Welcome to the summer of Drizzt. With the release of the animated short, Sleep Sound, written by the man who wrote both the old and new adventures of Drizzt, R. A. Salvatore, we have entered a stretch of nonstop capitolization on the D&D Drow superstar. And who can blame Wotc? Drizzt Do’Urden is the mostContinue reading “The Summer or Drizzt is upon us: What do we have in store?”
It’s the state of D&D these days that we sit in the balance of vastly different views of what it all actually is. Nothing is more indicative of this than a recent tweet by Dragonlance tomeist, Tracy Hickman. The top pic is a portrait of the second season of the critical Role characters with the words ‘Reject Modernity’ plastered over it. Under it is a picture of Dragonlance characters with ‘Embrace Tradition’. Now, although he’s taken it down and made clear his love of all eras of D&D, it stands indicative of an undercurrent of malcontent between two sides of a great divide concerning our favorite RPG.
It seems to be the debate of the ages. The argument between railroading and free choice. That difference between a linear adventure and an amazing open world campaign. The fact is that somewhere between these ideas is what we actually call Dungeons & Dragons or more widely, the RPG.