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(From the B/X hacks department)I am very fond of Moldvay B/X, as well as its latecomer descendant ACKS. What I don’t like so much is the old-school way D&D handled wands and staves. The ones with “charges.” The main problem with charged effects is that no one ever wants to use them up. The current situation is somehow never dire enough to use one of an unknown number of lightning bolts remaining in that wand.

Plus, charged items don’t feel right. I don’t know why. I have participated in the writing of a … Continue Reading