Monday, September 01, 2008

Battening Down the Hatches

I'm not in Gustav's path, but I'm close enough that it'll be getting wet and windy here. Think I could go for some random discussion to stay occupied. Pick topics as you feel like it.


N.B. said...

You're a gamer. What do you think of D&D 4th edition?

Bronze Dog said...

I find much of it promising in that it's got a lot of time saving mechanics. Do like that martial classes have more than fairly standard attacks to do every turn.

I like that they don't have so many flat stat buffs to think about. A flat Cloak of Charisma, Bracers of Armor, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, may be vital for my 3rd Edition sorcerer, but they're boring by themselves. At least now it looks like my inner munchkin has to get a little more creative.

Of course, we're going to have to wait a bit for variety to catch up with the masses of supplements for 3rd. I hope they have some good stuff for the monk and psionic classes when they come out.

Do like the multiclassing method they did. Had a character concept that didn't work out well in 3rd edition. Tried making an egoist who boosted his body for unarmed combat. Now I think I might be able to try him as a monk (since they're lifting alignment requirements) who multiclasses to pick out good psychometabolism powers.

I'd still like to see other multiclassing methods as time goes on.

King of Ferrets said...

Is being forced to walk 2 1/2 miles to school with a 20 pound backpack strapped to your back because you're technically within 2miles of the school but have to head away from the school, make a u-turn, and come back, considered torture? Cuz while living with grandparents for the next week, I have to do that.
(If you're interested in truly random conversation, you could make a !fooW post)

Akusai said...

I read in today's paper that Gustav wasn't as bad as everyone expected; hit as a category 2, went down to a 1 upon landfall. So how's the weather down there?

Bronze Dog said...

1. You have to walk with your feet? Yes, it's torture.

2. Starting to get the wet part to go with the breeze. Annoying, but not yet in the caliber of what we got with our brush with Rita, yet.

King of Ferrets said...

Okay, apparently there was a shortcut nobody thought to tell me about that cuts my travel time down to about 5 minutes. And it has sidewalks. (Doesn't make any sense how it can be cut down so much? Apparently my grandparent's house is right next to the school! Stupid people and their stupid not telling me about shortcuts so I have to make U-turns...)