The new DnD book is being praised because its too complex and hard for even the most experienced DM to follow.

Sounds more like shitty design to me.


Honestly I just don’t understand how a book being too difficult to run is good.

Is this just gatekeeping by “elite” gamers?

@jameschip I think on some level, when you're used to X and get a more complex version of X, then it feels like a pleasant challenge - and way less scary than, say, looking at Y.

The reason I say this is that I find a lot of D&D players refuse to look at other games for one reason or another. It doesn't have to be actual gatekeeping as much as the above.

@jameschip "Want to show you're a *real* DM worth your d20 by running RotFM? Buy our companion guide, only $19.99!"

@draft13 rime of the frostmaiden.

To be fair the book might be ok, im sure the art is excellent. It just seems an odd sell.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.