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cpthero2
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Posted - 22 Nov 2020 :  07:48:26  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Master LordofBones,

I honestly do not understand why so many unusual developments, at least anecdotally, exist with the push to 5e. It is honestly very, very strange.

I mean, beyond what appears to be the real reason: WotC is trying to be as generic as possible to limit offending one customer segment over another, which is my only guess to date.

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Seethyr
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Aarakocra as servants of the Wind Dukes of Aaqa? I guess that one is feasible...

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Posted - 22 Nov 2020 :  16:41:36  Show Profile  Visit PattPlays's Homepage Send PattPlays a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Seethyr

Aarakocra as servants of the Wind Dukes of Aaqa? I guess that one is feasible...

5e jas a bit of a policy of 'information only appears once' and I don't think the Wind Dukes and rod pf 7 parts aopears elsewhere in the 5e rulebooks. They put it in the monster manual for representation, as they likely had nothing else for the Aaracockroa before elemental evil released and put it there to spice up the first entry in the book.

Also, what changes specifically make the morkoth seem more generic? I haven't seen anyone point out indovidual ideas from the 5e entry. Is it the astral background? The legendary status? The island warping? The hoarding?

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Originally posted by cpthero2

Master LordofBones,

I honestly do not understand why so many unusual developments, at least anecdotally, exist with the push to 5e. It is honestly very, very strange.

I mean, beyond what appears to be the real reason: WotC is trying to be as generic as possible to limit offending one customer segment over another, which is my only guess to date.

Best regards,







I think it's because they've got designers with "kewl" ideas and absolutely no respect for (and possibly no awareness of!) that which came before.

To paraphrase Ian Malcolm: "Your designers were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didnít stop to think if they should."

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cpthero2
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Posted - 22 Nov 2020 :  17:27:48  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Master Rupert,

quote:
I think it's because they've got designers with "kewl" ideas and absolutely no respect for (and possibly no awareness of!) that which came before. To paraphrase Ian Malcolm: "Your designers were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didnít stop to think if they should."


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That was great.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert



I think it's because they've got designers with "kewl" ideas and absolutely no respect for (and possibly no awareness of!) that which came before.

To paraphrase Ian Malcolm: "Your designers were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didnít stop to think if they should."




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cpthero2
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Posted - 22 Nov 2020 :  18:13:14  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Senior Scribe Seethyr,

quote:
Aarakocra as servants of the Wind Dukes of Aaqa? I guess that one is feasible...


In a vacuum, it sounds like a good idea. Though, it begs the question: was there anything else that showed the Wind Dukes staying around with any form of influence? As far as I know, there is nothing else after the Battle of Pesh. It seemed like the primordials were everywhere doing their thing and eventually the Dukes went back, it looks like.

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