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Workshopping Help: "Should I allow a Player to use a premade character?"

I have a question I want to ask and would like to run it by the community before I actually ask it so I can obtain feedback. Here is my question: Should I allow a Player to use a premade character? ...
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FAQ Maintenance 2023

Our FAQ has become quite cluttered and convoluted. There are many issues with it, but among the most pressing I currently see: There are 3 questions about recommendation questions, which is a mess. ...
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Has site-wide quality drastically improved while our analytics are in freefall?

In our recent visual excerpt of a year in moderation, we see that community moderation actions have drastically declined. One explanation is that our site-wide quality improved drastically — ...
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How to ask effective questions?

I'm trying to work on posting at least one DnD related question each day and I'm finding it difficult to actually get questions that get decent responses from the community. My best question (Can the ...
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Thank you to the community

I'm 45 and table top RPGs have been a core part of my identity since I was 12, often the only way I had of socializing. Due to a variety of life circumstances, it has been about 2 years since I've ...
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Workshopping "What is the best way to bring a campaign to an end?"

I've recently posted the question What is the best way to bring a campaign to an end? on the Role-Playing Games Stack Exchange, but it was closed because it ended up seeming too broad or just phrased ...
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I tried to stay D&D question neutral last year, how did I do?

I made a claim in chat roughly a year ago: I'm staying dnd-5e neutral this year, and I've just posted my first question, and made sure to ask a non-dnd-5e question :D1 And I'd like to reflect on how ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Workshopping Question about picking the right weapon

As I have talked about here in a bit more detail, I have always had an issue wrapping my head around certain core (and simple) concepts within D&D 5e. In this particular case, the issue pertains ...
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How can I share research data?

Ever since starting to build characters, I have struggled with trying to understand weapon damage and the merits of modifiers. After someone suggested that a 1d6 weapon with duelling hit stronger than ...
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Brackets in question titles

This question includes brackets in its title: Do the relevant stats of a creature summoned via a "Summon [Creature Type]"-style spell change, if your stats change after you summoned it? I ...
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What is OGL 1.1: A request to reopen

I've created the following question today. What's going on with D&D's leaked OGL 1.1? How does it affect me? It got closed for being off-topic. I don't believe in it being the case. OGL is ...
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Should we delete this -17 answer that appears as an answer snippet in google search?

When I google "can you counterspell a counterspell", google returns an answer snippet from the site: Unfortunately, this snippet comes from this answer, which has a score of -17 at the ...
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Clarification for community bot's request for additional supporting information

I've been a long time lurker in this stackexchange, having spent most of my time at math.stackexchange.com. I know each separate site can have its own community standards, so I was hoping to get ...
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How to deal with poorly translated questions?

This question arose from this post. However this is not the first time, and definitely not the last, that I've seen this issue, so it seems important to me to determine exactly how to treat those ...
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Would a question on Centaur Equine Bond & an ability granting a Climb speed equal to normal speed be on-topic and not a duplicate?

I have a rules question I believe isn't covered by the three similar (but not duplicate questions). Is this something that should be answered on the other questions or does it deserve it's own ...
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How to handle "make this better" questions when the asker has little or no GM restrictions and has a lot of chosen options?

This question asks for help improving a custom item: Is this armor the best my character can get? They have already chosen 9 rules elements to add to the item. It will be difficult to think of a ...
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Winterbash: Gimme all your Hatting!

To continue Thomas' tradition (which was a continuation of doppelgreener's tradition) of collecting the memorabilia of transient hat awards (and maybe also share the how we got secret hats? I think I ...
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Let us discuss the reasons that play a role when evaluating to vote for deleting a low-quality answer

Let us discuss the reasons that play a role when evaluating to vote for deleting a low-quality answer. Deleting answers perceived as low-quality is a contentious topic, and many cases aren't as clear-...
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Does asking for a list of reference books within a typically interwoven set of systems that contain a specific rule count as "shopping for games"?

Under the post Does anyone know if there are any rules for Materials refinement in Pathfinder & DnD type settings or similar?, there was a discussion in the comments about whether or not this ...
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Does [chameleon] blend in?

The chameleon tag was just created for the D&D 3.5e prestige class, chameleon. Our guidance on when to create tags for individual classes is fairly vague (by necessity), and I think this one might ...
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Does using numerous   whitespace characters to center a line of text cause accessibility issues?

I'm quoting something that has a centered line of text in the source formatting (pg. 175 of the D&D 5e PHB). I initially used the MathJax display style environment $$ like so: Here’s how to ...
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This tag is not for just saying "I am a new GM": okay, but we did anyway. Now what?

The tag snippet for new-gm reads: For questions specifically about problems inherent to becoming or tutoring a game master (GM). This tag is not for just saying "I am a new GM": see the ...
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What sort of site is 'JugonesTop"?

This recent question prompted this answer, to which a comment asked "Where are you getting your quotes from? I cant find them in the PHB". In attempting to source the putative rules quotes, ...
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Witty, clever & funny: let's collect the bounty's messages!

In the past, several bounties have been offered, both for making questions attract more answers and for rewarding already existent answers (which are the actual aims of bounties). Beside the default ...
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Why are questions about similar, but not the same, rules interactions marked as duplicate?

Can I twin cast a cantrip used with reaper from the death domain? This is the example I've just come across, but I have definitely run across many similar questions. A duplicate question should be ...
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A question is an obvious duplicate, but there is other confusion in the question worth addressing. What do?

