We have the following relevant Meta Q&A which covers the topicality of asking for commentary on specific rules (they are currently considered off-topic):

However we now also have the following Mainsite question:

Is such a question workable or on-topic for this site? It would amount to listing things such as the Dragon Talk Podcast, Sage Advice Compendium, Twitter, YouTube, and perhaps also using the WayBack Machine to find things like the Dragon Article Archives.

Something I'm at least seeing is a similarity between such a question and the following Meta post which is effectively a resource list:

Of course, there's a glaringly massive difference; the above post is broad and applies to any question which fits better at a forum whereas the sort of post I'm asking about applies entirely and exclusively to the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. This gives me worries about the site seeming even more to be a D&D 5e site if we had such a Q&A catered specifically to this one game and not any others. Thus, I'm left wondering two things:

Is this sort of question on-topic? Regardless, is this a question we even want (would allowing it cause harm)?

  • \$\begingroup\$ If the wording or phrasing of this post seems aggressive or weird I apologize for that. I'm not entirely sure how to ask whether or not such a question would be unfair to TTRPGs that are not dnd-5e besides asking if we "want" it. If people know a better wording, I would appreciate suggestions/edits \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 12, 2020 at 14:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ An observation, but not quite an answer to the actual question: While a question of "where can I find official D&D 5e rulings" has a clearly limited list of possible answers (there used to be two places; now there's just one), a question of "where can I find any of the designers making any statements related to D&D" seems... potentially very wide-ranging in the list of possible answers (the answer's basically "anywhere any of the designers could say anything D&D-related"). \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast
    Commented Jul 13, 2020 at 20:07

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It is off topic on rpg.se because recommendation/shopping questions are off topic -game-recs, but also tool and resource and site recs. See Are tool recommendation questions on topic?

We have a list of forums on Meta because it’s off-topic for the main site as a rec question, but we felt having a “where to go when you get told to go to a forum” list was useful at a site meta level. I do not think rules research for one game is similarly useful at a site administration level so would vote to close such a question on meta.


It's trivially editable-- instead of asking where it should ask how, the answer to which is probably 'go to such and such a site', but that's allowed.


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