With a 10′ pole and an electrum piece
People complain about the strangest things.
Take, for example, two gripes from the #dndnext twitter stream. It has been argued (extensively!) that the D&D Next Playtest documents include a 10′ pole and electrum pieces (an ancient form of currency from fallen empires) as a stupid attempt to “win back” the old school crowd. These are archaic elements from D&D’s past and deserve to die.
We shouldn’t, they say, be taken in my these clearly shallow efforts.
Resist and play Pathfinder instead!
Pathfinder has 10′ poles in the equipment list too
Electrum Pieces are in Golarion’s list of currencies as ancient coins that are no longer minted
If you’re going to complain, at least do some research first :D
Please, in the name of all that’s holy, quit the complaining. Play the games you enjoy, avoid the ones you don’t. If you want to make a meaningful contribution to the future of D&D then playtest D&D Next with an open mind and submit feedback through the Wizards forums and the surveys (first one coming soon!). Say what didn’t work, and what did. Don’t make yourself look like a dick in the process. If you’re online, especially on a public site such as twitter, what you say has an impact on the hobby as a whole. If you honestly care about the hobby bear that in mind, and stop with the divisive claptrap.1
- Yeah, I know there’s hypocrisy in me moaning about the moaners, so I’m only going to do this once. I suspect the message will fall on deaf ears anyhow, but I gotta try, right? ↩