Thursday, May 1, 2008

Magazeen.

I bought the fourth issue of Kobold Quarterly last week. Gotta say, I'm really happy with it. Really miss having a gaming mag in print. Just doesn't seem the same, reading printouts on the crapper instead of a periodical.

It really reminds me of White Dwarf, or White Wolf, back before they both became essentially a catalog for their parent company. Interesting how what would have been game specific content is now generic content. Seemed like before, the current edition of D&D was the default, with a little bleed over between editions. Now gamers seem to want to stick with 3.5, play a cloned version of an older edition (osric, labyrinth lord, hack master), or a progressed version of an older edition (castles and crusades).

They all have the same basic framework. Sessions could be damn near identical, only differences between them would be matters of preference in specific rules, mechanics. It's like D&D has gone from chess, to a deck of cards and whatever version of poker you prefer.

Anyway, loved the articles, funnies, and even ads in Kobold. Makes me wanna get a copy of Fight On!

3 comments:

Infamous Jum said...

I don't know about how similar the different versions are. Rules aside, the feels seems different, though this is from someone who never really played any of the older editions. I think Jeff Rient's summed it up nicely as "kung-fu-superheroes-with-swords".

By the way, I was in your home last night, messin' with your junk, and I saw your Savage Worlds character sheet action. Niiiice.

skeleri said...

Yeah, was trying out the character generation. Hard to get a real feel for a system till you slap together a few NPC's.

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