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What is your favorite three D&D settings?

Forgotten Realms
14 (25%)
Greyhawk
7 (12.5%)
Dragonlance
12 (21.4%)
Ravenloft
3 (5.4%)
Mystara
2 (3.6%)
Planescape
6 (10.7%)
Dark Sun
2 (3.6%)
Lankhmar
0 (0%)
Kara-Tur
5 (8.9%)
Al-Quadim
2 (3.6%)
Birthright
0 (0%)
Spelljammer
2 (3.6%)
Other
1 (1.8%)

Total Members Voted: 21

Voting closed: February 09, 2009, 02:14:21 PM

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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2009, 01:02:05 PM »
I can honestly say I've missed the wisdom of this particular gnome...
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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2009, 04:25:22 PM »
It's good to have everybody's favorite gnome among us! 

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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2009, 10:03:51 AM »
Why not? You could also add Spelljammer, Birthright, Lankhmar etc. The question is whether anyone will vote for those - but you never know unless you try. And they can't do any worse than Mystara...  :D

But yes, although I only knew it as Oriental Adventures when I participated in a few pen & paper sessions as a youth I guess I was referring to Kara-Tur.

Wait, I thought Mystarra would be the only Dungeons and Dragons setting here.
And all the rest were just for the upstart which called itself advanced dungeons and dragons ;)

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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2009, 04:26:43 PM »
Well, it was just a comment on the votes for Mystara (0% at that time), not meant to discredit the setting. With the two votes it's got by now, it seems at least more popular among UA players than Ravenloft which apparently I'm the only fan of...
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(Quite shocking, I must say, after Darius gave us that awesome Grand Conjunction series! Seems like not even he himself did like the setting very much... Or perhaps he just has more important things to do than hanging out at forums - like working on Twin Dragons 2, maybe?  ;) )

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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2009, 07:00:27 AM »
I think Ravenloft just suffers from a 4th favorite syndrom.

Well, that and that people can outgrow small demiplanes so fast.

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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2009, 10:58:23 AM »
For some reason, Spelljammer has always appealed to me.  I never played a single game, but I did have most of the sourcebooks and supplements for Spelljammer back in the day.  I just liked the concept of mystical ships traveling between worlds, I guess.

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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2009, 11:03:24 AM »
I see that Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance are neck-and-neck for first, with Planescape running just a bit behind.  Somehow, I am not surprised by those results.  I probably could have guessed that's the way it was going to go without the poll.  :)
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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2009, 11:17:17 AM »
Don't forget Greyhawk.

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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2009, 11:27:33 AM »
Oops.  Obviously I'm blind.  Greyhawk stuck inbetween Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance seemed to render it invisible...so, my apologies, Greyhawk fans.
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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2009, 05:14:38 PM »
Why not? You could also add Spelljammer, Birthright, Lankhmar etc. The question is whether anyone will vote for those - but you never know unless you try. And they can't do any worse than Mystara...  :D

But yes, although I only knew it as Oriental Adventures when I participated in a few pen & paper sessions as a youth I guess I was referring to Kara-Tur.

Wait, I thought Mystarra would be the only Dungeons and Dragons setting here.
And all the rest were just for the upstart which called itself advanced dungeons and dragons ;)

Before there was D&D or AD&D, there was OD&D (Original D&D), the three volume set of booklets. The first two supplements were "Greyhawk" and "Blackmoor".

At least we can all agree that nobody likes the Birthright setting.
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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2009, 06:22:04 PM »
At least we can all agree that nobody likes the Birthright setting.
 

I hate it because I never heard of it before.  GRRR!    >:(

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« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2009, 02:31:03 AM »
...

Before there was D&D or AD&D, there was OD&D (Original D&D), the three volume set of booklets. The first two supplements were "Greyhawk" and "Blackmoor".

At least we can all agree that nobody likes the Birthright setting.

But I'm prety sure that the "known world" that was featured in my box set was the same that was featured as part of Mystarra in the rules cyclopedia.


Also  I thought the list of games was
D&D
AD&D
AD&D 2nd Edition
Wizards D&D
Wizards attempt to make D&D crappier
Wizards game that only has the D&D name

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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2009, 07:43:37 AM »
...

Before there was D&D or AD&D, there was OD&D (Original D&D), the three volume set of booklets. The first two supplements were "Greyhawk" and "Blackmoor".

At least we can all agree that nobody likes the Birthright setting.

But I'm prety sure that the "known world" that was featured in my box set was the same that was featured as part of Mystarra in the rules cyclopedia.


Also  I thought the list of games was
D&D
AD&D
AD&D 2nd Edition
Wizards D&D
Wizards attempt to make D&D crappier
Wizards game that only has the D&D name


Hey, now.  Some of us like 3rd and 4th Edition.  :D
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Re: POLL: D&D Settings
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2009, 01:18:03 PM »
I have played almost all incarnations of D&D, from the early sets around 1978 up through, and including (currently) 4E. (Yes, even Skills & Powers options, but not 3.5 ... i had a 4 year lull. heh)

Each has its strengths, and each has its weaknesses.

I'm not going to debate which edition is best, because it all comes down to belly-buttons. And I don't care whose has the most lint.

I enjoy very tactical battles. Thus, 3E and 4E fulfill my tactical cravings very, very nicely. I find i have absolutely no problem whatsoever roleplaying in either version. However, combat does take a bit longer using maps and minis. But, all the "Free Action" dialogue during combat is often worth the slowed pace. ^.^;;

But, I enjoyed each and every version/edition I have played over the years.

And my kids are finding the 4E rules easier to digest than they would earlier editions, I believe.

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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2009, 02:12:51 AM »
Hey, now.  Some of us like 3rd and 4th Edition.  :D
Notice that I didn't call D&D 3rd edition crap. I just called it Wizards D&D.
It certainly did lot of things right.
Too bad everything after the 3 corebooks went downhill.
And then 3.5 brought a gazillion of prestigeclasses and new base classes in expansion books.

And 4th edition, well it might be a nice to play, but it is a completely new game and should have been named as such