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I am a big fan of The Order of the Stick by Rich Burlew. I even have some of his books not shown on his website, including Snips, Snails and Dragon Tails, which contains a story which parodies the mechanics of 4e, and which discusses the very idea of different editions and how it ought to be something we RPGers rally together on rather than argue about.

I'm also a big fan of 5e, with all the changes that it has made to fix problems in previous editions. Though I do admit sometimes I miss the old ways...

Given how big a deal 5e is, and how big a deal Rich is, I find it odd that I have never run across a reference to its existence at all in anything he has written. I've never seen him tweet anything about it, and I've never seen him post about it in his own forum either.

Has he ever mentioned it at all, or said anything about it?

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    \$\begingroup\$ @Vigil This is the most relevant meta I can find. \$\endgroup\$ – Miniman Jul 17 at 9:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ There's probably a decent research-based question here, but I'm not sure A) if here's the place to ask it, and B) if now's the time to ask it. I think the site can answer a question like What was Gygax's opinion, if any, on 4e? because any information like that will be, sadly, unchanging. Burlew, though, is, happily, still creating and could tomorrow deliver a screed against 5e that invalidates any answers that were already posted. Consider instead posing this straight to the Giant in the Playground forums. \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Jul 17 at 12:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because asking whether or not a random personality has commented on an RPG is not relevant. \$\endgroup\$ – NautArch Jul 17 at 13:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ @NautArch While I agree on the has [ever] commented part, I disagree on the random personality part—this isn't Steven Segal, Katy Perry, or another unrelated-to-RPGs dude here. Burlew is influential, both in an RPG sense (e.g. Order of the Stick is an RPG touchstone, and he's authored actual gaming material) and in a Web comic sense (it's not XKCD or Penny Arcade, but I think few would deny OotS is successful and important). As Burlew's most popular product is loosely based on an earlier edition, his opinions (and not just their existence) on D&D editions seems relevant to me. \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Jul 17 at 13:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ This question needs to go to GiTP forums to be asked and answered. Rich has commented a number of times why he has kept the comic based in 3.5. He discussed why and how the 4e transition was not made (beyond SSaDT) and he's made at least one post about 5e not being folded into OoTS. Suggest the OoTS sub forum, and ask user named Jasdoif for the link. \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Jul 17 at 16:14
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Rich Burlew has commented on 5e.

On the 24th of July 2014, Rich Burlew commented in a tweet:

I choose to believe Vaarsuvius was main inspiration for new 5E D&D language on gender-ambiguous elves. Confirm or deny, @aquelajames?

In 2015 he made a positive observation here

I'm only just starting to get a handle on Fifth, though, and I do like what I see so far.

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    \$\begingroup\$ A further data point was posted on the GiTP forum, so I thought I'd edit that in to help your answer. \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Jul 17 at 20:40

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