Is it acceptable to use homebrew content (such as a custom Sorcerer Bloodline) or should we stick to in packet content for mechanics?
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Well when filling in a survey it's probably best to stick to the materials provided, but if you wanna use home-brew material in your games go ahead.
Well when filling in a survey it's probably best to stick to the materials provided, but if you wanna use home-brew material in your games go ahead.This.If you're participating in the playtest for the purposes of providing feedback, it would probably be better to use what they give you and comment on those things. If you're playing it just for fun, then go crazy...use whatever houserules you want!
Too many arguments here, and too much people getting caught in the crossfire, could be stopped or lessened if we all just gave a thought about how our words could be interpreted. Those who are actively trolling won't care. They are only interested in starting arguments. But the regular people will care.
Diplomacy isn't something that you just try once. Anger, marginalization, stereotyping, and dismisal of others is largely what contributes to the cesspool that is the atmosphere of the D&D forums. Giving $100 to a homeless person is a big effort (if you're in my income bracket), but trying it once isn't gonna fix the homelessness problem. Diplomacy is something that one needs to keep trying, especially with people that disagree with them.
We have a lot of natural responses that aren't exactly good things, and we should always strive to be better than what our base instincts urge us to be (that is the hope of humanity, to be better than we are. Always working, striving, improving, becoming more than just overly smart monkeys).
"Balance brigade" is a categorization that is intended to dismiss and marginalize people. That is what you do when you use it. And, it's nonsensical too boot because (1) everyone seems to care about how the game is balanced, and (2) it lumps together people who hold different positions on what kind of balance is best.
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I once allowed an evil aligned paladin in 3e, for example.