Yep. It’s been a weird progression. My first D&D was 3e, but I never developed that kind of sensibility. A few blogs have nudged me in the older-school direction (The Alexandrian and Grognardia come to mind), but the core of it seems to be that I’m lazy and very comfortable improvising. I think I’ve just hit a point where I want the game to stay out of my way and let me do my thing.Yeah, I think you're clashing with more modern design sensibilities. Not that it's wrong or anything, but there's definitely been a move towards more planned combats than random/naturalistic encounters.