I’m impulsive. I’m an improvisor. I’m also in recovery because I love quick hits, risky choices, and endless novelty. Powered by the Apocalypse (PBTA) games are perfect for me.
More than any other game I can think of D&D 5e is a product. It doesn’t just feel play tested, it feels focus grouped. 5e is a Disney cruise – expertly promoted, and suffocating.
From the slapstick gonzo of Mutant Crawl Classics to the weirdly sexy freestyle of Apocalypse World, this genre has been with us since the first edition of Gamma World.