I like it.
– AlexSchroeder 2007-12-10 10:14 UTC
I Agree and will repost in it as is on my blog (with link to here for signatures).
– ChattyDM 2007-12-10 11:18 UTC
I put my sign under this.
– Gokce Ozan Toptas 2007-12-10 15:12 UTC
Posted on my blog and Alephgaming… I’m pushing hard on this…. It’s that good.
– ChattyDM 2007-12-10 15:22 UTC
Posted on Dungeon Mastering dot com. I agree with everything in there.
– Yax 2007-12-10 16:40 UTC
I’ll put my name onto this.
I get that you are aiming a lot of this at DND, but why not Game Master’s Creed? There are a plethora of games out there that do some of this, but could still use improvement. This is good advice for any game system out there.
– John Arcadian 2007-12-10 17:01 UTC
Wow. I’m one of those folks who are amazed when people agree with me even slightly. so it’s very gratifying to see so many people nodding in unison.
John, all the current noise about 4th Edition D&D is what sparked this post in my mind, so yes, it’s clearly intended to spell out exactly what I would love to see as the next version of D&D. Heck, I’d be happy (and more than a little amazed, considering what we’ve been told so far) if they even hit 6 out of 12 of the points.
I’d guess there’s at least half a dozen systems which “score” 8 or 10 out of a possible 12, only falling at a handful of hurdles. That fact that they consistently fall at different hurdles suggests that such a system would be possible though. Maybe 5th Edition D&D, eh?
In the list of “so, so close”, I’d put Mutants & Masterminds, Savage Worlds Explorer Edition, GURPS 3rd Edition, the D&D Rules Cyclopedia and d20 Modern, FUDGE/FATE, MERP and Over the Edge, among others that my caffeine addled brain can’t recall right now. Each of them a Systems of Merit one way or the other.
I’m sure y’all can think of more.
– GreyWulf 2007-12-10 20:57 UTC
I completely agree…
– Erol Can Akbaba 2007-12-13 14:15 UTC
Great idea and I completely agree with it.
– Mentat 2007-12-13 18:38 UTC
i’m supporting this, perfect creed…
– Ertugrul Ozturk 2007-12-13 22:21 UTC
– Absurdia 2007-12-18 12:46 UTC
– Anonymous 2008-07-30 14:26 UTC
I see this has resurfaced after yesterday’s post on my side…
Nice to see it re-distributed… I still disagree with the 1 Core book thing but hey live and let live.
– The Chatty DM 2008-07-30 14:41 UTC
Works for me!
– Delthrien 2008-07-31 12:26 UTC