So, they’re coming out with a D&D 3.5. Somehow I feel as though this is in violation of an implied promise. I ran out and bought the 3rd Edition core rulebooks as soon as they were available with the understanding that once I had them I would be set for a decade, though they would entice me to buy supplements.
Well, the supplements seemed overpriced for how relatively useless they were, so I hven’t bought any. My old Complete Thieves’ Handbook cost $15, and was 128 pages. Of course there was some padding in there. But now the Thieves’ book is the same as the Bard’s book, and collectively they amount to 96 pages for $20. Flipping through it, maybe it’s that I’m just getting old, but it all looks like padding to me now.
Near as I can tell, my failure to invest in their crappy overpriced supplements has inspired them to try and get me to reinvest in a new set of core rulebooks, and I don’t like it. From the article I linked above, it sounds like the system is sufficiently different that it will cause incompatibilities with previous editions, though they deny this.
I don’t know. Maybe I’m the crazy person here.