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LA is NOT going 4E

Postby Needles » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:39 am

This was on Living Arcanis Yahoo talk group last Friday:

Hello everyone,

I was given a head's up about this hotly talked about topic and I think its
important to let you guys know a decision we at PCI made a short bit ago: After
this current story-arc, Arcanis will not be going 4E (or remaining 3,5E for that
matter).

Why?

A few reasons: The two main ones are that the 4E rule set is not a good fit for
what our vision of Arcanis is. Marrying Arcanis to D&D in the first place was
like shoving a square peg in a round hole, but ith enough shoving and vaseline,
we made it work. Now with 4E and its focus on it being more of a tactical
wargame as well as some Core Arcanis classes like the Druid.

Secondly (and in my opinion most importantly) if we have to go through a 4.5E or
5E switch over (and don't kid yourself, one of those two or both will occur) it
will kill us as a company. Ever since 4E was announced sales of 3.5 books have
plummetted across the industry. The fact that we're going to produce a few 3.5
Arcanis books for the Summer is a huge gamble for us as well as our faith in
you, the Arcaniac, that you will continue to support us regardless that the book
is using 3.5 mechanics.

As far as I'm concerned, the D&D horse is no longer one which PCI can hitch its
wagon to. It just doesn't make business sense to us to do so. So unless
something drastic occurs, we will instead be going for a PCI owned system that
accentuates an Epic Fantasy setting and play.

Does that mean we may lose some of the player base? Yep, I fully expect a
certain percentage of players who only play Arcanis because its another D&D
world and that we give away lots of free adventures to leave us. Others may just
be done after playing for 6-7 years and want to try something new.

I'm banking on those of you who love the story and want to find out what happens
at the end as well as discovering new and unknown lands of Dar Zhan Vor and
beyond. It may be a smaller player base, but it will be wholly Arcanis players
and from there we'll steadily grow like we did before.

Some of you may find this a disappointment and for that I'm sorry. However, this
is the best decision to make for the company and, at the end of the day, I need
to care more about PCI than about WotC.
I'll stand by and monitor the group for the inevitable "You're wrong", "You're
going to kill LA" and other assorted and creative explitives. ;-)

Best,



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Re: LA is NOT going 4E

Postby itit01 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:12 pm

lol....
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Re: LA is NOT going 4E

Postby Peewee » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:38 pm

itit01 wrote:lol....


wow how insightful...
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Re: LA is NOT going 4E

Postby itit01 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:25 pm

hey you dont have to be insiteful to get your point across, I just found this post to be hilarious
I swear johnny I dint shoot him, it was just a figment of your imagination....and about 2000 rounds

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Re: LA is NOT going 4E

Postby Peewee » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:03 am

How so?
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Re: LA is NOT going 4E

Postby itit01 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:44 pm

i just found it funny ass all hell, because now la has to make its own system and go through playtesting and trying to balance its own system, since your not going 4e that means that you guys already started weroking on something or your going to sick to the current system till you can release your own edition, but while this is going on (this is an opinion)your going to have atleast some of your people also trying to learn 4e for other reasons so you might not be able to focus untill 4e is an established system. but hey I may be wrong.
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Re: LA is NOT going 4E

Postby Peewee » Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:49 pm

Well

the only person in the company looking to learn 4e is me I guess.... and thats because I know I will end up running it soon
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Re: LA is NOT going 4E

Postby itit01 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:13 pm

have fun....atleast you get to see it before it comes out
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Re: LA is NOT going 4E

Postby Dwraith » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:43 pm

well i have high hopes for LA new system. As cool as 4e may be, i do have a love for LA and the stories around them...
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