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Leafar Cathal wrote:Yes, which is all the more surprising they would go with such a fiddly, micro-laden system. I was hoping for more streamlining.Vic Ferrari wrote:
If I wanted to get someone with 0 experience into the game, I would use Basic D&D, 2nd Ed AD&D, or 5th Ed.
Let's face it: introducing someone to 5e will just make them to stay there. Unless someone really enjoy more complexity (which, in my experience, most don't), people will stick with 5e. It's the trend. People are talking about 5e, streaming 5e, podcasting 5e, it's the best seller fantasy RPG. It has D&D in it's name.
Tabletop RPG isn't a niche anymore. Either you make it easier for people to get on (and GM it) or your product will disappear.
More streamlining begs the question, why not just play 5e? They are in this place now of not really being custmosable, riddled with MMO mechanics to force characters into fixed roles, a feat tax of a 'Multiclass' system, which isn't multiclassing, at all,just a feat tax to gate what were core combat and casting feats for 'reasons', the horrible general and skill feats (why are they a thing? Get rid of them totally and save the page count for things worth the name feat)..yea, oh and the Golarion 'super caster overlords' such as the whispering tyrant or the runelords? Given the state of spells right now, why haven't they been cut to mince meat? Pure casters are awful right now.