Thursday, February 18, 2010

DIY D&D

It sounds good, doesn't it?

Let's say that all the time now.

Invites less arguing and hair-splitting than "old school" or "rules lite", and doesn't make you sound as fat as "homebrew".

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  1. It does sound good, although it also sounds a little bit like DIY SOS, which is a horrible BBC light entertainment/documentary programme, but I shall look past that. It's also miles better than "homebrew", which is a term I've never liked for reasons I can't properly explain, but are probably similar to what you describe above.

    And good luck with the TV show. It sounds great.

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  2. but we all picture you as a freckle faced kid with a stripy shirt and his nose stuck in a labyrinth.

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  3. DIY&D, mebbe?
    Just thought it sounded cute.

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  5. Is it wrong for me to say that I'll continue to use the term "old school" for as long as it inexplicably raises the blood pressure of people who neither understand nor play these games? There's a certain frisson to knowing that every time I write those two words some wisenheimer somewhere is angrily typing a denunciation of me and all my works on a blog or forum no one reads.

    I am a bad person.

    (Deleted last post to fix a typo)

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  6. Mr. Maliszewski, I say keep doing it! At least until those wisenheimer's stop tossing about the word "nostalgia" and are willing to consider that we know what we like and why we like it.

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  7. 1/2 the time I'm with James (my inherent Trollish nature) other half I'm with the who gives a fuck "I play D&D bitches. You want some? You wanna tangle with the Master? Step up mofo, 3d6 in order, if you can handle it?"

    DIY D&D is way too hard to type and say. Why do we have to call it anything or rather why do we all have to call it the same thing? In other words

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  8. I'll stick to just calling it D&D period. I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure doing it yourself is the whole point for playing tabletop games regardless of system/edition. Also, fuck school and game on.

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  9. DIY D&D gives me a mental image of the sainted Norm Abrams (the man is pure Americana) playing D&D in his "New Grognard Workshop". This is good and just, if a little disorienting.

    As a rule we call it 'old D&D', because old things are better. ;)

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  10. Once upon a time, inspired by a post by Jeff where he wished for an electronic version you could customize by checking boxes, I started work on a database-driven version whose working title was YD&D ("your D&D"). Thought that was a pretty good name.

    Then the entity relationship diagram got too scary & I kinda dropped the ball.

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