Thursday, July 3, 2014

"...weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth."

New D&D basic was released free on PDF today...


Thanks, dork!
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40 comments:

  1. See, the big problem you have is that you are having fun - a lot of it - and some people can't stand it. Stop liking what they don't like and all that.

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  2. I knew something seemed remarkably "high-quality homebrew" about the Basic Rules

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  3. Congratulations on the consultation credit, I definitely need to read through 5e Basic.

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  4. So how does it feel to get even with RPGnet? Bastards should had never ban you and it is a good day to see them weep.

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    1. RPGnet owe a debt to the world, and I doubt they'll ever pay it. Their attack on me is incidental.

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    2. Oh yeah how rude of me. Congrats on getting your name in the book. You deserve it for keeping the OSR interesting. I would had gave up on DnD after the fall of 4th edition if it wasn't for you.

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    3. Anybody that gets the short end of the stick at RPGnet can not be all that bad! LMAO...I witnessed this outpouring of butthurt on twitter.

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    4. Congrats on the consultation credit. Though I don't think RPG.net is that bad of a place. Admittedly I'm a fan of 4E so it's one of the few places to get positive discussions for that particular system.

      All in all, my group is having a fun time with D&D: Next and has been since starting the playtest over 2 years ago.

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    5. RPGnet is shit because Shannon Appelcline continues to employ Paul Ettin and his friends to moderate it.

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    6. I have no frame of reference to who these people are. The moderation is, I have found, to be extreme in it's banning. However I've also found that criticism against things instead of people's opinions is perfectly OK.

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    7. Problem is: an _essential_ part of any debate forum is to be able to ask people for evidence or why they think what they think.
      Forums are not just so "Everyone can have their say" (you can do that on a blog)
      a FORUM is so that 2 people or more can have different "says" and then they have a conversation to find out how they got 2 or more different conclusions--everyone learns something.
      RPGnet impedes this function.

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    8. Right, I agree. For the most part I don't post much on RPGnet because of other obligations and because their use of the "ban hammer" is quick and excessive. Being banned there once for defending 4E taught me that. However as I reflect upon that incident I realized that I was being, frankly, a douche and got down in the mud with another E-warrior.
      What I took from that was that it's OK to not like things and aggressively express why but don't let it go to the person who's arguing with you OR the people who created it. Now as a 4E fan I don't have to fight over the whole E-War thing much because most people who don't like 4E don't post on RPGnet, like I don't post over on Dragonsfoot or RPGsite for similar reasons.
      Anyways, glad you got your name into the PDF (and I'm assuming book). Our group liked it a lot towards the end of the playtest and I can see us putting the system into our rotation of games when it's fully out. And I think that says a lot since our group is adamantly pro-4E.

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  5. Congrats to you and the Pundit both on your credits. I just downloaded the PDF and look forward to delving into 5th Edition.

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  6. @confanity:
    You're banned from commenting here for:
    1. Lying
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    2. Not answering questions when asked
    if you want to dig yourself out of that hole, start apologizing beneath this thread:
    http://dndwithpornstars.blogspot.com/2014/05/fix-me-fix-me-fix-me.html

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  7. Well, I at least consider your name in the credits to be a good reason to check it out. :)

    Why these nitwits have a problem with you is a mystery to me. You're one of the most inventive people in the hobby right now, IMO.

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    1. No kidding. He made Tiamet interesting. Tiamet wasn't exactly a boring evil goddess, but being around so often for so long you can see some wrinkles. Zak S posts on each cult dedicated to each head pretty much gave Tiamet a paint job she deserves.

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  8. Before this you were only theoretical, a passing fancy.

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  9. Nothing is worth doing unless someone, somewhere, would rather you were not doing it.

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  10. I read it and it looks good, a big improvement over 4e; truly a better version of what they were trying to do with that edition. I'm true blue pathfinder at this point, but still.

    If you had something to do with that, kudos are due. I think it needs the OGL, but what do I know.

    By any chance, do you use an iPhone? I turned most of your Vornheim sourcebook tables into an offline iPhone web app and I would like to offer it back to you, it does not require publishing to the internet at large since I respect what goes into creating a book like that. my apologies if that's out of line.

    thanks Zak

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    1. I don't use an iphone but if you want to talk to Raggi about it you might be able to work out a 3-way deal for distributing the ap.

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  11. All hails and congratulations to the best consultant ever! Think DnD5 will be absolutly great!

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  12. Looks like somebody's pissed that you got credited and he didn't. Kudos for not naming and shaming the Dork.

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    1. Oh, if it just down to me I would--these people need to be known so folks won't ever take them seriously--but WOTC's got enough to deal with without me butchering hogs in public during their party.

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  13. You are toxic and we are merrily inebriated. :)

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  14. I notice that this took place on Twitter. Not surprising considering the root word there-of.

    Congrats on the credit.

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  15. some people just walk a tight rope between a spiked pit and a bag of dicks. They hate to see any one play off the rope, and are to scared to fall. You play off their rope so they resent it.

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    1. "some people just walk a tight rope between a spiked pit and a bag of dicks"

      I have no idea what this means, but I love it anyway.

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    2. Mark Van Vlack has a way of turning a phrase that makes every situation better.

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  16. Who/what does the interwebs Twit-ter think he/she/it is to tell me how to think!

    Congratulations Zak S on helping WoTC make DnD5e relevant, at least imho. And to Mr. RPG Pundit too of course.

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  17. 1. Congrats on the shout-out in the new rules.

    2. You were always legit, as is anyone else who plays this game and contributes to the community.

    3. I'm not familiar with RPG Pundit, but I think I'll have to check him out now.

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  18. To be perfectly blunt, if I hadn't known ahead of time that you were consulting 5E's development, I probably wouldn't have bothered to check it out in the first place, so yay on you, toxic D&D fan!

    Liking a lot of the simplified tables. Really liking Advantage/Disadvantage mechanic and +1 to human ability scores. My curiosity is definitely piqued!

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  19. WOOT. Congrats!

    I could give a flying French fornication for Pundit and his foil-capped story-game paranoia, but I have to say - you've earned it.

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  20. Hi, I just discoverd your log and I was wondering if you had heard / been told about the French RPG Oltrée, that is a no-preparation / hex crawl / dungeon crawl / sandbox / toolbox about exploring the ruins of a fallen empire

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  21. It seems to me that it has a lot of interests in common with you and your way of GMing your world. It uses a lot of random generation and a shared narration, esp. through cards.Would you be interested in a one-page presentation or so ? (not trying to sell you anything though)

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  22. I've been chuckling ever since all that started. Well done and congratulations, Zak. It's absolutely deserved, and I hope tens of thousands of people see your name. May those tens of thousands also never corner you at a convention to tell you about their many characters. May those that do have interesting characters and bring beer and pizza for you. Kudos!

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  23. I read back on my prior post and realize it's ambiguous. Congratulations for the credits in the book, and for the work you did for it! :)

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  24. Congratulations! (I'm a bit late to the blog, sorry...) And to hell with the trolls...

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  25. Congratulations on finally getting the recognition you deserve!


    Er, you know what I mean.

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  26. Late to the party here, but my reaction on seeing this credit was: "Outstanding! Zak has a ton of cool ideas, I hope they listened to him!"

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