Monday, August 23, 2010
Going Back to 2nd Edition
While I can write for Pathfinder, and I have, I'm feeling pretty nostalgic for the old AD&D game. I miss the days when the game was supported more by FLUFF than by CRUNCH. Although AD&D has some rules systems that don't make any sense (THAC0 or "to hit Armor Class 0", for instance), AD&D's set up allowed for roleplaying in a variety of campaigns based on a variety of themes. And all the Dragon Articles written in the 90's had a roleplaying basis (I still have the Dragon Archive).
So, what if you enjoy Pathfinder, or 4e? There's nothing to stop me for putting up some conversion guidelines. I really like Pathfinder, and I really don't mind writing conversion guidelines for 4e. But really, making a campaign 2nd Edition shouldn't really make a whole lot of difference except for these players, the back dragon issues have a lot of relevance. Most people have ignored these issues when playing the next two editions, which is sad because they can be used for inspiration for roleplaying.
I'll have something new for you to look at sooner or later. :)