Saturday, September 7, 2013

30 Day D&D Challenge, Day 7: Favorite Edition

New Edition, of course!
Oh, what edition of D&D? Sorry for the confusion.
My favorite edition of D&D is....
I've written about my love for C&C before, as well as how "it's all D&D to me." I don't care what you call the game you're playing. If it has the D&D "DNA" (i.e. based on D&D mechanics), then you are playing D&D. And C&C is my preferred version of AD&D, these days. It does what I need it to do, period. And it's the spiritual successor to AD&D. If you've never checked it out, do yourself a favor and take a look!

1 comment:

  1. I meant to tell you a few days ago when this popped up while reading my blogs on Feedly... your little joke totally cracked me up!

    I have the C&C rulebook but have actually never played it. Around the time that I thought I could get my group to switch over to an OSR style rules-set, I used OSRIC to run an AD&D adventure (S3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks) and I got a lot of complaining from one player who really disliked the system.

    The second time I tried, I switched to Labyrinth Lord, which he said he thought he'd like better (more streamlined) but really - if you're playing AD&D/OSRIC without weapon speed factors and all the minutiae (which is how I played it this time, as well as back-in-the-day), then it's no different from B/X or Labyrinth Lord. He also ended up disliking that system.

    So... I think old-school systems may be out for this particular group. My next attempt might be to try to convert everything to Savage Worlds, which they seem to like, but which seems like a ton of work.