Well, they have FINALLY reached the lowest they can go (I hope).
They have reduced D&D to the level of a Magic the Gathering Tournament.
The 'blurb' is as follows - "Earn exclusive rewards as you gain Renown Points for accomplishments made during each season"
This happens "in store" every week, complete with Rankings!
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You even get "product rewards" for example - creating an adventurer using Character Builder (which of course costs money), or creating a character using a Player’s Handbook 3 Class or Race (which again costs money).
Yes, yes - the nay sayers are going to say "they are a company out to make profit"!
But is this all future RPG'ers have to look forward too - a watered down "mockery" of what D&D used to be fused with a tournament system created in the image of "Tragic the Blathering" . . .