I have played 5e in one campaign. I must confess to not being as well versed in the edition-specific vocabulary as all that. My current RPG reading is the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition, newest Runequest and Pathfinder 2e. I have a wide exposure to a plethora of systems, but no longer the time to become the true master of most of them.I find it amusing that I lost points on the Hag's Weird Magic, when I only made her a hag at all when I read that a Hag (in 5e Volo's Guide) has an entire section that begins: "Over the course of a seemingly endless lifetime, a hag typically discovers or creates several unusual ways to use magic. The weird magic that hags can call upon comes in a number of forms and with various means of activation. Even those who have read scholarly books about hag lore can’t predict what a particular hag might have up her sleeve."
(I probably should have just made up my own thing, rather than to expect that usage to be recognised in my entry).
Yeah, I should have assumed that people wouldn't get it, when I didn't know about it myself until I found it by fluke while looking up the spell "Weird" on D&D Beyond (to see if I could use it), and yet I've read Volo's at least a few times. (I've read all of the 5e books, other than Acquisitions Inc, which I only skimmed.)To be fair, I'm a huge fan of 5e, run it, have all the books, and I still didn't make that connection.
Never count on judges making setting specific connections. I've sworn I'm never going to write another Eberron adventure for this contest, and that's for good reason.
Yup. Them's some serious words there.