I think we’ve lost our way. Over the last two decades or so there has been a general rush (perhaps even a stampede) toward ever increasing amounts of choice in our games.
Have no fear. I’m not suggesting you transform your game into an orgy. After all, some things should not be role-played…
In the good old days, I’d turn up to the game with a rulebook or two and have fun. Now it seems, I need dozens of books to have fun. What happened?
I was chatting with some friends the other day. We were reminiscing about the good old days and 1st Edition D&D. One of the subjects that came up was prerequisites. Racial and class prerequisites disappeared with 3rd edition. I’d never really thought about their absence; hell, I couldn’t even remember what they were for most races!