>>62639950>That doesn't mean they are going to get to be exceptional in every possible way.
Its "Exceptional in every possible way" to ask for sunglasses with my fucking wizard magic?>That's why we are okay with D&D settings that have printing presses>Realism still matters in order to ground the game
Printing presses absolutely fuck the game if you want to be autistic about it. Any fantasy setting with any realism will just as easily be destroyed by the printing press as the word "dude".>That's breaking with the tone that you want to be established in your precious Session Zero
In session zero we would have hammered out if we're being autisically accurate and if anybody minds using slang IC.>>62640072>Nope, they still get to request elements to be included in their backstory. They just don't get to name their parents and starting town and...
Then the DM isn't building their backstory for them, you're just telling them the name of the town they would have grown up in and that their dad can't be named Kyle. >Who gives a fuck what your players want?
Your players you absolute fucking mongrel.>Clearly not important at all if you have to ask.
Some people might want backtories to be exceedingly important, which means everybody at the table would have to take much more time making it, and some want the opposite. Asking beforehand lets them know how in depth their backstory should be>you ask for permission before having plot hooks
I ask if they want me to make a plot hook out of the important bits in their backtory. Beyond that no I don't let them decide where I place everything. If I want a plot hook or want to surround them with hydras I'll absolutely do it. I've tpk'd parties within the first hour>They start in the part of the world I want to run a campaign in
Oh so you do want cold drops>because those don't exist in my world
As long as your players know that before they jump into your game and you have a fucking stroke then go crazy I guess