Consider today's Open Friday question to be a bit of self-indulgent "market research," as well as one sparked by genuine curiosity. I've noticed that I get a surprising number of visitors and commenters to the blog who aren't playing old school Dungeons & Dragons at present and have no interest in doing so in the future. I'm curious as to why. What's the appeal of a blog like this one when a very significant percentage of its posts are devoted to game you're not playing? Don't misunderstand me: I'm glad that gamers beyond the little echo chamber I inhabit find something of value in my daily scribblings, but I hope I can be forgiven for wanting to know what might be appealing here to players of newer RPGs.