We're getting a steady drip of D&D 5e questions that boil down to asking to confirm a CR calculation and reassure the OP that they've followed the DMG's monster-homebrewing instructions properly. So far these are them:
- Is my monsters CR correct? (April 29, 2015)
- What is the effect on a creature's CR if it can choose to hit on a miss? (August 3, 2015)
- How do I calculate the CR of a monster that spends their turns healing? (September 28, 2015)
- Ogre CR calculation: is it wrong or am I missing something? (September 29, 2015)
- Goblin's Challenge Rating and Nimble Escape (October 8, 2015)
- Reverse engineering the Hydra CR (February 1, 2016)
- Is my homebrew lower-powered Lich's CR calculated correctly? (February 2, 2016)
- Why is the Werewolf's CR as high as 3? (March 17, 2016)
- Did I calculate CR correctly for my homebrew lich? (March 6, 2017)
All of these feel like the same question, but they're not technically duplicates because they're different circumstances. Do we really want to keep seeing iterations of basically the same question for the lifetime of D&D 5e?
Related are questions that haven't tried to calculate a CR yet and just ask us to do it:
- What is the CR of this custom Drow Elite Assassin? (November 10, 2016)
- https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/95085/what-would-the-challenge-rating-of-an-adult-green-dragon-be-if-it-had-lost-its-w (February 17, 2017)
- https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/95138/first-time-dm-looking-to-create-a-challenge-for-my-group (February 18, 2017)
Is there a problem here? If so, what; and is there a solution? Do we need a canonical question to close such questions as duplicates of?