Comments on Does Fourth Edition Meet The Dungeon Masters Creed

Just out of curiosity, as I’m new here ;)

Where did 2nd and 3rd editions fall on this list?

BTW, nice lair!

Donny_the_DM 2008-07-31 15:57 UTC


“Oh boy did they deliver on this one :) 4e is MUCH more GM friendly; it’s possible to create monsters in minutes and entire encounters in seconds. Gone are the bad days of CR, EL and head-scratching over XP tables. Oh yes!”

Very true! They certainly did deliver on simplicity. For some reason this bothered me though. I guess some of us 3.5 zealots have masochistic tendencies… We’ll be the ones ten years from now saying “In my day we had to use calculators and experience tables! And the CR had nothing to DO with the ECL. And we had to hike ten miles to the tavern every morning without shoes!”

Storyteller 2008-07-31 18:11 UTC


Thanks, both.

@Donny – good questions. I’ll have to think on that and get back to you!

@Storyteller – Heh. I know what you mean! It takes a mindshift to go from having to spend 3-4 hours a week planning a scenario to spending 30 minutes, including working out the stats. You end up wondering what to do with the rest of the time…… Mind you, Microlite20 has trained me well in this respect :)

GreyWulf 2008-07-31 19:19 UTC

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