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I've been pondering this, as shopping questions tend to be thrown out across the whole of SE. Still, it'd be a useful question to ask sometimes for some people, with potentially singular answers.

Can they be asked, and should they be?

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    \$\begingroup\$ [Related] Can we ask about the existence of a game? \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Jun 8 '17 at 8:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie I feel like there should be a way to ask such questions in a different context, like Who owns the license to make role-playing games based on this IP? but I can imagine such questions becoming stealth game rec questions, too. \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Jun 9 '17 at 14:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ @HeyICanChan Context can make all the difference, yeah. If someone's real problem isn't just that they want help finding a game to play, it should work here. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Jun 9 '17 at 14:22
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No, as these are a form of game recommendation question and these are generally not accepted on this site. There is a long, complex and contentious history behind the eventual decision to disallow this type of question, and there is still some ill-feeling about the way it was handled. However, the decision to ban them still stands.

If you're interested, do a search for the [game-recommendation] tag on meta to get the whole story.

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Yes. They are distinct from shopping questions, so long as X is specific enough (e.g. x = "Star Trek" is fine, x = "comics" is not).

If it helps to think of it differently, "how many RPGs have been based on X?" asks the same question in a different way, and is much more clearly not a shopping question.

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