, I'm going on Facebook and telling my friends you're a terrible game master.
G3: "I thought WE were FRIENDS?"
P1: "My REAL friends."
P3: "Go ahead and post. Facebook's my phone's home page."
P4: "What was the encounter level?"
G3: "Huh? Oh, uh, three, I think.
P4: "THREE!! THREE??? Really three? We're only supposed to have three of those a day. No wonder you died Marcie."
G3: "You can have four level three encounters in one day. You're still in range."
P4: "I'm sorry, but with our party wealth so far below the normal average, four level three encounters is a virtual death sentence.
G3 (through gritted teeth): "But you decided to go on rather than make camp."
P4: "Yes when we thought you were going to be fair and give us appropriate challenges for our characters."
G3: "I'M THE GM; I'M NEVER FAIR!"
P2: "See what I did there with the 'k' in 'skool'?"
P1: sniff, sniff