News Post: The Way Forward

From: Penny Arcade
Tycho:

Gabriel’s D&D group has never endured a full Edition War.  There was that Essentials thing, which didn’t really touch them; even if one or two of their players might have preferred a “cleaner” system, nobody ever really knew what an Essential was.  “Essentials” sounds suspiciously like less.  And we are a people engineered to demand more.
We tried to force the issue with a detour into Pathfinder, but – to our surprise – they don’t see any of the problems we do with 4th Edition played at the higher levels.  They don’t.  This is their version, and synonymous with