- May 3, 2018
- Reaction score
The entire OSR is technically a cut n' paste hack job. But at the end of the day there are good clones that people liked a lot and other clones that just went nowhere or were criticized.Well, there’s a difference between “stole” as in legalspeak, ie. actually broke a law, and “stole” as in ideaspeak, where a bunch of different games were plundered to make this one.
This game looks like a cut ‘n’ paste hack job.
The problem wasn't that we all are working with older editions, the problem was that some authors are good writers and some are not.
If there is a problem with the Critical Role quickstart then it is because Matt Mercer and his team didn't do a good job writing it. As I don't give two shits about the genre Critical Role is targeting I am not a good judge as to whether it is useful, fun, or interesting to fans of that genre. The setting they created likewise is uninteresting to me not because of their writing style. Because setting like that are not my cup of tea so to speak.
I can say it didn't make me go "Wow I want to run a campaign in that type of setting". But then again it would be a hard sell for me to begin with.