Published today over at that start-up e-zine, The New York Times, the current publishers of Dungeons & Dragons, Wizards of the Coast, congratulate themselves on having such a neat product and such a passionate fan base. More to the point, they are announcing the beginnings of the fifth edition of the game. They are opening their arms to the fans, asking for feedback.
“We want to take that idea of the players crafting that experience to the next level and say: ‘Help us craft the rules. Help us craft how this game is played.’ ” -Liz Schuh, head of publishing and licensing for Dungeons & Dragons.
Translation: “Do our job for us.”
They are taking a silly analogy way too far. Can you imagine sitting down to a table after spending hours building your character and being told by your DM, “I haven’t done anything yet. Help me kill off your characters.”