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What are the most asked-about spells in D&D 5e?

This is just curiosity, triggered by a comment by @Kirt. I think it may not quite qualify for the main site, so I hope it is fine to post it here. The original question was about understanding which ...
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Is it OK to post a question about an Sage Advice Column entry?

I find myself repeatedly referring to the Sage Advice Compendium (SAC) entry that defines what counts as magical; however, there is no way (that I know of) to directly point at that entry, the best I ...
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Is it ok to ask questions about the balance of free content from DMsGuild?

I've found several subclasses, optional rules, and other content on Dungeon Master's Guild that I'd like to use in a game, all of which are Free or Pay What You Want. Is it OK to ask questions about ...
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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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Workshopping Help: "Should I allow a Player to use a premade character?"

I have a question I want to ask and would like to run it by the community before I actually ask it so I can obtain feedback. Here is my question: Should I allow a Player to use a premade character? ...
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Workshopping "What is the best way to bring a campaign to an end?"

I've recently posted the question What is the best way to bring a campaign to an end? on the Role-Playing Games Stack Exchange, but it was closed because it ended up seeming too broad or just phrased ...
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I tried to stay D&D question neutral last year, how did I do?

I made a claim in chat roughly a year ago: I'm staying dnd-5e neutral this year, and I've just posted my first question, and made sure to ask a non-dnd-5e question :D1 And I'd like to reflect on how ...
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To what extent does D&D 5e imply a setting?

This D&D 5e question appears to be a question about in-universe lore (and was tagged lore), but doesn't specify any specific setting. Does D&D 5e imply a specific setting? Should we assume ...
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Tag-sorting: [dnd-5e] vs. [dnd-next-playtest]

There's (at the moment of this writing) about 29 questions that mention "DND next", are tagged dnd-5e and not tagged dnd-next-playtest. Some of these questions need to be retagged for sure, ...
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Do we need a new tag for the "D20-test" terminology?

The new playtest material introduced the new terminology "D20 test", which encompasses attack rolls, saving throws and ability checks. This question asks for all rolls that do not fall under ...
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Should there be a separate tag for One D&D?

Yesterday, Wizards of the Coast announced the playtest material for its next iteration of D&D, codenamed One D&D. Later that day, they released the first Unearthed Arcana document with part of ...
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Should we have a Monsters of the Multiverse tag?

The recent release of the D&D 5e Monsters of the Multiverse has changed the stat blocks of around 200 creatures, and for PCs eliminated the concept of subraces, revised many racial traits, and ...
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Workshopping a question about Dispel Magic

The D&D 5e spell Dispel Magic is extremely ambiguous and is the subject of many questions on this site. In my view, these questions and answers do not result in a clear interpretation of Dispel ...
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A Canonical Wish Question [2022]: Why Shouldn't I Make a Necromancer Farm?

I'd like us to revisit the discussion had here: Should we have a canonical "Can the Wish spell do X?" question? This is not a duplicate because I think a change of landscape, so to speak, ...
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What is the clearest way to format links to D&D Beyond alongside quoted rules?

In the 5e part of this site there's a heavy emphasis on rules quotes. What is the clearest way to quote rules? Option 1 (link then quote) https://www.dndbeyond.com/sources/basic-rules/races#...
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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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Why are these D&D 5e questions about "superiority dice" scaling for Superior Technique closed as duplicates of a question about Martial Adept?

These 2 questions: Do both superiority dice from Superior Technique and Martial Adept only increase die size when a character reaches 10th level Battlemaster? Does ‘Superior Technique’ interact with ‘...
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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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I would like to rescue one question out of my duplicate question - is this possible?

I would like to rescue a question - may i do this with a 5e question? I put the first down here and it was annihilated due to a lack of popularity or something? Also, no answer. I put down the second ...
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Are interviews reliable sources for supporting an answer?

The current site policy is to not consider tweets from Jeremy Crawford (or other game designers) as main support for answers to D&D 5e questions, following the Official Ruling section in the Sage ...
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"Does It Break Anything" Questions

I've now seen enough examples of "does it break anything" questions regarding D&D 5e to ask about them in the general case. I don't think that they're bad questions, but I feel that they ...
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Revisit: Is "5e" a clear enough statement of game system by a question asker to determine that the question is about D&D 5e?

Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this meta now refers to an outdated policy. This is a revisit of Is '5e' a clear enough statement of game system by a ...
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How has the ruling of JC's tweets now being unofficial affected www.sageadvice.eu, in regards to RPG.se?

