@InvaderXan that's more commercially viable under capitalism. Compare D&D to all other ttrpgs out there. The ones that have mystery box storytelling and appeal to the OSR with nostalgia bait are successful. The games that question the source of authority and actively oppose fascism, hardly anybody plays. Blame the American market, as well as the people playing to it.
@WanderingBeekeeper Our culture is awash with nostalgia bait currently. That's why everything which isn't a straight up remake of an old story is either a continuation of an old franchise (like Star Wars or Mad Max), or crammed full of old references (like Stranger Things or Super 8).
Mostly I blame the fact that millennials were promised a wonderful future and got... this. Of course people yearn for days when they actually felt optimism. That feeling is being exploited.
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