Will be based on this:
Yes, the adventure on the D&D Starter set will be based on the classic Night's Dark Terror, one of the great old-school sandbox adventures. I think that clears me to say that not only does the Starter set adventure contain several dungeons but it also contains a mini-sandbox setting for classic old-school play.
Seriously, between this and the fact that the BASIC rules, which will be the purest, most distilled, least character-op-laden version of (official) D&D produced in at least 20 years, will be inspired directly by the Rules Cyclopedia, what the fuck more can you possibly want if you're an old-school gamer?
Seriously, at this point if you still feel that the new D&D isn't doing enough for old-school gamers, then you just have to admit you were determined from the very start, consciously or unconsciously, to hate it, and nothing would ever have convinced you otherwise. Because if this doesn't, nothing will, nor could have.
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