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Post Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:03 am 
 

Work (hope?) continues, as seen by posts at Dragonsfoot.  My gut instinct is that we will see this eventually.  Will it be worth the wait?  Doesn't seem possible...

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:39 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote:Work (hope?) continues, as seen by posts at Dragonsfoot.  My gut instinct is that we will see this eventually.  Will it be worth the wait?  Doesn't seem possible...


Pish:  2-3 years is nothing compared to waiting for Castle Greyhawk! :D


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:51 am 
 

I keep up with the Dragonsfoot L4 thread because it's a hoot....every six months or so they announce imminent release, followed by hosannas from the faithful, expressions of joy and glee, rounds of back slapping by the "editors", and lots of comments about "Finally!" (since in all this project has taken almost five years)....only to have everyone disappear for six more months and start the entire process over again.  Funniest thread on DF, by far.  :lol:

BTW, last official comment there was near the end of November, crowing of it's release....after which two months of silence have followed....!  BTW, for maximum enjoyment, the thread below must be read from start to finish.  

And yes, at this point it would have to be a combo of Dark Tower, the GDQ series, and the unpublished Castle Greyhawk to ever match the excessive wait and hype.

I find it hilarious individuals here can brainstorm, write, edit, get artwork done, submit and publish their own works here on the Acaeum in one tenth of the time it's taken DF to merely "edit" L4......but it does reinforce my understandable prejudices about people on both sites!

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:06 pm 
 

I'm not sure I've ever been to DraggingFoot's forum. Is it any good?


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:07 pm 
 

RaisedFromTheDead wrote:I'm not sure I've ever been to DraggingFoot's forum. Is it any good?


It is reasonably lively. A fairly broad spectrum of older gaming forums, and a very active general nonsense forum. There was a good deal of input from some of the big names in D&D, not sure if they are still active.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:07 pm 
 

It's focused on play much more than collecting.  For that, it's probably one of the better forums.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:43 am 
 

For active gameplay DF is a very good forum. All the news and discussions for all edditions of D&D as well as C&C and other minor OD&D clones.

Specifically for DMs and taylored towards design and DMing, Knights and Knaves has a great deal to offer, but it's a slower thread and you need to read back through the threads to get some really good ideas and information.

Acaeum is the only place to go if you're a collector, or if you're just interested in knowing what's what, the history behind it, what's for sale, what's worth buying, and what's worth money.

There are a stack of other minor boards dotted around, but those are the active ones.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:41 pm 
 

I'll disagree:  DF is fine for a lot of general rules Qs and also for some good creative input and such, but I find the quality and usefulness of the discussion at the Knights & Knaves Alehouse to be more helpful than DF.  Which isn't to say that DF isn't a fine place at all, just that I find K&K better.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:24 pm 
 

If you enjoy 23 pages of crap about dual-classing by a guy obviously trolling, DF is for you!!!  :lol:

http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40318

I kid, I kid.

K&K is great but there is very little activity. Days can go by without useful posts.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:32 pm 
 

The thing with DF is that there are good ideas buried in a lot of those threads - lots of little bits of clever that neatly house rule something.

I'm not saying there aren't days where it's just drek... but at least there is a chance.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:17 pm 
 

The problem with DF is that you have to wade through a sea of crap to try to find the bits of good information. On one or two threads you may have nore luck that the majority, but how many of us have the time to read all that crap?

At least K&K is reletively concise and narrow in scope. Like Acaeum is, we pretty much keep focused and on topic here. DF just isn't like that. At least that's my impression of the site.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:26 am 
 

I like DF for the 1st Ed stuff and mods being posted, with 2 new low level ones recently, but I don't bother with the forums.

And thanks for telling me about K&K Alehouse, like I need to spend more time on!  :lol:  :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:18 am 
 

Here's another focused forum with a high signal-to-noise ratio:

http://odd74.proboards.com/index.cgi

Original D&D Discussion.

This one is focused on the original set (aka OD&D). I like this forum and K&K because they each have a dedicated Holmes Basic forum (unlike Dragonsfoot, which lumps Holmes and OD&D in with Classic).

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:33 pm 
 

FWIW, this is about to be released over the weekend.  

Finally.  

http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewt ... &start=495

134 pages long and 40 MB of data.  8O


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:32 am 
 

Yaaaaayhhaaa! Its finally completed! Thank's Len and team! :D


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:42 am 
 

ashmire13 wrote:I like DF for the 1st Ed stuff and mods being posted, with 2 new low level ones recently, but I don't bother with the forums.

That's pretty much my take on DF.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:07 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:FWIW, this is about to be released over the weekend.  

Finally.  

http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewt ... &start=495

134 pages long and 40 MB of data.  8O

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:44 pm 
 

So these are going to be as downloads--L4, L5, and a possible (!) L6--only, or will they be published like the others in the series?

  
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