Wow... Somehow, and weird enough, I already knew it :o
I'd go with that.
What does that mean?
This.... this is going to take some time to absorb...*goes and sits in the corner*
Hm. You are right. I've always liked Marvel and New D&D more.
That's actually a rather good analogy.
D&D Basic/Expert = Superfriends
When you say DC I have to wonder what era we're talking here-- oh god, I'm over analyzing it-- but the High Fantasy of New DnD seems more Silver Age-- "Oh we just popped in to the Earth-2, I mean the Feywild..."-- whereas Old DnD's gritiness seems more in line with what I expect from Marvel.Regardless, my campaign is Kirby.
I prefer Old D&D and Marvel. I must be confused.
@marjasallI expected about 300 comment saying roughly that
DC is a great big mess of ideas and tones and genres strung together by the thinnest threads of frayed continuity. It has much more in common with a sandbox full of toys than a world, so in that sense it reminds me of Zak's D&D.Marvel? It's more accessible, and consequently often much more boring.
Old D&D is killing off all it's non-white legacy characters, too?I kid. I get what you mean here.
I'm gonna have to go with:Old D&D = pre-CCA DCAD&D 2nd Edition = CCA MarvelNew D&D = post-CCA MarvelLooking at it this way, I suddenly have a framework for understanding the insidious appeal D&D 4e has for me.Thanks, Zak.Thak.
#2 of 300. No reason we can't be civil.
Original D&D = EC
Wait...what's Image equivalent to? Storyteller? 3E? 4E?Oooh and Dark Horse! Who's Dark Horse?
@TomImage is obviously some kind of fantasy heartbreaker.Dark Horse is a grab bag of vastly varying levels of quality kept afloat by licensed properties, so: Palladium? Mayfair? Chaosium?
OD&D = Jack Kirby and Joe SimonAD&D = Barry Windsor-Smith run on ConanAD&D 2nd ed. = Valiant Comics3.x D&D = Image Comics4e D&D = Brand New Day Spidey
OD&D = Archie ComicsI haven't kept up on comics for awhile... the only stuff I collect is Knights of the Dinner Table and Groo the Wanderer.So where does Rolemaster fall into it?
I would have said that DC is equivalent to all those grunky arcane miniature and naval wargames which bequeathed their mechanics to D&D, early D&D is Marvel (they swiped half the art from Doctor Strange after all), and D&D3 is Image, and D&D4 is Tokyopop.
OD&D I can see being DC , new D&D (being 1e and beyond) could be Marvel.DC is ridiculous in their what we would call "unbalanced" while 1e and 2e trying to keep things in the same scale.A 0e D&D party could be the superfriends with batman and superman togethor..College Humour had a rather apt problem with that:http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1884973Part 2:http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1906726
Now for the really hard part.Given that your home game is part 1E (DC)/ and part 3.5E (Marvel), what comic/publisher best expresses it?Or would it be the...interesting Marvel/DC crossover battle comics from a while back?
@kelvingreen: That's a good point, that the OD&D LBBs literally stole Marvel art for their graphic sensibility.
#3. Old D&D and Marvel. 4-eva
I would go moreOD&D = Batman4E = Xmenbut maybe that's just my opinion. My OD&D characters are just people with training, equipment, and some support staff.4E is all about powers and abilities and larger than life epic heroes with elaborate pre-game story lines.