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How do we deal with duplicate questions where a rule change has made an old answer obsolete?

So today I came across a question about booming blade, which has been closed as a duplicate of this question. They are duplicates, but a rule change has potentially made the old answer obsolete. A ...
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We are not lawyers. Why do we allow law topics?

This is a site about Role-Playing Games. We are experts on Role-Playing Games. There is a sickening number of questions about law, that are only tangentially related to games, and they are being ...
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“Does It Break Anything” Questions

I've now seen enough examples of "does it break anything" questions regarding D&D 5e to ask about them in the general case. I don't think that they're bad questions, but I feel that they ...
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Is this question better tagged house-rules or homebrew?

I am considering a revision to the D&D 5e mechanics of maintaining barbarian rage. I consider this to be a small change to a specific rule and thus fitting of the house-rules tag, rather than ...
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Trying to ask the moderator a question but don't have 20 rep to ping in general Chat. How do I PM the moderator?

Last post was deemed an advertisement by moderator. Not trying to place ads but see if anyone wants to play a new game we have. How can you do that without mentioning the name of the game? It is ...
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A little bit of Thank You to the undervalued janitors of the site

So, with the recent changes on Rep, I got bumped over the few points I was missing to get access to moderator tools. With that, came the possibility of seeing deleted stuff, and with that possibility,...
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Is this question about Brass Braziers a duplicate? [closed]

Candidate for closure: Is the brass brazier required for find familiar? Candidate dupe target: What are the details surrounding the brass brazier required for the Find Familiar spell? Is this question ...
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Is this question about Hide of the Feral Guardian off topic as a designer intent question, and if so, can it be salvaged?

What is the point of this line in the Hide of the Feral Guardian? It's relatively short, I'll provide the entire question text here: The Hide of the Feral Guardian, a legendary item from the ...
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Run Fast and Jump for Joy: Winter Bash 2020 Photo Album

For many of us, role playing games provide an escape from the world, allowing us to be someone else in another universe, together with friends, new and old. As we near the end of 2020, let us ...
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Please undelete my answer regarding the worthlessness of high school friendships

So, I posted an answer to this question, which has now been closed, and when I logged on today, I saw that my answer was, for some reason, deleted. Users with the required rep can see the language. ...
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What is this question actually asking and is it on topic?

This question on the history of the use of 'plate' terminology in D&D has created some concern about what is being asked and if it's on topic. I'm still unclear as to what OP actually is asking ...
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Dealing with More Comments After Movements to Chat as a User

This isn't a huge issue, (and may be a duplicate, but I didn't see another like it), but on a recent question there was quite a bit of discussion on a pair of answers which was ultimately moved to ...
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Revisit: Is “5e” a clear enough statement of game system by a question asker to determine that the question is about D&D 5e?

This is a revisit of Is '5e' a clear enough statement of game system by a question asker?, which has for a while been cited as part of the Never Guess the System policy, specifically to the ...
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Is this question about the nature of an Echo Knight's Echo a duplicate?

Candidate for closure: Is the Echo of a Echo Knight actually a creature? Dupe Target: Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves? Is this question asking if the ...
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Why were my comments deleted?

I recently commented on this answer. I wanted to share how I think the answer can be improved, but I evidently did something wrong. Since there is no deletion notice, I have to ask here: What did I do ...
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What is the “Don’t Guess the System” policy?

When a user posts a question, we usually need to know the game system and edition in order to adequately answer their question. Sometimes a user fails to sufficiently specify this in their question, ...
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How do we deal with clarification comments on questions from deleted users?

How do we deal with clarification comments on questions from deleted users? While How to avoid killing player characters due to a single (un)lucky roll? prompted this question, this is not about the ...
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Are any of these D&D 5e questions about creatures attuning to and using magic items duplicates?

The following questions about creatures attuning to/using magic items in D&D 5e are all somewhat similar, some involving specific features that may or may not actually impact the answer to their ...
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Are any of these questions about the type of additional damage in D&D 5e duplicates?

The following are all related or relatively similar questions about effects that deal damage without specifying a type being combined with effects that deal multiple types of damage at once: Can I ...
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Is this question about bonus actions a duplicate?

Today, a question was asked regarding the bonus action granted by the Crossbow Expert feat in D&D 5e. There's been a large amount of contention about whether or not the question is a duplicate of ...
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Rewriting questions after question has been answered

In this post, I asked a question about the FATE generic RPG system, and then tagged it both FATE, and Spirit of the Century. I figured answers for one would be equivalent to answers for the other. ...
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Is it reasonable to ask a question that you don't actually need an answer to?

The title basically sums the question up, but let me elaborate: If you have a question that you don't actually need an answer to, but that you think would benefit the site and users looking for ...
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Answering own questions

A while ago, I asked “It is reasonable to ask a question that you don’t actually need answer to?” (here) and the response was negative: no, you shouldn’t ask a question unless you have it as a real ...
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What could be done to improve the question about Joules of energy required to lift in-game objects?

the question How many Joules does strength values ten through twenty estimate to? a lot of negative votes and was voted to be closed very quickly... and I don't understand why. What could be done to ...
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Links to “D&D Tools” / dndtools and similar sites

I've noticed lots of links to dndtools.eu lately. That site seems to have verbatim text from a lot of non-OGL D&D stuff. Obviously, that's really useful as a reference! But the site itself is ...
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Should we refrain from posting answers which rely on unreleased content?

Today is the day of the Tasha's Cauldron of Everything release. Answers quoting its content starting showing up yesterday. Since it is here now, obviously this question does not apply to Tasha's ...
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Purveyors of fine cheese!

