Skipping your continued insinuations that I’m not paying attention; since the blog specifically mentions other written materials and organized play, it’s a bit silly to say “if you just look at the books”You must have missed that "disagreement." It was about the scope of the comparison, not a difference in understanding. If we consider the APs, organized play, sage advice, etc, alongside the rules of the game, then it tilts heavily in the Neo-trad direction. If you just look at the books, I think it's pretty Trad (and this aligns with stated design goals).
Really, you think saying you are strong supporters makes you look like crackpots? That seems a bit excessive. Also a bit aggressive.Also, we're not the "two people who seem most supportive." That's a ridiculous statement that's trying to paint me and MBC as crackpot outsiders. Don't do that.
I'm an engineer, a systems engineer to be specific, and analysis of and design of things, from conception through retirement, is my bread and butter. Let's not try to out credential each other.
Irony alert! Ovimancer starts by asserting that they know better than me because they have been “discussing game design” (with the insinuation that I am clueless) and then, when I state “I work in analytic sciences” adds 20+ words to explain why their credentials are better than mine, closing with “let’s not try to out credential each other”
Sorry, Ovimancer, I’m not excited about your debate style. I don’t need continuous needling and aggrsession when trying to discuss things; based on your posts in this thread, this seems a pattern for you which I’m not excited about engaging in. I’m not going to be replying to you in this thread anymore.
Summarizing, the last ”culture” in the blog article seems to confuse people who have studied it carefully, and it seems both vague and contradictory to me. The fact that a solid group does not exist for the single most popular cluster of players seems a pretty strong failing to me. If a theory of cultures does not encompass the most common culture, it has very limited utility.