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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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How can I better formulate this question about Easter Eggs in 5e adventures to make it stackable?

My question here is about What popular culture Easter Eggs exist in published adventures? There was a lot of discussion in the comments already, with the overall gist that the question is not hopeless ...
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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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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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Checking in: do we need any updates to our Citation Expectations Q&A?

This meta is a check-in on: What are the citation expectations of answers on RPG Stack Exchange? I created this meta a few years ago so people could point to it while leaving a comment addressing an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should questions about dice in general be on-topic? [2019]

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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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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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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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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WotC announced that a "new evolution" of D&D will be coming in 2024. Is it too soon to pose and answer questions about it?

WotC announced that a "new evolution" of D&D will be coming in 2024. Is it too soon to pose and answer questions about it? For instance, an answerable question might be, "What did ...
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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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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 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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Should this stack ban ChatGPT?

Over at Meta Stack Exchange, the guidance to date is that each Stack Exchange network site needs to decide for itself whether to ban ChatGPT-generated posts. RPG SE Meta is the correct format for ...
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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 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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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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Can we improve the way we treat newcomers?

Lately, I'm encountering the following situation more and more often (at least three times this week): A relatively new user (rep of less than 150, sometimes rep of 1 [ = first post ever]) asks a ...
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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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Should there be a 'Parent tag' for the FFG Star Wars games?

We currently have age-of-rebellion, force-and-destiny, and edge-of-the-empire tags for Star Wars. These three games use very much the same system - they use the same quirky dice, the same skill and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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I would like an update for this old question: Should I use a bounty or a new question?

I have asked this question some years ago. It is about giving spells as a racial feature in dnd-5e. The answer is good but racial features of the kind have significantly changed in official ...
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Should an answer be rewritten completely if new external info becomes available?

My question was prompted by this answer where the rules were unclear at the time of answering. The complete answer was now replaced with recent info from errata. The question wasn't ever changed in a ...
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How could I fix my question about the Deck of Many Things?

My question concerns this question on the main page: Deck of Many Things: How problematic is each card for a campaign? It was closed for a mixture of being unclear, being too broad, and being opinion-...

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