Crusty Old Meatwad (he/him)
There has always been, and will always be, an implied setting for the game. It will never be a generic set of fantasy game rules and it's a strength of the game that it has an implied setting rather than a generic set of rules. "Tasha's Hideous Laughter" is better for common language and lore for the game than simply "Hideous Laughter" or "Cause Laughter."I continue to be annoyed by references to a single "D&D Multiverse" with canonically established cosmology. One of D&D's greatest strengths is that it can support an infinite variety of settings, yet the developers seem intent on pushing as many players as possible into the same one.