Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Legends & Lore Redux - The Temperature of the Rules

The Temperature of the Rules

So the entire article is basically about a conversation about how to present the default setting of the rules. The DM being the arbitrator as to what rules are presented should be the default. It happens in every game, sometimes the game is presented with the rules in a pick and choose way, but more often than not, the game is presented in the default mode, and additional rules are presented as optional rules or variant rules. So what DnD Next is talking about is just presenting almost all the rules as optional, with a very small core of general rules.

This will make it a fully modular system. Will it be successful? Maybe...I know Monte Cook and Mike Mearls are both incredible designers with decades of experience, so if anyone can do it, they can.