Oh Crud

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11 Responses

  1. balrog62 says:

    Bravo, Mr. Jackson! Bravo!

  2. DarkTouch says:

    What I’d love to see is a similar set of comments posted by edition. There has got to be someone who hated 2nd edition with the raging heat of 10,000 fiery suns.

  3. Oz says:

    I wonder if there were letters like this against 2nd Edition? If you had removed the 3rd edition and prestige class reference, many would have assumed it was reference to 4th edition.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Ah, hindsight… how I love thee….

  5. drow says:

    i don’t recall much argument with regards to 2e vs 1e, most of the contention of the era was whether AD&D was superior at all to D&D.

  6. I 10,000 suns hated 2ed. I saw very clearly that it was bunch of power creep splat books and endless (mostly shoddy) supplements created to extract maximun amount of money from gamers. And it pissed me off. 2ed also coincided with rise of story based / rail road style of play that I didn’t realize until much later I hated! 2ed drove me from D&D brand for years.

    Everyone hates something. Big reason it doesn’t matter at all what others think.

  7. nunya says:



  8. Everyone’s succumbed to nerd rage at one point or another, I’m still bummed that Dragon isn’t in print, but looking back I’m a little embarrassed at the ‘10,000 suns anger’ I spat out.
    Edition changes seem to be a lightning rod for this.

  9. Jonathan says:

    … Is it wrong that this cracked me up?

  10. UHF says:

    This was funny.

    Of course this is the D&D movie we should all watch;

  11. Alphastream says:

    There was a lot of anger against 2E. And if only we had the internets and Dragon back at the beginning we could have captured the rage when OD&D clearly sold out and introduced the Greyhawk and Blackmoor supplements, or as we all know them: O&DD 0.5. Shameful. /sarcasm

    But, more seriously, it is natural for any gamer to feel outrage the first time a new edition is announced. Most of us have been there. It feels like what you love is suddenly getting dumped by the very people you looked up to when they created it. It is a lot like getting dumped in a relationship. Over time (hopefully) we come to understand that it is a business necessity and also makes our games better. I’m really glad for AD&D, for Basic, for 2E, for 3E, for 4E, and for Next. All of these make my game better and make me as a gamer better. It would be a shame if all I had was Basic. I worry when I hear Wizards say they want Next to stick around for a while. I like innovation and I welcome 6E, 7E, and 128E.

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