Just added this article: It is called "Role-play" not "Dice play" to the Text Role-playing Game Blog. Basically, I cover nerd Players' obsession with dice and rules to the detriment of role-play and the exclusion of others. Of course we know the end solution already.
Thoughts on Programming, Number 38: Add little to little and there will be a big pile. -Ovid
While I enjoy the dice I also look into the role play portion of the game too. Yeah it is easy to let the dice do everything but having a good role play of my character does this because of this is what can add a lot of depth to a role playing game.
I feel that it is not too much to ask people to know the basic rules. Any game of any sort has rules that the players need to know. Patience should be exercised with new players but they should make an effort to learn the rules. The Dungeon Master does most of the work. It isn't too much to ask of a player to do their small part.
Edited: Kyrroeth on 14th Nov, 2018 - 3:19pm
We interrupt Roleplaying vs Dice Playing to share wisdom from old times:
Today is: 10th December (GMT), in history on the 10th of December, 1932 AD the following event happened:
King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution