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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-...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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A proposal for moving forward with Rules as Written

With a lack of clear data on intended use being a major sticking point in the recent discussion on the rules-as-written tag, we’d like to make a proposal that should gather useful data on how often ...
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Should we add a [rules-as-written] tag warning, and what should it say?

I’ve recently discovered Stack Exchange has a feature called tag warnings which cautions a person with further information about how a tag should be used. Tag warnings look like this: This example ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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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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The [rules-as-written] tag - still useful or is it junk? [duplicate]

A brief history of the [rules-as-written] tag (though all the discussion is ~2 years old): What, exactly, is the RAW tag for? (A good summary of what the tag's for and other meta Q's related to it) ...
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What are the Pros and Cons of the rules-as-written tag?

Recently there's been a lot of discussion about the merits and/or problems with the rules-as-written in the comments on various questions and in chat. Such discussion probably has a better home here ...
Joshua Aslan Smith's user avatar
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What benefit does the "rules-lawyering" tag bring to our community?

Taking a look at the tag rules-lawyering, I wonder what benefit it brings to our community. Here is how I see it being used in pathfinder/dnd-3.5e questions: "I want to get correct answers." Here and ...
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A low-intervention approach [rules-as-written]: back to tagging basics

Sometime during the weeks of wrangling over the rules-as-written tag it occurred to me that, I am pretty sure, we've fallen into a fundamental error that may be the cause of all the problems: Tags ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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Is homebrew an acceptable answer to a question?

Perhaps it's just the game designer in me, but for many of the questions asked here I almost automatically start thinking of homebrew solutions to whatever problem the asker is having. Would providing ...
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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 ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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What are appropriate sources to reference in questions tagged [rules-as-written]?

I'm raising this question based on the discossion around these two questions. In the second question, the accepted answer references the Pathfinder FAQ, which is not considered RAW by some users. ...
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Can we agree to stop downvoting non-opinionated, factually correct answers?

I can only guess, but for me it looks like people put their own playstyle as a measurement what is good and what is bad for this site. Wake up. Your playstyle is not the only playstyle. Stop being so ...
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What Exactly Are the Classification Criteria for the [rules-as-written] Tag?

I seem to have been pulled in an edit war (or at least skirmish) on my question, and would like to understand the basic principles which may or may not be broken by it. My question is interested in a ...
vicky_molokh- unsilence Monica's user avatar
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Synonimise [rules-lawyering] to [rules-as-written], then destroy it

From this meta Q from 2013, the rules-lawyering tag is for questions about engaging in that practice, or people doing so. It isn't for asking about strict rules interpretations; that's rules-as-...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Do we need the [adventure-writing] tag?

So we have this tag: adventure-writing. I thought this was about creating adventures. That seems to be what people use it for, too. Because, y'know, 'writing' them is the standard way to make them. ...
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