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Why do Crawford's tweets seem to be treated on par with the actual rules?

According to Wizards of the Coast at the time, the tweets were "official"2 I think it is important to note that the twitter account is "official." It can be argued whether or not a tweet is an ...
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With the 2019 Sage Advice Compendium release, are Jeremy Crawford's tweets considered to be "official rulings"?

No, official rulings now come only from the published Sage Advice Compendium Previously, the Sage Advice Compendium has said this concerning the sources of official rulings: Official rulings on how ...
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Why do Crawford's tweets seem to be treated on par with the actual rules?

Some people (incorrectly) conflate Jeremy Crawford's rulings with the rules because he is empowered to make official rulings Who is Jeremy Crawford? Jeremy Crawford is, according to his Twitter bio: ...
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With Jeremy Crawford taking over Acquisitions, Inc, will his rulings on the show be considered RAW?

No, RAW are the rules as written in books and the errata only Crawford makes rulings, not rules1 Jeremy Crawford makes rulings in the Sage Advice Compendium. He does not make rules there. Official ...
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What software does the WOTC design team use to layout the rulebooks?

According to Mike Mearls, Wizards of the Coast does their design and layout in Adobe InDesign, which is the industry standard for any sort of graphical book publishing. InDesign is a layout program ...
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Is the Sage Advice Compendium considered a 1st-party resource?

As the "Official Rulings" section at the start of the Sage Advice Compendium states: Official rulings on how to interpret rules are made here in the Sage Advice Compendium. The public ...
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What is Dungeons & Dragons' unique intellectual property?

I'm not a lawyer but I play one on the internet. For the purpose of this discussion, intellectual property breaks down into two concepts that are often confused: copyright and trademark. Copyright is ...
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Why does the pre-gen Drow Rogue have a 0 Str modifier but a Strength score of 8?

It seems to be a mistake in the file. There is nothing special going on that I can see, so the number is likely just wrong. I don't know of any rule in the game that would be able to change an ...
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Would abiding by WotC's 'fan content' policy be sufficient to legally create a spell searching website for D&D 5e?

The Fan Content Policy is the same thing that enables the fan-made Magic card search engine Scryfall to operate. I've been active in Scryfall's community nearly since the time it was launched: they ...
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What kind of license or ownership does uploading content to D&D Beyond grant WOTC?

User content on D&D Beyond is open source Since the sale of D&D Beyond by Twitch to Fandom.com, the licensing situation has changed (or more accurately, been added to). The original Twitch/...
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Does WotC have an official contact address for rules questions?

Go to: https://wizards.custhelp.com/app/ask, Login or create an account, then select the appropriate product, then fill in the needed info. They should get back to you.
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Where are errata posted/published?

The most recent version of the Sage Advice Compendium will contain a list of links to errata for individual books Wizards do not maintain a single up-to-date reference page which lists all the current ...
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With Jeremy Crawford taking over Acquisitions, Inc, will his rulings on the show be considered RAW?

Probably not According to the description given in the rules-as-written tag, rules as written refers to the rules as they appear in the text. Crawford's rulings are, firstly, only rulings. They're ...
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What is Dungeons & Dragons' unique intellectual property?

Items claimed as "product identity" by Wizards of the Coast I am not a lawyer, and not even playing one on the internet (I am playing a Hobgoblin). Wizards is claiming the following items to ...
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Is the "Immortals Handbook" series official WotC material?

A little web searching reveals a review of The Immortals Handbook - Epic Bestiary which starts: The Immortals Handbook - Epic Bestiary is an hilarious independent splatbook for D&D edition 3.x … ...
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How to get permission to use Monster Manual images in articles and adventures “courtesy of Wizards of the Coast”?

Wizards of the Coast's D&D support site has a Submit a Request page that explicitly includes Permission Request. When you pull up Permission Request, it also includes a link to the Fan Content ...
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Does the SRD5.1 being in CC free me allow me to directly state which system my book is made for?

The term "Dungeons & Dragons" is not open content The text within the SRD 5.1 document that is being put under CC-BY-4.0 never uses the term "Dungeons and Dragons" other than ...
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What use does a player have for a DCI number?

Stores and some conventions use the DCI# to track player attendance. Stores can report it to increase their WPN (Wizards Play Network) level. Some conventions use it to track player attendance as well,...
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What were the winning prestige classes?

After some archive.org crawling, I came across this post, a "Quick Links" to unofficial PrCs. It lists the following as Contest Winners: The Scarecrow Scarlet Squirrel Longblades Since the last ...
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Why does the pre-gen Drow Rogue have a 0 Str modifier but a Strength score of 8?

In addition to Erik's answer, I would like to confirm that the mistake is in the (+0) indeed. It could be that the mistake was at the 8 STR instead, but it follows that: 15 Charisma, 14 Dex, 13 Int, ...
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When did Wizards of the Coast purge the 4th Edition content from its website?

It happened in several stages: WotC deleted its forums in late 2015. This was a big hit to 4e, since so much collective knowledge was there. A number of the guides were copied over to the ENWorld ...
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Why does this WotC pregenerated human paladin have an Int modifier of +1 if their Int score is 11?

Human error that simply hasn't been fixed. The only reason why a 10 or an 11 would be a +1 modifier is because at some point someone made a mistake and it just hasn't been fixed. Either because no one ...
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With the 2019 Sage Advice Compendium release, are Jeremy Crawford's tweets considered to be "official rulings"?

They should not be, based on Crawford's own words In January of 2016, Jeremy Crawford pointed out that sometimes when he makes a response via a tweet, he doesn't get it quite right. {Bolding mine, ...
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Would abiding by WotC's 'fan content' policy be sufficient to legally create a spell searching website for D&D 5e?

The key is that it is your creation... Fan Content does not include the verbatim copying and reposting of Wizard's IP (e.g. freely distributing D&D rules content...) I'd take that to mean: Your ...
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Are there digital versions of book artwork?

The D&D Beyond versions of the books include all art from those books The compendium content of each adventure on D&D Beyond is an online browsable version of that adventure. It contains not ...
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What software does the WOTC design team use to layout the rulebooks?

It looks like you actually have two questions here. Mike already answered that Wizards uses Adobe InDesign to do the layout of the books and is pretty heavily invested in Adobe Creative Cloud's ...
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Which creature type appears most frequently as enemies in the Storm King's Thunder adventure?

It really depends on how your DM runs the campaign and how your party decides to proceed. It's not possible to give you an itemized breakdown because I am familiar with SKT as a player, not a DM, and ...
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Where are errata posted/published?

WotC publishes errata in individual articles but compiles them in the Sage Advice Compendium An easy to search Sage Advice Compendium is available on dndbeyond. This compendium accumulates the most ...
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Does WotC have an official contact address for rules questions?

Not any more. Wizards of the Coast has moved on to 5th edition, and in their tradition they ceased all rule support of old editions: Game Support no longer answers rules questions about the 4th ...
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Where can I find the various D&D 4e web articles? (If they even still exist.)

Obviously, the articles are no longer available and save for a miracle that someone in Customer Support is able to unearth a copy and willing to put them somewhere, they might be lost forever. However,...
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