Should Jeremy Crawford's Sage Advice Compendium found here be used as official Wizards of the Coast content or rather as his own home-rules?

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    \$\begingroup\$ To be clear, 1st party is the people making the game, 2nd party is the people playing the game, and 3rd party are people outside of that relationship offering content... 2nd party is your own homebrew. You may want to clarify what you mean using a less confusing term. ;) \$\endgroup\$ – Yakk Mar 11 '18 at 17:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ I voted to close as unclear: When you say "used as official... content", what purpose are you thinking of "using" this for? Do you mean for discussion on this site? In your own game? Some other context? "Do I have to treat Sage Advice as gospel in internet discussions" is a very different question from "Do I have to use everything from Sage Advice in my game?" \$\endgroup\$ – DuckTapeAl Mar 16 '18 at 5:02

Per the description at the top of the Sage Advice Compendium:

These are the official rulings of Jeremy Crawford, the game’s lead rules developer.

Other pages on the Wizards of the Coast website also refer to Sage Advice as "official rules answers" or "official clarifications of D&D rules". It's definitely an official, first-party source.

(D&D designers' individual tweets may not always be official rulings of the rules as written, but those that are in the Sage Advice Compendium are indeed official.)

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    \$\begingroup\$ It might also be worth tackling the misconception about what 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party mean; in this question, the 2nd party is rpgstar. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Mar 11 '18 at 16:15

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