How rude, WoTC went after Emma’s Charsheets. Man, I had been using that site for years under 3e. The site was a great place to get character sheets, and spell lists to help gameplay go smoother. After talking with another gamer about 4e resources, I added a link to Ema’s website, and was planning to write a review about it, and now he is gone… Just this note on his index page remains:
I’m sorry to inform you that this site is no more.
Wizards of the Coast asked me to take it down, and I complied.
I’m sorry for all the fans who will miss it – I will miss it, too – but it was the right thing to do.
Time to move on…
I was at Winter War 36 today, preparing to play 3.5 game with some other gamers, when one person mentioned that Ema’s was no more; silence spread throughout the hall of gamers, then comments of disbelief welled up from the gamers present. Then someone said, oh well guess we’ll have to go back to BitTorrent to fill the void. Emas was so much better than any other fan site out there at making the game easier to play.
WoTC must have been threatened by one guy who was able to provide better support to the game than their army of corporate pukes could. I apologize for grumbling so loud at you, WoTC, but I am so frustrated, because Ema had a good deal for the people who actually work hard at their hobby, to create their own game content, and who also, by the way, promote the D&D game to others in their community. All the people I know had all the books required to play the games that his website supported. I had 38 books for 3e alone, and all my friends had all those books too; we used ema’s to help with character organization especially for spell casters. The people using it for 4e had all the books too, and we are all collecting all the recent stuff as WoTC published it. In fact One guy I know had spent money on D&D Insider and on ema’s website he was keeping both subscriptions and I bet he is real upset now. Anyway, I was so upset with the news, that I left the con to go write this.
Thank you Ema for all the years a of great game support, and shame on you WoTC, Ema was one of the good guys out there in the world, who was actually making your game even more fun to play.
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