It's not a metaphor. I'm talking about D&D as religion, not merely "religious" as a colorful synonym for "passionate." This is Finding D&D, Part 2, addressing TSR as orthodoxy and the resulting construction of culture and values.
It's still just a draft, intended for review & critique and so on. I've already spotted a couple things, although this time I did manage to say Lake Geneva correctly. All comments and thoughts and extensions and reflections and objections are welcome.
Wondering what's next? The plan is:
- Part 3: Fundamentals - purism, rebellion, and reactionaries, including but not limited to the OSR
- Part 4: Essentials - inclusiveness and tolerance and other forms of religious arrogance
- Part 5: So What - in which my opinions can at least be mentioned
Again, not a joke, not an accusation - this is about real religion, and about taking it seriously as a topic.