Thursday, June 19, 2008

Out of the fire, into the frying pan

So it turns out that I wasn't the only one getting a weird vibe from the Exalted game. Doug (the GM) has decided to put the game on hold and review what went wrong and where. Things didn't go exactly as he hoped, but as Phil Vecchione once pointed out on Treasure Tables, being a good GM doesn't mean every campaign has to be a home run. Our best games are built by what we learned in the ones that didn't go so well. So I'm hoping that Doug runs a game again soon. He's fun to play with.

In the meantime, Stuart (of Neitherworld Stories) will be running Keep on the Shadowfell for the group. I still haven't bought the 4e books. I don't think I'm going to, but I want to give this new edition as fair a try as I can. I flipped through Stuart's PHB last night. I noticed that the equipment section probably passes the "Morgan Ironwolf Test", as it allows a starting PC to own a sword, shield, and chainmail with some money to spare on other equipment. (But where are the lances?) Doug looks set to play a dragonborn warlord and Pat said he's going to run a "laser cleric". I think I'll probably end up playing an elf magic-user eladrin wizard. He will, of course, wear a hat.