Search results

  1. Professor Murder

    D&D (2024) 3,000 Player's Handbooks Available At Gen Con

    Good luck to all those trying to snag a copy.
  2. Professor Murder

    D&D General Classic Adventure Themed Dice Sets From Beadle & Grimm's

    A part of me is oddly happy that these are so expensive. It signals to me that I'm not the market for them and not get too worked up about it. It's a whale product.
  3. Professor Murder

    Is there any genre or theme that the TTRPG medium does not work for?

    Roleplay as an exercise definitely has applications to help students learn about history.
  4. Professor Murder

    Is there any genre or theme that the TTRPG medium does not work for?

    This is an assumption that rules emulation is the primary goal for an rpg, which is a very contentious issue. For me, based on the initial posting, my concern is just thematic exploration, and how well the medium of interplay that rpgs are allows for such explorations.
  5. Professor Murder

    Is there any genre or theme that the TTRPG medium does not work for?

    I think a more useful answer is this: As a GM, there are themes I would not try to explore through an RPG.
  6. Professor Murder

    Is there any genre or theme that the TTRPG medium does not work for?

    No more than is there any genre or theme that we cannot discuss. There is only degrees of difficulty in doing so.
  7. Professor Murder

    D&D General Royal Mail D&D 50th Anniversary Stamps

    Love seeing the Wayne Reynolds work, especially the party piece.
  8. Professor Murder

    D&D 5E Players, would you play in a multi-year campaign that used only the 5.1 SRD?

    I don't know if I would want to play a multi year campaign of any one game. Too many choices.
  9. Professor Murder

    D&D General On Early D&D and Problematic Faves: How to Grapple with the Sins of the Past

    People are talking about Gygax over Gaiman here because this is a gaming forum. Trust that in the wider public sphere, more people have heard of Neil Gaiman by an order of magnitudes and I am sure the grist mill will start grinding away on this story soon enough. It's all ugly.
  10. Professor Murder

    D&D General On Early D&D and Problematic Faves: How to Grapple with the Sins of the Past

    "As for Austrian Artist Turned Poitician, you're right, a lot of people won't separate the "art from the artist" as it were, I certainly won't (personal family stuff). Though, you will have people point to numbers and stats during his political run and before he "put his art on display" as it...
  11. Professor Murder

    D&D General On Early D&D and Problematic Faves: How to Grapple with the Sins of the Past

    Some good points here. What can be frustrating is that you have people who want to in good faith examine where the line is. You also have people who don't want there to be any examination, who earnestly believe the very act of examination is in fact an endorsement of one side or another. What...
  12. Professor Murder

    D&D General On Early D&D and Problematic Faves: How to Grapple with the Sins of the Past

    See WH40K and just about all geek satire. For some people, Judge Dredd is aspirational instead of cautionary.
  13. Professor Murder

    D&D General On Early D&D and Problematic Faves: How to Grapple with the Sins of the Past

    So just to throw in my stance on this issue, specifically "death of the author." It's easier when they are actually dead. HPL is dead. He died a long time ago. He has no living descendants who profit off his work. Now, people who are down for his racist/sexist/classist/ect beliefs, ones which...
  14. Professor Murder

    D&D Historian Benn Riggs On Gary Gygax & Sexism

    As a point of order, eagerly proclaiming that all people are wicked, so why dwell on the wickedness of a single person is just a defense of wickedness. Scholarship demands better.
  15. Professor Murder

    D&D Historian Benn Riggs On Gary Gygax & Sexism

    Thanks for collecting this here. Twitter is still a poor medium for any real discussion of length. The excerpt from EUROPA is decidely definitive, but I suspect even that would be disputed by stalwart defenders as "merely a joke". But we say in jest what we mean in truth. We live in insincere...
  16. Professor Murder

    D&D 5E Is trafficking in soul coins ostensibly evil?

    Can a soul be recovered from a soul coin in the campaign? If so, then yeah, it's evil to truck with them just as it's evil to engage in slaving on any level. The neutral stance would be neither acting to trade soul coins nor to liberate them. As soon as you willingly and knowingly engage in an...
  17. Professor Murder

    D&D (2024) D&D Pre-orders; this is sad

    I'm going to be super curious to see if "early access" has any sales impact because the relationship that TTRPG gamers have with material and its release is very different than that for video games. Like, there is no competitive edge to have the game sooner. It is just the idea of getting it...
  18. Professor Murder

    How Accommodating to Player Preferences Should the GM Be?

    Also, "It's cool" does have the issue of what is cool is subjective. What some people feel is cool others may feel is trite. It's kinda similar to why I am warry of people wanting to play joke/comedic concepts in an otherwise non comedic game. Most people aren't consistently funny. What may feel...
Top