Saturday, January 31, 2009

Introduction: why another blog on D&D

I'm an avid gamer, and a longtime Dungeons & Dragons fan. I think its latest incarnation, D&D 4e, is not only the best one to date, but one of the best games out there. Yet, as much as I enjoy it, I know there is still much room to improve. That's why I've decided to write this blog.

My goal, my Main Quest if you prefer, will be to take a deep look at every aspect of the game's rules, identifying potential issues and providing alternate rulings, when appropiate. It is not my intention to implement radical changes - I really like the game as is, after all, and I intend to preserve as much of it as possible. Rather, I'll propose a number of relatively small tweaks: a class feature here, a couple of powers there, a different take on a skill, or a more balanced implementation of a problematic magic item.

Of course, I won't limit myself to rules fixes. I regularly come up with design ideas for new class powers, feats or monsters, and I'll share them here. You will also find reviews of D&D supplements, adventures and other releases, as well as ocassional discussion on other games. Finally, feel free to suggest any D&D or gaming related topic that you'd like to see covered. I don't promise I'll attend to all petitions, but I'll do my best.


  1. I hope you don't mind, but I've decided to follow your blog and post my own self-righteous opinions on "how the game should be" and whatnot here, basically just acting like I'm smarter than everyone else.

    On the other hand, about 70+% of what you've posted, I totally agree with. And I'm a stubborn bastard, so it's kind of impressive to get that level of agreement. Kudos. Hopefully you'll be happy to have me (I wouldn't bet on it).

  2. Hey, I thought this was about MY self-righteous opinions!

    At any rate, you are absolutely welcome here. From what I've seen, you've just single-handedly done away with the blog's traditional lack of discussion in the Comments section. I usually like to answer to most feedback, but in this case, it's going to take quite a while. Keep them coming!

  3. Glad to be of service.

    For the record, I generally avoid the Character Optimization forums (and really, almost any forums) because it's so hard to keep up with everything that's going on, so I have a bit of a hermit's view on things.

    Feel free to take your time, of course. I don't expect an answer to every one of my mindless posts, after all. And some of them probably are pretty mindless-I just obsessively compulsively reply to these things sometimes.