There’s an interesting push-pull between the segment of the #TTRPG audience that wants more rules, more options, and generally just “more” and the sweet-spot between a game being considered “sketchy” and “incomplete” versus “bloated” and “too crunchy or heavy”.In my own anecdotal experience this year, rules options, expansions, and analysis articles proved among the most popular as compared to setting material and lore. You can see the bias in the hobby in the common terms "crunch" and "fluff" for rules vs. lore material.
— Steve Kenson (@SKenson) December 30, 2021
The thing that gets me is people who claim to only be interested in “crunch,” read a piece of game material, for example a dnd subclass, skip all the lore and story text of the class, then say the features the class gets don’t make sense. 🤷♂️
— Dan Dillon (@Dan_Dillon_1) December 30, 2021