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#33438
What edition d&d are you playing and why? 5 Years ago  
I play 3rd edition with some extensive variant rules, not so much because the system needed to be "fixed" but because I just wanted to shake things up a bit for my players who have played for a long time.
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#33439
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Our current campaign is Ptolus, and we're having the most fun we've had in years!!!
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#33440
What edition d&d are you playing and why? 5 Years ago  
We've been playing 4th edition since its release, in the Wilderlands campaign setting, originally released in the 70s by Judges Guild, compiled and rereleased by Necro a few years back.

I've been enjoying 4E as a DM and a player, although there are some things I dislike about it. Minions are annoying, new alignment rules are lame, and the world scaling to the players is silly. Fortunately Blair (the other DM) and I overlook those nuances. I find that combat flows quite a bit better than 3E. The grab rules are a good example. Clean and effective. There is some special something (dare I say "magic") that is lost when every class' abilities work the same, but I do like the leveled playing field. Prep time for DMing is less, in that I'm not crunching any numbers to come up with a good challenging orc leader, I can just make it up on the fly.

I actually really like the 4E take on skills, as it's more streamlined and generalized. I've yet to find something that I can't just lump into one of those categories.

In general I really dig how all characters defenses, attacks and skill checks increase at the rate of 1/2 your level (round down). It's the simplest way to do the numbers. This also lends itself to playing a low magic game, as the characters won't be relying on magic items to boost these (to the same degree as 3E, that is).
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#33441
What edition d&d are you playing and why? 5 Years ago  
We've got to an age where we are getting all nostalgic, so have been playing Basic. I ran B5 - Horror on the Hill in January and X1 - Isle of Dread is set for end of April. Pure Hack n' Slash, but glorious fun! Ah, the halcyon days when a Dwarf was a character class!!
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#33442
What edition d&d are you playing and why? 5 Years ago  
A new group of us began playing 4e about 2 months ago.

I haven't really played since AD&D / 2e so can't compare to 3 / 3.5.

The simple fact is that 4e was the game that a couple of the group had exposure to, antother wanted to run, so I was more than happy to hop on the bandwagon just to be able to get some gaming in.

We're having a blast so far. Sure, it's a different game than I remember but it's still a lot of fun and I do like how the miniature strategy comes into play.
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#33443
What edition d&d are you playing and why? 5 Years ago  
Currently my friends and I are playing an old Avalon Hill game called "The Rise and Decline of the Third Reich". We used to play it a lot in the 80s, and I recently printed out a HUGE 4' x 6' vinyl map of it -- and then mounted it on a piece of steel. We use magnetic counters -- and we are having a blast! A game lasts about 100 hours, so we are taking months to play it.

We should get back to D&D this summer. Probably 4.0, but I really like 1st edition.
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#33444
What edition d&d are you playing and why? 5 Years ago  
This is the year that I'm going to play "Magic Realm". homenowned.com/wiki-mr/pmwiki.php?n=Main.HomePage

I've owned this game since the early 80's and I've never played it!
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#33445
What edition d&d are you playing and why? 5 Years ago  
I've been a player in a D&D 3.5 game, and just played a gnome bard in 4E at the Worldwide D&D Day. Honestly, I like both systems, though they're very different.

I'm thinking of running some 4E this summer, to really give it a test run. And that will be with Lawful Evil, Chaotic Good, and all the rest that I'll cobble in to make it fit my own preferences.

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#33446
What edition d&d are you playing and why? 5 Years ago  
We switched to 4e at release, and I'll never look back. I feel that 4e definitely made it smooth for new players to enjoy, yet still sophisticated enough to entertain the veterans. Not only that but terrain really makes a big difference tactically in 4e. I never got that feeling with 2nd or 3rd. And Dwarven Forge really offers great modular terrain for combat and role play scenarios.(of course we all know that here)
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#33447
What edition d&d are you playing and why? 5 Years ago  
I have a huge investment in 3.0, and most of my players are the same. I understand 3.5 is MOSTLY the same, but there are differences.
"Death before 4th edition" is an oft-heard rallying cry in may places I frequent, and since I lost my death-wish right after leaving Vietnam, I don't go there; I stick with 3 or 3.5, thank-you-very-much.
Come to think of it, that might be why I got OUT of Warhammer 40K; do you KNOW how it feels to look across the board and see a screaming HORDE of orks charging at you when you have two squads of UltraMarines?
EEK!
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#33448
What edition d&d are you playing and why? 5 Years ago  
We played 3x from the day it come out; it was such an extraordinary improvement over 2nd, there was just no contest.

I'm still running a 3.5 campaign, but that group swaps DMs out to keep us fresh, and we had a couple of alternate GMs try out 4E; I'm also in another 4E campaign with a different group. My conclusion is multifold. There are things (like at-will powers) that 4E does right, but there are many more things it does wrong. E.g., monster advancement is faster than PC advancement, such that it is easier for a 1st level character to hit a level-appropriate monster than it is for a 30th level character. And the ruleset was not prepared to an acceptable standard--the revision of Stealth, e.g., being just the largest in a steady stream of "updates" indicating that their playtesting and rules review processes are inadequate.

My favorite thing to bitch about is the cover rules, which give a corner as an example of a tactical situation that provides cover, and then proceed to specify rules for determining cover under which a corner does not in any way provide cover.

That being said, 4E is more entertaining at very low levels. Other than that, it's just not as good a game as 3x.
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#33449
What edition d&d are you playing and why? 5 Years ago  
For me I have no desire to play 4th. My group doesn't like change(we only started playing 3.5 instead of second a little over a year ago). We played 2nd for roughly 15 years, with no minis and no df! I can't imagine playing without either now. But sometimes I wonder how good ol 2nd edition would play out with all the cool stuff i've aquired.
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