Tagged: play style

Every D&D Player Needs to Buy and Read the Rules? Why?

Every D&D Player Needs to Buy and Read the Rules? Why?

It seems to be a truism of modern D&D: all players really need to buy a copy of the rules, learn them, and have them at hand during the game. Why should all players need to do this to play well? Only one person needs to buy a boardgame for a group to...

TSR Era D&D vs WOTC Era D&D: Differences in Acceptable Play Style

TSR Era D&D vs WOTC Era D&D: Differences in Acceptable Play Style

I’ve noticed a difference in common play style between D&D in the TSR era and D&D in the WOTC era. While it is tempting to call this another “old school”/”new school” issue, I’m not sure that it is. The difference is in the types of player behavior that groups seem to find acceptable....