Woot! All this talk about Bugbears makes me rather happy. (To those who don't know I ran around with a bugbear avatar for about two years on this board)
To be honest the first thing I looked up when I got the new rule books was the rules for playing bugbears (I don’t know why I’ve just always enjoyed playing them) and it was the foremost thought in my mind when it came to voting. (That and most of the races in that section of the MM looked reasonable.)
Anyhow, besides posting about my admiration for bugbears, I do have another purpose to this post…
Maybe its just an assumption but why is it that we assume that all adventures are good? Not every adventure traveling the land has the noblest of hearts… Obviously, it helps (mostly the DM but the players too) but it doesn’t seem like it’s a flat-out requirement if the players/DM know what is expected… Right?
I agree. Also, in a living world, you could have "crossovers" too ^^ Whata about the party of "retired" 30th level characters that becomes the final boss of a campaign? (ok that may be a little difficult...)