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Battle Grid question

I would love to ask a question about the types of battle grids people use, as I think that it would make for a great resource on this site. The only real problem is that it would be off-topic for ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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What should be done in the case of a misunderstood answer actually being correct on out of question clarification?

On this question, @DForck42 pointed out that the answer I chased down was actually what he had meant in his answer after I posted and accepted the answer I solicited from another source. What I did ...
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Should we use “setting” tags?

Many questions are very dependent on setting. As an example, " What would clever creatures do to protect their lair? " is oriented toward a low-magic d&d-type setting (and the word "neolithic" is ...
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Do we have any promotional material?

I'm wanting to print out some sort of flyer/promotional stuff for this site to post around town, but i'm not that great at designing stuff. Do we have any pre-made promotional flyers for the site, or ...
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Would an RPG Blog get read?

I'm curious if there's enough interest here for there to be a blog. Here's the list of what needs to be figured out: Raise the idea on the child meta. A community blog needs the involvement of ...
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Who wants to help contribute to a RPG.SE Case Study for the International Journal of Role-Playing? [closed]

I have established a room for exploring the possibility of writing a Journal paper of around 5k words for the international Journal of Role-Playing. This is an unranked journal full of grad-student ...
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What happened to this answer?

I am not sure if anyone else has been following the question Does Stress reset to zero between sessions in Maid RPG? I upvoted and commented on an answer which has since disappeared. I suspect that ...
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Should an answer based on a comment by a different user be considered for the accepted answer?

I asked a question "Recommendations on how to introduce an inexperienced player to the FATE combat system". mxyzplk♦ responded with a comment that led me to an answer, but wasn't an answer in and of ...
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“Emergency” fixing a badly-split Question with two questions

This question (linking to the revision history because… well, that'll be obvious in a sec) was asked with an implied question in the title and an different explicit question in the body. After some ...
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Are questions about historical material relevant here? [duplicate]

Say, I wanted to know how to play a paladin and wanted to read up on Templar Knights. Would a request for good historical accounts that can be applied to RPG relevant? I would say no, go to history....
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Should the dnd3e tag cover all third edition, or just 3.0?

There are separate tags for dnd-3e and dnd-3.5. Does the dnd-3e tag refer to all of D&D third edition (including 3.5) or only pre-3.5 D&D (also called 3.0)?
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What are the polite limits of editing others' posts for formatting?

Related: How should I approach editing? RPG.se seems to lend itself to longer answers than some other sites. Because of this, formatting becomes even more important. Before I commit to reading a ...
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Too many tags for d&d

Assuming that, for example, I'm not interested in D&D at the moment it looks like I might have to filter out over 5 tags to hide D&D questions. Don't You think it's a bit too much? Who has ...
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Should I ask this as one question or as several questions?

Here's a list of questions that I was going to put into a single question about adapting the X-Files into an RPG campaign: Should I let the players take the roles of Mulder and Scully (and ...
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Are questions on how to organize RPG equipment discoraged?

How to organize my 3.X collection based on WotC's internal numbering system? is in danger of being closed due to being non-constructive. Similar questions like: What’s an organized storage ...
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Asking for one media is fine, another not so much…

https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/9048/do-you-know-a-good-sound-effect-library vs How do I find artwork to inspire adventure design? So, asking for pictures is fine, asking for sound is not... ...
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Does a specific indie game merit a tag?

I have a few questions about a specific indie game. Does that merit a tag for the game? How big/popular does a game need to be to merit its own tag, rather than the collective [indie-rpg]?
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Today's closings… Is there a mood shift amongst the community leaders?

I was surprised to see these closed items today: Pathfider Drow speech [closed] Combat systems not inspired by wargaming. [closed] The Speech item was similar to a previous items that weren't closed:...
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General Answers to Specific Questions

This site (SE not rpg.se) has a history of closing questions that are closely related to another question even if it is not the same question. However it seems when I try to make an answer to the ...
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Tag question - changeling tag [duplicate]

Maybe this isn't the right spot to bring this up but I saw this question tagged dnd-4e and changeling. This confused me because when I think changeling I think of the White Wolfs Changeling: The Lost ...
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BlogOverflow.com

Might this help us fill the need for a place to discuss? http://blog.stackexchange.com/2011/06/blog-overflow
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What's the right procedure to promote a proposed synonym?

Users with a total answer score of 5 or more, can vote for tag synonyms. Where's the right place to let people know that there's a new synonym up for a vote?
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How can “Can a D&D character be launched into space?” be asked so it's valid?

Recently we had this question on the site, I've reproduced it completely below for those unable to view it. It directly conflicts with the site FAQ. You should only ask practical, answerable ...
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Why lock this question?

https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/8163/can-a-dd-character-be-launched-into-space I don't see it as meeting any of the criteria given in What is a locked post? I have no quarrel with the ...
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Where do you defend / protest a closed question?

