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    RPG characters with names derived from...

    Yes. But designers all around the world, please don't do that in published products. It's grating when your gaming group plays in that language and all the NPCs in a town where your adventure takes place have silly-sounding names.
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    5E Suggestion: Broken?

    My PCs often add something that explicitely takes 8 hours (or more) to accomplish to avoid the "drop your weapon" suggestion that only results in the target picking it up right away. Usually it's not "leave" but "leave the premise and go to XYZ" XYZ being more than 8 hours away.
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    5E Rejecting the Premise in a Module

    With Chaotic Amber against the disciplined Courts of Chaos?:)
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    5E Mark of Passage of PC wants to change some functions of the mark

    If you're playing theater of the mind, I'd say you could allow it. It's thematic for the mark of passage to allow misty step and more useful to an adventurer than the ability to drive your carriage more reliably. The increased speed won't really change anything unless you're doing it for flavour...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    They are portrayed as associated to groups depicted as varied: bad -- but with a huge excuse, they are more victim than culprits -- with the Quaggoths, neutral with the Lizardfolks, positive with the Stone giants, and "all the spectrum" with the mention that druids can act as tribal shaman...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    The last time, you misssed that the ethical problem with prisonners is "killing them or not?", not "what do we do with the bodies?" when considering the ethics of cannibalism. 1. If an adventurer is saying that he thinks he's only in a dream to avoid the blame when killing people right and...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    Though I agree mostly with a) and c) and noticed you no longer consider shaman to be associated with evil, so I can generally agree with your first three points, I am still surprised that lizardmen, stone giants and quaggoth are considered "violent" and "primitive" and I'll try to make the point...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    MaxPerson (I think) pointed out that chimpanzees were on the brink of extinction because of hunting. It is sold as bushmeat, it's legal and tasty for humans to eat members of the same family and subfamily (of the genus Pan). We no longer have an opportunity to taste other members of the genus...
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    5E Exploring Eberron: Now Available!

    "The sage Annolysse of Arcanix declared that Dolurrh must be the thirteenth plane, for it has no opposite" (ExE, p156). Barring the hypothesis that the sage Annolysse simply failed his Arcane roll, the remaining planes should be six pairs of opposite. I postulate these, as the opposition...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    I agree with your main point that art shouldn't be forgotten because you object to the values held by the culture or individual producing the art, but the gods you mention in the PHB are accompanied by a bizarre warning: "They include deities that are most appropriate for use in a D&D game...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    Because that is. The lizardfolk are practicing human sacrifice (like the Mayans), sometimes perform cannibalism (like the Aztecs to a debatable extent), don't use advanced tools like the wheel and advanced ironworking like the Incas. The conquistadors arrived and said "hew, they are barbarians"...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    Indeed. Provided extrajudicial killing in the first place is not an Evil act (something that can't be deduced for sure from the lizardman example, because the trespassers could be convicted by a legitimate authory, and we had countless example in the fluff of kingdoms not being labelled evil...
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    5E Exhausted, no ressources, who do you want at you side?

    I'd like to be with a Dwarf Wizard. He's moving slower and is probably not trained in Athletics. You don't need to outrun the bear...
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    5E Exploring Eberron: Now Available!

    You're right that a having a single spellcaster being able to cast death ward on every PC is taking a huge chance, especially since death ward can be dispelled by being activated (ie, preventing HP to dropping to 0 but to 1 instead, only to have the Hunger of Mabar killing you and turning you to...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    If you are sincere, then my ability to convey my position and your ability to understand it both have been abysmal and we should refrain from interacting, since such a complete misinterpretation seems only to happen with you. I'll gladly accept blame with regard to the English language, not...
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