“Realism”

There is a claim that it is silly to appeal to realism in a fantasy role-playing game where there are elves and dragons. I disagree. Designers who say "realism" in games is garbage don't actually believe that. Every role-playing game has some degree of "realism" that varies depending on the game and what the experience the players of that game want to have.

We Actually Prefer Older Editions.

"The majority of people playing AD&D/OD&D/Basic D&D are playing those editions for the nostalgia." In spite of numerous blog posts, social media posts, podcast episodes and interpretive dances declaring that we do in fact, actually prefer older editions of the "worlds greatest roleplaying game," the falsehood persists. I've heard it for at least a decade …

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