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Gamer's Pulse interviews Timmy C on ToEE
Interview - posted by Calis on Sat 21 June 2003, 01:29:01Tags: Temple of Elemental Evil
Gamer's Pulse decided they didn't believe any of the available info on Greyhawk: ToEE, so they needed to bother Timmy C with a bunch of questions that they could've just looked up in IBNobody's UberFAQ. Here's one that actually looked fairly decent to me:
GP: What difficulties arise when converting an old D&D module to a new PC game and how have the difficulties been combated?
We had to convert a lot of monsters and NPCâ€™s to the new rules, as well as their magic items and other loot. Some 1st edition magic items and spells donâ€™t exist in 3rd edition and conversely, there are a lot of new features as well, especially feats and skills, to give to all of the NPCâ€™s. Currently, we are encountering some problems balancing the monsters in the module against the player character. The 3rd edition characters seem much more powerful than their 1st edition counterparts. But luckily 3rd edition rules cover how to increase the challenge rating of monsters, so we can improve the monsters and still stay in the scope of the rules.
I give this interviewer a D+ for the effort, but would like to add a call to arms to all online gaming journalists: Please restore the good old hands-off first look to its former glory! There's nothing wrong with publicising a bit of known info about a game, but fer gahd's sake, turn it into a story or something!
I guess you could read the rest here. Thanks go out to ChrisBeddoes for making me deviate from my pure-PHP no-news ways to bring you this news post.