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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    See, when you say it like that, it kind of makes me think you don’t actually believe it’s true. And yet it is. My son DMed their first game at 7, and did a pretty good job of it. I don’t think I’d enjoy your game very much. And I’m quite happy to start my own.
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    I wonder how many of the more GM-centric posters play under a GM-invite paradigm. I’m a member of three gaming groups. In two of them, anyone can DM. Even in the one where I am the forever DM, I’m gaming with friends. There really isn’t a reason to start imposing restrictions on the...
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    Sure, and I just want to emphasize that this is what compromise is all about. You can be willing to compromise and still have certain elements that are no-gos for you. You can both be willing to compromise and still not achieve agreement. As pointed out in my yuan-ti example, my issue is that...
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    Nothing wrong with refining your argument. The forum would have more productive discussion if everyone were willing to recognize when their argument overreached.
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    Then tell people “DMing isn’t that hard and it’s pretty fun!”. You don’t need to create the entire multiverse (including the planes), to have a fun time.
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    These two arguments are in contradiction of each other. On the one hand, world-building is their favorite part of the game, and PC-centric posters shouldn’t “yuck another person’s yum” by asking to include a non-standard race. On the other hand, the reason GM are entitled to enforce their...
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    Why is there a final call? You yourself admit that if the parties can’t agree, one or both can walk away. I would say, however, that in most cases, there is pressure to arrive at a consensus, since presumably, the people at the table want to play with each other. I think this is where the...
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    Thank you for proving my point. Compromise is both parties being able to live with the result.
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    WotC WotC needs an Elon Musk

    I was replying to the OP. They may have blocked you.
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    I do want to clap back on one issue that I feel misrepresents the position of the more player-centric players. Someone upthread cited yuan-ti as a race they like to play that is relatively uncommon, so I’ll use it as an example. Player: I’d love to play a yuan-ti. DM; Ugh, I hate snakes, their...
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    Isn’t part of presenting something like this to your players seeking constructive feedback? If you want me to play with you in your setting, shouldn’t I have some say as well, particularly if you are expecting me to commit to a potentially multi-year campaign?
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    Sure they can. But consider this. DMs that do this are acting more strictly than many actually published settings. Let’s not talk about Forgotten Realms, since that’s low hanging fruit. Matt Mercer’s Exandria? You better believe that he accommodates player’s concepts. Dimension 20? Even more...
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    Please consider the imagery you are using there. It is “your setting”. Players suggesting lore or races are “taking a marker to your painting”. That is the attitude that I am pushing back against because it leaves no room for player input.
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    My stance has always been: if something doesn’t work explain why; be open-minded; and try to come to an agreement like a normal person. @Tonguez provides a very good example with Loxodons. I see two main issues: DM who are too proprietary of their setting and resent changing anything about...
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    Sure, and that would be extremely easy to explain to a player who asked to play a Loxodon.
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    Exactly! Clearly to @Crimson Longinus they are interchangeable, but to me, there are clear reasons why someone might want to play a Triton rather than a sea elf or a water genasi.
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    Hhehe… I read “DMs are typically resistant to other people’s ideas because their setting is constructed in isolation of their players rather than try to fit in” which I think is closer to the mark.
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    But why is the DM making a big deal about something they demonstrably don’t care about? Presumably, the player and the DM want to play with each other. In your premise, the player wants to play a triton, but the DM’s setting only has sea elves. The DM’s only stated reason for not wanting...
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    D&D General Younger Players Telling Us how Old School Gamers Played

    True, I am a big fan of TLDR news, they do a reasonably objective and thorough analysis of world events. You wouldn’t know that from the titles of their videos though, that tend towards clickbaity.
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    WotC WotC needs an Elon Musk

    I mean, from your posts, you seem to want D&D to return to something more like it was in 2e or before. Meanwhile, Musk himself would probably describe himself as a disrupter. A Muskhelmed D&D would probably have no print products at all, and possibly no products from WotC.
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