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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Role-Playing Games is scheduled for an election next week, May 27th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community ...
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The best answer to my question was deleted by its owner; what do I do?

The best answer on my recent question was deleted by its owner. It raises many of the issues that were the reason I asked the question and doesn't appear to have any major issues to be a cause for ...
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Stack Overroll: the Stack Exchange RPG?

I've written the basic mechanics for a new role-playing game, and I wanted to crowd-source the details, like writing specific spells, creatures, items, etc. Do you think SE would be a good place for ...
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How should we handle adding citations to older questions and answers?

While I understand we've had guidelines on Meta to discuss how a user should handle their own citations, I think we should visit how and when we should edit Questions and Answers regarding citations. ...
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What are the guidelines for editing many questions in a short period of time?

I'm all for cleaning up questions, making them more readable, and even providing citations to rules references - but I think we need to have a better policy for how to handle editing many, and ...
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Is it okay to reject suggested edits on your answer/question that is part of the Suggested Edits review queue?

This question is inspired by this rejection of a suggested edit, in this case, the suggested edit was rejected by the person who initially wrote the answer, a person who is doubtlessly biased. ...
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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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Are we satisfied with the state of homebrew review questions?

For the past seven years, homebrew review questions (that is, questions of the form, "Is this homebrew balanced?") have been on-topic and thus allowed. As brought up in the latest "How is the ...
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What kind of edits are acceptable to a question after an answer has been posted?

This post originates from this question, but is not about handling that question. I will summarize the transpired events for context. The question is about a specific rule and at its core about ...
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Why do my questions about homebrew content get downvoted?

In my brief experience with this site, I have encountered problems with asking for balance on homebrew items. Every single time I have posted a homebrew question, it is downvoted, regardless of ...
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What is the user policy for up-voting on comments, incorporating the advice of the comment, and then flagging the comment as no longer needed?

While answering questions I frequently receive comments, a fraction of these are helpful and offer advice that I incorporate into my answers. Do I up-vote these comments and then flag them for ...
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How should I tag Ki Techniques in Anima: Beyond Fantasy?

Recently, I ran into a question about the interaction of two damage modifiers that you can put on a technique. The problem is, I don't know how to tag the entire Ki system, and I don't want to go ...
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How was this question bumped to the top of the home page?

"How many times do you roll damage for Magic Missile?" was bumped to the top of the home page today, and a note underneath the question on the home page states that it was modified today by mattdm. ...
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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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Should questions about dice in general be on-topic?

Over in another meta thread, there is a conversation about a particular question regarding dice-rolling outside of an RPG context. I suggest you read that thread first, but to boil it down to the ...
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How do we back up affirmative answers to “Am I understanding this correctly”-style questions?

A new user left this answer to the Can Heighten Spell benefit a [Reserve] feat?: Legal and working as intended. I found this question (and answer) when looking through the review queue, and there ...
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Should the synonym between [spellcasting] and [spells] be broken?

I ask this question because I have asked questions lately that play on the spellcasting mechanics of Anima: Beyond Fantasy lately, that nonetheless have almost nothing to do with a particular spell or ...
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Should this dice question be open or closed?

This meta is about the mainsite question How I can I roll a number of non-digital dice to get a random number between 1 and 150? It was closed by five users, then reopened by five other users. (Many ...
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How to handle “assuming this Jeremy Crawford ruling on [X] to be true, how do I apply that ruling to [Y]”-related questions?

Since WoTC have officially stated that Jeremy Crawford's twitter posts are no longer official and that published sage advice is still just guidance, I've seen a couple of recent questions pop up ...
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What warranted multiple downvotes and a delete vote here?

In D&D, how do you find attack bonus for weapons? Okay, clearly not a 100 score answer -- I don't own the books (certainly wouldn't have them with me at work even if I did). Is it a clear no-no, ...
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How is the community doing? [2019]

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. We did this in 2017 and 2018 and it was very helpful. So again we'd ...
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Should the [negative-energy] and [positive-energy] tags exist?

Tags: negative-energy, positive-energy I'm really bothered by those two, they are only used in a few questions and usually either come together or only one of them is being used even if the question ...
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Should we have a way to denote questions that are caused by “edition baggage”?

related: Carrying misconcepts from previous editions - is this Question fine? We've all seen it. Does Brunchin and Braggin - Third Edition require me to start the game with a full stomach? In a ...
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Should we add [sentient-magic-items] as a synonym of the [intelligent-magic-items] tag?

Right now, the intelligent-magic-items tag exists, with the tag info: For questions about intelligent or sentient magic items. (In D&D 5e, at least, these are referred to in the DMG (p. 214) ...
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Why are my homebrew posts being downvoted and ignored while another user at the exact same time has many upvotes and thousands of views?

Recently, I posted a homebrew Warlock otherworldly patron and got 3 downvotes, 173 views, and 1 answer. Meanwhile, another homebrew Warlock otherworldly patron got 2k views, 14 upvotes, and one good ...
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Would a 5e feat tier list be on-topic?

