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What is the best way to ask for a whole homebrew class review?

I am aware of the how to ask a homebrew review guidelines, however, I feel that a whole class review (specifically for D&D 5e here, but may apply to other systems and editions) is a problem by ...
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Would this question about when it's better for a Pact of the Chain warlock to have their familiar attack be an on-topic bounded list question?

Recently, I asked this question: For a Pact of the Chain warlock, is choosing to have their familiar attack generally the worse option for the warlock's action? As I mention at the end of the ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Role-playing Games's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them ...
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Rename the [masks] tag to [masks-a-new-generation]

Since we can't make a system tag look different, when possible we should probably expand system tags so they don't look like common game terms. Masks: A New Generation is the complete text used in ...
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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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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 can be used when making multiple attacks using the Extra Attack feature, the Two-Weapon Fighting rule, or both: Can ...
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Does adding the system tag to this question violate the “never guess the system” policy?

This question: Would Zorquan be a Unity domain patron? As I said in a comment, given that the question includes "2e Forgotten Realms" (provided for background context for lore purposes) and "we're ...
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Improvement on Deleted Answers Help Page - deletion due to rpg.se policies

Deleted answers help page starts with the sentence: Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. And goes on to give examples of non-answer answers. Yet, deletion can ...
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Are “list questions” on topic?

A “list question” is a question that generates an endless list of answers, none of them better or worse than any other. They're questions that ask things like “list all the things I could do with a ...
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Further Reading in Questions, not comments

A useful kind of comment we get on both questions and answers frequently goes as follows: Related: [link description](link target) or, less helpfully: [Related](link target) When this is, in ...
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Could we make a viable “what edition of D&D are my books for” question?

Every now and then we get questions from someone who might not understand there's actually more than one edition of D&D, or they have rulebooks from two or three different editions — but ...
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Advice for getting this question about the overseer's major creation reopened

The question "In this situation, what are the best tactical uses for at-will major creation?" seems complete except for perhaps needing more information about the environment in which the final ...
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When a Question Changes Completely, Should it be a New Question?

I understand that at time questions are unclear, vague or unanswerable in their original state and need to be edited. I also see the value in the questions changing so much some of the answers don't ...
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Is profanity allowed on RPG.SE?

There have been questions in relation to language used, and offenses given in word choice- but what about outright profanity? Though (I think) most here are adults, that's not necessarily a given, ...
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Is this site for experts, or not?

On the one hand, this question here about what RPG.SE is, and this answer here about answering FATE questions, specify "[this site] is a collection of expert knowledge" and "Expert ...
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Can we affirm that RPG.SE embraces a plurality of playstyles?

I've recently had the dubious pleasure to have been told both that the high visibility of RAW-centric optimising online is an illusion and nobody actually plays that way in a real game, and that old-...
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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 do we handle a desire to challenge the frame of a question?

Sometimes, someone asks a question that seems like it might suffer from the XY Problem (asking about your attempted solution instead of your actual problem) and you want to point that out. Or you ...
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Should I be requesting people answer the question independently?

For a while now, we've had answers like these ones which fail to really answer the question on their own, but just add some extra information building on other pre-existing answers. They often even ...
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Is homebrew an acceptable answer to a question?

Perhaps it's just the game designer in me, but for many of the questions asked here I almost automatically start thinking of homebrew solutions to whatever problem the asker is having. Would providing ...
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How does the post notice for unsupported answers get put on?

There is a post notice for answers in need of support, but I'm unclear as to how that post notice is placed. If we see something that needs support, what is the process for noting that? Obviously a ...
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How is the [system-agnostic] tag supposed to be used?

Coming off my discussion about this meta I have realized that I have no idea how the system-agnostic tag is supposed to be used correctly. Or, I thought I did but that not everyone agrees. Or maybe ...
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Should I use a narrow system tag, or use a broader tag?

I am playing D&D 4e and I have a question about how I can create an excellent pirate adventure. Since people have pirate adventures in other RPG systems, and Stack Exchange is about useful answers,...
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Are “choose your own adventure” questions on topic?

Only previous reference is in an answer to What kind of questions can I ask here?, which is 5 years old. We've seen much water pass under the bridge since then. Question inspired by: Choose Your Own ...
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Are campaign research questions on topic, part two?

There is a category of questions on this site that seriously pollutes our scope. Taking these questions to their logical maximum (which I see us continually approaching) everything under the sun has ...
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Are character build or optimization questions on topic?