[modeled on this well-posed and highly ranked meta over at WB.SE] We've got some answers that've really gone above-and-beyond in answering rigorously and completely some superlative questions. And by ...
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Discussion on thread “Artificer Eldritch Cannon Protector temp hit points and Wildshape”

Currently there is an edit war with regards to the [dnd-5e] tag on this question: Artificer Eldritch Cannon Protector temp hit points and Wildshape The question is unambiguously about D&D 5e, but ...
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What is the process for establishing and maintaining policies?

The core question I'm looking to get an answer for is "What is a policy and how does it function?". Specifically, how does something become policy, and who is responsible for maintaining or ...
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How has the ruling of JC's tweets now being unofficial affected www.sageadvice.eu, in regards to RPG.se?

We used to have answers referencing JC's tweets as RAI/RAW, but now that they are no longer official since the release of the SA Compendium, what effect has that had on the www.sageadvice.eu page? I'm ...
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Is my question about the difference between spell ranges “Self” vs. “Self (XYZ)” really a duplicate of this question about “Self”-range spell targets?

My most recent question, What is the difference between a spell with a range of "Self" and a spell with a range of "Self (XYZ)"?, has been marked as a duplicate twice (it was ...
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The Mystery Behind mxyzplk's Misshapen and Non-Thematic Avatar

mxyzplk is - and has been for a long while - a very active user and moderator. Ever since I've started reading RPG.SE, every time I visited the site, I've seen his signature on post after post, either ...
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Is '5e' a clear enough statement of game system by a question asker?

This post is now outdated. See the revisit instead: Revisit: ‘5e’ as sufficient system statement As a community we have a long established policy of not guessing game systems. In cases where the ...
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Does the community agree with the part of the “never guess” policy regarding asking meta first? [closed]

To quote part of KRyan's most-upvoted answer about the current policy (that was added in a later edit): [...] we could allow system tags to be edited in without the OP’s input after a Meta discussion ...
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Is it acceptable to add the [dnd-5e] tag to questions about D&D Beyond?

The following questions were tagged with dnd-beyond, and did not mention D&D 5e explicitly; the dnd-5e tag was then added by somebody besides the OP, and the questions were not closed between ...
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5e question that doesn't have a system tag

So I saw this question today: Does Favored by the Gods work with counterspell rolls? I believe this is obviously a D&D 5e question because: In the question it says "5e" It also mentions ...
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Should this question be closed as a duplicate if it is answered in the body of another question?

My question, the potential dupe target: Is there any way to give proper disadvantage on saving throws against spell effects to a creature with Magic Resistance? New question, answered in the body of ...
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Am I overstepping any boundaries by deleting irrelevant passages from a question?

In regards to the question In what order are creatures affected by the Sleep spell?, the asker had a sentence in the initial revision that stated that he was confused about the bugbear chief's Heart ...
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Should we edit multi-part questions to only favor one part?

Reference: Does natural armor stack with unarmored defense? In this question, there were initially two questions. The question was edited to wholesale remove the second one- but not by the initial ...
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How should we handle questions about site legality?

This is a bit of sticky question because it concerns the scenario where it's unclear if a site is a pirated site or not. We clearly need to link to only non-pirated content, but when someone has a ...
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Is this question about an Ordinary Items Database an off-topic tool recommendation question?

Here is the question: Looking For Historically Accurate Ordinary Items Database For Dungeon-Stocking Tool recommendation questions are off-topic on rpg.se. Is this question a tool recommendation ...
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What do we do when a question is covered as a subset of another, but the answers are insufficient for answering the special case?

Taking a look at the revision history of the question, "Can an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight with the Magic Initiate feat (picking the wizard list) use spell slots to cast the chosen 1st-...
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Should this question - about Extra Attack + Hunter ranger's Whirlwind Attack, and separately about Whirlwind Attack + Horde Breaker - be split in two?

The question Do the Hunter ranger's Extra Attack, Whirlwind Attack, and/or Horde Breaker features work together? seems to be asking 2 entirely separate questions in a single post: One aspect of ...
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Is this question about the Magic Initiate feat a duplicate that should be closed?

Candidate for closure: Can an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight with the Magic Initiate feat (picking the wizard list) use spell slots to cast the chosen 1st-level spell? Dupe Target: Can you cast a ...
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Is this question about alternatives to the word humanoid too broad or opinion-based, or is it well-scoped?

The question: Is there an alternative word to be used in place of Humanoid? At time of writing this meta, the question is on the verge of being reopened without modification after its initial closure ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

Yesterday, in a bit of boredom, I wandered upon SEDE and wrote this query (since corrected by doppelgreener) to see just how dominant is the Dungeons and Dragons scene on this site, using the metric ...
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Where do we draw the line for “racially charged” terms? [duplicate]

Recently, I've been informed that under no circumstances is it ever permissible to use "racial slurs" other than to clarify what I'm asking about in questions about racial slurs, and ideally ...
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How do I reference a racially charged term without it getting deleted as a “racist slur”?

For reference, I'm old enough to have been a child in the casually, obliviously racist period in the United States -- many terms that are now considered "racist slurs" were in common usage, ...
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Should this question on unconscious creatures and a banshee's Wail be closed as a duplicate of this other question on unconscious PCs and hearing?

This recent question What happens when an unconscious creature fails their saving throw against a Banshee's Wail? seems to be a duplicate of this question: Can an Unconscious PC hear you? As the ...
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How can I ask questions on RPG.SE about plot-specific details of my campaign without spoiling things for my players that use this site?

Several of my players also peruse this resource. How can I ensure that questions I ask here regarding plot-specific campaign details don’t spoil things for those players?

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