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Should the [shooting] tag be burninated (or synonymized with another tag)?

The shooting tag currently has no tag wiki/excerpt. Currently, the tag appears on 2 shadowrun-sr5 questions, 3 questions with the savage-worlds and deadlands-reloaded tags, and 1 question tagged with ...
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Was this question closed because it was about realism/verisimiltude?

Was this question closed because it was about realism/verisimiltude? Or some other reason(s)? Is it possible to wield a 'greatsword'? Not that it's a great question, or isn't easily ...
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Have any D&D content authors ever been active on RPG.SE?

Today I find myself describing to a few friends why I really like the StackExchange network (recent corporate events notwithstanding). One of my reasons was that many sites on the network have experts ...
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I want to ask about methods of incorporating errata into a rulebook, but I'm not sure of its subjectivity

I want to ask something like the following question, but am unsure of its framing: How do you track/incorporate errata in relation to printed rulebooks without having to memorize, or constantly ...
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Should questions asking “Does X work in an anti-magic field?” be marked as duplicates?

The following two similar questions already exist: How do I know if an ability is magical? How to decide if an effect is magical for Magic Resistance? Those two have duplicate targets including the ...
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What, if anything, should we do about these D&D 5e multiclass spellcasting questions, some of which seem to be duplicates?

Currently the following question exists If I multiclass into 2 or more spellcasting classes, how do I determine my known/prepared spells? All of the following questions are currently marked as ...
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Why are site comments being deleted?

Some site users have noticed old comments being deleted. This is correct - site comments are meant to be a mostly temporary means of improving questions and answers. Here's an explanation of the ...
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How to link to an Unearthed Arcana?

I'm unsure how to link to an Unearthed Arcana. The article itself simply gives a download for a pdf. There are direct links to the pdf, but all the links download the pdf. Should I link to the article ...
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What is the [reality-check] tag? Should something be done about it?

Currently the reality-check tag exists on three questions: How Should Speed and Range Affect Hit Probability? Non-Cinematic DR of Advanced Body Armour Using the slide recoil of a semi-auto pistol as ...
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Are questions that ask for a list of “similar” D&D 5e features on topic?

In D&D 5e character building or optimization is a substantial part of the game for a decent part of the player base. Often, there are several ways to achieve a certain goal, for example, I want to ...
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Add tag for Dwarf/Dwarves? [duplicate]

There is a tag for elf/elves but not for dwarf/dwarves. Should one be added?
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Should there be race-specific tags?

I think I created the [Half-Orc] tag today when asking Does the half orc's Savage Attack work when wild shaped? It made sense to me to tag it, as it's a feature unique to the Half Orc+Druid ...
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How else can I improve this question about PC-tailored homebrew?

The question: Does PC-tailored homebrew require special considerations? My first draft was written poorly and I fully understand why it was closed so fast. Now I believe I addressed all the issues ...
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How should we deal with these multiple related questions about weapons used for Extra Attack/Two-Weapon Fighting?

There are a number of D&D 5e questions specifically asking about what weapons are used when making multiple attacks thanks to the Extra Attack feature, the Two-Weapon Fighting rule, or both: Can ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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What distinction is being drawn between house-rules and homebrew?

While thinking about Does stuff strapped to the outside of a Backpack count toward the total weight a backpack can carry? I ended up looking at both the house-rules and homebrew tag descriptions. ...
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Is asking about whether Unearthed Arcana rules work on topic?

I would like to ask a question about how well the 5e Unearthed Arcana rules regarding mass combat actually work in practice. The answer that I'm looking for would describe how playing with the UA mass ...
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Is RPG.SE able to answer questions related to the creation of homebrew classes in 5e before all the books are out?

I have a character from WFRP that I want to port over to D&D 5e. The character is a dwarven alchemist, with some bombs, poisons, magic abilities (like casting knock) and really good healing ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is this question on helping to pick the CR of an animal companion in a homebrew class stackable?

This question on What CR dragon companions would make the damage output of my ranger archetype balanced? seems like it may not be a good question for the stack in it's current form. But it also seem ...
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This question shouldn't be closed/looking for reopen voters

In D&D 5e, is it at all possible to create half-subclasses? is closed as Too Broad. It's not. It's also not unclear or opinion-based. It could benefit from better wording, especially in the ...
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Statistics on RPG.se Questions Closed and Reopened in 2016

Shog9 has put together a bunch of statistics on question closing and reopening in 2016 for all the sites on MSE: 2016: a year in closing. I've pulled in the data for just RPG.se here, for the ...
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How should these questions about temporary hit points/Armor of Agathys (that are currently marked as duplicates) be handled?

This meta question was prompted by the following 3 questions on mainsite (mainly the first two): Do multiple sources of Temporary Hit Points combine or do you only get one set? How does Armor of ...
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Grammar: Do we say “The RAW” or simply “RAW”?

