We have a tag with all of six questions (though one doesn't seem to deserve it).

Do we need this tag, or does suffice? Should it be merged with as a synonym?


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There is very little adoption of the tag, and the community usage seems to be to tag with instead, there being 29 questions about scrolls tagged that way.

Given the low adoption (showing a lack of need to single out scrolls with their own tag), no searchability advantage over [magic-items] scroll, and the lack of similar tags for specific kinds of magic items, we should make into a synonym of .

  • \$\begingroup\$ After hitting a score of 10+ with little contention, I figure this is acceptable and have performed the merge. Thanks for the feedback! \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 22:25

The lack of adoption means it’s probably unwarranted, but just to play Devil’s Advocate here:

In D&D 3.5e, at least, scrolls have a fair few rules specific to themselves, some of which are common sources of misunderstandings (scroll mishaps, what a nat-1 means for UMD with a scroll, etc.). There are also a number of classes with special features relating to scrolls, which could prompt questions about the best scrolls available for a certain purpose, perhaps.

Thus, it might be valid to think about questions about scrolls as a specific subset of those about magic items in general, and a meaningful distinction is possible.

...but the fact that people have not been using the tag suggests that, while possible, people have not found value in this distinction, which is why I have voted for d7’s answer.


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