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Answering own questions

A while ago, I asked “It is reasonable to ask a question that you don’t actually need answer to?” (here) and the response was negative: no, you shouldn’t ask a question unless you have it as a real ...
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How should we handle questions about transitioning to virtual tabletop during COVID-19?

With the current events we're all dealing with, we have a lot of folks transitioning from face-to-face gaming to virtual. Playing virtually is not new to our community nor is it new to many many ...
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Can we get a new question close reason for this new policy? [duplicate]

Based on the most highly upvoted answer to Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy, it's pretty clear that this policy is here to stay. One of the things I hate about how the ...
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How should I handle my question about whether hearing is useful in spotting a hiding creature?

I wanted to ask a question that goes against something that some (many? a lot? most?) DMs believe. I thought it would be best to be clear and thorough in explaining why I came to the conclusion I did, ...
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What is the best way to deal with duplicate answers which reference each other?

We often see situations where answers incorporate parts of other answers trying to create complete answers. Here is an extreme example where 2 answers each contain half of the information, and both ...
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Should there be additional guidelines for poorly-balanced homebrew?

This is a follow-up to this question. I'd highly recommend giving it a read before proceeding. I'm posting this as a new question because DaleM brought up a good point that, in dramatic fashion, left ...
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Can we get back the orange quote formatting?

I've just noticed today that the quote box is not orange, but grey instead. And it's less noticeable. It seems dull. At these times we need to color our world with hope. Can we get back the old ...
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Is poorly balanced homebrew considered “low-effort”?

It's fairly well known that homebrew is a rather... contentious topic on this stack. From what I've noticed during my short time here, it looks like homebrew questions get a significantly higher ...
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Can we slow down with the “when did X appear and how did they differ between editions” style questions?

There's now four on the top page: Artificers Druids Rangers Warlocks The first line of the help page states: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you ...
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New ask page: How do we want to use it to help new users specify their system?

The stack exchange network recently got a new question page (our meta post which links to the MSE post). With it comes an expansion of customization for the individual site (which needs to be ...
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When should we apply the [targeting] tag?

targeting can be a very general tag, because basically nearly every spell/attack etc. involves a target. Should we only be applying targeting when the querent specifically mentions targeting? Or is ...
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Star Wars Lore: a Request for Explanation, and Either Migration or Reopening

I've had this question about sources for price benchmarks for typical items/services closed as off-topic. I would like to request either one of two actions, or an explanation of the logic behind what ...
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A dupe target with an incomplete answer: is this dupe designation mistaken?

One of our users has asked a question about the PHB+1 rule in Adventurers League(AL), but is specifically asking about some ambiguity regarding season 9 sources. The title looks like it fits another ...
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Re-revisiting the “don't guess the system” policy

Sometimes people ask us questions about game mechanics without explicitly telling us what game system or edition they’re playing. At the time of writing, our current policy is to never assume the RPG ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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How do we help this new user formulate a question about their homebrew Toadstool that can be properly answered?

A new user has posed this homebrew review question, which has gone through a ton of edits and is seemingly in a rollback war between users: How would a major buffing ability effect challenge rating? ...
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There's a new Ask a Question page!

The new ask page is now live on the network! is the post on main meta (meta.stackexchange.com) describing the thought process behind and the new features of the Ask A Question redesign. Check it out ...
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Are abbreviations/acronyms preferred?

I was reading this Question, and notice there are ton of acronyms in it. As someone not super familiar with every released book for 5E, it made the question hard to read and I had to google a few of ...
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Is it acceptable to include your opinion of the quality of character choices in an answer?

I've noticed what I consider a trend to include whether or not character choices (Classes, Subclasses, Feats, Qualities, etc) are a "good" choice either in comments or frequently as part of an answer. ...
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Are questions about Elder Scrolls lore on-topic?

Elder Scrolls Online has a bustling online community of roleplayers. I found myself recently playing the game that way for quite a bit, and I've found a great amount of joy getting together with my ...
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Is this question about invisibility a list question?

It turned out that there are multiple 1st-level abilities that make their user invisible, and that's why this question has 3 answers as of now, all of them showing a way to get invisibility at level 1....
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Would asking for a comparison of 4e warlock pacts with 5e warlock patrons be primarily opinion-based?

I was planning on asking the following question: Does each warlock pact type from 4e have an equivalent in 5e? I know little of 4e, but am familiar with 5e. I know there are various types of ...
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Are all questions that are even tangentially related to Computer-Based RPGs or computer games off topic for this stack?

My question How do Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate 2's “rolling” for stats actually get generated? was closed as being off-topic because Questions about playing video games and developing video ...
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Does a suspended user still gain or lose rep for votes cast on their Q&As while they are suspended, after the suspension ends?

A curious thought came to me while browsing the Stack today. A suspended user has their reputation locked at 1 and doesn't gain or lose any rep while suspended. I.e. regardless of how many votes—up ...
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How do I stop a “more senior” user, that seems to dislike my logic, from harassing every answer I give on StackExchange-RPG

For the resolution see bottom of post How do I stop a "more senior" user, that seems to dislike my logic, from harassing every answer I give on StackExchange-RPG? I'm starting to feel very pushed ...
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Mobile site repeatedly asks me to join

Earlier today I was accessing SE on my iPhone X via the app, and when I tried to access RPG Meta, the app told me I wasn't joined on the site (!?) and asked if I wanted to join. It did this every ...
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What qualifies as an “actual problem”?