Hello fellow grammarians, I'm fairly new the board, so forgive me if this has already been covered but...do we have a preferred style? My question specifically regards the "RAW" (rules as written) ...
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Do we need the [social] tag anymore?

We have a social tag, which is actually one of our top tags. That said, it's entirely an umbrella tag for our tags describing specific kinds of questions that have to do with social dynamics. We ...
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Should something be done about the current duplicate statuses of these related questions on readied actions?

The three following questions currently exist (ordered from newest to oldest): If I Ready an action, can I then use my reaction for something else? Reaction while holding a readied action? Can you ...
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What should be done about questions about the original versions of “Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron” content, now that it has been updated?

Background The Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron was originally released on July 23, 2018. Keith Baker's foreword on p. 4 stated (emphasis mine): Bear in mind: this book presents my current vision of ...
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Should something be done to/about the [action-economy] tag?

The other day I found out that the action-economy tag exists. And upon looking further, it currently exists only on 14 questions (now 17, with 2 having been added to questions by other users), some of ...
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Question Workshop: Are the new Bard Class Options Tier 1

I tried to ask a question, but it was closed as opinion based. The version of the question at time of writing is given here: The tiers as defined here https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Tier_System Tier ...
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How to ask questions on Role-Playing Games without getting instantly moderated as opinion based [duplicate]

How can you ask questions on Role-Playing Games without getting instantly moderated as opinion based. For example I asked this clearly mathematical question and got moderated almost instantly for ...
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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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Are the citation requirements for objective questions not applicable to systems like World of Darkness/Mage the Ascension?

I recently saw a question tagged about World of Darkness/Mage the Ascension and commented on answer that they didn't provide any citational support from the rules. They did add some in, but then I ...
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Is there any page/display that shows my “favorite” questions?

Sorry if I am missing something really obvious, but I have only recently discovered the "favorite question" feature, and would like to know where (if anywhere) all of the questions that I've ...
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Is it appropriate to ask questions you are pretty sure you know the answer to?

Background - my D&D group meets weekly, we have a pretty good group of rules lawyers, but there are plenty of times when we have questions/disagreements. Each week we keep a list of questions ...
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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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What to do when an answer guesses the system of a question rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?

We have guidance about instructing that we do not allow and will revert any edit that attempts to guess the system of the question and edit it into the question here. We also have related guidance for ...
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What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?

When the question does not specify a system, but an educated guess can be made, other users often edit the tags themselves without waiting for the querent to confirm the system they are interested in. ...
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Is it against policy or bad practice to attempt system agnostic answers to questions whose system has not been specified?

This answer (now deleted) was added to a question that is now closed because the system wasn't detailed by the querent. In it, the user first attempts a system agnostic answer and then gives the ...
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Is there a way to decrease the amount of questions submitted without a system tag?

Quite often we get questions on here with no system listed. Often they are by new users. This seems like a fault with the workflow of the site and something that should be able to be corrected. And, ...
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What can we do about questions with no accepted answer and no specified reason for it?

I've come across multiple questions that are more than a week old, have answers for them (some are pretty great in my opinion) yet none of them have been accepted and, worse yet. there is no ...
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I actually wanted five moderators

We had a moderator election in June 2019. Before the election, it was announced that the total moderator count would be five. We have usually had four moderators, and with one resignation prior to the ...
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Is this character optimisation question I have 'stackable'?

Character optimisation is not normally my thing. Is the following character optimisation question appropriate for main-site? Are my goals specific enough? If not, how could I improve it? One of my ...
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Around and around we go. Hexadin vs. battle smith question closing

Another question closed unnecessarily, another question we need to drag into meta to save it. This time we have Can you compare and contrast a Battle Smith Artificer vs a Paladin with a single dip in ...
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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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Should the [pixie] tag be synonymised with the [monsters] tag?

Today I noticed that we have a pixie tag, relating to the D&D creature (mostly about 4e, although there's one 5e question too). I know we shouldn't create a separate tag for each spell, as ...
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Should I change this question to something more generic?

This question and answer about Pathfinder 2 generated a lot more upvotes than I expected. I guess because it accidentally highlights a big difference between Pathfinder 1 and 2, namely in 2 you do not ...
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Is there a style guide for posts?

I understand editing questions for clarity, but is there a style guide somewhere for Questions and Answers, detailing things like "These things should be italic, these should be bolded, capitalized ...
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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 we burninate the [shape-water] tag?

Recently, there were several questions posted in quick succession regarding the shape water spell in 5e. Shortly after that, a new tag was created for the spell - shape-water - and added to the ...
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Psychic tag clean-up

Per this discussion, I’ve cleaned up most of the confusion with psychic. The only step discussed that I haven’t done is synonymizing psychic with the new psychic-class, as I do not have the requisite ...