A not dissimilar question is asked here: Feat classification/ranking The PHB only has 42 feats. A main problem with the above question is the volume of feats in 3.x. Would a 5e version be on topic? ...
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How to follow-up with updated versions of homebrew content? [duplicate]

I've been noticing questions and answers regarding homebrew content offer a lot of insight in understanding and designing features for the games I play (as GM and PC), like this recent one: How might ...
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A thank-you to you all

I am retiring as a moderator this week. I made this decision with my heart a few months ago, made it with my head and let my fellow moderators know a few weeks ago, and now that the paperwork is ...
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Is there available usage data for RPG SE?

I'm looking for data documenting visits per day, questions, answers and votes per day and any other related data that might be available. Both current and historical. It feels like usage has gone ...
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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 Which skills can be used passively? based on the titles. However it was pointed out that the primary question of the new Q&A was only a ...
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Why are my questions being downvoted?

Lately, I've been heavy into studying items in the PHB and XGE to try and understand them RAW. I'm not trying to make excuses, but being on the healing end of a long medical leave, I wanted to get ...
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How should this question about content in a site that includes piracy be handled?

It is well known that we do not condone piracy and usually the way to handle links to pirated sources is to replace them with corresponding legal ones. A question asked today, Is the fencer subclass ...
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Should Questions be edited to fix a mistake after it's been addressed in an answer?

On this question the querent made an error in the spellcasting ability used. It was unclear whether or not it was intentional, but an answer addressed it. Can/Should we edit the question to 'fix' the ...
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Should questions about Pathfinder now link to Archives of Nethys over d20pfsrd?

An extension of this other meta question; Paizo has taken down their own PRD and officially licensed the Archives of Nethys page as their reference document. Archives of Nethys provides a community ...
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Should we introduce tags for specific Metamagic options (such as Twinned Spell), and what happens to the [metamagic] tag?

As discovered by @Xirema, we have a significant number of questions about the Twinned Spell metamagic. More specifically, searching for 5e questions about "twinned spell" (...
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When there are multiple near-identical correct answers, which answer should be accepted? [duplicate]

What is the general consensus for accepting an answer when there are multiple, near identical answers posted at the same time? Not my question, but the question "Can a Bard use an arcane focus?" has ...
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How can I access the close/reopen/first-time-answer/low-quality queues on my phone?

On my laptop, the menu with close votes, etc. is at the top right of the page, next to the notification and rep +/- icons. However, on my phone, only the notification and rep +/- icons appear. I can't ...
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The problem with the [gurps-dungeon-fantasy-rpg] tag wording

Today I saw a Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game question (or rather, question spanning both GURPS and DFRPG), and decided to add the latter tag to it, started typing dungeon-fantasy-roleplaying..., ...
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How should we handle this question which was edited and reopened in a way that OP did not approve?

In this scenario, how do I determine whether the enemies are surprised? was originally a series of related by (arguably) separate questions linked to a common example scenario. The question was closed ...
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Is it OK to edit an outdated answer to facilitate a vote change?

A rule has been changed, and an answer that was correct became wrong. The recommended course of action is to downvote and wait. However, downvoting is not possible if you upvoted earlier, because ...
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Should my comment on this question be an answer?

An off-topic question requesting Where to get feedback on homebrews was just asked. I left this comment below: Welcome to rpg.se! Take the [tour] and visit the [help center] to learn how things ...
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Should we add the citation requirements to our Tour?

Looking at the tour, I realized (after reading a comment), that our Tour doesn't include best practices and requirements for how to answer a question that includes citations or good subjective/bad ...
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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?

We have recently seen some issues around site users being unclear on how to use the rules-as-written tag and some unpleasantness broke out on the topic. Sadly, this has been happening for more than ...
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Should I post a question to which I have an answer?

Specifically, I was trying to understand abilities like a mule's "beast of burden" and a goliath's "powerful build trait" which both state that the carrying capacity is measured as a "large creature". ...
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When do homebrew suggestions need to be playtested by an answerer?

It is unclear to me when someone needs to provide playtesting for homebrew suggestions and when they don't. As an example, in this answer, MattDM provides a really good answer for the first half, ...
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When do we close a question for drawing opinion-based answers and how can we try to get ahead of such closures?

I'm not talking about opinion-based questions, but the flipside of when a question could generate good subjective answers, but doesn't. This question does have several parts that are tied together: ...
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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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Is a “Frame Challenge” really only valid as an answer or can it be a comment as well?

The basis of a Frame Challenge is that a question might be more answerable if portions of it were different. You see this a lot with questions that may be XY problems, among other things. I've ...
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Can we add the feed of RPG.se Hot Network Questions to the chat feed?

I think that added HNQs to the chat feed will be useful information to have now that there is an official way to determine and indicate this with the recent HNQ update. This will raise awareness of ...
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Is this question a duplicate?

My question: Can unconscious characters be unwilling? recieved a bit of debate on its status as a duplicate of a couple different questions: Can unconscious characters be willing? Can you make an ...