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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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What, exactly, is the RAW tag for?

As the title says. I'm starting to think that there are a few different views of what "RAW" means here on RPG.SE. I think that it is time to sit down and pinpoint the "correct" way to use the ...
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How do we handle a desire to challenge the frame of a question?

Sometimes, someone asks a question that seems like it might suffer from the XY Problem (asking about your attempted solution instead of your actual problem) and you want to point that out. Or you ...
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Are we comfortable with our current position on deleting general answers to system specific questions?

So this has come up a few times now, with different systems. Most recently the main issue has been with Dungeon World questions. We've had a rash of these, with answers from people that know nothing ...
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Are “is this balanced” questions on-topic?

Before I start: I thought about the matter when reading this answer to the How is the community doing? [2018] post, which claims a larger percentage of negative reactions towards homebrew questions ...
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What are the citation expectations of answers on RPG Stack Exchange?

As a Stack Exchange site, answers on RPG.SE are expected to be cited and backed up, but what the expectations are exactly can be hard to find. What are the citation expectations of answers on here? ...
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The [rules-as-written] tag is a good tag, but we've made it sick. Let's cure it

rules-as-written has two purposes right now: "this question is about the rules as written" "answer must obey special rules" The latter makes it a meta tag. Meta tags are never, in the long run, a ...
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Are habits from D&D 3e making answers to 5e questions more prone to overly rigid answers?

A possible problem First of all, I am not trying to pick a fight with anyone, I am only trying to make the site better. Having only been a member on this site for a few weeks now, I am concerned by ...
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Is “No, this is what that would look like” an acceptable answer?

I recently gave this answer to a question asking on how the Sleep spell works. The OP was confused about one part of it. As a counter example I wrote a homebrew spell that did work the way the OP ...
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Should every answer be “The Answer”?

Sometimes a person doesn't have "The Exact Perfect Answer" but tries to help with some suggestions or a bit of brainstorming. After all, there are multiple playstyles, but frequently I see those "...
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Question closed as being already answered — so what's the answer?

How much time does it take to take a move and immediate action when falling out of combat? I've read the linked-to thread three times now, and I still am not clear on the answer to my question. ...
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Are “critique my home-brewed content” questions on topic?

If I've developed some home-brewed content for my favorite RPG, such as a new class or monster for a d20 system, would posting it in a question asking for balance-related feedback be appropriate? ...
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How do we appropriately back up a subjective answer? [duplicate]

If anyone has other approaches to subjective support, please provide an answer on the duplicate questions linked above. It is clear that we require answers to be backed up here- whether they are ...
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Stricter guidance on homebrew answers with no demonstrated evidence of use

I am aware that there are guidelines regarding how to handle answers that suggest homebrew solutions where no evidence of their use has been shown. My understanding is these are generally strongly ...
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When do homebrew suggestions need to be playtested by an answerer?

It is unclear to me when someone needs to provide playtesting for homebrew suggestions and when they don't. As an example, in this answer, MattDM provides a really good answer for the first half, ...
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If a question does not have a 'true' answer, is it acceptable to give advice or input based on past experience?

In event of a question being asked that does not have an actual answer, is it appropriate to provide advice on how the asker could handle it instead? For example: a question asking about how the ...
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Confusion regarding the “Good Subjective” post notice and the policy on backing up answers

This is a question for moderators as I'm not sure how else to ask this. There have been the following posts recently: "Please give your feedback on a new “Subjective Citation Needed” post notice ...
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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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When do non-rules or experience-based answers on house-rules questions meet community standards?

I'm looking to better understand how to best answer questions on homebrew content and what our policies surrounding it are. Normally, I had thought that the Stack wanted either rules-based answers or ...
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Why are users saying my answer isn’t an answer?

I posted on a thread, but users downvoted and replied saying it wasn’t an answer. What do they mean? What does it mean for an answer to be too forum-like? Someone told me not to comment in an answer. ...
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How are the meta FAQ supposed to be used?

Are they rules, recommendations, convenient places to hold discussions? How are they to be used? What expectations are there when you link someone to a meta thread? Are meta top answers a suggestion ...