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Is it a good thing that Dungeons & Dragons is the de-facto standard RPG?
Dungeons & Dragons being the de-facto standard RPG is a good thing.
D&D experience is close to what players of computer RPGs have encountered before and thus gives them easy way to get into tabletop RPGs.
D&D has a well-established, reputable publisher (
Wizards of a Coast
) that keeps publishing new material for it.
The amount of help materials 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.
The fantasy setting of D&D resembles well-known fantasy worlds. This makes it an easy entry point to RPGs for new players.
D&D's rules and mechanics are well balanced.
The dominance of D&D hides the variety of RPG systems and settings potentially leaving new players with a narrow view of the hobby.
D&D has widely agreed-upon flaws, many of them are kept around for historical reasons.
D&D is expensive compared to many equally good or better RPG's, many of which are free.
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