#dnd tip for everyone: flanking to gain advantage is an optional rule in 5e. If you use it for your group, and then play with others, don't be surprised if it is not used. This is a big one when I run in public for strangers.
— Shawn Merwin @ PAXU (almost) (@shawnmerwin) October 26, 2018
Optional rules are awesome. I give flanking a pass because I find combat becomes a flanking contest rather than a series of epic moves.
I’m sure it works well for some. I noticed this as well. I think I even blogged about it once.
— Shawn Merwin @ PAXU (almost) (@shawnmerwin) October 27, 2018