5E "It's Cool Now": The Guardian on the Current D&D Moment

Parmandur

Legend
The Guardian has joined the bandwagon of publishing a piece on 5E's success:

"Not long ago, my sons, like many other preteens, were obsessed with Fortnite. It was all they played, all they talked about, all they spent their pocket money on. But one rainy afternoon this summer, my youngest took out the D&D starter kit we’d bought him for Christmas and began to study it. Some friends came round and they played for hours. Since then, they haven’t really stopped."

"This is not an isolated incident. Originally released in 1974, Dungeons & Dragons is having what we now call “a moment”. The company behind the game, Wizards of the Coast, which bought the rights from original creator TSR, estimates that there are currently 40 million players worldwide, with new starters up 25% year on year, as its popularity grows and rules are translated into new languages."

 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
The Guardian has joined the bandwagon of publishing a piece on 5E's success:
It did so back in July, too.


It has a short memory. Although not as bad as the New York Times, which has also been caught by surprise by D&D's popularity twice this year already. It's great that D&D keeps hitting the same news outlets over and over again, but it would be even more awesome if the reporting went beyond being surprised at D&D's current resurgence. :)

 
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