D&D Is a Problem for the RPG Hobby

Previously I wrote about how I don’t consider D&D a roleplaying game. You can find that here. Not surprisingly, the idea was not welcomed by all readers.

Well, this being the Internet, I didn’t really change my views. Instead, I’m actually doubling down and going much, much further. Here, I’m making the claim that D&D is not in fact only not an RPG, but it is in fact a gatekeeping mechanism that is a huge problem for the hobby at large.

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Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins Review

Once again, we sat down with Lauri and played some games with the decks as is. I found these much better than the last ones (Mind vs. Might), which just weren’t in any way interesting to play, but let’s look at them a little deeper before judging them.

So, why are they fighting exactly? I mean, Goblins live in the mountains and merfolk live in the sea. They might not really like each other, but I don’t think they have much of a reason to fight in general, because of their different habitats. The merfolk seem to be the aggressors here, because they have nine different ways to change lands into Islands. I guess they need more room for… some reason.

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EDH Deck Time – Tetzimoc

In English:

Tetzimoc, Death Primordial
6
Legendary Creature – Elder Dinosaur
Deathtouch

B, Reveal Tetzimoc, Death Primordial from your hand: Put a “Prey” counter on target creature. Only activate this ability during your turn.

When Tetzimoc, Death Primordial enters the battlefield, destroy all creatures with a “Prey” counter on them.

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Using My Draft Piles for Something, pt. 3 – Here’s Where the Playmats Come In

For those roleplayers out there, we MtG players often like to use playmats. They mark our territory on the table and they are a protective barrier between our cards and the possibly quite rough table. Actually, between our sleeves and the table, but anyhow. So, what if we use them somehow?

BTW, if you want to read the originals, you can find them here and here.

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My Favorite Finnish Movies

So, you might have noticed that Finland turned 100 this Wednesday (December 6th). Now, there’s a lot of reasons to like Finland, especially as a Finn, but I also feel that the country has devolved into something I don’t quite like recently.

I did want to celebrate the 100th in my own way here on the blog, but for various reasons I didn’t get this done until now, so here goes: My favorite Finnish movies.

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My Favorite Superhero Movies

New Mutants, to be released during Spring 2018, seems to be a fully fledged horror movie. Of course, I don’t know about the details, but this is what the trailer seems to promise. We’ll see what we get. It doesn’t get a prime release date, but April has been fertile ground for movies in the past few years, so it’s not dumped either.

What this is indicative of, is that these movies are no longer simple straight-forward action movies. Instead, studios have been venturing out into different directions with their work. Sure, we still have those movies where the teams gets together to fight the Big Bad, but that would become boring if done too much (and to me, it actually already has).

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