Is it just a weekly, two hour combat? That somehow resolves a "story" over the course of several weeks? Is that what Hasbro passes off as D&D and role-playing these days?
I saw some review on google by a dude praising D&D Encounters but noting not to worry about taking non-combat abilities, and to make sure you min-max your abilities for optimal combat effectiveness.
That's got to be the most retarded thing I've ever read.
This is the kind of bullshit (if it's true) that needs to be punched in the mouth. If this is the state of the hobby, Old Schoolers need to organize some sort of weekly counter-point (or rather, counter-punch) in their local game shops. Does this garbage go down at a particular date and time? I'll set up a table and run a competing game.
Please let me know what this is all about. I hope I am just way off or something and this is just some collectible card game thing. Thanks.