Over a year and a half ago I lamented the final loss of Fourth Edition D&D.
Whether it was the loss of the plans I had for the game, the game itself or the sizable investment I made in the rules I am not sure.
Tonight it is late, and I am working and looking across the room from my office to my game room where my Fourth Edition collection sits.
I loved the art. I loved the attention that was made to the design of the game. Was it D&D? I can't answer that for you. For me it was "near D&D" just like Pathfinder was/is. In some ways Pathfinder was more D&D 4 than D&D 4 was. They were cousins, born at the same time and whose grandparents had trouble telling apart as their favorite.
Since that post, I have been dipping every so little back into 4e. I am not planning on getting back into it anytime soon that is for certain. But I do wonder if someday I will.
I am also wondering about going all digital with 4e.
DrivethruRPG has a sizable collection now of Fourth Edition PDFs. A few I have already bought.
I could simply unload a few of those books, not sure how or where, and then rebuy them on PDF.
I love that 4e was very modular in layout. I very easily could cut up all the books and reshuffle them to have all the classes in one place, all the skills and feats in another. All the monsters, mostly alphabetic in yet another. The organization appeals to my innate sense of order and collection (or is that OCD?).
The real question is, is it worth it? Obviously, if I played the game more then yes. But I only dabble. Here and there now. I like the fluff. One day maybe I'll run the HPE Orcus vs. the Raven Queen arc in the Forgotten Realms under 4e. But not anytime soon.
Meanwhile, till I decide it is going to sit there and stare back at me. Taunting me.
What would you do?
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