Chess has pretty simple rules, yet complex game play. Likewise poker, Blokus, charades, and Rory’s story cubes. DDN seems to be shaping up along those same lines; clear, concise rules that support complex gameplay.
So what exactly are the concerns when it is said that DDN may be too simple or “dumbed down”? It seems to me that during play the system can be very tactical and crunchy, yet learning the rules and initial setup is pretty easy.