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How do we save designer reasoning questions? [2018] [duplicate]

I think we have a bit of a problem with designer reason questions on the site. A little history: designer-reasons questions were our attempt to save "what is this rule for" questions. Those were ...
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Question "On Hold" but its already been answered, Negative votes on new user posts, And general Shin kicking

Now this is a small rant of mine but since I'm a new user I'm guaranteed to get maybe -1 or -2 on this post but here I go. now this is related to New User Experience: Why allow downvotes (esp. below ...
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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This Q&A is out of date - see the new answer (no) in Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited Many Stack Exchange sites, like the similar gaming.SE, do not allow game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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Closing a question based on the Moderators' belief about what the answer will be

A common issue I've seen on stackexchange in general, and which appears to have happened here on rpg.se, is a question is closed because the moderators imagined they knew what the answer would be and ...
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Wizard God: too broad?

Consider Optimizing a Wizard that does no direct damage in D&D 5e: asked thirteen months ago, closed as "too broad" that day by 5 users, some commentary prompted OP to specify criteria, still on ...
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My question was closed for being opinion based. Now it's been reopened and closed again. Why?

I recently posted What class has the most damage output per round at level 6?, asking about character optimization. Without additional context, the question was: what are the most optimizable class/...
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Are optimization questions about maximizing a specific attribute on-topic?

Specifically, are questions that specifically target the maximising of a specific character attribute value (at any cost or means) on-topic? For example, for D&D3.5: "How to maximise a Wizard's ...
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How do I ask a good character build/optimization question for D&D 5e?

I understand that character optimization questions are on topic, but what details must I provide in order for it to be a good answerable question that results in a useful answer to me?
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Should this post be historically locked?

A user recently flagged How to represent an "Abhorsien," "Speaker for the Dead," or "Shepherd of Souls" type of theme? Their flag comment was "should probably be ...
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Can my question about what D&D 5e build can summon all summonable monsters with the fewest possible levels be reopened?

My question is here: What DnD 5e build (with minimum number of combined levels over all classes) is needed to summon all summonable monsters? I do not believe my question needs any changes. The ...
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Is theoretical charop on-topic or off-topic?

I just noticed that the tag wiki for optimization says While practical CharOp, solving specific build problems for a specific character in a specific game is encouraged here at RPG.SE, general ...
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Why do we close questions asking for a range of practical options?

On a few other stacks, I've come across questions that people here would probably consider too broad, and closed accordingly. However, many of those were actually very helpful to me as a curious ...
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Would this question about designing a battlefield be on topic?

I asked a question about creating a custom monster for my campaign's final boss battle, and webbcode was kind enough to create this awesome guy. Although I'm quite happy with how it turned out, I was ...
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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 ...
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Most Overpowered Cohort question closure

Should Most Overpowered Supporting Cohort - Crafter or Buff-Station? remain open, or be closed?
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