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Poll: D&D in video games

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:42 pm
by BlueSalamander
Which of these Dungeons of Dragons editions do you think is/was best for a video game adaptation? PS - Feel free to post comments.

4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons
(not used yet, apart from Dungeons & Dragons Insider)

Dungeons & Dragons 3.5
(used in Temple of Elemental Evil, Neverwinter Nights 2, Dungeons & Dragons Tactics)

3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons
(used in Icewind Dale 2, Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor, Neverwinter Nights)

2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
(used in Dark Sun Shattered Lands, Menzoberranzan, Ravenloft: Strahd’s Possession, Baldur’s Gate)

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
(used in Pool of Radiance, Gateway to the Savage Frontier, Champions of Krynn, Eye of the Beholder)

Original Dungeons & Dragons
(used in Warriors of the Eternal Sun)

Eye of the Beholder

Re: Poll: D&D in video games

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:02 pm
by Crowleyhammer
i chose 2nd edition because its the most familiar ruleset to me, altho to me the setting is more important, one of the things that attracted me to TOEE was the Greyhawk setting.

Re: Poll: D&D in video games

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:48 pm
by BlueSalamander
I agree that the campaign setting is important too.

I voted 3.5. I like the 3.5 combat rules like Ready versus, Charge and Attack of Opportunity, the feats (Whirlwind attack, metamagic feats). Base attack also seems more straightforward than To-Hit-Armor-Class-0.

In the 2nd edition I like the fact that each monster represents a certain amount of experience points (not depending on level) and that a spellcaster just can't cast on a given round, if he's taken damage. Much simpler than concentration checks.

Re: Poll: D&D in video games

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:00 pm
by Crowleyhammer
in my opinion 2nd edition is great for PnP games because its quick easy but you can add depth to it with proficiencys etc, 3.5 is great for cRPG's because the variety of feats is much easier to use with the computer doing the modifications for you and a LOT quicker.