D&D General A Mate put A Deck of Many Things in A Dragons Horde figuring his Pcs wouldn't risk it, 1 did and now his 5 players are all playing future kings


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Ancalagon

Dusty Dragon
What volumes are those? I sense no malice from the OP. You apparently detect something nefarious for some reason. What is it you have a problem with?
First, let us acknowledge that communication is hard. It is very easy to mis-speak, or to misunderstand someone's else message. For example, you didn't understand what I meant with my previous post - it could be your "fault", it could be mine, could be both, I'm not interested in assigning blame. But it's clear my message didn't get through, and this is not ideal.

Second, what we are doing here on this forum is communicating with one another. Clarity is important - it can be tricky to achieve, but we should strive for it.

So when someone decides to use a language that no one else present speaks... what is that person doing?!? If I were to post something here in French, most ENworlders wouldn't understand what I wrote... but they have options - they could ignore my post, or use a translation tool, or even ask me to translate. More importantly, they would know right away that this post is in a different language - French is clearly not English! But the OP is using an "alt English", so we don't even recognize that the post is not in standard English. This alt English has a good possibility to lead to miscommunication, because the reader and the writer aren't using the same language and the reader has no idea.

It's very possible that the OP has not considered the communication difficulties they have created by posting in this "alt English". Or perhaps they have and they do not care! I don't know. So at best the OP is being inconsiderate.
 

First, let us acknowledge that communication is hard. It is very easy to mis-speak, or to misunderstand someone's else message. For example, you didn't understand what I meant with my previous post - it could be your "fault", it could be mine, could be both, I'm not interested in assigning blame. But it's clear my message didn't get through, and this is not ideal.

Second, what we are doing here on this forum is communicating with one another. Clarity is important - it can be tricky to achieve, but we should strive for it.

So when someone decides to use a language that no one else present speaks... what is that person doing?!? If I were to post something here in French, most ENworlders wouldn't understand what I wrote... but they have options - they could ignore my post, or use a translation tool, or even ask me to translate. More importantly, they would know right away that this post is in a different language - French is clearly not English! But the OP is using an "alt English", so we don't even recognize that the post is not in standard English. This alt English has a good possibility to lead to miscommunication, because the reader and the writer aren't using the same language and the reader has no idea.

It's very possible that the OP has not considered the communication difficulties they have created by posting in this "alt English". Or perhaps they have and they do not care! I don't know. So at best the OP is being inconsiderate.
Actually, at worst the OP is being inconsiderate. Can you not think of other, less sinister, reasons why this person might be using this language? I can. Plus, putting commas in a year is not exactly a barrier to communication...
 

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