I've recently had a question closed (as a dupe), which is fair enough, but I wad wondering where is the best place to defend it? Meta, comments on the original question or somewhere else? I've ...
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Buying the Community Books to Generate Questions

A little while back, Jeff Atwood made a comment about how Gaming was seeding members of the community with new games to help encourage them to ask questions. I was initially skeptical of the idea, but ...
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What's the etiquette on broadening a question?

A few times I've seen a question where the asker specifically only wanted answers to the game he tagged (usually 4e, not to flame, just to illustrate). I've read the question and responded to myself, ...
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Do we have too many tags?

I recently encountered the specific-spell, which seems to be to be ... useless for lack of a better word. I've also noticed that we have a lot of tags that are hard to define because they mean ...
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How worthwhile does a question have to be before it trancends being argumentative?

It seems to me that some questions can still be worthwhile, even if their original tone could be construed as argumentative. It seems to me to be a little premature to close a question that has ...
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What does the d20 tag cover?

Prior to the publishing of D&D 4e, "d20" was widely understood to mean games compatible with or derived from the d20 SRD. Wizards of the Coast decided that they were going to keep trademarking D&...
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Does rep gained for certain actions vary?

Last week I gained 5 rep per upvote. Today I gained 10 per upvote. Is this an SE-wide change or is there some sort of rep bonus on certain days?
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Terminology - Does AD&D (adnd tag) specifically refer to AD&D 1st Edition?

Is it safe to assume all references to AD&D (and the adnd tag) are references to the 1st edition (1e) version of the game?
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Should we enforce clearer specification of system/version in titles/questions?

This question is what brought this issue to mind for me: Is it possible to turn Tenser's Floating Disk into a chariot? This is apparently an AD&D question, but it addresses a rules element ...
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Question about asking and then answering questions currently not up

I want to know the communities opinions on whether or not I should ask and then answer questions that I have the answer to, aren't on the site yet, are appropriate to the site, and, often times, have ...
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What does voting really signify?

I've never used a site like this before--is up/down voting an expression of my agreement or disagreement with a statement, a statement on its helpfulness/appropriateness to the topic, something else ...
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“By the Book” Tag

One of the things DragonsFoot does which seems fairly useful is mark questions where a "by the book" response is wanted - that is one which excludes house rules, "spirit of the game" explanations and ...
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Encouraging More Questions

If you look at the Area51 assessment of rpg.stackexchange.com http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/2208/role-playing-games things are looking good except one area - the number of questions ...
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Could the “shift triggering opportunity actions” thread be closed, for re-build?

This is a bit of a strange case. I have a question which I would like closed, so that it can be re-built into its proper forms. Does shifting count as movement, for the purpose of triggering non-...
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Community-wiki of abbreviations

I have a proposal for creating community wiki post for role-playing related abbreviations. The ones that made me scratch my head so far are SRD and OGL (now I know the meaning). All other like GM, NPC ...
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Should we rename the “roleplaying” tag?

I recently went through the questions tagged roleplaying and cleaned out a few instances where the tag seemed to have been placed simply because the question was about RPGs. In one or two cases, it ...
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What's the process for merging tags?

I was just on the main site and saw a tag: dungeons-and-dragons-4e It seems to me that it is practically identical to: dnd-4.0 I think the tags should be merged - with the vastly more popular dnd-4....
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Are questions on general strategy for different classes appropriate?

I was thinking of putting up some questions on the site that I wasn't certain were appropriate in their scope. We've been playing some D&D 4e lately. I've noticed that whilst we have many ...
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Who's Going To Be At Convention X?

This is an experimental question. Reasons I go to five or six gaming cons each year, and I would like a way to find out who else from this site might be attending, so I can meet people face to face. ...
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Where are all the “special purpose” pages for the parent site?

This should be a CW. I'm looking for a list of all the "special purpose" pages that may not have links, or may not have obvious links from the main site. This could also include some that are "right ...
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How should we use Community Wiki? [duplicate]

After reading How much subjectiveness is OK? and specifically Richard JP Le Guen's answer, I thought I would start the discussion about how we want to use Community Wiki.
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Posting tools for RPGs - Dogs in the Vineyard NPC generator

I just wrote a tool to roll up NPCs for Dogs in the Vineyard in python. import random import math def d(sides): return random.randint(0,sides-1) def ndx (n, sides): for i in range(n): ...
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Can gold badges be awarded during a site's beta period?

Title kind of says it all. I notice that no gold badges have been awarded yet, and with some of the serious power users on this site, that seemed kind of strange.
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Should we allow “Best Character Design” questions?

I came across We can rebuild him… this morning, and honestly it doesn't seem like a good question. There's more back and forth on the page clarifying the intent, and the highest voted answer is ...
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Are questions about player management and logistics appropriate?

See title. Assuming a subjective question can be avoided, is a question about managing players appropriate here?