I could write a essay. Complete work! Has everything to run infinite games, include a few colored maps inside. Plenty of tables and charts. This is the way DnD. Find great deals for Dungeons Dragons RPG Rules Cyclopedia D&d TSR Shop with confidence on eBay!. I have it on good account that Rules Cyclopedia is best version of D&D. That includes 5th edition in being inferior to it. Why? Two things.
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Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Join Date Jan Posts 3, That includes 5th edition in being inferior to it. The first is how fast combat runs. Rules Cyclopedia offers the fastest combat of any edition, so long as you use group initiative.
This is absolutely critical to running long term campaigns. The second is the amount of splat included in the game. Excessive numbers of options are the enemy of short preparation times and familiarity with the game.
Rules Cyclopedia has approximately just the right rles of spells, magic items and monsters to keep novelty and support high level play. Adding more spells, magic items and monsters offers no benefit. Rules Cyclopedia’s sweet spot is levels 4 to Campaigns should ideally begin and end with these level numbers.
Identical to Rules Cyclopedia, but lacking critical optional rules such as the death’s door rules and extended demihuman experience tables, and the immortals rules are unplayable. And the books are prone to wearing out.
About as fast combat as Rules Cyclopedia and the BECMI boxed sets a little slowerbut too many broken and routinely ignored rules, too many spells, magic items and monsters.
More monsters than you could ever possibly use in a hundred lifetimes, drowning you in options. About the right number of spells if you don’t include the Spell Compendiums, too many magic items in the core rules. Very slow combat, a lot slower than 2E, which is bad bad bad. Way cyclopedix many monsters. About the right number of spells and magic items. Combat even more slow than 3E.
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Right number of spells and magic items. Combat also slower than 3E, even slower than 4E, making it the slowest combat of any edition. Right amount of monsters. Too many magic items.
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You may notice a pattern here: This is deeply ironic as everyone knows that new editions are supposed to improve the game. It’s arguably the best RPG in the world. Buy multiple copies while you still can, you’ll never see it’s like again.
For certain values of ‘ultimate’, apparently it is. If you really want ‘fast’ in a combat, you should just flip a coin.
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What you judge combat on is fun per unit of time – that is, did the investment of time I spent on the combat generate a suitably interesting award in fun. For you, apparently you hit that sweet spot in BECMI, which suggests you don’t like combat very much at all and I hope you don’t do very much of it.
For me, the problem with BECMI combat is that while it is fast – especially if you ignore even the light frame work it offers – it’s generally very boring. There isn’t enough crunch to offer much drama, and a very large percentage of fights just become straight burn downs.
And 4e and 5e go as fast as the others except that they tend to suffer from number inflation especially at higher levels that add pointless time to the burn down slogging, grinding. There is one element of BECMI I’ve considered borrowing though, and that is that combat goes in phases – that is that everyone shoots, the everyone moves, then everyone attacks. It’s not perfect, but it does resolve certain problems that show up in other editions.
I think if anyone takes you seriously, you are quickly going to get caught up in edition warring. BECMI is perfect for some groups. And really bad for some other ones. The same is true of say 4e.
Originally Posted by Celebrim.
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Join Date Jun Location Posts Originally Posted by rounser. I would argue that everyone basically wants the same thing – a quick game’s a good game in order to accomplish anything in the course of a campaign without taking decades instead of years. Originally Posted by TwoSix.
Here’s another one for you: Higher hp values naturally lead to longer combats, and they have seen continual inflation over the course of the WOTC editions as well.
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