Dungeons & Dragons

Enjoy the Things You Enjoy, without Apologizing for It.

One of the things that I’ve noticed recently, online, is that there are some people who want you to feel bad about enjoying the game the way you want to play it. They will loudly, and incessantly, berate you about liking D&D 5e. They’ll demand that you play other games instead of doing what you want with your game.

Battlestar Galactica by Frank Frazetta

Fuck that noise.

If you want to use Savage Worlds and play in Greyhawk; do it. If you want to bring laser guns and robots into D&D 5e; do it. Bring all your favorite popular references from TV, books, comics, and everything else you love. Play the games that your group want to play. You aren’t playing with these self-righteous blowhards that constantly demand that you change everything about what you’re doing, and you don’t owe them anything.

Play the game you want to play.

3 thoughts on “Enjoy the Things You Enjoy, without Apologizing for It.”

  1. Exactly! Many of us have strong opinions about which games we like and which we don’t, but that doesn’t give us the right to badmouth someone else’s fun. We should celebrate bringing people to the table. We can introduce people to new gaming experiences and be cool when someone prefers a different edition or system or genera!

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  2. On one hand, I agree. On the other hand, there are tons of people who ask questions like “how can I hack D&D 5e to play a sci-fi horror?” simply because they don’t know anything else than D&D 5e. To these people, “take a look at Mothership or Alien RPG, they may be a better fit for what you’re looking for” is a perfectly appropriate answer.

    If, after you’ve become aware of the spectrum of possibilities that the modern RPG landscape thankfully offers, you still prefer to bring laser guns and robots into D&D 5e, sure, go ahead. Your table, your fun, your rules.

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    1. There’s definitely a reason I like systems like GURPS, D6, or other generic systems that can handle a large variety of genera.

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