- The structure of the Knights of Solamnia did not match existing game material.
- There was thinly-veiled allegories to political figures of the time.
- The inclusion of gunpowder.
What do you think?
I wasn't aware you hated the series, but given the things listed I can't blame you. I've never read the series, or most DL novels so I can't really comment on the overall quality of the series. That said, I think we get a little more forgiving with age. Gunpowder really doesn't bother me; I think dislike of it in the game can be overblown but IMHO so long as its treated as an oddity, rarely seen outside of pistols and the rare canon (almost mythical artifacts), I don't have a problem. Heck, a tinker gnome "invented" nukes (even if conceptually as a joke) so guns are the least of the problems