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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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Are these “is it possible to double your proficiency twice” questions duplicates?

Is it possible to double your proficiency bonus twice? Do features that allow you to add twice your proficiency bonus, under some other name, stack with Expertise? I Roll To Seduce The Dragon! (or, ...
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Is it OK to answer a question about balance without suggesting any improvement?

In my recent question about a homebrew feat i have made an answer was added which said quite simply that it was "very overpowered" without giving any way to improve the content. Is this answer ...
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Are abbreviations ok in reference to D&D?

Around the site there are many things that are abbreviated examples are: D&D/d&d/DnD all mean Dungeons & Dragons LTH meaning the dnd 5e spell Leomund's tiny hut in This question about the ...
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My question was closed as too broad, but I thought it was very filtered and refined. Why?

The question on trial: What creature(s) can a Moon Druid transform into that would benefit from humanoid armor? TL, DR: When druids shapeshift, is there a valid form that benefits from their armor? ...
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How should balance questions about DND 5e UA material be best approached?

Wizards use their Unearthed Arcana blog to disseminate new 5e material for playtesting before publication. Material published there is either adapted for publishing, revised and reissued for further ...
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How should I ask about my D&D 5e Homebrew being balanced?

We've had a number of D&D 5e homebrew questions that present a piece of homebrew (a race, a class, etc) and ask if it is balanced. Some get closed as too broad or primarily opinion-based, others ...
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How do I ask a good character build/optimization question for D&D 5e?

I understand that character optimization questions are on topic, but what details must I provide in order for it to be a good answerable question that results in a useful answer to me?
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What distinguishes a question that shows lack of research?

This question was recently asked: What spells are available to resurrect characters? I think it is a good question, in that the answer is important general knowledge. The answer is obtainable by ...
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Is it fine to cite the SRD in answers even if WotC does not consider it an official rules source?

Based on a discussion on an answer. Jeremy Crawford has said: The sword of sharpness deals an extra 14 slashing damage when you roll a 20 on its attack roll. The SRD incorrectly says otherwise. ...
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What to do with semi-opinion questions in dnd-5e?

I am a little uncomfortable with some dnd-5e questions. I would guess what I am going to address in this question might be an issue with any other RPG which is still in the process of being updated/...
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Are habits from D&D 3e making answers to 5e questions more prone to overly rigid answers?

A possible problem First of all, I am not trying to pick a fight with anyone, I am only trying to make the site better. Having only been a member on this site for a few weeks now, I am concerned by ...
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Can I just say thank you to those of RPG SE?

This may not stay open for long; but I am unsure how to give thanks where I feel thanks is due. My question is, since I have been here for 2+ years now and several questions and answers, can I give ...
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How should I cite the SRD?

For this answer, as well as a few others, I've used quotes from the SRD as a source. How should I cite those properly, to help back up my claims, and prove that I'm not pulling quotes from my bum?
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How about a generic [playtest-materials] tag?

We have unearthed-arcana right now, which is just the current “brand name” for D&D 5e playtest material. Why not call a spade a spade and have a playtest-material tag for all our playtest material ...
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Revisiting whether D&D Next needs its own separate tag

As D&D Next and eventually 5e were coming out there was a discussion about whether or not questions from the playtest should be tagged separately from questions about the edition upon its release (...
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Are tweets an official rule source?

This is not strictly a DnD5 question, but I have not seen any other game where creators share rules interpretations via social media. Mike Mearls's tweet got me thinking about about the value and ...
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Is there any problem with “5e: check my CR calculation” questions?

We're getting a steady drip of D&D 5e questions that boil down to asking to confirm a CR calculation and reassure the OP that they've followed the DMG's monster-homebrewing instructions properly. ...
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Is it OK to use Meta for announcements?

I ask because something of interest has induced me to indulge in Thread Necromancy. OGL/SRD for 5e D&D has been posted.
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Should the DMG be an assumed resource?

Many questions have simple answers... If you have the appropriate reference at hand. But should we expect the DMG is ubiquitous? I know that at my AL table there are plenty of players with only the ...
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Now that the 5e DMG is released, what is the best approach to revisit existing questions?

There are a great many questions about the 5th edition of D&D that were asked prior to the release of all of the core books. Some of those questions are now outdated, since additional detail is ...
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Why Are Our 5e Questions Terrible?

I have to say, I am not a fan of most of our 5e questions that are basically along the lines of "sum up the rules for me." Many don't appear to even be real questions, just information seeding. I ...
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Can we rename [dnd-next] to [dnd-next-playtest] before it's released?

The 5th release of D&D is due for release in "Summer 2014", which means sometime soon. As far as I'm aware, it does not have a definite name yet: it might be D&D 5th Edition, or retain its ...
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Tagging D&D Next / 5e playtest questions

How should we be tagging D&D Next questions during the playtest(s)? Right now we have questions tagged with a random combination of dnd-next, dnd-5e, and playtest.