B/X Known World
Sort of? For some people balance is fun. Different preferences and all that. TSR D&D is not designed with balance in mind so it scratches a certain itch. 4E is incredibly well-balanced and scratches a different itch. 5E is somewhere in-between and scratches a third kind of itch. No idea on 3E as I never played it.I think this is why 1st to 3rd edition are still played so much. Trying to balance DND is like trying to balance a bucket of water. it's just too much work for so little return. If fun is the goal then balance is just a speedbump that leaves everyone agonizing over what's wrong with the game. If balance is the goal then fun becomes secondary to fair.