1. More preview art for Red & Pleasant Land, available here in the next few days.
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"God, it's so beautiful, I love this. It just makes D&D look so fucking now"
2. Yes, I got paid in actual money for consulting on D&D. Thousands of dollars. Ask them.
3. No, I don't think there's only one way to enjoy playing role playing games. The internet is just dumb and interprets "Here's how I like to make pizza!" as "Only ever make pizza." Remember the Golden Rule of Internet Shit-Talking: Ask anyone who says otherwise for a quote.
Now, new business:
Like everyone else I know, I saw John Wick's "Chess Is Not A Roleplaying Game" essay and was like "Ok, that's crazy…next".
Someone then plussed John Wick into the conversation where I opined that John saying stuff like "D&D is not a role-playing game" and "Just a moment ago, I called weapon lists one of the most common features in roleplaying games. These things are not features. They’re bugs. And it’s time to get rid of them." as evidence of a highly advanced state of degenerative lunacy on John's part and John showed up and argued with me.
Then, eventually, he was like Ok, let's actually talk (like, with speech) about this.
So we did. Here's a video of us debating what John said.
For the kind of people who actually care about this kind of nitpicky RPG-definition argument, it was really good. It was an actually interesting conversation. There should be more of these.
Next time I'll ask John what's up with his whole "Indiscriminately killing orcs is bad" thing.