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#37683
WOTC is killing the tradtional tabletop RPG. 4 Years, 10 Months ago  
Yeah, I don't see that this would be random. as others have mentioned the power cards they have now, are not random, seems like the same product just skipping the book the cards are drawn from in the first place.
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#37684
WOTC is killing the tradtional tabletop RPG. 4 Years, 10 Months ago  
community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75882/22313325/Gamma_World_4E?pg=4

Third post on the page. WOTC says booster packs, not full decks of power/ item sets. I'll pass.
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#37685
WOTC is killing the tradtional tabletop RPG. 4 Years, 10 Months ago  
And I believe the cards will be part of a *side game* type thing that you can play all on its own. The packs will almost certainly be radnom, with varying levels of card *rarity*
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#37686
WOTC is killing the tradtional tabletop RPG. 4 Years, 10 Months ago  
I almost started a new thread for this, but I guess it makes more sense to ask here:

Two questions for everyone:

1. Would you be bothered if D&D were simply cancelled and all official D&D products (i.e. not Reaper, not DF, etc.) went out of print?

2. If you would -- why? Assuming you already own enough material to play the game, is there something important about the game still being made?
Just to be clear, I don't want to get bogged down in points like "I was looking forward to the release of X" or "I was hoping they'd get around to releasing Y." That makes sense, but that's more an issue of WHEN the game goes away, not WHETHER. I want to talk about the latter.



I can imagine good reasons for wanting to have the game stick around -- new releases help sustain interest, provide for variety, expand possibilities, suggest new approaches to the gaming experience, etc.

But at the same time, it seems like ever since TSR went bankrupt there's been a sense that if D&D were cancelled, it would be a terrible thing, and there's something striking to me about that, since 99.999% of people who care already have all they need for a complete gaming experience. There's really not, in a meaningful way, a NEED for the game to stay in production.

thoughts?

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WOTC is killing the tradtional tabletop RPG. 4 Years, 10 Months ago  
I think there is a sense of history (for lack of a better word -- nostalgia, maybe?) that makes roleplayers want D&D to go on forever. It was (one of) the first roleplaying game(s), and its complete loss (new editions and changes of ownership notwithstanding) would be the end of an era. Without D&D the "golden age" is over, as everything else is an imitation or a derivative.

I am slightly less concerned about D&D stopping (not producing new materials) than I am about D&D going out of print/production entirely. In that event, I hope that they (or someone) will keep downloadable PDFs and/or e-books available. After all, printed books don't last forever, and it would be nice if we could replace damaged/lost books, or retire them someplace safe in favor of a new format.
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#37688
WOTC is killing the tradtional tabletop RPG. 4 Years, 10 Months ago  
I almost started a new thread for this, but I guess it makes more sense to ask here:

Two questions for everyone:

1. Would you be bothered if D&D were simply cancelled and all official D&D products (i.e. not Reaper, not DF, etc.) went out of print?

2. If you would -- why? Assuming you already own enough material to play the game, is there something important about the game still being made?
Just to be clear, I don't want to get bogged down in points like "I was looking forward to the release of X" or "I was hoping they'd get around to releasing Y." That makes sense, but that's more an issue of WHEN the game goes away, not WHETHER. I want to talk about the latter.



I can imagine good reasons for wanting to have the game stick around -- new releases help sustain interest, provide for variety, expand possibilities, suggest new approaches to the gaming experience, etc.

But at the same time, it seems like ever since TSR went bankrupt there's been a sense that if D&D were cancelled, it would be a terrible thing, and there's something striking to me about that, since 99.999% of people who care already have all they need for a complete gaming experience. There's really not, in a meaningful way, a NEED for the game to stay in production.

thoughts?

L

Its harder to get new players if they can not go out and buy their own book.

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#37689
WOTC is killing the tradtional tabletop RPG. 4 Years, 10 Months ago  
I think there is a sense of history (for lack of a better word -- nostalgia, maybe?) that makes roleplayers want D&D to go on forever. It was (one of) the first roleplaying game(s), and its complete loss (new editions and changes of ownership notwithstanding) would be the end of an era. Without D&D the "golden age" is over, as everything else is an imitation or a derivative.

I am slightly less concerned about D&D stopping (not producing new materials) than I am about D&D going out of print/production entirely. In that event, I hope that they (or someone) will keep downloadable PDFs and/or e-books available. After all, printed books don't last forever, and it would be nice if we could replace damaged/lost books, or retire them someplace safe in favor of a new format.

Some would argue that 4e is an imitation or a derivative of DnD.

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#37690
WOTC is killing the tradtional tabletop RPG. 4 Years, 10 Months ago  
Two questions for everyone:

1. Would you be bothered if D&D were simply cancelled and all official D&D products (i.e. not Reaper, not DF, etc.) went out of print?

2. If you would -- why? Assuming you already own enough material to play the game, is there something important about the game still being made?

I started to feel that way about 25 years ago!
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#37691
WOTC is killing the tradtional tabletop RPG. 4 Years, 10 Months ago  
I'm with northman here, I would like D&D to go on to be available to the new generations, but... I'd rather prefer that it would not be 4e. I would feel sad (as I almost are) if D&D completely disappeared, but, beyond that, I don't really care much.

I like D&D minis to be on the market (better if they return to previous quality standards), but I don't play D&D, and there are a lot of games that I would play instead D&D as it is now, even given the fact some of them haven't been translated to my language (Pathfinder, Savage Worlds, Castles & Crusaders, Fudge, etc). And Paizo's Gamemastery line has lots of awesome stuff (excepting prepainted miniatures).

DF would still be here, as well as Reaper, etc.

My two cents, greetings all!
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#37692
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I am afraid of D&D going out of print and then Hasbro (who owns Wizards) squatting on the license and never letting anyone else make anything D&D either.

If that happened it would bother me somehow....like if they stopped making Band-Aids. Could you still buy *adhesive bandages* - sure, but its just wouldn't be the same...
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If that happened I would need a Kleenex(TM).
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