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Are questions about rule intent on topic?

A reasonably common type of question on RPG.SE is "Why does this rule exist" or "why is a rule this way?" These questions come in several flavors, which are not mutually exclusive: ...
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How is the community doing? [2018]

(Largely cribbed from the 2017 check-in) We, the elected moderators, wanted to take a minute to check in and see how the community feels like things are going on the site. About a year ago we did this ...
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Do Authors Overrule Users?

In literature authorial intent is kind of bugaboo. There're whole branches of criticism that ignore the author's role in his work entirely. Further, literary figures aren't prone to answering probing ...
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Community self-evaluation: How are we doing with game recommendations?

Our game recommendation guidelines are four years old this month. It's worth taking some time to reflect and review as a community how well they are working. What works well? What doesn't? Have they ...
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What Do We Do With “Read The Book To Me” Questions?

This is somewhat of a related question to Why Are Our 5e Questions Terrible? - but this post is about questions from people who haven't read the book yet, and want us to do it for them. This is a ...
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To what extent does a well known representative from an RPG company who represents their product need to provide evidence of this in their answers?

This has come up in this question. The answerer, Clint Black, is the official brand manager for Savage Worlds, and (when their forum is up) he is responsible for all official rules clarifications and ...
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Are character build or optimization questions on topic?

We attract some character build/optimization questions that are very vague - like this newer ones. How can I add more attack to my Wood Bond Oracle? A class like the "Action Survivor" ...
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How should we handle this “fireproof worn items” question?

This concerns What have designers said for why they made worn items fireproof? Short summary of events: The question was asking what the RAI was behind worn items being fireproof. An answer arrived ...
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Is there an established way to handle a game's designer on the site?

I'm asking due to this question in particular. It's a question about the 7th Sea 2e RPG, and we have a new user who was a designer for the game. Currently the answer he's supplied has a post notice ...
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Was this question closed because it was about realism/verisimiltude?

Was this question closed because it was about realism/verisimiltude? Or some other reason(s)? Is it possible to wield a 'greatsword'? Not that it's a great question, or isn't easily ...
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How do 'Trivia' Questions meet the requirements for posting?

This query came about following a comment on Did Basic D&D invent and popularise the abbreviation XP for experience points? I am particularly interested in how such a question meets the "...
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Why is there a blanket ban on designer intent questions when the issue is only with a subset of rpg systems?

This question comes out of a discussion of the following question: Should we add 'designers intent' questions to the “don't ask” questions list on the tour? In Dopplgreener's answer he states '......
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Game-rec and designer intent

Should citations of designer intent alone be sufficient for a valid answer to game-recommendation questions? That is, in the absence of any description of actual play experience?
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Should questions touching upon designer reasons be off topic? [duplicate]

This question refers to the closing of a question I submitted a few years ago. Is the omission of a racial +2 to wisdom intentional? At the time, Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition had a gap, in that ...