What is the diffrence

Posted: December 6, 2011 in RPG

I don’t know how your group is.  But my group is a little bit of Min/Maxer, with a little bit of Hack n’ Slash, with a dash of roleplay.  Our games rarely consist of hours long roleplay.  However, we do have some and that is one aspect that I love.  My current group came from Dungeons and Dragon 3.5 edition.   However, as you may know if you read this blog I like to try out new systems.  Anytime I try out a new system that is not d20 based my group has trouble keeping its cohesion.  Partially because I am a rules lite DM.  I hate dragging out a rules book every minute to look how far a person can jump in a 50 mph wind.  So I wing it.  Well obviously when you are trying to learn a new system you can’t do that.  When my group switched to 4e I just thought that this was the problem.  We were spending a lot of time looking up rules so that is why no one liked the game.  However, the more I think about it the more I don’t think it is that.  Actually the more I think about it and the more I play Pathfinder I think I have come to the conclusion it is 4e.

First off let me say I think it is possible to Roleplay with any system, however 4e does not add anything to your character for roleplay.  Instead they give mechanics to any type of roleplay that could happen(skill challenges).  This is my main problem with 4e.  Heck even look at Wizards own attempt to get more people in to D & D with Encounter at your local FLAG.  The game is nothing but one long encounter.  I really wanted to love 4e but the more I play Pathfinder or Dragon Age the more I want to play them and not 4e .

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