Monday, January 9, 2012


I'm sure you've heard/read this already, but D&D 5 is coming--and Wizards of the Coast says it wants input this time. From the New York Times:
But there might yet be hope for Dungeons & Dragons, known as D&D. On Monday, Wizards of the Coast, the Hasbro subsidiary that owns the game, announced that a new edition is under development, the first overhaul of the rules since the contentious fourth edition was released in 2008. And Dungeons & Dragons’ designers are also planning to undertake an exceedingly rare effort for the gaming industry over the next few months: asking hundreds of thousands of fans to tell them how exactly they should reboot the franchise.
There's a movement now, perhaps you've heard of it. It's called the OSR.

So where's the banner? How do we mobilize this? Shouldn't there be a big wishlist of what we'd like the new edition to be? Where should it live and can we all sign up?



Havard: said...

My biggest worry is that even if they listen,they will listen to the wrong things. OSR'ers complained that 3E had moved too far from the "Kill it & Take its stuff" roots. 4E was their response. How do we communicate what we want?

Jay said...

I'd like to think they have the best of intentions, so in my mind, it seems counter-productive to assume they won't listen.

I'm hoping they'll find a way to be receptive and balance whatever input they receive. It won't be easy--that's for sure.

But after 4 years of complaining, it's time for the community to reflect some positivity and give voice to solutions.