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Can we quote part of novels in our questions and answers?

I recently answered to this question and I quoted some parts of the novel as support for my answer. I was wondering if we are allowed to quote text from novels as we do for rules from manuals, or if ...
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Should we lock community check-in posts on Meta once we open a new one?

We have community check-ins on Meta that represent a snapshot of the time they describe. These snapshots are useful when one contextualises what the metacommunity perceives as pressing incidents, ...
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What's wrong with this answer?

Here is a question I asked a couple of months ago — Is "a special melee attack" an actual game term? Most upvoted answers agreed that there was no game term "special melee attack", ...
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Get the SE system to enforce system tags [duplicate]

I'm new here, but I've already picked up that Standard Policy is to tag questions with the system that you're playing in, and that the vast majority of questions can be closed a "Lacking details&...
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How is the community doing? [2021]

Ok, no points for guessing why last year's slipped, but we'd like to get back to doing this. We, the elected moderators, wanted to take a minute to check in and see how the community feels things are ...
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What is a Community-awarded bounty supposed to motivate?

Bounties exist to motivate answerers, and help questions get the answers they deserve. A few weeks ago I received my first bounty, +50 for my answer to this question. It was a two year old question, ...
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How did it come about that so many of our tag excerpts start with “for questions about…”?

More often than not, our tag wiki excerpts start with “for questions about topic so-and-so”. How did this “for questions about...” thing come about as such a common excerpt format? Why do we use ...
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There is currently no tag for questions about game-specific terminology. How should we address this, if at all?

Currently the keywords tag is restricted to questions about D&D 4e, but it seems like it could be expanded to address the usage of game-specific terminology in other games. There is also the ...
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Are any of these dnd-5e questions about spells and their target becoming invalid duplicates?

We have quite a few questions about spell effects and what happens when their target enters a state where they could not have been targeted by the spell in the first place: Is a spell suppressed or ...
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What can we do as a community to take flagging obsolete comments more seriously?

Whenever I use my privilege to use the tool page to look at the recent activity of the last thirty days, I see it filled with questions and answers with more than ten comments. When looking at an ...
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Are we using the Homebrew Review discussion correctly?

We have a popular Meta discussion, How can I ask a good homebrew review question? The highly-rated, accepted answer has a number of very good ideas. Any question that follows all of that guidance is ...
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I'm designing a simple one-session RPG specifically to get beginners interested. Can I get feedback on the main site?

I'm designing a simple one-session RPG specifically to get beginners interested but with the opportunity for expansion. Can I get feedback for the basic version on the main site? I have a number of ...
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Does a high score on an answer excuse the requirement to back up the answer?

Existing Guidance Reviewing guidance on meta and our post notice on main, it seems we put forward as a matter of substantive policy that answers must be backed up and supported, either objectively ...
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Please stop wrongfully closing old, good Q&As

I am seeing a trend that is well illustrated by this question, where our reviewers seem to be forgetting about our meta discussion a while back about the word Should. There is no need to close that ...
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Why is the general community of this site so toxic?

Having read replies to simple questions on this site my immediate reaction was “What a bunch of stuck up losers.”. People genuinely asking for clarification on rulings who may have missed a line, or ...
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How to use the [lore] tag correctly?

In my question Do external, non-innate methods exist in Faerûn circa 1489 DR to situationally alter the efficacy of spellcasting?, I attempted to ask about in-universe phenomena that affect ...
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Shouldn't we move past repeating “rules do what they say and nothing more?”

More the start of a conversation than a real question. It's a wall of text, so I thank you in advance if you reach the end. So hear me out: I've lurked on this site for months, learning hidden rules, ...
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Are any of these questions about attacks duplicates?

The following question exists: What counts as an attack? Currently, the following are duplicates of it: Do saving throw based spells that do damage count as attacks? Can a Ranger uncanny dodge a ...
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What tag should I use for a question about “5e: HARDCORE MODE”

There is a thing called "5e: HARDCORE MODE" which is basically a set of house rules for the D&D 5th edition. I want to ask a couple of questions about this thing, but I hesitate how to ...
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How can I mark an answer as a community wiki?

A comment to this question mentions "community wiki": You could always self answer and mark as a community wiki so people can just expand on it as more are found Being a member for (almost)...
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Is this question about a specific answer to a different question acceptable? Is it a duplicate?

A now deleted question that I tried to ask today is reproduced below (I'm not going to use quotes because it would get messy): So basically this answer states: [...] The War Caster feat says: When ...
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I would like to rescue one question out of my duplicate question - is this possible?

I would like to rescue a question - may i do this with a 5e question? I put the first down here and it was annihilated due to a lack of popularity or something? Also, no answer. I put down the second ...
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Should this question about spellcasting be open or closed?

Do I understand how spell slots work for druids and sorcerers correctly? The above question was originally closed, and now has four reopen votes (though in the review queue it has three votes to be ...
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How did I get the dnd-5e tag badge when I'm ignoring all the dnd tags I can find? [duplicate]

Just what it says on the tin -- I just received the "dnd-5e" tag badge, but I haven't answered a "dnd-5e" question in a couple months, because I started ignoring them to curtail ...
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Why is my homebrew review question not getting answers, and how can I improve them?

