The blogosphere be blowing up up in here with the news that 5th Edition is around the corner. Well, not exactly right around the corner, but a lot closer today than a week ago, at least in my perspective.
Here’s some posts about 5th Edition.
Official and Sort of Official:
The Official Announcement that gives some information about the announcement, and what you can do to get involved.
Gaming Tonic’s Experience and what he wants out of a 5th edition.
Critical Hits has a great selection of mainstream links and information about the new edition.
Grognardia isn’t expecting much, figuring the player base is too divided.
A Pack of Gnolls talks about how the announcement is tied to the OSR.
The Mule Abides is convinced this shows the success and strength of the OSR movement, in fact, he’s convinced the OSR has won. He would like to see the modularity promised in 5E, and suggested there should be a basic set of rules, kind of like Monopoly.
Telecaster’s Receding Rules called it three years ago.
NewbieDM who was a big fan at first of 4E, but got burned out, is excited, and has some choice quotes from some of the articles posted at the end of the embargo.
RPG Blog II doesn’t see much personal relevance to his own gaming in the announcement.
Points of Light is apprehensive, particularly with Monte Cook designing.
Vanir at Critical Hits is interested in this modularity you speak of.
Blog of Holding has a 5 part wish list, particularly less magic items and faster combats.
Iron Tavern has some reservations about 5e. Hahaha… My joke, not theirs, don’t worry.
That’s all I’ve found so far. If you know of any other good links, let me know!
Ultimately, I think there’s no perfect system, just perfect people to play with. But I hope they continue to innovate and create as I’m sure I’ll be playing it at some point.