Comments on: EN World Pre-Release Review of 13th Age (Part 1) by Pelgane Press http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/en-world-pre-release-review-of-13th-age-part-1 A D&D 4e Blog Dedicated to Dungeonmasters & Players Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:54:57 -0400 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: Mike http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/en-world-pre-release-review-of-13th-age-part-1/comment-page-1#comment-72029 Mike Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:48:48 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=7525#comment-72029 13th age looks pretty good, but I'll be curious to see how the 4E community receives it. Their knee jerk reaction is that Heinsoo is god, but reading the rules so far, seems like he too is distancing himself from what much of what the 4E community professes as dogma. Gone is the concept that all classes should advance at the same pace and with the same number and type of options. Some classes have talents. Some have manuevers. Some have at will attack powers. Almost none have anything resembling encounter powers. All progression is unique to class now. The razor like attempts at balance of 4E are completely absent. Back is vancian spell casting and a heavy reliance on DM fiat. Gone is the battle grid and heavily tactical combat. These are all pretty important changes that I think most 4E people have said they dislike about Next, so we'll see how much they dislike them when its coming from Rob. Reading 13th age and Robs uncensored thoughts on game design, it becomes more and more apparent that 4E really was designed to be played more like a video game, most likely on edict from Hasbro. Left to his own devices we see that Rob doesn't approach the game in that way at all. Personally, I think 13th Age is shaping up to be a fantastic game. I can't wait to get my group to give it a whirl. I'm already a backer of the 13 true ways, the expansion book. It looks great too and adds the monk and multiclassing. 13th age looks pretty good, but I’ll be curious to see how the 4E community receives it. Their knee jerk reaction is that Heinsoo is god, but reading the rules so far, seems like he too is distancing himself from what much of what the 4E community professes as dogma. Gone is the concept that all classes should advance at the same pace and with the same number and type of options. Some classes have talents. Some have manuevers. Some have at will attack powers. Almost none have anything resembling encounter powers. All progression is unique to class now. The razor like attempts at balance of 4E are completely absent. Back is vancian spell casting and a heavy reliance on DM fiat. Gone is the battle grid and heavily tactical combat. These are all pretty important changes that I think most 4E people have said they dislike about Next, so we’ll see how much they dislike them when its coming from Rob. Reading 13th age and Robs uncensored thoughts on game design, it becomes more and more apparent that 4E really was designed to be played more like a video game, most likely on edict from Hasbro. Left to his own devices we see that Rob doesn’t approach the game in that way at all. Personally, I think 13th Age is shaping up to be a fantastic game. I can’t wait to get my group to give it a whirl. I’m already a backer of the 13 true ways, the expansion book. It looks great too and adds the monk and multiclassing.

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By: Yong Kyosunim http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/en-world-pre-release-review-of-13th-age-part-1/comment-page-1#comment-71803 Yong Kyosunim Tue, 04 Sep 2012 03:48:49 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=7525#comment-71803 I wasn't interested in this product at all until I read your review. I can't wait until I read part 2. I wasn’t interested in this product at all until I read your review. I can’t wait until I read part 2.

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By: Hunterian7 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/en-world-pre-release-review-of-13th-age-part-1/comment-page-1#comment-71246 Hunterian7 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:47:52 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=7525#comment-71246 Anything released by Heinsoo is worth of praise. Illbe buying this to support him. Anything released by Heinsoo is worth of praise. Illbe buying this to support him.

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