So maybe you read my last blog post about trying to get some of my group to do old B/X D&D and they hated it.
You know what they loved? Like, absolutely loved?
Yes, Dungeon!*, the old** TSR board game where you literally win by collecting treasures. You play a character that has really no special abilities. (Unless you play the wizard with his three spells, two of which are incredibly similar.)
It was almost everything they hated about B/X D&D: lack of mechanical options, treasure as the way to win, combat where you usually just attack over and over. Hell, there's no way to circumvent traps in this game.
They fucking loved Dungeon! and want to play it again.
Being a board game, I suppose the expectations were different. It just strikes me as amusing how
In the words of Casey Kasem: ponderous, man. Fuckin' ponderous.
*It hurts me to put the exclamation point in the middle of a sentence like that, but sometimes good people do bad things.
**I am aware there is a shiny new version of Dungeon! that has been available for several years. I also don't give a single fuck about it. I like my Superhero.