Re: Digest Number 374

From: Mikko Rintasaari <mikrin_at_...>
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 04:10:21 +0200 (EET)

On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Roderick and Ellen Robertson wrote:

> > I heartily agree. But I don't think D&D is simulationistic in any of
> > it's incarnations. It's a boardgame.
> It's actually a miniatures game with a heavy layer of dust & varnish. The
> predecessor to D&D was Chainmail, a set of Fantasy Miniatures Wargame rules.
> D&D's player characters were originally the army commanders, and the
> question was "how did they get that way?"
> RR

Indeed, that's what I meant. I was just too lazy to spell it out.


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