4E killed gary gygax...That is simultaneously the most silly and ignorant thing I have heard so far this year. Hats off to whomever came up with the idea, and watch your back, based on the mileage so far, your bones may soon become a new set of dice!
Do it...google 4E killed gary gyax...I dare you!
On the crunchier side, the first "playtest" for the AotLD adventure went well. The party, consisting of a married elven couple (rogue and favored soul), a halfling druid with 400 lb wolf, Elven ranger, and half-orc barbarian (female!).
So far, they managed to shortcut half of my first chapter, and ambushed a bandit camp - trouncing the outmatched bandits, and taking several prisoners. After cashing in, and making points with their guildmasters, they met with a local noble, and are planning their next step. A good time was had by all.
As to the compilation - I'm working on it! lol, this process so far has given me a lot more respect for the folks who do this for a living. There is a tremendous amount of work involved! IT comes along well, thanks to PC/NPC generators, and other cool online tools.