Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Persuasive Writing

The boy had an assignment today in Language Arts - a persuasive essay. He chose to write about Dungeons and Dragons. It's interesting because, up until very recently, he preferred 4e over older versions of the game. Okay, well at least *I* find in interesting. :)

Why Old School D&D is Better than New School D&D

by The Boy

Old school D&D is more fun because you have more freedom to do what you want. It is much more simple and easy to play, and it is a fun challenge.

In old school you have more freedom to do what you want. You don’t need a power to jump on to a building. You do not need an ability to be able to climb an ogre and stab it in the head

It is a simple game to get started with. Just roll up a character and role play. If your character dies just make a new one. It’s NOT rocket science.

Old school is fun and challenging. You can have long games or cliffhangers. You can play for what seems like ages and not play for ten minutes. You can get confused between the real world and the game world.

Old school is simple, fun, and cheaper than new school so try it out today!

I am curious as to what the teacher will think. :)

- Ark


  1. He convinced me!

    (Well, okay, I was already convinced, but if I weren't, his essay would definitely have done the trick!)

    If you haven't already, tell the lad "Job well done!"

  2. Peering over glasses: A-. Cogent and well-argued but fails to define his terms -- "old school" & "new school".

    Pushes glasses back up on nose: That's freaking heartwarming.

  3. @All, oh, btw, The Boy thanked you all - I just forgot to mention it. :)

    - Ark