We have the following relevant Meta Q&A which covers the topicality of asking for commentary on specific rules (they are currently considered off-topic):
However we now also have the following Mainsite question:
- Where can I find official commentaries by the D&D 5e designers on why they designed certain rules the way they did?
Is such a question workable or on-topic for this site? It would amount to listing things such as the Dragon Talk Podcast, Sage Advice Compendium, Twitter, YouTube, and perhaps also using the WayBack Machine to find things like the Dragon Article Archives.
Something I'm at least seeing is a similarity between such a question and the following Meta post which is effectively a resource list:
Of course, there's a glaringly massive difference; the above post is broad and applies to any question which fits better at a forum whereas the sort of post I'm asking about applies entirely and exclusively to the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. This gives me worries about the site seeming even more to be a D&D 5e site if we had such a Q&A catered specifically to this one game and not any others. Thus, I'm left wondering two things:
Is this sort of question on-topic? Regardless, is this a question we even want (would allowing it cause harm)?