Whats your opinion on romance, love, and marriage in a D&D game? I'm a DM, and Im torn on the idea of romance in a campaign. Some people think its good motivation, others think its a distraction from the plot itself. In my only experience though, it was really fun.
We had two characters in my game once that were homosexuals; Yeah yeah, like it or not thats what they did. At first, I didnt wanna allow it because I dont wanna encourage homophobia. But they were mature, nobody made any wise cracks, and believe it or not, having homosexuals made for a very interesting plot. The characters twisted what was originally a plot about wandering into the Shadowfell into a game of finding peace and acceptance in a religious and overly-traditional society, by means of fighting rioting towns people and negotiating with religious and political leaders. In my experience, marriage and romance in a D&D game can lead to a very fun game, even if its not the kind of romance you would expect.
Whats your opinion?