Geeking out to the 3rd edition Player's Handbook.

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DISCLAIMER: When I say Player’s handbook, I’m not talking about a “Playa’s Handbook”. The book I am referencing is absolutely the WRONG thing to read if you want to pick up chicks. I’m already married, so I can bring this stuff out.

So after a long three day weekend of moving, I decided that I needed to geek out to the Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook 3rd edition that I borrowed from Micah. I played the second edition rules when I was a kid and have a lot of nostalgia associated with the game. I thought it would be fun to take a look at the new rules.

So far, the theme appears to be simplification. I like the fact that they’ve simplified the experience point table. Now, instead of each class having a separate table for advancement, everyone uses the same table. Multiclassing is simplified as well. I always thought that certain rules were overly complex. On one hand, that is fun in the “ooh, I like secrets” sort of way. But on the other hand, it led to too many “what fucking die do I roll!?” moments.

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    Adam Kinney April 14th, 2004

    Ahh yes good feelings about D&D 2nd edition. I tried to play again a little bit ago, and seems hard to capture the same magic from my teenage years.

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    Haacked April 14th, 2004

    I actually got a session together in my office around 4 years ago. It was great, but afterwards, we never played again. It's the curse of adulthood. Everyone's too busy that it's near impossible to get schedules to line up regularly.