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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Forward to the Past or Back to the Future

I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up. Fifty feet of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes. Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers. The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.

Tom Moldvay from the Forward of the 1980 Basic Set

Recent events have forced me to a crossroads in my gaming life that I was hoping to avoid.
On one hand we have 4th Edition and Pathfinder. So shiny, and so good. Currently I'm playing in two 4th Ed. campaigns. They are immensely fun, and entertaining. (I think 4th Ed. is much more fun to play than to DM) I'm currently reading the Pathfinder book, and from what my friends say, it's lots of fun to play.
On the other hand I'm sitting here staring at the Moldvay basic set with the Erol Otus cover. Oh you know the one don't you, beckoning to me like that Farrah Fawcett swimsuit poster (RIP). I really really really want to start a Sunday game starting with the Basic set then Expert then 1st Edition AD&D.
Obviously I can't play and do both and still stay married. What the hell should I do?

1 comment:

  1. I'd say go for 1e but then I'm biased.

    Speaking as someone who has no time (and no players, but that's another story) the range of options that the current OSR offers always means that tough decisions have to be made.

    Is there no way that you can wait till one of your 4e campaigns comes to a natural conclusion and then start the 1e one up?

    May I just say, in conclusion that it's refreshing to find someone who is totally into 4e and loves it but is cool with the notion that 1e has a lot to offer as well. These days, a lot of folks on both sides of the divide are either/or and that's sad.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to go for.


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