This article pisses me off. I don’t know if it’s because there’s so many flat-out wrong assumptions baked into the reporting, or if it’s that these same assumptions are so prevalent that they serve to encourage people to pay to have someone run D&D for them.
I don’t begrudge anyone for making a living doing what they love, nor people spending their money where they want. But… this just feels like bullshit to me. It’s monetizing the cult of the DM, and creating a feedback loop for publishers to continue making games that are laborious to facilitate.
Or I’m totally wrong.
This hobby is so weird. Is there any other hobby in which participants are so afraid to actually participate?