There’s currently a petition afoot for !WoTC to reprint the Rules Cyclopedia. Definitely a good thing.
– greywulf 2013-08-22 12:22 UTC
Hah, reminds me of Jeff Grubb’s A Game Divided Against Itself, where he argues that D&D has forever been about two editions being available (and fans arguing). I imagine D&D Next and the Rules Cyclopedia being at odds.
– AlexSchroeder 2013-08-22 13:15 UTC
True, it’s a great value for the money, but, oh, god, who really needs those extra 16-22 levels and ascendancy paths? I wonder what percentage of gaming groups have actually played extensively beyond the scope of the Cook/Moldvay levels. Frankly, these days, players who want to play with characters that powerful are probably better off playing 3.x.
Still, the Rules Cyclopedia has some really great art, and if you love charts, it has charts in spades.
– Cirsova 2013-08-22 18:23 UTC
Perhaps the dream of achieving immortality is part of the lure. I think it’s part of the game’s promise of ever changing gameplay. Did you see the reviews for the M1, M2, M3, M4 and M5 modules? The dangle in front of me like the damnedest lure!
Those quibbles aside, Talons of Night stands as a truly impressive adventure that stands head-and-shoulders above others in the same publishing line. I’d like it to serve as a model for what high-level and extra-planar D&D adventures should look like.
– Delta, in the review of M5
– AlexSchroeder 2013-08-22 19:31 UTC