Posted by : David Guyll August 04, 2014
This was good, as I actually mostly enjoy this game, but then it hit me: the Starter Set.
The fucking Starter Set.
Despite the shit flying around about 5th Edition and a certain pair of consultants with the audacity to, as far as I can tell, be merely accused of various behaviors—I guess in this case guilty until overwhelmingly proved innocent, and maybe not even then, is totally cool—I had completely forgotten about it.
Or maybe it's because of all that, that I'd forgotten about it?
Anyway, what was I on about? Oh yeah, the Starter Set. Fuuuck... Mind you I didn't get it because I thought I would enjoy it: I knew well over a year ago the particular crowd it was intended to cater to, and over a year of playtesting only served to confirm that fact. No, I got it purely so I could review it, and review it I did. It's just an...unfortunate turn of events that it would make it qualify for something that I would have to talk about.
So, yeah, I really dislike it for lots of reasons that I won't repeat here. I'd say that, hey, there will always be 6th Edition, but I still have my 4th Edition books and at this point I'm more interested in trying my own hand at a hack, instead of just waiting and hoping that WotC gets it right next time.