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Can we affirm that RPG.SE embraces a plurality of playstyles?

I've recently had the dubious pleasure to have been told both that the high visibility of RAW-centric optimising online is an illusion and nobody actually plays that way in a real game, and that old-...
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Site approachability

I just had the following conversation with a friend of mine, summarizing him grumbling about RPG.SE not being very useful to him. Mikhail: Being a total stranger to the resource, i come there, and ...
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What's so problematic about a recommendation question having potentially hundreds of answers, anyway?

This Q&A is out of date - game-recs are now off topic, see Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited We've recently had a couple of recommendation questions appear with requirements ...
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Are game recommendation questions on topic? [2011] [duplicate]

This Q&A is out of date - see the new answer (no) in Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited Many Stack Exchange sites, like the similar gaming.SE, do not allow game recommendation ...
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Can we respond to a closed recommendation question by self-answering another question?

Recommendations of games that fit desired criteria are off topic at RPG.se for established reasons (mostly: it breaks voting and everyone has an opinion they must add to the list). Earlier today a ...
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Are questions about the mere existence of games on-topic?

I'm asking this because of this question: Looking for a WWII RPG that requires no adaptation/conversion The question is simply asking whether games of a specific type exist. The question has been put ...
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Why close this instead of protecting? How to fix it?

Re: European Medieval Fantasy RPG with an appropriate setting, minimal bookkeeping, random characters, and simple rules? This question has several upvoted answers that explicitly address the concerns ...
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Can we ask about the existence of a game?

There's a type of question that sits right on the edge of our old game-recommendations set of questions: the “does it exist?” question. Viewed in one light, these are just game recs in sheep's ...
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How can we improve this community? [closed]

As a web developer I frequent a lot of Stack Exchange communities and never have I experienced one with such a community of judgement and nitpicking. Some of these exchanges don't even phrase topics ...
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Scope of questions regarding fictional species appearing in RPGs

The question Centaurs, do they have control of their bodily functions? asks what I consider to be a legitimate question (albeit containing misconceptions about real-world zoology) about a fictional ...
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Why was this question given a 5e tag?

I was browsing the [play-by-post] tag and found this question: How can a player in a PbP D&D 5e game ensure the health and fun of that game? However, it was tagged for Dnd 5e but reading the ...
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Are communities tools?

In our FAQ we explicitly allow questions about RPG tools and equipment. Recently we got this question which someone suggested fell under that clause of the FAQ. Are online communities really tools? ...
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Why is it off-topic to ask for a list of systems that share a specific feature?

This question of mine, What games other than Ars Magica encourage Troupe play?, was just closed as off-topic. Specifically it was judged to be a question asking for recommendations. This was never my ...
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FAQ Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

For frequently-asked questions common to all sites in the network, see FAQ for Stack Exchange sites. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking questions How do we ask ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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Why was my question closed as too broad, unclear, or opinion-based?

There are a good number of questions, especially from users new to the site, that get closed as too broad or opinion-based. This is a post we can link them to for more guidance than what comments can ...
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