VincentDarlage said:So why not let your agenda go, avoid the rules discussions, and hop into the world discussions?
Because I want to discuss the rules. I have started playing OGL Conan (although I will always prefer playing my system, that won't change), and have questions also. There were several things about the game I found didn't seem to work very well. My experience on the whole has been with older AD&D rules, and I was somewhat confused as to why certain features were used in this game. Having Skills is a new thing as are Feats. Combat was also different. Even Saving Throws were different. They all seemed jumbled up together, totally separate from each other. I guess that's the way you prefer them to be, I like to intergrate and simplify things, or at least attempt to.
I know this is OGL (open gaming license) and not d20 itself, but they share many of the same features. Am I totally wrong on that?
Now someone said disparaging remarks about RuneQuest being ridiculous. I told him he obviously can't read, because lots of stories have many things in them that lots of people find ridiculous. I mistakenly misquoted to another poster, and apologized when he said that that was uncalled for. And he's right, of course. But I don't apologize to the poster disparaging RuneQuest as a ridiculous game, which it isn't.
And OGL Conan is not all it's cracked up to be. Do I have to end every statement with "IMO" or a smiley face?
Also my first post to the DB thread said at the top of the post that if you find critique of d20 and are not interested in TSR Conan, skip this post.
I buy Mongoose products, I play Mongoose products, I like what they are doing. My critiques are mild, you only take them badly. I don't call people nasty names. I leave that up to nasty people. I make suggestions on how I think (think is another way of say IMO) the game could be improved. Why is improving a game bad? Why is changing a game bad? Why is making suggestions bad? You say I'm bad mouthing the game. I say that's your opinion about my opinion. I say I can't abide by the game. I meant the miniature part, and I still mean that. I don't like the miniature rules, and I will stick by that part of my opinion.
Just because I dislike part of the system does not mean I don't like other parts of the system. Some (I said some) of you don't believe that, and you entitled to your opinion. I like the Skills. I like the Feats. I'm starting to think the Classes are looking pretty good. Still not happy with Scholar, but that's my opinion.
Been to The Forge way back, didn't interest me enough at the time. Might go visit it again. Almost forgot about it, having too much fun here.
I like to plug my game once in a while, so look askance at it, call me eccentric, and go on about your discussion.
So that's part of my agenda. I will not stop posting to other rule discussions, I think Vincent Darlage is wrong to say I should. I was discussiong the rules, I have done so throughout my posts. I feel I have meaningful discussions and I support more than I bash. Why I should be single out from others that are bashing I fail to understand.
I find nasty language and such rude. I find many things rude about many posts. I never mention it or even much defended such statements, because I know where my heart lies in all this, and it's with better Role-Playing.