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What can be done with my question about Exploiter Wizards and Arcanists to save it?

I have asked a question about comparing the Arcanist with an Exploiter Wizard. It got closed quickly, then reopened, now it's getting closed again. Before a full close-reopen war starts, I'd like ...
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Does the [immediate-reaction] tag describe something substantially different from the [reactions] tag?

The immediate-reaction tag currently has no tag info, but there are seven D&D 4e questions with the tag. reactions is currently used on 92 questions, all but one of which are apparently for D&...
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How to deal with OPs accepting answers they want to be right instead of ones that are right?

In some questions, it appears people ask a question to get other people to tell them they are correct, or are heavily biased in favour of answers that say that their idea works. For instance, this ...
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Multiclassing mayhem: should all these questions be duplicates of this question about wizards' spellbooks?

Can a multiclass Wizard copy any Wizard spell they find into their spellbook? is a dupe target for a decent number of questions. However, I question whether some of them are actually duplicates. The ...
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How to tag 3rd-party/homebrew content that is published?

A recent question asking about a homebrew/3rd-party class has been asked, and neither the 3rd-party or homebrew tags fit (based on their tag descriptions). It feels weird to me not to have a tag, as ...
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My question was edited and now it looks like that the answer is in the question

I posted this question a few weeks ago: Do monks have a gempukku ceremony? As you can see, the second quote in this question seems to answer the question. If you look at the edit history, you can ...
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On-topic help page edit preview is inaccurate on our serif-font site

Moderators can edit the on-topic help page. (It's the only help page we can edit.) As you can see, that page shows up as sans-serif: However when editing the post preview uses our standard serif ...
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Why are 2, very similar optimization questions treated so differently?

Both of them has a common theme, "how can I get the most of these characters, given these boundary conditions", but the treatment is very different: How can I optimize this “max-languages” build’s ...
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Can we color system tags to emphasize that they're different and “more meaningful”?

So, this is kind of an "asking about a problem I don't have" feature, but I wanted to float it out there. As an answerer of unfrequented systems, I've noticed that many questions follow what's come to ...
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Is “No, this is what that would look like” an acceptable answer?

I recently gave this answer to a question asking on how the Sleep spell works. The OP was confused about one part of it. As a counter example I wrote a homebrew spell that did work the way the OP ...
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You can help new users identify their D&D edition!

As most of our established users have learned, we have a strict tagging policy requiring the asker to specify the game system when asking a question in most cases. In games with substantial changes ...
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What are the citation expectations of answers on RPG Stack Exchange?

As a Stack Exchange site, answers on RPG.SE are expected to be cited and backed up, but what the expectations are exactly can be hard to find. What are the citation expectations of answers on here? ...
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How should we fix the Monster Lore Compendium question?

This question is currently hosting an edit war. It was originally posted as a D&D 3.5 question, but with an assertion that the Monster Lore Compendium would be added to the d20pfsrd website. This ...
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Why doesn't this site allow opinion-based side questions?

I have asked several questions which contain side questions. For example, in a question regarding familiars using magic items, I asked What would be the best magic item(s) to give an imp (for ...
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Should this question be reopened (when we don't know if it's OP's actual question)?

Is it possible to remove the attunement property of a magical item? was originally posted in an idea-generating form that wasn't really a good fit. (See, for instance, "short version" in revision 5 of ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is it appropriate to post a question to illustrate the Chronicles of Darkness combat system?

As some people have noted, there are not a lot of published examples of round-by-round combat worked out in the CoD system for many splats. I would like to post a question along the lines of "what is ...
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For general 'universe' questions, should we keep a generic 'universe' tag or tag all the various systems available for the game? [duplicate]

This question was spurred by an edit to this question: How can I avoid plot pitfalls that are common to the Star Trek franchise? which consisted solely in adding the star-trek-fasa tag. While I see ...
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How to improve/maintain the quality-of-life of small fandoms in the face of a dominant big fandom on an open Stack Exchange?

Back when I joined RPGSE, I of course noticed how big the D&D demographic is here. And at first I thought, 'Hey, I can just Ignore all the AD&D tags and Watch tags of my games and everyone has ...
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An otherwise-valid question was closed because it was posted by a suspended user; is there any reason I can't repost a similar question?

This question asked something I myself would like to know. Unfortunately, it was closed for purely administrative reasons -- viz., because (per a diamond mod's comment) the querent was a suspended ...
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Question on the tagging policy on World of Darkness questions

Two points in the following topic left me a bit confused and I'd like a clarification: Start retagging the WoD questions! (aka "Editors: the Retaggening") First, there's world-of-...
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Why is there a blanket ban on designer intent questions when the issue is only with a subset of rpg systems?

This question comes out of a discussion of the following question: Should we add 'designers intent' questions to the “don't ask” questions list on the tour? In Dopplgreener's answer he states '......
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Should we add 'designers intent' questions to the “don't ask” questions list on the tour?

Just as it says on the tin: This comment was left in response to a question closing. The "Don't Ask" section of the Help Center doesn't explicitly state that design intent questions are off ...
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Stack Devs: Please let us show longer answers in the Tour page

The tour page presents a sample of the kinds of Q&A we might see on this site. Moderators can pick what shows up there from a very limited list of questions, with a preview of how it will show up ...
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We should clarify that the [world-of-darkness] tag is only for the “old”/“classic” line

I think the description of the world-of-darkness tag tries to hint at that but it's a bit vague. I'm a long time fan of the series, so to me "World of Darkness" tends to encompass all its incarnations,...
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Only D&D on this Stack?

