The Shadow said:It's become abundantly obvious that people have widely divergent ideas about what D&D fundamentally 'is', what is at its core. What is the common thread that binds together 1e, 2e, 3e, and presumably 4e, even though they are four very distinct games in both fluff and crunch?
Magic = Fireball !
monsters = orc, red Dragon, devils, demons, flumph ! (DON'T CHANGE THAT !!!!)
And that's it