What will happen to Áereth (i.e. the DCC setting) under 4e?

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Post by Warduke » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:18 am

Jeff LaSala wrote: I'll be picking that up today...for, uhh, research. :D
i think they're even making a move away from racial deities. i mean c'mon, they're even doing the áereth stuff that i didn't like. :wink: :wink: :wink:

and then all the talk about countless civilizations, and ruins everywhere. it's word for word out of the dcc play book. seriously. read it and tell me it doesn't jump out at you.

makes me think "mike ferguson" is the pen name for scott rouse or something. :D

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Post by Warduke » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:19 am

GnomeBoy wrote:Attitude makes the man, as it were.
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Post by Jeff LaSala » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:32 am

I don't anticipate any 'conversion' problems, since I'm generally not attached to specific powers anyway..... Attitude makes the man, as it were.
And that's a good attitude to go into 4E with, too.
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Post by Mike_Ferguson » Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:12 pm

Warduke wrote:makes me think "mike ferguson" is the pen name for scott rouse or something. :D
It's not.

Trust me. :)

But I'm glad that Aereth and 4e are going to have some natural common ground. It should make our job of writing new and exciting DCCs for you guys a little easier.

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Post by GnomeBoy » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:23 pm

I'm kinda thinking that perhaps 4e will be the D&D I always wished there had been.

For instance: I've always been drawn to spellcasters as class. But always been frustrated with 'I know that spell, but don't have it memorized' and 'I'm out of spells, guys' and 'I have 3 hit points ...total!'.... Sounds like 4e fixes this.

Other issues also seem to be addressed in satisfying ways. I'm not into getting the preview books, since I barely have the money for core books. But I'm ready to read, come June!

The fact that it fits closely to the DCC world just makes it cooler! 8)
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Post by Warduke » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:58 am

Mike_Ferguson wrote:
Warduke wrote:makes me think "mike ferguson" is the pen name for scott rouse or something. :D
It's not.

Trust me. :)
that's the thing .... you can't trust the Ferg! i've played all of his adventures and if there is one thing know, is that you can't trust the Ferg!

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Post by Jeff LaSala » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:40 am

Oh, great. I invite "the Ferg" into my play-by-post game and NOW someone warns me not to trust him. Just great.
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Post by Jeff LaSala » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:18 am

Ohh...speaking of the Fergunator...

Happy birthday, Mike! (Yeah, I know.)

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Post by Warduke » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:39 am

happy birthday ferganaut!

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Post by Mike_Ferguson » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:17 am

Thank you kindly, gents. :)

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Post by Rick Maffei » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:24 pm

Alas, I cannot match Jeff's great animated eye tyrant, but let me join in and wish you a great birthday Mike.
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Post by Ken Hart » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:56 pm

Hey, Happy Birthday, Mike, you crazy Aquarius!

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Post by Harley Stroh » Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:29 pm

Happy birthday, Mike!

Now get back to writing. :twisted:

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Post by Mike_Ferguson » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:01 am

Thanks again, fellas. It's awesome being able to work with a whole bunch of great gamers.

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Post by velvetlinedbox » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:56 pm

I just was wondering will goodman make another prouduct like the dcc 35 gazetter of the known world. I am thinking about buying it but dropping 40 for a pdf of it is really expensive with 4ed on the horizon. Cause if they make a new one than It would be eaiser to use for 4ed.

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Post by goodmangames » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:13 am

velvetlinedbox wrote:I just was wondering will goodman make another prouduct like the dcc 35 gazetter of the known world. I am thinking about buying it but dropping 40 for a pdf of it is really expensive with 4ed on the horizon. Cause if they make a new one than It would be eaiser to use for 4ed.
At the moment, DCC #35 is sold out in print. If the opportunity arises, it's a perfect candidate for updating to 4E and reprinting.
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Post by velvetlinedbox » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:00 am

good to know. I will wait and see if a reprint comes out later for 4th

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Post by Stikk » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:41 am

If an Aereth update for 4E is considered, I know I would pick up a copy. I love DCC 35, and can't wait to see what you guys do with 4E.

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Post by AstroCat » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:59 am

Having read the 2 4e preview books I admit I really like the world they are setting up. I would like to join it in to my Aereth setting but if Goodman put out an official product I'd buy that in a second.

Things like the gods and some other bits would need some work to get right in Aereth I think.

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Post by Nahat Anoj » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:58 pm

AstroCat wrote:Having read the 2 4e preview books I admit I really like the world they are setting up. I would like to join it in to my Aereth setting but if Goodman put out an official product I'd buy that in a second.

Things like the gods and some other bits would need some work to get right in Aereth I think.
I kinda sorta hope that other companies can use the 4e pantheon in their products. From what I've read of it, I like the 4e pantheon better than the Aereth pantheon and it would be cool for GG and other companies to write up adventures using Vecna or Tiamat.

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Post by AstroCat » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:28 pm

I agree, if i do start a 4e campaign based in Aereth I am seriously thinking of using the 4e gods instead of the Areath ones.
I wish they would make the 4e core more expanded and a full setting, but it seems to me Aereth could be pretty close, a lot closer than Eberron or FR.

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Post by GnomeBoy » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:22 am

Jonathan Moyer wrote:I kinda sorta hope that other companies can use the 4e pantheon in their products. From what I've read of it, I like the 4e pantheon better than the Aereth pantheon and it would be cool for GG and other companies to write up adventures using Vecna or Tiamat.
Are the gods going to be part of the SRD, or fall into 'corporate identity'? Did I read that the 'identity' elements were going to be available for hire...?
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Post by Nahat Anoj » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:16 pm

GnomeBoy wrote:
Jonathan Moyer wrote:I kinda sorta hope that other companies can use the 4e pantheon in their products. From what I've read of it, I like the 4e pantheon better than the Aereth pantheon and it would be cool for GG and other companies to write up adventures using Vecna or Tiamat.
Are the gods going to be part of the SRD, or fall into 'corporate identity'? Did I read that the 'identity' elements were going to be available for hire...?
I really don't know if the 4e gods will be available "for hire." All I know is that 4e will use a more restrictive Game System License (GSL), as opposed to the relatively wide open OGL. I know nothing about the GSL, but my guess is that it will be easier to make adventures, sourcebooks, and that directly support D&D 4e (as opposed to alternate PHBs or OGL games). If companies are going to be required to focus a little more on D&D, then I can see WotC allowing companies a little more leeway with "corporate identity" stuff.

But the bottom line is I hope this will be the case. I have no idea if it will actually be the case or not.

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Post by jason.richardson » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:58 pm

Harley Stroh wrote:And, as one GM to another, if you don't like something in 4E, throw it out. Don't let the core book tell you squat. (My longest running campaign was an L5R game where I forced all 5 players to choose the same "class." 4+ years. Best game I ever ran.)

"Do what thou wilt, that shall be the whole of the GM's law." :twisted:

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Post by Harley Stroh » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:52 pm

*laugh* The next book I write with 100 or more pages, I'll have to hide something on ol' page 93 for you, Jason. :)

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