It's a strong position this guy takes, but clearly it comes from experience. He's played rpgs, and he knows what is going to cause a problem for him. I don't think that's close-minded, as long as it comes from experience.Except that he didn't even try the game, he just poo-pooed it before trying it due to this one rule that must make the game completely unplayable somehow. I'd respect the opinion, too, but I'd have taken the sheet and said, "Okay, see ya next week. Everyone else ready to play?"
Probably anyway. I do my best to not hang out with such closed-minded people.
If I'm a DM, I look at it as my responsibility to create an experience that's worth several hours of a busy person's time. If a person tells me that isn't the case, it's my responsibility to address the issue, not his responsibility to give it a try.
If I invite people over for dinner, and one of them informs me that he won't eat what I prepared because he is a vegan, I don't call him close-minded, I accomodate his needs.
It may be that the person's complaint about healing was not the entire issue. That said, this is an entirely reasonable thing to do. Some people just don't think that way.Li Shenron said:But the truth is that the others agreed with him then you made a mistake of not playing the game... you should have agreed to house rule the mechanic they refused to play and try playtest anyway. It actually says so in the playtest adventure: if the playtest rules don't let you play the game the way you want, change them and play that way, then let WotC know what you needed to change in order to suit your idea of game.