Post by Johnny Acid from Outta Town on Mar 4, 2010 16:26:36 GMT -5
I don't know if you've heard, but if you haven't you will soon. The debate that has blazing through the DnD industry like a wild fire has been about wether or not DnD is being replaced by D-20 Modern.
The purists are trying to discredit D-20 by saying that "hip hop" slang, and high caliber gats, have NO business replacing the classic brown robs, and green moss. The D-20 hipsters are angrily firing back by saying "this is no longer your older brothers role playing game!" They are also making a strong argument in saying that, (and I'm paraphrasing) "If the game doesn't evolve with the times it will eventually die out".
Its interesting because in my opinion that last statement does indeed give the hipsters some validity, by essentially proving that their love for the game runs deep, and pushing forward with the games evolution is NOT an attempt to disrespect, or ruin it, but in all actuality, its a dedicated attempt to preserve it for future generations to come.
I mean afterall, in the fast paced computer driven world that we live in, there's still a HUGE demand for a game the requires a bunch of dudes to get extra bromantic with each other while telling stories about dragons, and goblins, right??? I mean, if that's not enough to get every kid instantly hooked, I say you just throw in some simple arithmetic, and BOOM! You got an instant reciepe fo fun!!!
I don't know, dog. I'm not much of a DnD player, so I don't really know were I stand with all of this, but I just wanted to let you know about what's going on. Peace.
Post by Nicholas Design on Mar 11, 2010 11:18:36 GMT -5
What's goodie, Johnny Acid From Outta Town?!! Happy belated Birthday! I can only imagine how u celebrated! LOL I know how u get down, pimpin! Pardon me, I know how WE get down!
Crazy about that whole Dnd debate, man. Sounds pretty serious. I think that I as well tend to lean towards the hipsters point of view. In a lot of ways I relate their struggle within the gaming community, to my own struggle on this very message board. Evolution is very important to survival, but of course there are going to be naysayers. Humans by default are creatures of habit. I like to think that one can pay homage to the forefathers, while at the same time updating, and adding on to the classic formula.
This is all very complex, and aside from my groundbreaking guest appearance in "Volition" (which can be found in the Dnd section of the message board, on pg. 5 of the Volition thread) I'm not much of a Dnd player.
Really I just wanted to support ur article, and big u up, Johnny A! Ur a thoro-bred G, and I wholeheartedly salute u! Also I know that ur a big Grey Goose connoisseur, as I am. I would never diss the Goose, but I did want to recommend that u try some Kettle One vodka. Perhaps, not as good as the Mighty Goose, but definitely a smooth top-shelf alternative. Next time ur out on a date with one of those classy older women that I know u sometimes mess with, order a glass. It will help further solidify ur image as a laid back man of leisure, that not only enjoys the finer things in life, but also enjoys them in variety.
In closing I would like to send my concern, and condolences to the tomato farmers out in the Sunshine state of Florida. Due to a much worse winter than expected, they have suffered a huge loss in the form of their tomato crops this year. I wish ya'll players the best, and I really hope ya'll can get over this hump!
Lastly I wanna give a 21 gun salute to the following companies/chains that have honored their customers, and the 2nd Amendment, by publicly stating that they are NOT opposed to their customers carrying firearms while shopping in their fine establishments. The list of these companies reads as follows: Starbucks, Barnes And Nobles, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart.
So don't try to run up on me when u see me sipping over-priced coffee, discussing business on a higher level at Starbucks. Don't try to rep for ur set when u see me reading a Donald Goines novel on a Sunday afternoon at Barnes And Nobles. Don't try to see where my hearts at when u see me in the cell phone department of Best Buy discussing the latest in mobile technology. And don't try to test my gangsta when u see me shopping for mid-to-low quality merchandise at Wal-Mart, because I'll definitely have that thang-thang on me, and I'll be more than happy to bring new meaning to "Clean-up on aisle 9"!
Post by MadStepDad on Mar 11, 2010 12:25:33 GMT -5
Very very astute observations, and I agree whole-heartily. Gary Gygax built a serious foundation for role-players everywhere. That foundation should be used and expanded upon, like the foundation of a building.
Right now I equate d20 Modern to the penthouse suite, high up in the skies. Alot of cats can't see it cuz it's so high. But they will! Soon enough, mark my words, if I put in enough work to spread the word hopefully people will see my vision for this game and embrace it.
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