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Dungeons & Dragons being the de-facto RPG is a good thing
Dungeons & Dragons being the de-facto standard RPG is a good thing
D&D experience is close to what computer rpg players have encountered before and thus gives them easy way to convert to tabletop rpgs.
D&D has a well-established publisher (Wizards of a Coast) that keeps publishing new material for it.
The amount of help material and tools is large and thus helps starting the RPG hobby.
The similar mechanics over decades lead to D&D being a lingua-franca amongst roleplayers.
D&D's popularity is financially beneficial for other RPGs, hobbies, and games.
D&D's rules and mechanics are well balanced.
D&D does not present the RPG field of systems and might cause new players a one-sided view of the hobby.
D&D has objective flaws, many of them are kept around for historical reasons.
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