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Roukan
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The topic is pretty self explained. So which one is better.

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Welcome Roukan!

I guess you'd have to put 2ND Edition to your list. As an old guy, I tend to prefer 1st Edition AD&D. I am playing 3E a lot these days, and it has some very good points to it.

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I like a lot of the AD&D games(Icewind Dale,Baldurs Gate etc.)My sh** a$$ computer won't let me play the new D&D games properly [] (I wanted to try Pool of Radiance so bad) Enough about my promblems...so yeah I'm all for AD&D.

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Roukan
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I was thinking more along the lines of the pen and paper type of system. But I do like to play the computer games as well.
But I think I perfer AD&D to the others.
More complex then 1st Ed and still has more of your own creative juice then 3rd ed

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All this talking about D&D makes me want to play! []
Anyone wants to be a DM? []

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knight of the Radiant Heart
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D&D 3rd Edition, has new, better, accurate, simpler, logical rules from AD&D. I am a new DM and I like to play with the 3E. But AD&D is my first RPG system.

I also have an ambition, to become an e-DM. Any volunteers...?

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The idea behind being an e-DM sounds good, but to tell you the truth there are so many problems with running an RPG over the web for an extended period of time that it makes me shutter.
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I quite like the 1st edition od AD&D but im curently making a campaign using 2nd edition rules with some players option stuff. If anyone lives near guildford or is willing to travel to it to play they are welcome to join in!
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Roukan, I think it again and I relise that to be a DM is a difficult task. To be a e-DM is more.
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Actually, there is something out there called WebRPG. It's like a chatroom with functions for dice rolling and stuff. Check it out.
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Yes, Advanced DND is better, especially for beginners who don't really understand all of the dice rolls and stuff...

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Do you have an URL to that site, Mad Uncle Rupert?
Why don't you post the link here?

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I like the third edition the best, but the damage system for AD&D is better...then again, I like the critical hits. AD&D has a better feel to it...more nerdy-cool like.
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Hehehe... 'nerdy-cool'

Okie-dokie. Here's the link:

WebRPG

Unfortunately it's pay now, but if you plan on doing it, it's worth it.

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D&D ... I guess I'm just too old-school. I liked making our own and we had a great Middle Earth D& D going for several years. I just found the books and figurines in dad's attic! Our fellowship is still camped in the wooded knoll...

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"I like a lot of the AD&D games(Icewind Dale,Baldurs Gate etc.)"

(Icewind Dale2 sh** yes) AD&D all the way

i play the pen and paper in my sunday school

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See, that's what I don't like about all the AD&D stuff. 2nd edition Rules vs. 3rd edition rules.

Rules? We didn't need no stinking rules! General guidelines and move on, the only rules are in the DM's mind. The big books just restrict your imagination.

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I do like the "Always Roll High" concept of 3rd edition. It's a lot less confusing. []

I don't like that they charge you thirty bucks for the book and then turn around and put out 3.5 and want another $30.00. I refuse to buy it. There is a limit to how many Player's Handbooks I want to pay for. []

Oh well, as Marcho says, they are really more "guidelines" anyway []

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Rules? We didn't need no stinking rules! General guidelines and move on, the only rules are in the DM's mind. The big books just restrict your imagination.

I agree. The DM makes the game in my opinion. The addition of detail I thought ruined it. And yes, its a business so they want to keep selling updates and new revisions. My old TSR books are fine thank you very much.

I have taken on reviewing our old game and writing it up into a Middle Earth story! []

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You can always use the rule-books for guidelines only if you like to play with DM as the only authority, but you got to have very serious DM for him to not mess it up somewhere along the way... i say 3rd edition definetly
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He was pretty good.

So why Third Edition?

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A DM mess up? How can he mess up? It is his world, his rules, his choice. He can't mess up!

The DM may not do what you like, but you can't say he is wrong!

I ran one campaign where everytime someone said a swear word, their character took a hit of damage. Took them over an hour to figure it out!

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Thats what I'm talking about! Marcho hits it straight!

My brother was talking about our D&D days last night, and he reminded me that the guy who was DM had a "religious conversion" and thought D&D was satanic. He wnated to get all the stuff and destroy it, but my little bro stashed it in his closet and told him he threw it all away. The box it was stashed in never got unpacked until I found it cleaning out the attic at the folks.

Now I took a look at the latest and its not something I'd want to do.

And noiw I hear they're developing a D&D MMORPG

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I´d say a DM is messing up a game when he looses touch with the role-playing and just do what he wants (or find amusing) In my opinion it isn´t the DMs world, he is simply the caretaker of the storytelling part... he/she can´t just make up something completely ridiculous in relation to the game you're playing (like making a player take damage for swearing in real-life)...

if you haven´t played a game of d&d where you felt the DM was messing up, consider yourself a lucky potato []

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I guess thats a matter of opinion eh? Fortunatly, the DM always kept a good pulse and didn't do anything stupidly rash. Now, you add rules so many it just becomes another boring game.

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