Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I've so far made three posts in my six-part series critiquing the covers of the Players Handbook and the one that has thus far elicited the most response, much of it dissenting from my own point of view, is today's entry discussing the AD&D 2nd Edition PHB. I'm honestly not surprised by this. In my experience, 2e was the first edition that the vast majority of still-playing D&D gamers played. It is, for them, what they think of when they think of "D&D." I think this is significant for a number of reasons, which I'll talk about in a future post. For now, though, I'll say only that I think anyone who discounts the existence of a gamer generation gap is either ignorant of history or trying to sell you something (or both -- I'm looking at you, WotC).