The theme I have in mind specifically that causes my question is that I want to ask for item ideas I can drop into a DnD 5e campaign that are easter-egg items for star wars, but nothing as blatant as, say, a lightsaber.

I know on other Stack Exchange sites, "Idea Generation" type questions are not allowed in any sort of manner. Is that true here as well?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Thank you for asking us on meta first. It is so much nicer to upvote a meta question, than to vote-to-close a question on main. \$\endgroup\$
    – Someone_Evil Mod
    Feb 20, 2020 at 15:22
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    \$\begingroup\$ Thanks, I ended up going to reddit. reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/f6wes8/… \$\endgroup\$ Feb 20, 2020 at 23:19

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It's true here aswell

The problem with Idea Generation questions is that they don't work with the Stack Exchange format (Q&A with good answers being upvoted), because there is no way to tell what a good answer is. Or seen another way, the response a idea generation querent wants is not a single, clear answer, but a (infinite) spread of suggestions they can frolic in.

If you want such a spread of responses with little to no vote-biasing etc. traditional forums are really good for that, so it is better for everyone to use that format for those kind of queries. We maintain a curated list here and if you want suggestions from some of the same thinking organs as are kicking around here, you can try our chat (which doesn't have the same topic and question restrictions as main, but we do require you to Be Nice).

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    \$\begingroup\$ (safety note: please don't kick around thinking organs.) \$\endgroup\$ Feb 20, 2020 at 15:18

RPGSE chat is an option for idea generation

You have enough rep to ask for a brain storm in RPGSE chat.
With 20 rep or more, one can participate in a site's chat room.
That's a good place to pick brains, but who is there at a given time will vary.


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