Do you like Dungeons & Dragons? Do you like Free Culture? Find out about how the two intersect, and how Free Culture encourages more diversity in role playing games in the latest episode of Libre Lounge:

@librelounge lots of fascinating stuff in this. I was a DnD nerd back in the late 80s and early 90s. Some of my favourite sessions were dungeons I improvised on the spot, using minimal rules and dice roles, focused on the role playing and making it fun. Didn't hang in long enough to learn about the #OGL or the switches away and back to it by Wizards of the Coast. I remember friends in the mid-90s playing #SciFi and #superhero themed role-playing games using similar rule sets.

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Just listened today, great stuff.

While I dislike the move away from the OGL in DnD 4, I actually really liked most of the radical rules changes.

There is plenty to criticize, but in earlier editions at medium to high levels the spellcasters kept getting more and more interesting play options as their spell lists expanded. Thieves got sneaker and Fighters could attack faster and harder, but their breadth of options stagnated. 4e was a reasonable fix attempt.

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I buried the lede in my earlier comment, sorry.

It was wonderful to hear Serge and Sean Hillman discuss diversity in gaming, both in terms of the players and in terms of settings and story tropes. I'm pleased to hear of Sean's D.I.R.G.Ezine project too.

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