As you may know, Martin Rayla of Treasure Table is taking a well deserved month off from writing his daily blog. He’s now slaving away doing NaNoWriMo, writing about whatever it is DMs write about (I suspect Ninjas and Pirates, but that’s just me).
During that time he’s reposting some of his best stuff from the last few years, and I stumbled upon this one this morning:
In which Martin links to an old Mike Mearls Live Journal entry. There, Mike basically says that a Fluff entry for a Setting element should never go over 2 paragraphs. Not a summary of the fluff, the whole fluff!
Yup, Mike is definitively a Crunch Overlord. That makes me smile… Although I hope there are fluff overlords working on D&D 4e to balance it out…
As much as I tend toward crunch, fluff plays a critical role to make a good game.