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What question here, if any, are duplicates?

Currently there exists the following question: "What does 'ally' mean, as a game term?" and "Does a familiar count as an ally?" was marked as a duplicate. Meanwhile there also exist the ...
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Are these questions duplicates of each other?

There are three related questions that link to each other and have similar answers: How does Ancestral Protectors' resistance work against multiple damage types? Does a rogue's Uncanny Dodge ...
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The correct way to ask about RAW/RAI

(I ask this as someone who mainly asks dnd5e questions, as such I am using terms like DM, RAI in the official D&D capacity) Whenever I ask a question I get a lot of replies in the vein of "at my ...
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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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Should these questions about the history of the 5-foot square in D&D be merged?

Last week, the question When did 5 foot squares become standard in D&D? was marked as duplicate of When did the 5-foot square/hex become the standard unit of measurement in Dungeons & Dragons?....
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Are [homebrew-review] posts allowed to link to off-site sources? [duplicate]

This is a question I've had spark up a bit following the successful Kickstarter for GM-Binder's next big updates. Should homebrew-review posts be allowed to link to off-site homebrew sources to ...
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Are we allowed to quote from D&DBeyond? [duplicate]

D&DBeyond is the official online source for D&D 5e. If not more people, then at least a significant portion of people, have access D&DBeyond rather than the PHB. When quoting rules excepts ...
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How to revisit citation expectations for subjective questions

Based on questions like Medix2's, Medix2's other question, and my earlier one, there is a big disconnect between the historical guidance for supporting subjective answers and what the community likes/...
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How to deal with a broken link?

This answer has two broken links. The answer itself will be fine since it already recite the summary of the link content, but what should be done with the link? Leave it alone? Comment that they are ...
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Does this question about smartphone apps for LARP combat really need a historical lock?

I just happened across this old question. It's short enough that I might as well quote it in its entirety: Are there any serious smartphone apps for handling combat in a LARP situation? I've ...
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What is the [psychology] tag for?

I've noticed the psychology tag on a few questions (it's up to 11, at the time of this posting). It has no tag info/wiki, so it's not obvious what exactly it's meant to be used for. The questions ...
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Does our standing policy on pronoun gender conflict with the SE's recent changes to the Code of Conduct?

This topic has been broached before but, in light of the recent changes to the Stack Exchange's Code of Conduct on the matter, I'm wondering if there's a conflict that needs to be addressed. Our ...
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What is the [character-development] tag for?

We have 23 questions with the character-development tag. The tag has no description and by looking over the questions I'm not getting a good idea of how the tag links them. What does the tag ...
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Revisiting citation expectations of good subjective answers

There have been quite a few questions on Good Subjective answers and their policy, and I would like this one to avoid discussing what moderators are or aren't doing to enforce the current policy. ...
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Confusion regarding the “Good Subjective” post notice and the policy on backing up answers

This is a question for moderators as I'm not sure how else to ask this. There have been the following posts recently: "Please give your feedback on a new “Subjective Citation Needed” post notice " ...
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Request for feedback on Good Subjective moderation

The idea of Good Subjective questions and answers is core to how Stack Exchange works and is essentially what allows RPG.se to exist. We have this Q&A that sets the broad outline for how that idea ...
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Should I update my answer with information from someone else's answer?

In this question I made an answer and @illustro also provided an answer which includes information that I feel would improve my answer (I made a similar point in my answer, but his answer provided ...
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Is [published-adventures] a meta-tag?

I've noticed that we tend to add the published-adventures tag (for dnd-5e questions, anyway) to any question that also has the tag of a specific adventure, such as out-of-the-abyss or tomb-of-...
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Should I ask a question about listing content from Mike Mearls' Happy Fun Hour?

I recently asked a question Has there been a Kraken patron for the Warlock class in Unearthed Arcana?, the answer to which was that this Kraken warlock patron wasn't UA, but was rather part of Mike ...
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Should we have a tag for Wendy's Feast of Legends RPG?

Wendy's has released an RPG called Feast of Legends. It's a hilarious and incredibly good parody of D&D but it's also a legitimate RPG in its own right. Should we have a tag for it or just enjoy ...
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Should we have a canonical “Can the Wish spell do X?” question?

We have a lot of questions about the spell Wish across various D&D editions, largely of the form, "I thought of X, can the Wish spell do that?" or "One of my players cast Wish and asked for X, can ...
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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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Please give your feedback on a new “Subjective Citation Needed” post notice

One of the tools that diamond moderators have at their disposal is the post notice. We have several different types of post notice for example, this one, for posts that require additional citations: ...
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How to handle a new user accidentally making multiple account and suggesting edits to their own question?

I just improved an edit from the suggested edits queue and I am trying to work out if I did the right thing. The original question is by a new user with 1 reputation. It was closed by Rubik's for ...
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Please delete the misspelled [pronounciation] tag

I have accidentally misspelled pronunciation and thus created a meaningless pronounciation tag. I do not know how to (and probably do not have the privileges to) delete it. Apologies to the ...
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Should the [patron] tag be merged with the [warlock] tag?