We attract some character build/optimization questions that are very vague - like this newer ones. How can I add more attack to my Wood Bond Oracle? A class like the "Action Survivor" ...
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Are questions about alignment on topic?

In the various Dungeons & Dragons games, and a limited set of other RPGs, there is the concept of "alignment," which is the ethical and moral disposition of a character. We have a fair number of ...
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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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Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited

Game recommendation questions are sadly NOT on topic here on RPG.SE. This means the following kinds of questions are off topic: I want to play (details) kind of game/story. What game should I use to ...
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What kind of questions can I ask here?

The FAQ says? Role-playing Games - Stack Exchange is for gamemasters and players of tabletop, paper-and-pencil role-playing games. We've had a slight bit of discussion about LARPs that seem ...
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How do we ask and answer subjective questions?

On RPG.SE, we deal with a fair number of questions that don't have a strict, objectively correct answer. Some game rules questions do, but we also have a good number of questions about how to run a ...
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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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In which a doppelgreener becomes somewhat less shiny

I’m stepping down from moderation soon and putting away my shiny diamond. Just like nitsua60 I’ll be sticking around for a bit longer post-election, so this is not immediate. (Don’t worry, this isn’t ...
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Do we need a separate tag for Numenera Discovery?

Someone originally asked about this in a comment on the question: Getting artifacts with XP and crafting artifacts with iotum in Numenera Should we have different tags for Numenera and Numenera ...
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How should tags for subclasses be used?

As we all know, D&D and Pathfinder have lots of classes, and tons of subclasses, and the same is probably true for many other systems that I'm unfamiliar with. Anyway, I've recently noticed the ...
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How to handle late updates to answers for questions?

I answered this question a couple weeks ago. Today the publishers put out an update to the system that changed the answer to the question, and I edited my answer to account for that. Should I have ...
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How to best re-work answer?

I answered How do I run a maze scenario without using a map? a while back; while I think my recommendation's a great one, I stipulate that the presentation's very hard to follow. (That is, I don't ...
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To what extent should Back It Up! be enforced?

Currently, the Back It Up! is a bit vague to me. The policy is: Your answers (to subjective questions) must be based on either: Something that happened to you personally Something you can ...
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How can we address questions about homebrew balance?

Often we get questions such as Is moving between separate attacks of the same spell unbalanced? The trouble I always face with these questions is "unbalanced with respect to what?". All house rules ...
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Isn't my question about LARP opinion-based?

Two years ago, I asked a question: How do I get my players' LARP characters to not be a bunch of murderous cretins? It was about a problem that most Russian LARPers know about, a very practical ...
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How would I cite a question or answer on RPG.SE as a source? Does this site fall under fair use?

I have a gig as a web writer. While I've done what I can to make sure I write about content I'm not presently reading about here, it's inevitable that my time here will influence what I write. While I ...
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TRPG General Chat: vote for your feeds! (2e: Electric Bugaloobear)

Chat? Feeds? SE sites have associated chat rooms. This site's main one is TRPG General Chat. Check it out! SE chat supports RSS feeds, which shows up as little ticker pop-ups from time to time. For ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. RPG is scheduled for an election next week, May 11th, 2020. In ...
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Does this answer to a question about a Vampire Discipline that lets them disbelieve in things have too much quoted text?

In the answer to this question Where can I find this Discipline that allows a Vampire to disbelieve in sunlight, stakes, etc. so strongly that it can ignore them?, there is a large block of source ...
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Should questions be asked from a DM or Player perspective explicitly?

I don't ask very many questions on the role play exchange but in my last question I was asked, in the comments, if this question was from a player perspective or DM perspective. I found that to be ...
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Context for flags changing between being raised and handled

I recently raised a flag for a question deletion and repost. In my flag I suggested the repost be deleted and the original reopened. My reasoning was that when I raised the flag the repost had exactly ...
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Can my question about what D&D 5e build can summon all summonable monsters with the fewest possible levels be reopened?

My question is here: What DnD 5e build (with minimum number of combined levels over all classes) is needed to summon all summonable monsters? I do not believe my question needs any changes. The ...
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Are questions with title opposite to text ok?

There are a large number of questions like this one ("Does a Warforged barbarian get fatigued?") one or this one ("Can a Summoner Cast the Summon Monster Spell With His Eidolon Out?"), where the ...
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How should we handle questions with a straightforward answer that only requires basic research?

I've seen this problem many times on this site, but the most recent question, which also incentivized me to write this meta post, is Do effects that activate on a critical hit still activate when the ...

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