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    So, I'm just curious here. What version of DnD (only applicable to those that play DnD, obviously) do you play?

    Even if you are currently between-campaigns/groups, what version would you prefer to be playing if you were able to?

    Although you are welcome to briefly state why you like your version of choice, I would encourage people not to debate the merits of each edition too much here, and to limit the number of posts they make in this thread, which is mainly meant to be a poll. This is also meant to address the question of "what version do these forums most favor?".
    (if I could just make a bloody poll, I would)

    1) 4E. You like and embrace the new edition, and intend on continuing to play it.

    2) 3.5E. You like the previous, more complex edition and intend on continuing to play it with only minor alterations if any.

    3) 3.5E with major houseruling/alternate systems such as Pathfinder or Frank's Tome series or your own personal project. If your houserules are more then, say, 5 pages long, you probably belong in this catagory.

    4) 3.0E You didn't care for the upgrade, so you still largely play RAW 3.0E and are happy doing so. Note that if you mix some 3.0 and 3.5 elements but it isn't largely unmodified 3.0, you likely belong in #2 (maybe #3).

    5) AD&D 2E with players options and other supplimental materials. Possibly including large amounts of homebrew or fan-made content. You are very happy with the game you or your parents grew up with and intend on continuing to enjoy it regardless of what new things this 'WotC' puts out.

    6) BD&D with little to no modifications. You just play this oldschool game without all the suppliments or fuss others may make of it and enjoy it.

    7) AD&D 1E or other old versions. You like the classic game, and don't see the value of what has 'evolved' from it. You like your elf and see no reason to move on to newer things.


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    1) Dhavaer, Oracle_Hunter, Charity, RebelRogue, Starsinger, Glug, ColdSepp, Eorran, Britter, Tadanori Oyama, Gryndle, Dentarthur, Tengu_temp, Isomenes, Beleriphon, erikun, acirruscloud, Skyserpent, Gralamin, Aenghus, Erk, TwoBitWriter, nowiwantmydmg, DM Raven
    Total: 22

    2) Slaanesh, Ascension, black dragoon, Jack Zander, ghost_warlock, Adumbration, Albonor, monty, Ent, Frosty, *****, NEO|Phyte, Eldan, Erothayce, Kurald Galain, AslanCross, Krimm_Blackleaf, Gerrtt, vegetalss4, Shazzbaa, Teron, Xenogears, Roog, Oslecamo, Thurbane, Sirek Inta, Vortling, DigoDragon, only1doug
    Total: 29

    3) Kizara, Break, thegurullamen, Wolfpack, Mastikator, arguskos, drengnikrafe, SeeKay, Edea, BobVosh, Ashtar, bosssmiley, DeathQuaker, Quirinus_Obsidian, Areswargod139, Tehnar
    Total: 16

    4) Thrud
    Total: 1

    5) Swordguy, Matthew, Thane of Fife, Tormsskull, Mark Hall
    Total: 5

    6) (empty)
    Total: 0

    7) nagora, ken-do-nim
    Total: 2

    So, share your preferences with the board!
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    I would mostly be in 3.5 stragiht up, but also abit in 4e.

    Why in 4e? Sometimesd I want a simple hack and slash, that I can enjoy over some dice with friends and pizza.

    Why 3.5? It's what I grew up with. It's what I read when I was sick, hoarded money to buy, and loved, at least as much as any videogame, probly more. It's our world, and we want to go adventuring, maybe Eberron, maybe Iron kingdoms... good times... Which I can still enjoy!
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    2.) 3.5. I'm not violently opposed to 4E, but I don't plan to switch until I can't find any 3.5 players anywhere... which pretty much means I don't plan to switch at all.
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    3.5 with a fair amount of houseruling, mostly in class abilities - I suppose this places me in camp #3. I'll play 4E occasionally, but it simply doesn't have the qualities that make it my go-to edition, as I'm rather torn about it.
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    3.5 with houseruling here and there. I've also played a little 2nd andhave vaguely considered 4E.
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    1) and 2).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhavaer View Post
    1) and 2).
    Please pick your strongest preferance. I want people to consider this a poll and I won't get accurate results if people can 'vote twice.'

    It's fine if you share your thoughts on how you also like *other choice*, but I DO need you to pick one, please. :)

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    Categories should probably be...

    OD&D
    AD&D 1e
    BD&D
    AD&D 2e

    ...but I digress.

    I generally play a mix of BD&D/AD&D, with a bit of C&C thrown in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    Categories should probably be...

    OD&D
    AD&D 1e
    BD&D
    AD&D 2e

    ...but I digress.

