Wednesday, January 29, 2014
D&D is like Pizza
Those who have tasted pizza have a general idea of what it is.
Those who have played D&D have a general idea of what it is.
Not everybody can agree on what toppings should go on a pizza.
Not everybody can agree on what edition or version of D&D to play.
OD&D/AD&D is like the pizza you used to eat as a kid at the family-owned restaurant. It was nice and basic, and may have been cut into different pieces and styles. Greasy.
AD&D 2e is when that hometown pizzeria went corporate and became an all-you-can-eat buffet. It still tastes about the same, but something's different. Still, there are some loyal customers.
3e is a supreme pizza.
3.5e is a supreme pizza with stuffed crust.
Pathfinder is a supreme pizza stuffed crust with the option of ordering a small meat-lovers.
4e is a deep-dish pizza with every slice cut exactly the same. It takes awhile to eat, but comes with a side of breadsticks and marinara sauce (D&D Essentials).
Castles & Crusades is a thin-crust supreme.
Swords & Wizardry is a Greek-style pizza based on the old recipe from that family restaurant.
Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG took that recipe, and replaced the pizza sauce with diced tomatoes (which I think is really tasty but I know others disagree and say it isn't really pizza).
All right, I'm done with the cheesy (har har) analogy. If anybody else has any ideas why D&D is like pizza, feel free to comment.
I'm taking a 2-day break from blogging to get ready for The D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge.
See you Saturday!