Questions tagged [closed-questions]

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I will try to keep this as Adult as possible, but you are getting on my nerves [closed]

I asked the following question on RPG.SE: Is there a way to convert MTG creatures and characters to AD&D? I started playing AD&D when it came out in the seventies. I have all of the 1st ...
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Is this question about an Ordinary Items Database an off-topic tool recommendation question?

Here is the question: Looking For Historically Accurate Ordinary Items Database For Dungeon-Stocking Tool recommendation questions are off-topic on rpg.se. Is this question a tool recommendation ...
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What could be done to improve the question about Joules of energy required to lift in-game objects?

the question How many Joules does strength values ten through twenty estimate to? a lot of negative votes and was voted to be closed very quickly... and I don't understand why. What could be done to ...
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Is this question about alternatives to the word humanoid too broad or opinion-based, or is it well-scoped?

The question: Is there an alternative word to be used in place of Humanoid? At time of writing this meta, the question is on the verge of being reopened without modification after its initial closure ...
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Is this question about equipping ordinary soldiers with magical equipment (primarily) opinion-based?

In lieu of a seemingly inevitable open-close tug of war, I'd like to put this question forward for discussion: Which magic item of very rare or lower rarity is most useful to protect a group of ...
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Clarification on the information in the closed question banner

I am a user with more than 3K reputation and have the privilege to vote to close or open. Looking at closed questions, I have some questions of my own. It seems like most of the information on closed ...
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What does it mean for a question to be closed?

My question just got closed! What does that mean? How do questions get closed? What do I need to do to get my question reopened? This Q&A is our specific one to expand on the guidance in the ...
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Is this question about a site listing absurdly powerful D&D 3e/3.5e characters really a recommendation question?

I have stumbled upon this question: Site with absurdly powerful characters for D&D 3/3.5. It asks about a site that the querent has seen. The question does not ask the users to suggest a game, not ...
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I got several good answers and a best answer, so I'm good - but should I put work into getting my closed question reopened?

I asked the following question: How do you determine what action belongs to who in a modernist GM-based game? I got an answer out of it and even some upvotes, and I don't really want or need anything ...
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What to do if seeking the answer to an existing question that's been closed because the system wasn't specified?

A long while back, when I was first starting to get confident about asking questions on this site, I had a question I wanted to ask. However, I searched, and the question I wanted to ask already ...
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Would these official commentary questions be on-topic (and good questions)?

The question Have the D&D 5E designers ever done an official commentary about why they have designed certain rules the way they did? was recently closed due to lack of focus (the close reason I ...
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Why shouldn't I edit a question that has been closed? [duplicate]

I made some edits to tidy up a closed question, the sorts of edits that are commonplace around on RPG.SE, such as spelling mistakes, formatting, retagging, etc. However, I was told that I should not ...
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Question closure: Why does a round last 6 seconds?

I recently asked Why does a round last 6 seconds? on the main site. To the best of my experience, this question is on-topic, specific, answerable, and reasonably scoped. Nevertheless, it was closed as ...
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Can this question about homebrewing potentially be reopened?

My question here concerns the following closed question about homebrewing a monster for D&D 5E. help in adapting a monster from a short story to 5E My understanding of the reasons for closure It ...
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Advice for getting this question about the overseer's major creation reopened

The question "In this situation, what are the best tactical uses for at-will major creation?" seems complete except for perhaps needing more information about the environment in which the final ...
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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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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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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 else can I improve this question about PC-tailored homebrew?

The question: Does PC-tailored homebrew require special considerations? My first draft was written poorly and I fully understand why it was closed so fast. Now I believe I addressed all the issues ...
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Why is this question about which build is optimized for damage too broad?

My question: Which of these builds is best optimized for damage? I am wondering about the amount max average damage each of my suggested builds could put out each turn. This seems like a math ...
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This question shouldn't be closed/looking for reopen voters

In D&D 5e, is it at all possible to create half-subclasses? is closed as Too Broad. It's not. It's also not unclear or opinion-based. It could benefit from better wording, especially in the ...
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How should these questions about temporary hit points/Armor of Agathys (that are currently marked as duplicates) be handled?

This meta question was prompted by the following 3 questions on mainsite (mainly the first two): Do multiple sources of Temporary Hit Points combine or do you only get one set? How does Armor of ...
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Around and around we go. Hexadin vs. battle smith question closing

Another question closed unnecessarily, another question we need to drag into meta to save it. This time we have Can you compare and contrast a Battle Smith Artificer vs a Paladin with a single dip in ...
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It’s that time again—Good hunter deity question closed, shouldn’t be

We once again have a perfectly reasonable question, Is there a complete list of good-aligned gods of hunting?, that has been closed. It should not have been. This time there is the claim that it is a “...
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Can this question about the Sense Motive skill be reopened?

