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I'm not entirely sure how to phrase this question.

  1. I originally created this question: Is Power Word Kill's save DC from the Orcus' lair a typo?, which stems from a typo found in MToF.

  2. It was indicated that it was a duplicate of this question: What ability is the save DC of Orcus's “voice” Lair action, in Out of the Abyss?, which is the same issue but from a different book; so I didn't think it fulfilled the criteria of a duplicate.

  3. The duplicate vote was retracted and the question re-opened, but another duplicate was identified and I concur it is a dupe of that one since it refers to MToF: How should a save DC given for a spell that doesn't have one be interpreted?, but this is marked as a duplicate of question 2 (not sure I would agree).

Unfortunately, I cannot link to the third question as a duplicate because it does not have any answers. Is it possible to bypass this, I'm reticent to link to question 2 as the means to that point stems from a different book and although the issue is the same, I'd like to demonstrate that the issue is more widespread.

I want to mark question 1 as a duplicate of question 3. Is it possible to do that?

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Just point it to question 2 if you feel it's a valid duplicate, or leave it open if it's not a duplicate of that question.

Like you said, it doesn't have any answers. We cannot make duplicates pointing to questions that do not have answers.

We should not try to make chain duplicates. They're a sign of organisation failure: “your answer is over here” should lead immediately to the answer, not to “actually it's over there instead”. That we cannot close #1 as a dupe of #3 is a safety guard, not a problem to work around. For that reason although there might be some super fiddly workarounds, we shouldn't be going out of our way to use them anyway.

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    \$\begingroup\$ As a moderator, you could close it as a duplicate even without the other question having any answers. See here for more info. \$\endgroup\$ – Laurel Sep 17 '18 at 19:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Laurel Oh hey, TIL. Thanks for that. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Sep 17 '18 at 19:25

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