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Shouldn't we move past repeating "rules do what they say and nothing more?"

More the start of a conversation than a real question. It's a wall of text, so I thank you in advance if you reach the end. So hear me out: I've lurked on this site for months, learning hidden rules, ...
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When is the [sexuality] tag an appropriate tag for a question?

This question is in response to @nitsua60's comment on my old question. (I figure Meta is a better place for the discussion than comments on an old question) Background for everyone else is that the ...
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What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?

Note: As of September 3rd, 2021, this policy has been removed Following the results of [Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy][1] this policy is no longer in effect. New guidance pending. When ...
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Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy [duplicate]

Note: As of September 3rd, 2021, this policy has been removed Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this policy is no longer in effect. New guidance pending. Sometimes ...
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What is the “Don’t Guess the System” policy?

Note: As of September 3rd, 2021, this policy has been removed Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this policy is no longer in effect. New guidance pending. When a user ...
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2021: 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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Is this question about readying an action to cast a spell from a magic item a duplicate?

Rather than flinging my question onto main and discussing possible duplicature later, I am going to preemptively ask about it here first, in order to determine if I should ask my new question or ...
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Was this edit too substantial?

Our GM has us roll new initiative every round. Just how broad of a change is this? The above question was edited from this state to this one. This can also be looked at on the revisions page. I am ...
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Should we have an [ancestry] tag?

In Pathfinder 2e, races have been replaced by ancestries. Functionally, though, ancestries and races perform the same role. When editing this question about PF2e ancestry ability boosts, I ran into a ...
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Is it time to revisit rule intent questions?

In June '21, Someone_Evil began a discussion: We need to talk about late votes to “policy” metas. As part of the summary of her overwhelmingly supported answer, doppelgreener includes this point: If ...
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Can we provide a good tag wiki for [mental-health]?

A bunch of questions on this site involve discussions around mental health (namely, I found this one), so I've created the tag mental-health. It's a subject that needs to be handled with care (not ...
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Is this suggested edit on a VtM 5e question about a combat sequence that ends after three turns appropriate?

The question Is my interpretation of Vampire The Masquerade 5th ed combat correct? focuses on a single combat sequence — and the rulings related to it. This suggested edit by another user ...
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Ambiguous Seasonal Theming: Winter Bash 2021 Photo Album

It is that time of year again, Winter Bash is now in full swing. In past years, we have had some interesting Winter Bash themes, from the Large Hatron Collider Woolly Hatastrophe to a happy unicorn ...
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Is this question about Haste, Bladesinger's Extra Attack, and cantrips that do one weapon attack only a duplicate question?

How does Haste's Action interact with Bladesinger's Extra Attack feature and Cantrips that DO "one weapon attack only" and what was the RAI on Haste? None of the questions and ...
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Do we really need distinct tags for [attack] and [attack-roll]?

attack-roll: For questions about attack rolls, a randomized event (usually performed with dice) that determines whether one character can strike another character or entity. attack: For questions ...
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Should we reject tag wiki edits that improve a tag wiki for a newly created tag that we think shouldn't exist?

Sometimes we think that a tag should not exist when we see an excerpt/wiki edit when someone tries to establish the tag for the first time. At the same time, should we reject such an edit when it ...
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Are 'Homebrew a class for me' questions allowed on this site?

We have 2 questions (this one and this one) that are asking for answers to homebrew up a class for them. To me this seems like it's both very broad and entirely opinion-based. I can't see a way to ...
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Delete an unanswered question if I no longer need the answer?

I wrote the following question: Can Ride be used to Push a mount/animal companion? containing multiple questions. I was asked to separate them out, so I did. Once I separated out the question When ...
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GIFs, pictures and Copyright

Recently we had a question that uses a gif to describe what happens when a caster acts. The gif was made from an excerpt from Dragonball, and I don't see how it is fair use. In fact, none of the fair ...
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How can one person close a question?

I keep seeing examples of one user unilaterally closing questions as duplicates. How does one person have the power to do this when it should need 5 close votes? And what is the policy on doing so? ...
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What is an "edit war" and is it ever appropriate?

I was recently involved in a series of back-and-forth edits to the tags of a question. In particular, the question lacked any explicit statement or tag designating the system, so it was closed in ...
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FAQ Proposal Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

We have a great FAQ Index post here on the Role-Playing Games Meta Stack Exchange, but our current process for adding things to that list is a little lacking. Currently users add the faq-proposal tag ...
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Are tool recommendation questions on topic?

Recommendations for games and published adventures are now off topic due to our policy on them being rescinded. The general agreement was that we did have functioning rules for them, but enough users ...
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How should dated references to Dungeons & Dragons Insider be handled?

Wizards of the Coast offered a subscription service, years ago, called Dungeons & Dragons Insider (DDI), which offered utility much like the current D&D Beyond, in that it provided tools and ...
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If an answer to question A can be found in question B, should we close A as duplicate of B?