This question for Pathfinder about how to use the Sense Motive skill is marked as a duplicate of this question for Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition about how to use the Insight skill. While these ...
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Drow wizard with Wild Talent question

This question about a drow wizard who received the Wild Talent feat was closed as Too Broad. It should not have been. Per this meta discussion, questions like this are supported here, and we have ...
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Mounted archer/caster question should be reopened

What's the best build for a mounted archer/caster? was closed as Primarily Opinion-Based. It is not. It is something on which experts can vet the quality of a given suggestion and vote accordingly; it ...
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Is this question about a chaotic evil character in a heroic party too opinion-based, or is it experience-based?

I recently asked What challenges arise from playing a Chaotic Evil character in a heroic party? which has been voted to be closed 4 times as of this writing for being primarily opinion based. However, ...
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If a question is marked as a duplicate or is closed, should I delete it?

If a question is marked as a duplicate or is closed, should I delete it? I really don't know if I can clarify that any more.
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How to Improve/Fix This Question About Modelling Reciprocal Economies?

I have recently asked this question. In its initial form, it was very quickly evaluated to be too broad. Fair enough. I tried to narrow it down to a question about fixing/improving the homebrew ...
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Can we save this question about an house rule against evil actions?

This question has been closed, reopened, closed again, and is now on track to be reopened. I see some issues with the question and it has gone through at least one major revision which doesn't seem ...
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What defines too Broad as it applies to these two questions?

Recently, this question of mine was closed as too broad: Avatars of Nature I can understand the impulse given the amount of information I provided, however I intentionally tried to mirror this ...
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Why was this question closed as too broad?

How can wizards gain more spells per day? This question was closed as too broad, and I disagree with that flag. The question is quite narrow in terms of scope, nor would any answer that limits itself ...
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Partially answered second question in old question causing dupe flagging in new question

I flagged What passive scores exist? as a duplicate of How can Investigation be used passively? (as with the Observant feat) based on the titles. However it was pointed out that the primary question ...
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My question was marked as shopping when it isn't. How do I get it reopened?

My question was wrongly put on hold as shopping. It is a finding online resources question and, as far as I can tell, seems to be no different than other questions that weren't closed. It's not asking ...
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It is wrong to edit someone else's question if it has been closed?

Ever since I have been on the site (which is not very long at all) I have always wondered if it is okay to edit someone else's question after it has been closed if you think that you have the general ...
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Are questions that are On-Topic but generated a lot of opinion based answers doomed to never be solved?

So I am still unsatisfied with the responses I got for the way this post got moderated: How to roleplay my character's ethics according to the DM when I don't understand those ethics? After ...
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Why was this post about roleplaying my character's ethics closed?

How to roleplay my character's ethics according to the DM when I don't understand those ethics? I don't know what to add. I can't see by any means how it's opinion-based. I am asking for ...
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Is this question too opinion-based?

A player has asked the DM to ignore the lore to enable his character concept. What are the pros and cons if the DM does so? has gone through two close-reopen cycles. The first seems pretty ...
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Workshopping my question about Armor Class ranges

I posted this question: Which Armor Class values should be used as Controls when making Damage Calculations? in an attempt to try to reify the Armor Class values I use when making DPR calculations for ...
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How can the D&D lore question about evil/good and light/dark be reopened?

I asked this question (What is D&D lore establishing Evil/Good = Dark/Light?) to gain some knowledge about D&D lore, mythology, arcana, tales, stories etc.within published D&D literature ...
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What can be done with my question about Exploiter Wizards and Arcanists to save it?

I have asked a question about comparing the Arcanist with an Exploiter Wizard. It got closed quickly, then reopened, now it's getting closed again. Before a full close-reopen war starts, I'd like ...
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Why are 2, very similar optimization questions treated so differently?

Both of them has a common theme, "how can I get the most of these characters, given these boundary conditions", but the treatment is very different: How can I optimize this “max-languages” build’s ...
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Should this question be reopened (when we don't know if it's OP's actual question)?

Is it possible to remove the attunement property of a magical item? was originally posted in an idea-generating form that wasn't really a good fit. (See, for instance, "short version" in revision 5 of ...
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An otherwise-valid question was closed because it was posted by a suspended user; is there any reason I can't repost a similar question?

This question asked something I myself would like to know. Unfortunately, it was closed for purely administrative reasons -- viz., because (per a diamond mod's comment) the querent was a suspended ...
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My question was put on hold, even though I saw someone else ask something similar without it being closed

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: How do I test my own game online I have edited my question now. But why did my question get put on hold, even though someone else ...
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Should closed questions be edited without fixing the question?

This question was recently edited to add italics to a link to a spell. This edit was done after the question was already closed due to being a duplicate, and therefore put the question into the 'vote ...
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How to get this question re-opened? [duplicate]

Recently this question was asked: "Should I share personal dream sequences with the party as a DM?" Clearly as a "should I" question it was inherently opinion based and was closed. However I think ...
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Why was my question about Cantrips put on hold?

My question was put on hold for being off topic. More specifically because I supposedly ask about the game. This is not true at all and even edited it in for more clarification: Whats the ...
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How should we sort out this question that was closed as a duplicate of another closed question?

The question "Were Grungs created for 5e or did they exist before this edition?" has been closed as a duplicate of a question that was closed as unclear. However, that leaves us now with a question ...