This question, Rogue Holding Bonus Action to disengage once attacked, is an obvious duplicate of this question: Can you ready a bonus action?. At least, the general question being asked is exactly the ...
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Settling the status of "Can I recover a single arrow?"

Can I recover a single arrow? This is the third meta question relating to this main site question (see also here and here), but it has popped back into the reopen queue several times now (five times ...
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What is the issue with questions looking for averages or statistics?

Over my relatively short tenure here so far, it is my impression that there seem to be two schools of thought in the community of active contributors: one sees practical value in using averages based ...
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Should I provide an answer even if I voted to close a question?

Sometimes I feel that a question has some value, but it is formulated in a unclear way, or it seems to ask two questions in one post, which is not recommended. Despite its value, the question is not ...
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Are questions about bugs in virtual tabletops (VTTs) on topic?

This question is about a potential bug in someone's Foundry VTT setup for PF2e. In short, are these kinds of questions about bugs in virtual tabletops (VTTs) on topic? It seems hard to answer with ...
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Question Workshop: Character's Sliding Target Numbers

I am unsure if this fits RPG.se well enough, so I am asking it on meta to check before I do post it. If this is not quite a good fit, that's fine. Does this belong on RPG.se? Why? What changes are ...
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Reality check: I think [reality-check] is a meta tag. Should we burn it?

I think the reality-check tag is a meta tag. In The Death of Meta Tags, we see: The reason meta-tags are a problem is that they do not describe the content of the question. They describe some other ...
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Is Blood On The Clocktower on topic here?

Is this the correct forum for Blood On The Clocktower questions? It's more of a social deduction game, and less of a RPG.
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How should we handle changes to One D&D playtest rules that affect questions about previous playtest materials?

At the time of posting, Wizards of the Coast has just released the second One D&D Playtest Unearthed Arcana. It is not surprising that many rules appearing in the first article, Character Origins, ...
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Why was my homebrew-review question downvoted even though I followed the criteria?

I don't mean to sound indignant or anything, but I must admit, I'm at a loss as to why this happened. Just yesterday, I posted a homebrew-review question asking about whether an artifact I had created ...
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Is this question about true polymorph and consumable spell components a duplicate?

The question: True Polymorph + True Seeing = True Death? This question was originally closed as a duplicate of this question, asking if using true polymorph to create consumable spell components ...
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Three tag RPGs: we need a better system for tagging "one page three score" RPGs

This question discusses a one page, three score RPG called Space Junk Cyberpunk: How often do I need to sing Happy Birthday to myself to survive Space Junk Cyberpunk? Right now the question has three ...
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Should the new (2nd) edition of The One Ring be tagged separately from the first edition?

The first edition of The One Ring was released in 2011 (by Cubicle 7). However, Free League Publishing recently released a new (2nd) edition of the game: Now in its second edition, The One Ring™ ...
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Are potatoes on-topic here?

As Potato is a single page game, here it is: Potato was mentioned in this question as an example of a one page RPG, and the objection was raised in the comments there that it wasn't an RPG. My ...
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To what extent does D&D 5e imply a setting?

This D&D 5e question appears to be a question about in-universe lore (and was tagged lore), but doesn't specify any specific setting. Does D&D 5e imply a specific setting? Should we assume ...
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Tag-sorting: [dnd-5e] vs. [dnd-next-playtest]

There's (at the moment of this writing) about 29 questions that mention "DND next", are tagged dnd-5e and not tagged dnd-next-playtest. Some of these questions need to be retagged for sure, ...
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How are we judging One D&D questions and answers?

I am asking because I don't understand what has happened to When using the One D&D Playtest are you supposed to be using the 5e rules too?. The question seems perfectly ok to me and I don't ...
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I asked a bad question and there's nothing I can do to fix the question. What to do?

I asked a bad question. It happens. I'm sorry, I learned my lesson. As soon as I understood it was bad (a few downvotes and two answers within two minutes of each other telling me I misread), so of ...
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What did we learn during the D&D Next playtest that should inform how we approach the One D&D playtest?

The next generation of D&D is finally peaking above the horizon with the announcement of One D&D, including the release of the first of many playtest resources. Playtest content, especially ...
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Do we need a new tag for the "D20-test" terminology?

The new playtest material introduced the new terminology "D20 test", which encompasses attack rolls, saving throws and ability checks. This question asks for all rolls that do not fall under ...
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Should there be a separate tag for One D&D?

Yesterday, Wizards of the Coast announced the playtest material for its next iteration of D&D, codenamed One D&D. Later that day, they released the first Unearthed Arcana document with part of ...
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Are questions about rule intent on-topic? [2022]

Questions asking for the designer reasoning behind a given rule or other game elements have a long history of needing moderation. (If you're interested in past discussions on the subject, you can get ...
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Can we clarify the distinction between [damage-resistance] and [resistance] and then clean up the [resistance] tag?

Back in 2018, V2Blast asked about the tags damage-resistance, resistance, and spell-resistance, and a good reason for keeping them separate was provided. So I've no issues with keeping the tags ...
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How to search for non-D&D-related questions?

I often want to see non-D&D related questions when searching on the site, but there's such an overwhelmingly large number of D&D related products (including Pathfinder and Starfinder) to ...

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