I've started a new category for ideas that sound really neat, but I don't really know where they lead. Sometimes, like today, it may be a really bad idea. It's posted because it contains a certain "What If?" quality that for whatever reason feels compelling or fascinating.
So here goes:
The first thing that pops into my head is "A Box for GMs and separate boxes for players? What the? Are you nuts?"
Then the second thing is "It's just like the Red Box except that you have more than two books."
Somehow, I'm thinking of something that is not either of those two ideas. I would like a perfect newbie GM kit *and* a perfect newbie player kit. It's just that the newbie player kit would be focused enough to be a few pages and limits choice in a way.
Maybe the GM kit features a four page handout that provides an overview of various races and classes so that players can pick which newbie player kit to use. Then the player kit has everything needed to play that specific race and the classes available to them.
What say you?