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Questions tagged [designer-reasons]

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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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Should we add 'designers intent' questions to the “don't ask” questions list on the tour?

Just as it says on the tin: This comment was left in response to a question closing. The "Don't Ask" section of the Help Center doesn't explicitly state that design intent questions are off ...
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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 ...
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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: "I hate this ...
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How do we save designer reasoning questions? [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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Should I opt not to create a signpost duplicate for a question that would be opinion-based if asked today?

Today, I started wondering why in 5e, the DMG calculates encounter difficulty as "adjusted XP" which is adjusted by the total number of enemies in the encounter, but doesn't award the adjusted value ...
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Is 'what is the rationale behind the design of X' a proper question for rpg.se?

The question: Is 'what is the rationale behind the design of X' a proper question for rpg.se? To elaborate: The question is motivated by my current predicament: D&D 3 and 3.5 have certainly shown ...
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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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Are rules questions that require a developer (official OR non-official) response ONLY valid for our stack?

Is a firbolg's Hidden Step intended to deactivate due to spells such as Booming Blade? has a specific stipulation from the asker that the accepted answer must have a supporting tweet from a ...
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Asking a more concise revision of a previously asked question

I assume the Meta is the correct place to ask such a thing. I hope the question itself is generic enough to get an answer that isn't too specific to my example, but I think I can better explain it ...
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What made my answer invalid?

I can't clearly understand why my answer to What reasons have the designers given for why unarmed strikes aren't 'light melee weapons'? was downvoted and deleted. How could I make the ...
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Should I delete this question and re-ask?

I recently asked a question about undead having darkvision. I felt that the original question was pretty unambiguously worded, but apparently I was wrong as the answers don't really match what I was ...
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Are questions of designer intent on-topic for this site? [duplicate]

Pretty much what it says in the title. I recently asked this question and it has been suggested that it is unanswerable. A previous question of this type is here, which by my understanding was ...
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Rules-as-intended and designer intent

There have been mentions of “rules-as-intended” (RAI) a few times on this meta, but always tangentially to other discussions, so I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a place to ...