Iâ€™ve been pondering the significance of Jeremy Crawford joining Larian for the Panel from Hell this week. Since heâ€™s the principal 5E rules designer at Wizards, why do you think heâ€™s been invited for this panel? It could be they are wheeling him out to explain why 5E rules donâ€™t need to be translated to a video game faithfully? Or perhaps theyâ€™re going the other way and leaning more into 5E so heâ€™s there to explain how theyâ€™ve worked hard in 5E on the action economy and balance and Larian are moving to emulate that?
Had the same thought / worry. It will be an interesting test for WotC because if they take a "these are just house rules and Larian is the DM" line they will do some damage to their reputation.
I mean if house rules can deviate this much why pay WotC for a ruleset anyway?