Related: Non-duplicate question with answer in another question Should/can we change the Duplicate notification? Situation — there are two different questions Aq and Bq. Question Aq has a specific ...
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How to tag Strixhaven questions?

So, the D&D 5e adventure book/campaign setting Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos is coming out December 7, and we're likely to be getting a few questions about it afterwards. It's a book about ...
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Informal 7th Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread is to collect election questions before the election occurs when our questions happen. This Q&A is an opportunity for community members to pose questions to the yet ...
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Can something be done when OP does not agree with an upvoted answer?

A few weeks back, this yes-or-no question got asked and answered by the OP, with the answer YES. I eventually replied NO and my reasoning, and the community votes pended towards my answer. The OP has ...
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What should I do when a question does not specify the game system being used?

Occasionally, a user will post a question that includes neither a system tag nor an explicit statement of the system being played. Since we no longer have a policy of immediately closing such ...
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Let us workshop a meta proposal with the goal to extend future election length

The current elections are over, but KRyan raised the issue of "Does a week for Election nominations seem too short to anyone else?" here and got overwhelming support for it. The next ...
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Differentiating between house rules, homebrew, and game design

It struck me earlier that a few questions are being labelled homebrew when the house-rules tag is more appropriate. It also strikes me that the three tags (the previous two plus game-design), whilst ...
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Should this question about passive Perception be closed as a duplicate of a closed question?

Implementing Passive Wisdom (Perception) was flagged as a potential duplicate of How does passive perception work. The latter is a closed question, specifically flagged for being too broad and does ...
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How are we defining Fair Use Images with respect to the function of the Stack?

I just had an answer deleted for a possible copyright violation, and I happen to disagree with that reasoning because of the function of the Stack (I don't care about the deletion, the answer isn't ...
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Is this question about a cast reaction to an in-character utterance from Critical Role on topic?

What was so bad about Bertrand's last line at the end of C3E3? Spoiler Warning: the question does contain spoilers about Critical Role C3E3. This question asks about the reactions given by two ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #6 on Role-playing Games has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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to every thing there is a season

Thank you all for this opportunity. TL;DR: so long, and thanks for all the flags. I will soon be stepping down as a moderator on RPGSE. (Effective shortly after the conclusion of the 2020 election.) ...
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Should we turn on MathJax in comments?

We have MathJax turned on for posts, but not comments. We do get some math-heavy posts from time to time, which is why we have MathJax in posts, but we don't have it turned on for comments like they ...
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I have multiple questions about the Slow spell in D&D 5e. Should this be one post, or two?

Should this be one post or two posts? Several questions about the Slow spell. For reference the relevant parts: An affected target’s speed is halved, it takes a -2 penalty to AC and Dexterity saving ...
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Is a dark mode for this site realistically possible and desirable, and can we in any way support its introduction?

Dark mode was introduced to StackOverflow about a year ago (blog post), but as of now, it still isn't available on our site (or any other site as far as I know). Back then, it was stated that For now,...
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Are "bonus question" allowed?

Recently I asked a question that was put on hold for being a "Shopping" question. I believe that is solved, asking not for a specific game but which ruleset allows what I was looking for. Still, ...
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Why'd my second question get removed when surely people would be thinking about both?

I get why the rule exists. However when I ask about how healing interactions happen in game, in a very specific format (D&D druid healing in wild shape, if it affects the normal form), those aren'...
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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 there a rule or guideline stating that each post should only ask a single question?

A mod said I should ask if there is a rule that says one single (arbitrarily defined) question per post. Too Broad does not mention it. Is it an actual rule somewhere or a guideline or what? And how ...
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Should I ask one question or several?

I have multiple questions for a spell. The questions cover: Duration of the spell Targets of the spell Effects of the spell After-effects of the spell once it has worn off Would it make more sense ...
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What RPG is this site's banner artwork from? [duplicate]

This site's theme includes artwork of cyborgs firing lasers at a dragon. I could have sworn that it looked like it came from the RPG Rifts, but a quick Google image search for Rifts artwork isn't ...
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Version labels for answers: is this a tool we could use?

Stack Exchange recently announced version labeling for answers, something they will initially work on implementing at Stack Overflow. The details are laid out in this Meta Stack Exchange post: Version ...
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Design for RPG.se

Thank you for your helpful suggestions in the design brainstorming post. I am very excited to present to the community the design I've been working on. The overall look and feel I'm going after is a ...
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How is the community doing? [2021]

Ok, no points for guessing why last year's slipped, but we'd like to get back to doing this. We, the elected moderators, wanted to take a minute to check in and see how the community feels things are ...
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How to best name and describe a tag that handles drugs?

Drugs are a staple of RPGs set in a dark future (cyberpunk, shadowrun, fallout) or dark world (chronicles-of-darkness, world-of-darkness, call-of-cthulhu). Many of these games also have rules about ...

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