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Remaking D&D [15 May 08] Meta-post and progress report.

There is a new edition of Dungeons and Dragons coming out. For a long time, the bits and pieces of news I have heard about 4E have left a sour taste in my mouth. I've been groping toward how I would do a 3.5 revamp right, rather than make the mistakes that WotC seems to be making. Take a look at the links at the bottom of this screed for more.

Of course, I was aware that Paizo was also making a 3.75 revamp. I downloaded the alpha and was a little more than somewhat underwhelmed. Too much of a power boost to the core classes (to keep up with the splat book arms race I figured). Too little change that actually fixes what is wrong.

So I started to write my own set of fixes (see those links below). But the fact is, no one will ever play a revised D&D that i write and post on my little blog. Even if I did make a nice PDF and release it for free, those who would actually use it would be very few.

And I have heard through the grapevine that Paizo is actually being very responsive to suggestions. So I have decided to really give the full court press on the Paizo boards for my ideas on how to improve D&D. Who knows -- if I am loud enough, and if my arguments are strong enough -- maybe I can make a difference.

Here are some of the Paizo message board threads on which I've posted so far. I'll update this screed with more as I write them.

This is an ancillary part of my ongoing series on How I Would Fix D&D 3.5.

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