Here's a good chance to see some or a lot of what I don't know.
Topics include some Sorcerer mechanics, academia, early TSR games, a notable slightly-later TSR game, a whole branch of RPG publishing in a single company, and a real conceptual conundrum.
The discussion from the Patreon is attached, so take a look if you'd like. The dialogue with John turned into a screen conversation, so if that turns out to be publicly shareable, I'll include it here later.
As always, I would very much like to see more thoughts, comments, questions, et cetera for these posts. There's a lot to learn, and here is better. A personal note at Discord is nice but it doesn't really serve the purpose here, which (I hope) is valued.