- That, although the 4e idea of roles can ultimately be traced back to the four core classes and their associated subclasses, those 4e roles do not really fit the core classes in TSR D&D. In other words, there's no "damage output" role, no "leader", and "controller" is questionable.
- But on the other hand, the OSR bloggers who have written about proto-role schemes lurking in the old classes don't agree on what roles are actually there. Everyone develops roles a different way.
Friday, June 28, 2013
In a discussion on RPGNet about applying the idea of roles to TSR-era D&D and the retroclones, I suggested two things: