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My Agenda For Old School RPGs and D&D

 Where Did This Come From? I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine. He argued that D&D would benefit from having a prescriptive agenda in the vein of many of the modern RPGs (and indie RPGs especially) on the market.  The agenda would prescribe exactly what the activity of "playing D&D" would entail, and from his perspective, result in much more clarity in the hobby.  Instead of the incredible variety of interpretations people have on what it means to "play D&D," the variety would be much less on playstyles are much more in the vein of flavorings, setting material, and supplements. It's a double-edged sword, and an issue that I want to tackle in another article sometime.  For now, though, I'd like to show what my agenda for Old School Gaming is.  By reading it, people know exactly what to expect from the style of play I enjoy running and playing in, and perhaps we can have discussions on how your agenda compares to mine. The A-A-Ron O