I saw a youtube clip about an “exploit” in D&D 5e, wherein a level 8-isch druid summons a bunch of pixies with a spell, and asks the pixies to Polymorph the entire party to t-rexes. Apparently, it breaks the game… but I just wondered… HOW? Is the game so inflexible that a bunch of low-INT dinosaurs can shatter the fragile form of the campaign? I get that it’s an unintentionally created exploit, but it should be at best a situational move unless everything always hinges on brute-force combat. I mean, making the entire party stupid can’t always be a good move. Maybe I’m overreacting, but I’ve seen a little too many videos talking about players “ruining” the campaign by abusing the system. I guess… challenge them more? Abuse the system back? Or, if you don’t like it, house rule it away. It’s not as if it’s some kind of computer game that needs to be patched by the developer. I don’t know why this even merits a post. Maybe I’m tired of some of this mainstream 5e content. Maybe I was expecting something more than an 8th level party getting to be tyrannosaurs for a while. I don’t know.
(This is not supposed to be a personal attack or anything. There’s just a lot of D&D content youtube recommends to me that’s just not what I enjoy or look for).