Asmodeus kind of makes sense, in the view that he's probably a fallen celestial of some kind to start with. So Asmodeus way back when was mortal, dies goes to some good aligned plane upon death, rises through the ranks of celestials for untold millennia and eventually falls.t does seem BECMI. Mearls said that Asmodeus was a former mortal, Todd expressed surprise, and Mearls said that basically all of the powers that be are former mortals in the current background set-up for D&D.
IDK why it keeps getting brought up as such: it's a small, generic locale that could be dropped into any setting, the default setting it's in, being a nameless generic setting, itself. It gets called "Nerath" or "Nentir Vale" or "PoLland" or "The Dawn War setting," and someone off-handedly tossed out an official proper noun at some point, but it's just not a developed, detailed setting, /at all/.Have to say Nentir Vale is one of my least favorite settings (possibly the worst IMO). There's not a lot in it I find truly original (beyond it's modules, which can be used in any generic setting too). The big draws to it is that it's a sandbox, which if I want a sandbox I'll make my own. And the survival element, but I find other settings (or pockets of settings) do it better like Dark Sun or Chult.
Nod. It really reminds me of the glimpses we had of the settings - Greyhawk & Blackmoor, mostly - in early D&D. The difference being that, this time around, there was nothing there beyond the glimpses.There is a skeletal setting .... beyond that generic locale. .We can feel its bones in feats and paragon paths and backgrounds and god descriptions and the like in 4e.
Course I never saw more than that glimpse back when either. ... whether Blackmoor had more or notNod. It really reminds me of the glimpses we had of the settings - Greyhawk & Blackmoor, mostly - in early D&D. The difference being that, this time around, there was nothing there beyond the glimpses.
I think he's succeeded in making his fan fiction Canon: beyond that, he has suceeded in making "Make My Fan-Fiction Canon" basically his job description.Seems more like he's trying to make his fan fiction canon.
Well I ignored the bits of setting fluff I didn't like ("Asmodeus killed God!" "Hell is in the sky!") back in 4e-time, I can certainly ignore it now!I think he's succeeded in making his fan fiction Canon: beyond that, he has suceeded in making "Make My Fan-Fiction Canon" basically his job description.
Nothing weird has any place in D&D, surely.Because it’s weird and adds nothing to the game, solves no problems, and ultimately accomplished nothing?
It isn’t anything, until or unless it’s published, first of all.Nothing weird has any place in D&D, surely.
Well, I don't know the full reasoning behind it, as it is background lore they haven't delved into explicitly yet. Therefore, I would not be confident in agreeing that it solves no problems or accomplishes nothing, given that I don't know what problems and goals they might have behind the curtain.
It is what is, as far as what's going on in D&D lore now. Use or do not use, at your leisure.
MToF does seem to imply what Mearls alluded to there, with the origins of Devils and Demons as explained there.It isn’t anything, until or unless it’s published, first of all.
It also directly contradicts published 5e lore.
And changes the fundamental nature of the cosmology for literally no reason other than Mearls likes the idea so much he can’t let go of it.
As much as the lore in Mordy’s Fome of Toes was largely garbage, it actually is what it is, because it’s official published lore for this ed.
Mearls needs to keep his off brand campaign ideas that he didn’t get to keep playing with on stream to himself.