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What are the most asked-about spells in D&D 5e?

This is just curiosity, triggered by a comment by @Kirt. I think it may not quite qualify for the main site, so I hope it is fine to post it here. The original question was about understanding which ...
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Do attempts to balance an ability by altering its mechanics fall under the umbrella of homebrew or house-rules?

To clarify. I was thinking of modifying the 'World in Miniature' feat from spheres of power in order to make it more relevant at higher levels and ask whether it would break the balance but I was ...
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Why does it require reputation to upvote comments and answers?

I guess it could help with stopping bots from bombing comments with upvotes and such, but it's the only platform I've ever seen that behaves like this. I created an account a while ago to show ...
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When should code tags be used for dice syntax?

Recently I noticed this edit. Here is an example section: using a single mathematical operation is 4*(min(d4, 3)) - 8, or in anydice terms ...
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What should I do if I find an answer that is completely wrong?

In several different cases, I've encountered answers that were just... wrong. However, I don't know how to respond to this. Recently, I flagged a wrong answer, and it was declined and I was told not ...
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Is a question about the balance of an entirely new class answerable on this site?

I found a homebrew Summoner class on DMsGuild that looks balanced, as well as fun to play. However, I'm not sure whether entire are appropriate for this site, although I've seen several different ...
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Why was my post asking for a review of homebrewed traits closed? (appeal from a new user trying to better understand stackexchange)

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: Please review these homebrewed regional traits I was told to ask for help here so let's try this out: I'm a new user here and I'm ...
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Are questions about understanding game concepts allowed, even if I am not currently facing a specific problem involving that concept?

Questions typically arise from problems you need to solve If I understand correctly, the concept of Stackoverflow is something like: "I am facing a problem while programming, I already researched ...
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Is it OK to post a question about an Sage Advice Column entry?

I find myself repeatedly referring to the Sage Advice Compendium (SAC) entry that defines what counts as magical; however, there is no way (that I know of) to directly point at that entry, the best I ...
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What should I do if I have a huge [homebrew-review] question that I need to break into smaller parts?

After asking Is this variant of the Armorer Artificer balanced compared to the existing subclass?, which offered a wide range of options to choose from, I was informed that it simply had too much ...
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Is it ok to ask questions about the balance of free content from DMsGuild?

I've found several subclasses, optional rules, and other content on Dungeon Master's Guild that I'd like to use in a game, all of which are Free or Pay What You Want. Is it OK to ask questions about ...
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Simulacrum retagging

We do have a separate tag for simulacrum, and as of this morning about 48 questions were tagged with it. I did check, because I was asking a question about the origin of the spell, which an inquiry of ...
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Are lore questions on games that have a TTRPG attached to them on-topic? [duplicate]

Especially in modern times,most popular series appear to get a TTRPG attached to them. Examples include Dishonored, A Song Of Ice and Fire, Warcraft. Are lore questions regarding these games ...
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Is there a better way to ask questions as a player?

I've recently posted a couple of questions that I think are both not entirely obvious or clear cut rules questions, and that as far as I could tell were also no dupes. Can you cast a Wall of Force ...
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Evolution of Stack (Exchange) leadership

If you're a regular reader of RPG meta, this post over on Meta.SE might interest/concern you: Changing how community leadership works on Stack Exchange: a proposal and rough timeline I post this just ...
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I need 50 reputation to post a comment, how can I gain reputation without commenting?

Honestly I think the title says it all, but I'm happy to elaborate where needed.
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Should we turn off the HNQ feed on our main chat room?

Chat activity is pretty low these days. Because of this, the majority of the posts seen in our main chat room are from the HNQ bot. One user pointed out that ignoring that bot makes the chat look much ...
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What should be done if a game term being asked about is a slur?

I recently asked this question about Exalted Second edition and while I found the answer I found out that the term 'Half-caste' used in the game was also a slur. (I do apologize for not knowing it ...
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What should I do if I have a downvoted question with upvoted answers?

I posted this question, and it keeps getting downvoted. However, the system won't let me delete it. What should I do about this? Should I vote to close it?
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Do we want a banner/help page about AI policy?

Per a previous discussion, “generative AI” is banned on this site. Per a recent site-wide announcement, we can request a banner in the answer box stating this policy, and linking to a new Help page ...
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How to ask for loopholes/hacks/edge cases or other ways to make things work?

BACKGROUND: I'm a buildmaker. I'm RAW RPG gamer, following the philosophy of "GM has no say when it comes to rules", and I enforce this both as a GM and as a player. I love inventing things ...
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Reconciling how we treated two questions asking for DMing advice

Three days ago new user Billy Lane asked How do I become a great gm?, with the full text of their question reading: I’ve played D&D on Discord now for a year, and I used to play D&D way-way ...
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RPG.SE has admitted its first Hobgoblin to the 100k club

Please join me in congratulating Nobody the Hobgoblin (formerly Groody) for reaching 100,000 reputation! Notably, Nobody the Hobgoblin is the quickest user to ever reach 100k reputation, having done ...
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Should questions about dice in general be on-topic? [2023]

This question was asked and answered in 2019 with clear consensus in this Q&A: Should questions about dice in general be on-topic? However, I am asking for a revisit of this discussion, in light ...
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Can I ask a question about whether there's published adventure content with a holiday theme?

