I think pming had it right. I'm also bowing out of this thread. No matter what I say, you -and others- are already convinced I'm some kind of genocidal biggoted monster of sorts. If I offended someone, I'm sorry. If you -undetermined you- got the wrong impression of me, I'm sorry too. I was just trying to explain why I'm not in love with the Blessing of Corellon and why I don't plan to use it. It seems I'm not as good with English as I thought. (Or that I underestimated the cultural barriers).
Happy gaming all.
Yes, I get that you said you're not going to reply, but the pity party? Seriously?
You're better than that. I know this because I've conversed with you before. I'm not saying "you can do better" I'm saying you are better.
If I thought you were an idiot or a bigot, I'd have put you on ignore and that would have been the end of it.
I'm not asking you to like the Blessing, I didn't at first, now I'm just neutral on it. I was hoping to challenge your argument by presenting you with evidence that the things you wish to prevent are already included in D&D in multiple ways. Choosing not to include the Blessing is entirely your call. But I feel you, and your tables, and all of us, would all be better if you relied on a stronger argument. "I don't want to give ammo to bad people..." is flawed because the ammo already exists in larger quantities and worse qualities in other aspects of the game. Saying the Blessing just doesn't fit with your homebrew world is a fine argument. Saying the Blessing doesn't mesh with how you like to visualize elven society is fine as well. Even going as far as saying that you disagree that Correllion would actually have such a blessing in the first place is also fine.
I regard you as a smart person, that's why I was so surprised to see such a poor argument come from you.