Today I want to point out an excellent article by fellow blogger Zachary the First. In his post “On the 4e Edition Wars, Blogging, and Levels” he divides the various discussions about the different D&D editions into four levels. In the end he hopes that we will all reach Level 0, with rational edition choice discourse and well-reasoned discussion. I know from my own experience what can happen, when you open the can of worms and try to defend your position in the edition wars. And I fully agree with Zachary, that we should try to bury the hatchets, calm down and discuss like civilized human beings.
Edition Wars in levels
Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.
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Hey, thanks for the link! I do think blogs are doing much better than a lot of the forums in keeping the edition war stuff in check. There will always be someone doing a driveby flaming or whatever–that's just the nasty side of the hobby, I guess.
<abbr><abbr>Zacharys last blog post..Roaring 20s Cthulhu: The Silver Screen</abbr></abbr>
You're welcome. 🙂