D&D General Why would someone that's the heir of both A Very Minor Duke and A Minor Baroness become A Adventurer?

Are they playing in 15th century UK or in some medieval fantasy world? Your comment only addresses the former.

By that some logic there should not be dwarves, elves, dragons, … so chances are they are playing in a fantasy world and your statement becomes meaningless / inapplicable
Probably no dragons on those tables.
 

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S'mon

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It makes not a lot of sense on the face of it that his mother has a Baron title but that his sisters cannot inherit it. The exception I can think of is English monarchy male primogeniture where a woman could become monarch but only if she has no brothers. That is a rare exception & I don't recall that ever applying at lower levels.
 



The thing is that you lose a lot of the conflict or motivations which drive scenarios set in that era, especially romantic ones.

Consider Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. What drives Mrs. Bennett in her match-making zeal for her daughters? The fact that her daughters cannot inherit, and her husband's heir is a second cousin and the estate is entailed on him. She and her family stands to lose her home if Mr. Bennett dies and a daughter does not marry well.
The Bennet family, though from a wealthy family, has blown through the family’s wealth, due to the parents’ disastrous investments. What drives Mrs. Bennett’s matchmaking zeal? The fact that the family is facing ruin, and she and her family stand to lose their home if the creditors come to collect before a child marries well.

That took 15 seconds.
 


thirdkingdom

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The Bennet family, though from a wealthy family, has blown through the family’s wealth, due to the parents’ disastrous investments. What drives Mrs. Bennett’s matchmaking zeal? The fact that the family is facing ruin, and she and her family stand to lose their home if the creditors come to collect before a child marries well.

That took 15 seconds.

But, but, but . . . It's not realistic if there's no sexism.
 


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