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Why did D&D need a Pope? Like i know people tended to defer to Gary's rule clarifications, but i don't remember any single person being treated as Infallible the way 5E fans treat Jeremy Crawford.

Also D&D Pope is a pretty good position. People treat you like you know all just because whatever you say is the company position, and if you get caught being flat out wrong you just say the rules dont even matter. You can say the rules don't matter when the rules are your whole job!

@Capheind Submitted: 5E is not D&D, because there's not enough house rules. The people who play it largely play by the book. THOSE MONSTERS.

@mdhughes naw because 4e was also trash and people pointed to their Ten volume set of houserules to prove it was fine.

Actually i find that most people houserule away encumbrance and resource tracking which, for me, is what makes D&D what it is.

@mdhughes Actually when i play oldschool most of my houserules are rules snatched from other editions (Holmes Scroll rules for instance)

@Capheind In any kind of shared collab environment with multiple creators it feels like the fans tend to latch onto one creative who is responsible for everything good and one who is responsible for everything bad. it feels like crawford is taken as gospel almost entirely because his design was seen as being in opposition to me*rls

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