We used to have answers referencing JC's tweets as RAI/RAW, but now that they are no longer official since the release of the SA Compendium, what effect has that had on the www.sageadvice.eu page? I'm ...
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5e question that doesn't have a system tag

So I saw this question today: Does Favored by the Gods work with counterspell rolls? I believe this is obviously a D&D 5e question because: In the question it says "5e" It also mentions ...
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Is Lords of Waterdeep applicable to determining what is possible in the world of 5e (or 4e) on Rpg.se?

Noting that Lords of Waterdeep (LOW) comes with a "Rulebook" that is labeled not merely "Lords of Waterdeep / Rulebook" but rather says "Lords of Waterdeep / Dungeons & ...
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Can I get some examples of users assuming a question is asking about D&D 5e when it's explicitly tagged as being for another system/edition?

I know this is common, but my google-fu is failing me (particularly since the relevant search field would mostly be in the comment section of deleted answers). Does anyone have some helpful example ...
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Is a question asking for a resource list of places to find developer commentary on the construction of D&D 5e's rules on-topic and wanted?

We have the following relevant Meta Q&A which covers the topicality of asking for commentary on specific rules (they are currently considered off-topic): Are questions about rule intent on topic? ...
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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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Is it acceptable to add the [dnd-5e] tag to questions about D&D Beyond?

Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this meta now refers to an outdated policy. The following questions were tagged with dnd-beyond, and did not mention D&D 5e ...
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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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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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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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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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What, if anything, should we do about these D&D 5e multiclass spellcasting questions about spell slots?

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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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 I ask a question about listing content from Mike Mearls' Happy Fun Hour?

I recently asked a question Has there been a Kraken patron for the Warlock class in Unearthed Arcana?, the answer to which was that this Kraken warlock patron wasn't UA, but was rather part of Mike ...
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Should we have tags for Ultramodern 5e and Esper Genesis?

In this question: Should I allow a PC's spells to affect a very large space vehicle? They ask about balance and how it relates to some mechanics from the 5th Edition D&D mod (addon?) ...
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Why is this question not a duplicate?

This question: Do Forgotten Realms paladins have to follow a deity? references this other question: Are paladins required to follow a god? asking what seems to be the same question. Why is it not ...
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Is '5e' a clear enough statement of game system by a question asker?

This post is now outdated. See the revisit instead: Revisit: ‘5e’ as sufficient system statement As a community we have a long established policy of not guessing game systems. In cases where the ...
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Is Heroes and Dragons the same thing as D&D 5e in terms of system tagging?

This question came up and during a discussion, it came up that it wasn't exactly 5e that was being played. The game itself is Heroes and Dragons with more specific rules found here. Fundamentally, it ...
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Is it acceptable to append the "dnd-5e" tag to questions that lack it but are about Adventurers League? [duplicate]

This question was missing the dnd-5e tag but is asking a question in the context of an Adventurers League game. I know we have a policy against guessing game editions but, in this case, no guess was ...
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How do I present homebrew material in a critique question?

I have begun working on a homebrew class for D&D 5e and I plan to ask a critique question on rpg.se once I'm finished. I figured it would be better to ask this meta question now than at the end ...
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How to handle "assuming this Jeremy Crawford ruling on [X] to be true, how do I apply that ruling to [Y]"-related questions?

Since WoTC have officially stated that Jeremy Crawford's twitter posts are no longer official and that published sage advice is still just guidance, I've seen a couple of recent questions pop up ...
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Where to post hacks?

I have thought of no less than three Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition spell hacks. Is there anywhere on the site I can post these?
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Would a 5e feat tier list be on-topic?

A not dissimilar question is asked here: Feat classification/ranking The PHB only has 42 feats. A main problem with the above question is the volume of feats in 3.x. Would a 5e version be on topic? ...
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How should we handle answers that use Jeremy Crawford's now unofficial tweets?

The 2019 sage advice compendium has released, and it includes a change to what is considered "official rulings." Previously, Jeremy Crawford had the capacity to make official rulings over twitter. ...
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Is formatting more important than content on StackExchange answers for initial votes?

So I know this site isn't a wiki site and probably not a good place to come for knowledge, but I don't know of any good wiki sites for gray area 5e (D&D 5th ed.) stuff and Google Search brings up ...
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How to link D&D Beyond without owning the related resources?

As someone who asks a lot of mechanic-related questions, I often get edits where links are added to D&D Beyond. I would love to do this myself but I am not a fan of D&D Beyond and thus have ...
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Multiclassing mayhem: should all these questions be duplicates of this question about wizards' spellbooks?

Can a multiclass Wizard copy any Wizard spell they find into their spellbook? is a dupe target for a decent number of questions. However, I question whether some of them are actually duplicates. The ...
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