Obvioulsy, the various fantasy settings may have their own, special holidays, for example in the Forgotten Realms, there are five annual holidays falling between the months, like Midwinter oder ...
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Is the time right to ask about the events of early 2023 blowing up in Wizards of the Coast's face?

Hasbro recently released its Q3 2023 sales figures, and boy, things are looking dire. They were even worse in Q2 with an 11% Dip in the whole segment Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming, which ...
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Do we need a separate tag for D&D 5e 2024?

Wizards of the Coast is releasing a replacement Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monster Manual for its Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition system, labeling them the 2024 Core Rulebooks....
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Do we need a separate tag for Pathfinder 2e Remastered?

Paizo is re-releasing content for its Pathfinder Second Edition system, labeling it a "Remaster". There are significant differences in content, both in how its present and the actual effects ...
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Is it acceptable to use LLMs for improving the English of answers and questions?

When writing an answer or a question on this stack, I try to be the clearest possible for exposing my problem or for proposing a solution, but I recognize two main issues1: I use the same sentence ...
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When should we use sourcebook tags?

There are a number of tags that describe specific published books, mostly adventure modules for D&D 5e, for example there is one for curse-of-strahd, there is one for tomb-of-annihilation, and one ...
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Should we still accept homebrew questions?

In the past days there was a series of questions for a homebrew version of a DnD-5e subclass: see the first, second and third iteration of the process. In the last one a surprisingly (to me, at least) ...
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Should this question on whether DM's hiding rolls is standard remain open?

This question on if a DM can hide their rolls is a very old question that was closed as opinion-based due to the answers that were coming in. The question itself seems to just be asking if hiding ...
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For homebrew review, is it appropriate to add features of the homebrew that were meant to be a part of it but weren't written down to the question?

In my question Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? [Version 2], I intended for "stone" to exclude glass, but I now realize that not everyone reading that ...
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How should we deal with questions about 5e rules from people playing Baldur's Gate 3?

We have had several questions from people that play Baldur's Gate 3, and ask about how something that happens in the game works within the 5e tabletop rules. For example: Can a warlock be transformed ...
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Asking about "mooning"

So, this question is gaining some attention due to its content - specifically about the act of "mooning". Mooning is the act of displaying one's bare buttocks by removing clothing, e.g., by ...
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What was the impact of the moderation strike on site activity?

During the last several weeks, as the strike was going on, it felt as if there was significantly less activity on the site, with several active contributors electing to not vote, edit, or Q&A. The ...
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What are some consensus recommendations for screenreader readability formatting?

Recently, NautArch edited my answer and "Adjusted headers for screenreader readability". Largely this consisted of changing the one-hashtag heading [#] to two hashtags [##] and then ...
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How do our strike-participating community members feel about the moderation-strike negotiation results?

As of Monday, the call for a strike has ended, see the adjusted open letter and several organised groups are resuming operations: See the moderator poll on Discord, which voted to end the strike. See ...
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Are questions about the viability of a campaign or mission's premise acceptable?

I'm currently in the early stages of planning a campaign where my current idea is that the PCs will be travelling over a large continent, and the primary thing keeping them together is a curse that ...
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Should this general PBTA tag be removed when there is already Dungeon World tag?

Does this trigger violate GM principles? Can it be fixed? This question has powered-by-the-apocalypse and dungeon-world Should the PBTA tag removed since Dungeon World defines what the question is ...
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Would we benefit from a Tucker's Kobolds tag?

There are 40-ish items that discuss tucker's Kobolds as a concept on our site. Three of them are questions. They are a beloved (and feared) meme in our community... Would we benefit from a Tucker's ...
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Is there an issue with tagging questions about portals?

I occasionally add fitting but missing tags to posts, for example if the question is about a monster and is missing the tag, I add monsters, or if it is about the action economy, but has no such tag, ...
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How would I go about requesting homebrew-review for an entire game system?

I have about 3k words of a game system representing mostly additions and improvements to Wushu Open. I'd like to request comments, complaints, criticism, and concepts, but I fear that the site's ...
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Should this question be considered "idea generation" and closed?

This question apparently doesn't have a single correct answer: What are some monsters that could trap NPCs for a long time without killing them? On the other hand, it is pretty narrow for being "...
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Stack Exchange general moderation and curation strike begins today (concluded as of August 7th)

As of today, community members and diamond moderators across the Stack Exchange network are commencing a general moderation strike in protest of bad policy and worse treatment from Stack Overflow, Inc ...
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How is the community doing? [2023]

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. This community check-in has been done for the last few years (...
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Is there a way to ask focused opinion-based questions? [duplicate]

For context I want link this as the question that inspired me to ask about the possibility for certain types of opinion-based questions. The question I asked, while having some rules based elements, ...
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Is this title a spoiler and how would we avoid the spoiler if so?

This question: Is Tiamat's cold breath supposed to be a Dex save? seems to include a spoiler about the weapons of a boss within the title (I haven't finished the adventure including the boss so I ...
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Is asking a questions about ChatGPT as tool for character/NPC creation appropriate for this stack?

I want to ask a question about the ways people have used ChatGPT to create NPCs, characters, settings, and adventures for their D&D campaign. The question in mind is something along the lines of &...
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