Online, in the RPG community, there's a conversation. In general, I mean--people talk about one thing, then another, then another.
People learn about new games and game ideas from this conversation, get GMing tips from it, find resources through it, get game design ideas from this conversation, etc. Most of the developments in mainstream RPGs since 2000 have been influenced by the conversation, almost all of the developments in independent RPGs have been and most of the new talent in the indstry comes ot of this conversation. It has been going on for as long as there's been an internet.
Do you, personally, care if this conversation is good or bad?
a major network in BX - Elf and dwarf PCs in BX D&D begin play speaking three monster languages each, as shown on the chart above using arrows with solid black lines. That mea...