Friday, June 10, 2011

The Now-Obligatory Dungeon Crawl Classics Post

I'm not particularly interested in another fantasy RPG not written by me. I have several that cover my various needs nicely: Holmes D&D plus the Holmes Treasury, D&D Cyclopedia/Dark Dungeons, S&W Whitebox and Core, RQ3, GURPS, The Arcanum, The Riddle Of Steel, Reign, and Hârnmaster [edited to add Pendragon] (not to mention others that I will probably never use at this point like The Burning Wheel*, C&S [1st**, 2nd**, or 3rd], the HERO System**, or Fantasy Wargaming***, among others). However, everyone is talking about it, and some people are getting vehement and nearly violent about the fact that they are not interested entirely because of the funny dice it uses.

Seriously. Funny dice. In a hobby noted for its funny dice.

My advice to those people: get a life. It's a game. You may not want to play it, but that doesn't mean that the people who made it are subhuman monsters out to steal your women. Some people do want to play it. Life is too short to get an aneurysm over what dice a game uses.

* Which is not to say that it isn't awesome. It's just that character creation is more of a pain in the ass than it should be and combat requires too much system mastery.

** Also awesome.

*** Neat ideas embedded in a system that is unwieldy. Still, I might try it out again, with some group. We shall see.


  1. I also found the funny dice complaints to be cartoonishly stupid.

    Despite our disagreement about Raggi, see we do have common ground. ;)

  2. I completely agree. I wouldn't have put your blog in my blogroll if I didn't think so.

  3. Yeah, I noticed that. Hence this little olive branch of sorts. :)