Recently, Mike Mearls (co-designer of the latest D&D edition) and a couple of popular online Dungeon Masters sat down for a chat about the trajectory of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. As somebody who loves insight and opinions on game design I watched it intently. Questions about the game’s past, future, and present were passed around, and then eventually the host brought up his intense desire to see a demographic shift away from white men in the game. The host himself is a gay man and has a chip on his shoulder about the lack of inclusion in the hobby. Even without Cultural Marxism and the SJW agendas, which I have no idea whether this host subscribes to, this is a stupid concern born out of ignorance. But it might not be obvious why it’s so stupid.
Path of Exile is the best dungeon crawler in the world right now.
In part one we’ll talk about the economics of Path of Exile, both in and out of the game.
What do we really want from fictional worlds when we’re promised freedom?