It was put to me by moderators that my question did not pose an actual problem, and when I did pose a problem statement, it was characterized as "doesn't seem like a real problem" and "disingenuous". ...
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Can we look at the contrast on tag warnings?

Just posted my first question using a tag that has a tag-warning in a while. Saw this: I don't know much about accessibility, but I'll bet that's a pretty low contrast ratio by any measure. I didn't ...
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Can I ask for item ideas focused around a specific theme?

The theme I have in mind specifically that causes my question is that I want to ask for item ideas I can drop into a DnD 5e campaign that are easter-egg items for star wars, but nothing as blatant as, ...
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“Designer intent” vs asking specifically about the existence of statements from the designers

I'm looking in particular at the close/edit history of How can a wandering, destitute GURPS DFRPG Cleric cast high cost spells? The original question was asking explicitly if there was a statement ...
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Posting “shortcuts” to make my posts look more professional?

I'm new here, but I am already addicted to reading and answering questions. I am predominantly on my phone. How can I beef up my posts? I recently learned about using ...
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Hidden gem in DMG errata

Mage Furnishings (p. 300). A roll of 73 produces a sextant, not a sexton. Sexton Sextant
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Should we be able to retract answer downvotes after a question is reopened? [duplicate]

in this question, the querent didn't originally attach a system, and someone answered before the question was closed. I downvoted the answer because we didn't have the appropriate information. ...
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Spam user report

I am reporting this spammer: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/users/61952/tonyzega Their about me is just spam for their product. Please do delete the user, and do not support that company that it is ...
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Closing a question based on the Moderators' belief about what the answer will be

A common issue I've seen on stackexchange in general, and which appears to have happened here on rpg.se, is a question is closed because the moderators imagined they knew what the answer would be and ...
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Theme of mobile site needs a bit of polish

I really like the theme of desktop site: The mobile site, on the other hand. Well, it is clean, and exceptionally generic shade of blue and gray: Would it be possible to, perhaps, just fix the color ...
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What should we do about people downvoting to try and push subcommunities they don't like off this site?

I understand that people are in charge of their voting, and we generally avoid legislating voting in any way as it is fundamentally unenforceable. Nevertheless, the use of downvotes to explicitly ...
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What tags should questions get?

In the comments on this question I noticed a discussion, and on visiting chat I saw someone already talking about it. Here are the relevant comments from the question's comment section: One more ...
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I think this answer might be harmful

This answer currently suggests swimming while wearing a full suit of metal armor would be a reasonable thing to do in real life. In actuality, jumping into water with a full suit of metal armor on ...
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Is it ok to ask for comments on downvotes?

Whenever I post an answer I immediately get downvotes. This always puzzled me as there never seems to be a reason for it. I tried posting a comment asking if downvoters could please leave a comment ...
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So long and thanks for all the fish

Due to this farewell and associated persistent abusive behaviour from SE, I will no longer participate in any sites until such a time as SE becomes less abusive. My thanks go to all users of this (...
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Should the [shooting] tag be burninated (or synonymized with another tag)?

The shooting tag currently has no tag wiki/excerpt. It's not entirely clear to me what the specific purpose of this tag is that's not covered by existing tags. It seems weirdly specific, and yet ...
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Was this question closed because it was about realism/verisimiltude?

Was this question closed because it was about realism/verisimiltude? Or some other reason(s)? Is it possible to wield a 'greatsword'? Not that it's a great question, or isn't easily ...
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I want to ask about methods of incorporating errata into a rulebook, but I'm not sure of its subjectivity

I want to ask something like the following question, but am unsure of its framing: How do you track/incorporate errata in relation to printed rulebooks without having to memorize, or constantly ...
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Should questions asking “Does X work in an anti-magic field?” be marked as duplicates?

The following two similar questions already exist: How do I know if an ability is magical? How to decide if an effect is magical for Magic Resistance? Those two have duplicate targets including the ...
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How to link to an Unearthed Arcana?

I'm unsure how to link to an Unearthed Arcana. The article itself simply gives a download for a pdf. There are direct links to the pdf, but all the links download the pdf. Should I link to the article ...
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Have any D&D content authors ever been active on RPG.SE?

Today I find myself describing to a few friends why I really like the StackExchange network (recent corporate events notwithstanding). One of my reasons was that many sites on the network have experts ...
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What is the [reality-check] tag? Should something be done about it?

Currently the reality-check tag exists on three questions: How Should Speed and Range Affect Hit Probability? Non-Cinematic DR of Advanced Body Armour Using the slide recoil of a semi-auto pistol as ...
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Are questions that ask for a list of “similar” D&D 5e features on topic?

In D&D 5e character building or optimization is a substantial part of the game for a decent part of the player base. Often, there are several ways to achieve a certain goal, for example, I want to ...
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How else can I improve this question about PC-tailored homebrew?

The question: Does PC-tailored homebrew require special considerations? My first draft was written poorly and I fully understand why it was closed so fast. Now I believe I addressed all the issues ...

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