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Learned Scribe

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Posted - 15 Apr 2022 :  04:08:47  Show Profile Send redking a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Will there ever be previous editions allowed on DM's Guild? It seems a shame that they won't allow even this level of support for previous editions. Any thoughts?

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Posted - 15 Apr 2022 :  05:27:12  Show Profile  Visit Charles Phipps's Homepage Send Charles Phipps a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Probably not.

After all, the whole point is to encourage buying of Fifth Edition and to maintain interest in it.

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Posted - 15 Apr 2022 :  14:47:50  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wizbro has published re-prints of certain 1E classics before. But the target audience was collectors, not active gamers.

How many of those busy people at Wizbro were at all involved in writing 1E/2E/3E/etc materials?

What do non-Wizbro vendors have to gain by selling materials which are incompatible with current Wizbro products and settings?


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Posted - 15 Apr 2022 :  16:19:46  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And the open game licenses only apply to 3E and beyond, with each edition having its own standards.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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Posted - 15 Apr 2022 :  17:10:38  Show Profile Send TomCosta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The point of 5E was to bring the fractured gaming base back together, which it largely and clearly has done. They don't want to promote earlier editions, which makes perfect sense.
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George Krashos
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Posted - 16 Apr 2022 :  02:49:05  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can't see the point. There's nothing about the earlier editions that makes WotC keen to keep them alive. The fact that fans haven't moved on to newer editions is something that they simply don't care about.

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Posted - 27 Apr 2022 :  13:31:12  Show Profile Send Diffan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
On DMs Guild? Probably not. But there's still stuff to buy on DriveThruRPG.
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Posted - 30 Aug 2023 :  23:51:45  Show Profile Send DoveArrow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You can buy the older edition books. I know that's not quite the same thing, but I certainly never had everything from any edition, so it's nice to have those resources available.
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