*and what YOU can do about it.
Over the last three years, I’ve read quite a few blogs and forum thread by 4th Edition DMs complaining that all their players want to do is pick fights, how their games end up nothing but combat. I’ve also heard this echoed in panels, during interviews, on podcasts, and in reviews.
The response to this complaint is usually a weary “I don’t know, why are your games all combat?” The tonal implication is that it’s the DM’s fault, because they set the theme of the game.
Now, this response is total B.S. It’s blaming the victim! “You were just asking for it, wearing that outfit behind the DM Screen.” And by just shifting the blame, this rebuttal does nothing to answer the question, resolve