I'm not saying a subscription to a magazine is a microtransaction. However, people saying this article is one is misusing the term to the extent that it would be considered one. I put quotation marks around the word "microtransaction" for a reason. The term has been so ridiculously misused on this site since the whole "undermonetization of D&D" fiasco."Dragon magazine was a microtransaction" has to be one of the most "Wha???" inducing takes I have encountered in recent memory. I mean,I k ow people on ENWorld like to completely invent new meanings for words, but holy wow folks.
My point was that paying a smaller amount of money for a smaller amount of D&D content than is normally found in a full release is not new to 5e or D&D as a whole.