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When playing 5e, most of, if not all of the fire spells I've seen say that "a flammable item ignites if not being worn or carried." This makes all items basically fireproof when being worn or carried. I could technically clothe a character in paper and it'd never catch on fire.

What have the designers said were their intentions behind why we have this rule? Please cite their own words on the subject for evidence.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk - SE stop being evil Mar 22 '18 at 23:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ Per meta, answers not citing developer commentary will be deleted. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk - SE stop being evil Mar 22 '18 at 23:11
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    \$\begingroup\$ @mxyzplk this is the second question like this I have run across since I started using rpg-se and I am starting to feel like these types of questions are inappropriate. Asking "are there designer reasons and if so post them" seems reasonable, but saying I only want answers from designers this seems like the wrong medium and the players should be referred to their respective games FAQ or something like Jeremy Crawfords twitter in the case of 5e. Not being able to answer "no the designers haven't said as far as anyone here knows" seems overly restrictive and reduces the potential value of the Q. \$\endgroup\$ – Duck Apr 23 '18 at 19:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ That's probably something to discuss on the linked meta. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk - SE stop being evil Apr 23 '18 at 21:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because designer reason questions are off-topic \$\endgroup\$ – daze413 May 19 '18 at 2:07

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