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Is it appropiate to ask here questions that only appear if you don't own the published rules? [duplicate]

This post: Is it possible to stuff a Bag of Holding inside another Bag of Holding? made me ask, is it ok to ask questions here about specific rules, which are only unclear if you don't own the raw ...
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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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Why Are Our 5e Questions Terrible?

I have to say, I am not a fan of most of our 5e questions that are basically along the lines of "sum up the rules for me." Many don't appear to even be real questions, just information seeding. I ...
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Pre-made comments: A resource-gathering & workshopping thread

Pre-made comments are awesome. They're also super powerful tools. Let's workshop some new ones and improve the old ones! You've probably seen pre-made comments[i] used across the site by moderators, ...
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FAQ Proposal Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

We have a great FAQ Index post here on the Role-Playing Games Meta Stack Exchange, but our current process for adding things to that list is a little lacking. Currently users add the faq-proposal tag ...
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Should a question be judged on its level of "expertise"?

By my understanding (and the Area 51 FAQ), StackExchange sites are meant to be host to "experts" posting "expert-level" questions. However, we've seen a number of questions asked and answered (and up-...
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What are the research expectations of questions on RPG Stack Exchange?

Over the years one thing has become very clear here on RPG.SE: we expect at least some amount of research done by the querent before they ask a question here; Our Help Centre page on "How do I ...
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How should we handle questions with a straightforward answer that only requires basic research?

I've seen this problem many times on this site, but the most recent question, which also incentivized me to write this meta post, is Do effects that activate on a critical hit still activate when the ...
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Is it OK to downvote for “low effort” when the only way to answer quickly is piracy?

My question was downvoted, with a comment ...
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Quoting paid sourcebooks - copyright infringement?

Previously I have been told that it's ok to quote paid sourcebooks, even whole paragraphs. However today a mod edited my post to remove content that potentially violated copyright. I made an answer to ...
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Is asking about the distribution of saving throws across all books too broad for this site?

In this question about the distribution of saving throws for spells, the question was closed as "too broad." What is too broad about this question? How should it be workshopped to be re-opened?
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Should we close questions where the asker is looking to double check their understanding of basic rules?

A user has recently asked these two questions: What is included with a character's proficiencies when they become a dhampir Understanding how to play a wizard In both questions, they articulate the ...
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Are basic questions frowned upon here? Should they be?

Via several comments, downvotes, and meta posts such as this one and this one, I get the impression that people would rather not be answering basic questions on this site, especially ones that can be ...
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What distinguishes a question that shows lack of research?

This question was recently asked: What spells are available to resurrect characters? I think it is a good question, in that the answer is important general knowledge. The answer is obtainable by ...
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Is asking a question about the location (pg number, chapter, etc) of content in a specific book on topic?

Background -- I own and have read the Curse of Strahd, and know of some information that exists within the book but cannot for the life of me remember where I read it in the book. Short of reading ...
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