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Yesterday; while riding on a shuttle bus, I overheard a couple young men talking about D&D. One of them was trying to recruit/introduce the other to the world of D&D. He went on to describe a few of his campaigns and the way his group plays the game. To him, the game was 90% role playing (they role played every aspect) where most of their time was spent in dialoging. I soon realized that they were treating it like a live video game.

Then the conversation through me a curve ball. (Note: this will mean very little to you non-nerdy-D&D types) He told of a scenario in his last game where a Dryad was sent to town as a messenger, and that they didn't speak/understand her language and thus never got the info. Being a former D&D nerd, that statement twerked my brain. He also went into details about stats and stated alignment (Once again D&D Nerd knowledge required) does not matter and is only there to provide reference material if needed. Also, also, if the DM (Dungeon Master to you normal people) OK's it you need not follow the pre-defined results of spells/items. IE: breaking to laws of D&D physics.

They are having fun. I get that, but it isn't the game I remember. Apparently, now all classes can cast spells and become flying Ninja Wizards (in Plate Mail at that). Rare creature encounters are no longer rare, every town has a bar of mixed races of Elves, Dwarves, Orc's, Half-Orc's, Demon Spawn, and Dragon Men. There may even be a human or two in there. Paladins stealing gold, Thieves with morality, and did I mention the Flying Ninja Wizards?? Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling. Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together – mass hysteria.

For the record, it's been over 20 years since the last time I played and 30 + years since I played seriously. To each their own, you mileage may vary, Different strokes for different folks... Get off my lawn!!
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I didn't share with them that I once played. I just listened and shook my head.

I recently picked up the new players handbook; where I saw the character changes, for a project I have in the works.

I plan on having a video series of puppets playing D&D (with crossover sequences). I ordered these awhile back for their visibility on video.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S73......F8&psc=1

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