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December 3rd, 2012, 01:26
The last thing this industry needs is generic puffy D&D fantasy settings. Even adding a good amount of Steampunk elements would make this a much more interesting setting, add a bit of conflict of magic versus technology/industry and you retain the lure of fantasy, yet incorporating a new spicy element to make the haggard RPGers of yore feel some wonder yet still.
Really, give us something we haven't seen before, but if they are to chicken to even add steampunk elemtns, give us a trully alien fatasy world, something like the Hyborian world of Conan, or Ars Magica, or Warhammer Fantasy RPG worlds, not another basic Greyhawk clone again.
There are hundreds of penand paper tabletop RPG settings that have unique and extremely cool backdrops that would be really cheap to license that almost no video/PC gamer has ever seen, yet they create an original- generic/vanilla/Greyhwak clone world just like every other hundreds of similar gameworlds done over the last 30+ years?
There is no really good reason for this.
To sum it up, I feel our space program ended up like this. "It's one small step for man. One giant leap for man kind. Oops I fell on my butt after that leap and can't get up anymore."
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