- I'm not proposing anybody write, publish, sell or run a game called "Ampersand", "OSR", "The Joyous Game" or anything else. If you're already happy with the rules you're using, please stick with 'em. If not, there are already a multitude of options available.
- Nor am I proposing we start using any of these terms in casual conversation in the game store or anywhere else. That would just be arch.
- What I would like is a handy term that means "OD&D, its direct descendants, clones of those games and new games based upon them mechanically or thematically", which I would gladly call simply "D&D" except that the folks who own the term D&D clear think about the term differently than I do. I woud like such a handy term so that when I'm on the internet everybody will know what the crap I am talking about without having to do a little dance every time and probably annoying fans of WotC editions in the process.
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