I've asked several homebrew-review questions in the past, and it's been pointed out to me that there are several guides on RPG.SE for these type of questions, I used this one and this one. However, my ...
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Are interviews reliable sources for supporting an answer?

The current site policy is to not consider tweets from Jeremy Crawford (or other game designers) as main support for answers to D&D 5e questions, following the Official Ruling section in the Sage ...
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What is the Nature of Stack Policy Decisions?

Note: I understand the reluctance to use a word like "policy" here. But it appears to me to be a fact that, when any sort of in-the-moment dispute arises, there is an inevitable appeal to ...
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Are Markdown tables superior to MathJax arrays for accessibility?

Tables are really rough on screenreaders and other consumers of web accessibility features. Getting them right is an art, one I have practiced a bit professionally, though I remain a novice. The ...
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Is this question about spell effects persisting after death a duplicate?

Candidate for closure: Effect lasts until end of dead creature’s next turn Dupe target: Do your spells end when you die? Should this question be closed as a duplicate of the proposed dupe target?
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Re-earned all my tag badges at once

Today I had virtually no activity on the site (other than visiting) and to my surprise I somehow just earned all of my tag badges simultaneously. As far as I am aware I already had all these badges ...
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Should this revision to a 3 year old (formerly) designer reasons question be a new post instead?

The question: How are pluses on vanilla weapons and armour different than previous editions? This question was originally posted over 3 years ago. At the time, the question read: Why do pluses on ...
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why does StackExchange return only posts for dnd5e when explicitly Googling for dnd3.5e?

why does rpg.StackExchange return only posts for dnd5e when explicitly Googling for dnd3.5e (see example query below)? the community for dnd3.5e is still quite large, offering them only dnd5e content ...
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How do I ask for fan theories?

I have just asked a question relating to Mordenkainen, and this answer refers to a fan theory which I found really interesting. I would be very interested to see if there are any other similar ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Serial voting script reversed legitimate downvotes

The serial voting checker script has reversed legitimate downvotes on the following questions: Is this homebrew Music Domain balanced compared to the official domains? Is this homebrew Chaos domain ...
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What does it mean when a question is highlighted yellow?

I've been part of the RPG SE community for a few months now I think, but I'm still learning the ropes and I consider myself new. This is my first time asking on meta and I apologize in advance if I ...
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“Does It Break Anything” Questions

I've now seen enough examples of "does it break anything" questions regarding D&D 5e to ask about them in the general case. I don't think that they're bad questions, but I feel that they ...
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How do we deal with duplicate questions where a rule change has made an old answer obsolete?

So today I came across a question about booming blade, which has been closed as a duplicate of this question. They are duplicates, but a rule change has potentially made the old answer obsolete. A ...
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Is this question better tagged house-rules or homebrew?

I am considering a revision to the D&D 5e mechanics of maintaining barbarian rage. I consider this to be a small change to a specific rule and thus fitting of the house-rules tag, rather than ...
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Trying to ask the moderator a question but don't have 20 rep to ping in general Chat. How do I PM the moderator?

Last post was deemed an advertisement by moderator. Not trying to place ads but see if anyone wants to play a new game we have. How can you do that without mentioning the name of the game? It is ...
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Is this question about Hide of the Feral Guardian off topic as a designer intent question, and if so, can it be salvaged?

What is the point of this line in the Hide of the Feral Guardian? It's relatively short, I'll provide the entire question text here: The Hide of the Feral Guardian, a legendary item from the ...
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Is this question about Brass Braziers a duplicate? [closed]

Candidate for closure: Is the brass brazier required for find familiar? Candidate dupe target: What are the details surrounding the brass brazier required for the Find Familiar spell? Is this question ...
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Asking a potentially problematic follow-up question vs. unaccepting an answer

Some time ago, I asked the following question: What is the relation between Tabaxi and ordinary cats? My question in the body text was a bit more nuanced, though: How closely are Tabaxi and ordinary ...
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Please undelete my answer regarding the worthlessness of high school friendships

So, I posted an answer to this question, which has now been closed, and when I logged on today, I saw that my answer was, for some reason, deleted. Users with the required rep can see the language. ...
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What is this question actually asking and is it on topic?

This question on the history of the use of 'plate' terminology in D&D has created some concern about what is being asked and if it's on topic. I'm still unclear as to what OP actually is asking ...
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Dealing with More Comments After Movements to Chat as a User

This isn't a huge issue, (and may be a duplicate, but I didn't see another like it), but on a recent question there was quite a bit of discussion on a pair of answers which was ultimately moved to ...
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Why were my comments deleted?

I recently commented on this answer. I wanted to share how I think the answer can be improved, but I evidently did something wrong. Since there is no deletion notice, I have to ask here: What did I do ...
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Run Fast and Jump for Joy: Winter Bash 2020 Photo Album

For many of us, role playing games provide an escape from the world, allowing us to be someone else in another universe, together with friends, new and old. As we near the end of 2020, let us ...
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Is this question about the nature of an Echo Knight's Echo a duplicate?

Candidate for closure: Is the Echo of a Echo Knight actually a creature? Dupe Target: Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves? Is this question asking if the ...
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Why am I banned from posting?

I answered the questions and suggestions, but I am apparently not allowed to post now. Please explain. I apologise if I overstepped somewhere. I'm new to this exchange.

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