Sorry, I'm new to SE so don't hate me if this is a painfully newb question. I love RPG's but dislike D&D. This Stack is called role-playing games, but from what I can tell it is 95 % D&D. ...
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My question was put on hold, even though I saw someone else ask something similar without it being closed

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: How do I test my own game online I have edited my question now. But why did my question get put on hold, even though someone else ...
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Should closed questions be edited without fixing the question?

This question was recently edited to add italics to a link to a spell. This edit was done after the question was already closed due to being a duplicate, and therefore put the question into the 'vote ...
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Question editing rules and etiquette

If someone has edited another person's question in a way that, although perhaps beneficial overall, also introduces grammatical, spelling, or other errors, is it considered appropriate form to edit ...
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Deleting of “bad” answers by Stackizens seems to be increasing

Until recently, I feel like I have very rarely seen the deletion of answers that aren't clearly spam by other site users, but that seems to have changed. I have noticed an increase of 'bad' answer ...
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Should we encourage users to wait 24 hours before accepting an answer?

There are those here who encourage users not to accept answers before waiting at least 24 hours. Most of the time it is presented as something that "we" recommend or encourage. Some even refer to it ...
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The Large Hatron Collider Woolly Hatastrophe 2018: Winterbash Photo Album

The physicists have done it again! They know no limits in meddling with the fabric of reality, and now the large hatron collider has exploded and there's hats and wool everywhere. How irresponsible! ...
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What are the rules for Hatmas photo albums?

Over the past few years, RPG.SE has celebrated surviving the chaos of Hatmas by posting photo albums to the meta. The photo albums are here: The Large Hatron Collider Woolly Hatastrophe 2018: ...
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What is the appropriate way to bring community attention to unacted-on meta consensus?

Just for example, these questions: Do we need a [disadvantage] tag? Non-duplicate questions, with opposite correct answers, merged (Disclaimer: one was my meta question, and the other one is about ...
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Should we have edited a question to clarify the case to be considered after answers have been submitted?

In this question on whether a Sorcerer can twin cast Simulacrum, the querent had originally included the following line: Usually a Sorcerer does not have access to the Simulacrum spell, but he ...
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How to show the most recent community consensus in meta?

This meta: What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify? is an old post that has received faq tag. However, there is an attempt to revisit the ...
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Interface problem with disabled side bar?

I have disabled the side bay by checking the "Hide left navigation" button in my settings. However, when I do this the [Questions] [Tags] [Users] [Unanswered] navigation buttons are missing from where ...
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Non-duplicate questions, with opposite correct answers, merged

See this meta question, where two questions covering similar topics got merged: What Is The Difference, If Any, Between "Permanent", and "Until Dispelled"?, and Can a permanent teleportation circle ...
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Are deleted questions visible?

Title kind of says it all. There was a question I recall a from a few days ago that I'd commented on, but I can't seem to find it so it was likely deleted. To clarify from a similar question, the ...
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What does this question, regarding the balance of 5E Moon Druids, need to fit on RPG.SE?

I have a concern: Opinions Moon Druids are considered too powerful at low levels. Often times, Moon Druids have no need to spend any spell slots to accomplish their goals, and don't need ...
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How to sort out situation where two questions ask about essentially the same thing, yet answers are opposite?

What Is The Difference, If Any, Between "Permanent", and "Until Dispelled"? Can a permanent teleportation circle be dispelled? Answers to first one says it can't be dispelled, ...
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Are you allowed to change citation style?

I had had this happen to me several times. I have chosen one citation style that I generally apply in all my answers since some date, which goes like Book <(edition)> <(year)> p##. Year and ...
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Moderator edits of user posts

Granted, I'm new to the RPG section, but I'm a long-time member of Stack Exchange. Don't want to cause a fuss, just want to understand the ground rules. I'm a little surprised that my opening post ...
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How to get this question re-opened?

Recently this question was asked: "Should I share personal dream sequences with the party as a DM?" Clearly as a "should I" question it was inherently opinion based and was closed. However I think ...
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Contradiction with accepted answer descriptions

I've noticed a contradiction in the wording. The tour says this: Accepting doesn't mean it's the best answer, it just means that it worked for the person who asked. But the hover text for accepted ...
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I've noticed that new users tend to accept questions within only a few hours; should we update the tour?

As the title says: I've noticed over the past month or so that a lot of new users tend to accept questions after only a couple of hours. I know that it isn't mandatory for users to wait 24h to ...
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What should the [bloodline] tag be used for?

The tag bloodline currently has no excerpt. This tag is currently used mostly to talk about the Bloodline Arcana in Pathfinder, but it is used in at least one other question about Vampire the Dark ...
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Does RPG Stack Exchange want to opt out from Hot Network Questions?

What's this? The Hot Network Questions (HNQ) list is that list of random questions from random sites you'll see in the bottom of the sidebar on most site pages. It displays questions that have ...
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What to do when the answers complement each other?

So, I have asked this question here. It currently has two answers, but none of them is complete (in my opinion). The first lacks the citation of cover as AC bonus, and the second answer last ...
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Are these “is it possible to double your proficiency twice” questions duplicates?

Is it possible to double your proficiency bonus twice? Do features that allow you to add twice your proficiency bonus, under some other name, stack with Expertise? I Roll To Seduce The Dragon! (or, ...

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