How much is too much?

D&D 4th Edition Rules SplicaseEvery once in a while I check out what is going on in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. I am not sure why. I guess it is sort of a trip down memory lane, and in the back of my mind I think maybe my kids will take this stuff up one day. I digress.

At any rate, “every once in a while” must have been a very long time ago, because I had no idea that a new edition was on the way (or already out). Total sticker shock of MSRP $104.95. Sure, amazon.com and the like will discount the core rules, but seriously, this game is no longer for kids.

I remember back in the day when a highly anticipated new rule book would cost $12.00 – Fiend Folio, Unearthed Arcana, Greyhawk Adventures, etc. None of this $34.95 per book BS for the core rulebooks – Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, and Monster Manual.

Actually I am surprised that a new edition made it out the door. I figured that all the new computer games (i.e. WoW) pretty much put an end to the old pen and paper days.

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