It's pretty much the crux of the whole OSR argument. Has progress in the "science" of gaming really been progress, or is it just change. If it isn't broke, why fix it?
I'm feeling that way at work today. I'm in training for a computer system /software that will bring my job into the 21st century. As that century started 10 years ago, it's actually fairly quick for my job.
Only problem? The software is an outsourced buggy mess of poo. I can see what they want to do, and it might be great in the end, but the transition will be painful, buggy and flawed. Kinda like changing to a new edition of D&D ;)
Got my White Box today. I'll post a bit about it tonight.
OSR Serpents of the Earth For Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea - Art by Mark Brooks: ConanNo. Encountered: 1 (2d6)Alignment: Choatic EvilSize: LMovement: 20 (swim 30)Dexterity: 15Armour Class: 7Hit Dice: 3Attack Rate:...
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