    I generally play a mix of BD&D/AD&D, with a bit of C&C thrown in.
    So, choice 7? Sorry if its not completely accurate, my own ignorance in that matter is the cause of such. I also don't want too many very similar choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizara View Post
    So, choice 7? Sorry if its not completely accurate, my own ignorance in that matter is the cause of such. I also don't want too many very similar choices.
    I would probably have to say #5 or #6. AD&D 2e is the most forgiving as regards whether you're still playing AD&D or not (since it is intended to be house ruled to hell and back). AD&D 1e is more likely to take a hard line; the problem is that a large number of gamers started with BD&D and moved onto AD&D, but didn't necessarily entirely adopt the workings of the latter. Very confusing, I admit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    I would probably have to say #5 or #6. AD&D 2e is the most forgiving as regards whether you're still playing AD&D or not (since it is intended to be house ruled to hell and back). AD&D 1e is more likely to take a hard line; the problem is that a large number of gamers started with BD&D and moved onto AD&D, but didn't necessarily entirely adopt the workings of the latter. Very confusing, I admit.
    How would you phrase choices 5, 6 and 7? I want this to be fair to people like you with your gaming preferances but lack the knowledge to comprehensively do so.

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    2. I had considered pathfinder or similar things in the future, but haven't gotten around to suggesting them to my group.
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    4E, and I'm interested in 2E, but haven't played it. There's pretty much nothing about 3E that I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizara View Post
    How would you phrase choices 5, 6 and 7? I want this to be fair to people like you with your gaming preferances but lack the knowledge to comprehensively do so.
    Hard to say. Probably:

    #5 AD&D 2e

    #6 BD&D

    #7 AD&D 1e


    Most folks who play out of print editions understand what those broad divisions signify, though each could be subdivided further; however, those are the divisions of the subforums at Dragonsfoot, and they seem to work pretty well in that capacity.
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    Number 2 for me please!

    I've never had any of the theoretical problems anyone on these boards seem to have with 3.5 and no one in my group sees any real reason to switch if we're already having fun and don't want to spend any more money.

    Also, none of our campaigns ever make it much past 10th level. This is probably because all our DMs (myself included) get lazy after so long and run out of ideas/motivation.
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    I'd play 3.5, not sure whether it'd fall into #2 or #3 of your categories above; I tend to homebrew a lot of stuff for any game I play and some of those fall into houserules as much as new content. Traditionally, regarding the published rules, my groups have only made relatively few/small changes (omitting stuff like shivering touch and upgrading some of the weaker classes, such as using the hexblade fix).

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    I'm currently playing both, 4th and 3.5. I'm also mastering 3.5. I was actually pleasantly surprised by 4th, and plan to move my 3rd Edition campaign into 4th as soon as the current story arc finishes.
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    Really, I play all of them BUT #'s 2, 3, and 4.

    If I have to narrow this response to just one number, though, I'd go in the end with number 5. - AD&D 2e with supplementary material (mainly the old brown "Complete X" series of books).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizara View Post
    Please pick your strongest preferance. I want people to consider this a poll and I won't get accurate results if people can 'vote twice.'

    It's fine if you share your thoughts on how you also like *other choice*, but I DO need you to pick one, please. :)
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    I'll only DM 4e, so I'll go with 1).
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    Well I fit in 2 most often, and when I'm lucky 3. But 3 is pretty broad, Frank & K are very different then Pathfinder, and I would only ever play one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    Hard to say. Probably:

    #5 AD&D 2e

    #6 BD&D

    #7 AD&D 1e


    Most folks who play out of print editions understand what those broad divisions signify, though each could be subdivided further; however, those are the divisions of the subforums at Dragonsfoot, and they seem to work pretty well in that capacity.
    Done, thank you. Now, where are you in those options? :)


    To others, you have to VOTE for something. I understand it when you talk about your various preferances, but its a poll people.

    If you don't know if you fall into 2 or 3, the main premise is if you alter the published material to any great extent. And as I said, if your houserules are longer then like 4-5 pages, you probably fall in there as well.
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    Done, thank you. Now, where are you in those options? :)


    To others, you have to VOTE for something. I understand it when you talk about your various preferances, but its a poll people.

    If you don't know if you fall into 2 or 3, the main premise is if you alter the published material to any great extent. And as I said, if your houserules are longer then like 4-5 pages, you probably fall in there as well.
    I like to play 3 more then two, but Tome games are far and few between, and I've only ever been in 3 such games. The vast majority run using 3.5 with minor-no alterations.

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    Option 3.
    Though I am looking into house ruling the 4th edition heavily too.
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    Done, thank you. Now, where are you in those options? :)
    No problem. I would be option #5.
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    Option 2: 3.5 E

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    Option 2). Minor rules change and style of play. Other than that I kinda like 3.5 as it is.
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    4e, straight up. It's what I run, and as soon as I can find a game, it's what I'll play too. The powers and class abilities are neat, the mechanics are smooth as silk, and Warlords are awesome.

    I do play 3.5, but only 'cause I'm in an ongoing 3.5 game.

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    There is no reason leveling up should take that much time.

    #2 is every time my Rogue runs into something it can't sneak attack. I would turn it into a drinking game, but our sessions are rather long and I'd rather not black out
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    #2 is every time my Rogue runs into something it can't sneak attack. I would turn it into a drinking game, but our sessions are rather long and I'd rather not black out

    Please do not overtly flame other editions or options. I do not want this to turn into a debate/flame thread.

    Keep such comments to yourself please. In fact I request that you edit your post.
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    3.5, mostly unmodified. It's the first version I learned (couple of years ago), and I have no reason or desire to switch.
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