There are currently 9 questions tagged patron and all of them are also tagged warlock. Do we really need a separate patron tag?
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Tags eclipsing system tags?

This question recently had the "firearms" tag added to it: What's the expected benefit of the second pistol? I don't object, but now it shows up as the first tag, and the title (in the window ...
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Should we have tags for Ultramodern 5e and Esper Genesis?

In this question: Should I allow a PC's spells to affect a very large space vehicle? They ask about balance and how it relates to some mechanics from the 5th Edition D&D mod (addon?) ...
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Is a question asking about a specific list on topic or not?

This question about spells that are on the ranger spell list and not on the druid one had some contention early on, but its voting has settled down now. Some were saying that it was easily ...
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Is this question on mass combat a duplicate?

I don't want go get into a gold badge open/close war, so thought I'd just bring it up here :) What systems can I use for a small scale battle? The question itself does seem to be a duplicate of ...
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Should homebrew review questions tagged as [homebrew] be re-tagged as [homebrew-review] instead?

There are a number of questions asking about whether some homebrew material is or isn't balanced. Some questions are tagged as homebrew, others are tagged as homebrew-review. According to the meta ...
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Should I edit out spaces between certain punctuation?

The title of my question probably isn't great, but I can't think of the wording to describe my question; what I'm referring to is when I see things like this: Blah blah ? Instead of: Blah blah? ...
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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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Is this question about the expected way to acquire costly components too opinion-based?

I'd like to ask the following question about what the "standard"/"expected" way to do something in D&D 5e is, but I feel that it'd likely be deemed opinion-based or unclear with regard to the ...
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Is there a dedicated place within RPG SE for users to post source codes or helpful spreadsheets that they made/use to share the love to other users?

I play a summoning focused druid in my 3.5e campaign and handling multiple summons and math on the fly with all the augments got tiresome - I couldn't find a helpful sheet for animal/creature ...
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Hiding spoiler tagged text in question excerpts [closed]

I noticed in this question that while the OP used the spoiler tags in the body of the text the question excerpt that appears on the Stack All Questions page includes text from the spoiler. Is there ...
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Is there much point in having a [tone] tag?

So, we have a tone tag that currently only has 3 questions. I feel like it doesn't really add much on top of the tags that those questions already use. It isn't a very frequently used tag and I don'...
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Is this too opinion based to post?

Here's the question I want to post, but I'm concerned it may still get flagged as opinion-based. Is it? I'm building a brand new tabletop RPG and want to do away with some of the standards you find ...
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Why was my “not an answer” flag declined on this answer?

Answers can be flagged as "not an answer", the description for which says the following: This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, ...
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What to do about undeleting this deleted question (10K only)?

So, today this question was asked: Can the Warforged Integrated Weapon Trait be Disarmed? It appears to be about some 3rd party homebrew content from dndguide.com. It was closed as unclear, then ...
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Is there a way to let someone else decide which answer to accept? How should accepting self-answers be handled?

I have a question that I asked about two years ago. It got two answers, one of which was my own. The other was also helpful (and got an upvote from me). Since then I have been occasionally researching ...
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Should these questions about how to narrate be on topic here or off?

We've gotten a couple of questions recently that do seem to be okay within our framework, but there's enough softness here that I wanted to bring it up in meta as to whether or not they really do fit. ...
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How to share what actually happened, after what I asked about is resolved? [duplicate]

So, let's say I ask a question about some actual issue. And I get answers, and maybe already accept one of them. Then the situation gets resolved whatever way in reality. How should I tell what ...
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How to properly review a homebrew?

There are quite a few questions asking to review homebrew. The best way to ask such questions is covered in this meta: How can I ask a good homebrew review question? I'm interested in how I should ...
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Are self-answer questions still allowed?

Shortly put I had a mechanics question about infinity-rpg regarding the stealth system that was not immediately clear. I figured out the solution eventually within the book, but thought it might make ...
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Angry DM/GM site change - link updates?

Someone kindly pointed out that the link in this answer to an Angry DM post goes to what looks very much like a malicious domain squatter. Looks like he's moved to ...
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How to ask about changes resulting from homebrew elements or house rules?

I am currently having difficulty drafting an appropriate question for the following scneario: I have a player that wants to swap out the spellcasting ability for Warlocks in D&D 5e from Cha to ...
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How does the bot choose Q&A to publish on Twitter?

I already saw some of my questions being tweeted on the RPG Stack Exchange Twitter account. At first, I though Q&A were put on Twitter when someone, like a moderator, find it good and interesting....
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Question Workshop: GM Types

Not long ago, it has been pointed out to me that while RPG theory about different archetypes of players is relatively well-known, people are generally less aware of what sorts of GMs are out there. So ...
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Should I make a generic “Is my homebrew game content balanced?” Question with an Answer of “Probably not, No”?

Something that I’ve noticed happening over and over again is a new user showing up with a homebrew piece of game content (e.g. a race, class, feat, et cetera), and then posting a Question to the ...