Questions tagged [game-systems]

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Answering questions across Revised editions

I've been answering a few Cypher system questions recently and I keep encountering cases where the issue being discussed has a justification within the revised version of the core rulebook. In my ...
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How can we tag the different Polaris games?

I have just bought a new RPG called Polaris so I looked up the polaris tag on the site to see if there were any questions about it. All of the results appear to be for another game called Polaris ...
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What is the process for editing the tag prompt?

Today I came across this old question: Can our tag-prompt nudge toward including system? which I think is really great. It looks like nobody is taking action, though. What is the process for editing ...
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Can we add a “please tag your system” on-hold message? [duplicate]

This question has a common problem where a new user is unfamiliar with the requirement to tag questions with the correct rules system (e.g. dnd-5e). The question was put on hold, but with the generic "...
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Should we have a tag for Wendy's Feast of Legends RPG?

Wendy's has released an RPG called Feast of Legends. It's a hilarious and incredibly good parody of D&D but it's also a legitimate RPG in its own right. Should we have a tag for it or just enjoy ...
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Tags eclipsing system tags?

This question recently had the "firearms" tag added to it: What's the expected benefit of the second pistol? I don't object, but now it shows up as the first tag, and the title (in the window ...
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Is '5e' a clear enough statement of game system by a question asker?

As a community we have a long established policy of not guessing game systems. In cases where the game system is unclear we require question askers to clarify, before answering their questions. This ...
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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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How to handle sub-tags that lack appropriate parent tags?

So, a new user just posted a question that had the warlock tag, without any other tags. The warlock tag is defined as such, on its page: This tag is for questions pertaining to the D&D warlock ...
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Appropriate response to questioning which version of D&D I'm asking about

I play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (aka 1e) and have for quite some time. Mostly I've been the DM. I've started to ask questions here about the rules to help better understand the game as it was ...
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What qualifies as guessing on a system?

Two questions in quick succession, Do Hexblade warlocks choose their spells from the Hexblade spell list or the warlock spell list? and What’s the right calculation for the Homunculus’s hit points ...
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Should this question about player attendance be system agnostic?

This question is asking about an issue that seems like it is pretty clear of system mechanics. However, it started as being tagged with dnd-5e and it is clear that is the game being played. I ...
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Should the [wfrp-4] tag be renamed to [wfrp-4e]?

Pretty straightforward stuff. We generally use the -[#]e tag suffix to denote different editions (presumably because that's how those editions of those games are ...
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Can we color system tags to emphasize that they're different and “more meaningful”?

So, this is kind of an "asking about a problem I don't have" feature, but I wanted to float it out there. As an answerer of unfrequented systems, I've noticed that many questions follow what's come to ...
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You can help new users identify their D&D edition!

As most of our established users have learned, we have a strict tagging policy requiring the asker to specify the game system when asking a question in most cases. In games with substantial changes ...
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For general 'universe' questions, should we keep a generic 'universe' tag or tag all the various systems available for the game? [duplicate]

This question was spurred by an edit to this question: How can I avoid plot pitfalls that are common to the Star Trek franchise? which consisted solely in adding the star-trek-fasa tag. While I see ...
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Only D&D on this Stack?

Sorry, I'm new to SE so don't hate me if this is a painfully newb question. I love RPG's but dislike D&D. This Stack is called role-playing games, but from what I can tell it is 95 % D&D. ...
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Would question about legally obtaining access to system X be on topic?

There are many old / obscure / indie RPG systems, not available off the shelf, not easy to find. Or easy to find as a pirated version. Would asking how to get a legal access to specific system be on ...
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Revisiting our “never guess the game system” policy

We have a policy that says we never guess the game system someone's playing when we need to know it but it's not clearly stated in the question. Conditions for our site have changed since it was ...
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Is it reasonable to add missing system tags when the system is certain? [duplicate]

As per What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?, editors should not guess the missing system tag (e.g. dnd-3.5e) without asking the ...
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Make it possible for certain tags (like game tags) to always appear first

As I brought up in the comments of this question, it would be great if it were possible to somehow have a specified tag always be listed first on a post, or if certain special tags (in RPG.SE's case, ...
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What to do when encountering a non-system tag that describes a system?

This discussion is inspired by Magus Spell Scars. The question doesn't clearly state which system it uses in the text, which is normally a case of Don't guess the system. But the author tagged the ...
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Are we comfortable with our current position on deleting general answers to system specific questions?

So this has come up a few times now, with different systems. Most recently the main issue has been with Dungeon World questions. We've had a rash of these, with answers from people that know nothing ...
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Is there a way to decrease the amount of questions submitted without a system tag?

Quite often we get questions on here with no system listed. Often they are by new users. This seems like a fault with the workflow of the site and something that should be able to be corrected. And, ...
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Could we have a separate close reason for missing system tag?

A lot of the times we close a question for being unclear, it's because it's missing a system tag. I would guess that's the case for over half of our closed-as-unclear questions. With this in mind, ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

Yesterday, in a bit of boredom, I wandered upon SEDE and wrote this query (since corrected by doppelgreener) to see just how dominant is the Dungeons and Dragons scene on this site, using the metric ...
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Are system tags only for directly rules-related questions?

This question is tagged with pathfinder. This suggested edit removes the tag, and replaces it with system-agnostic, on the grounds that the question does not directly concern the pathfinder rules. ...
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Does a widely-played and well-defined hybrid of D&D 3e and 3.5e exist called “D&D 3.x”?

We recently got a tag suggested that had the description dnd-3.x is a tag used to denote a specific and standardized hybrid play style using both the 3.0 and 3.5 versions of dnd simultaneously. ...
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I've changed game systems, can I reask my favourite questions?

I got into RPing while D&D 4e was waning in popularity, so on the advice from my FLGS, picked up the Pathfinder Beginner Box. Had fun with it for a few years and got some great answers and help on ...
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Should we be more pro-active about seeking clarification on questions tagged with two systems?

Right now, it’s pretty common to have both dnd-3.5e and pathfinder on a question, or dnd-3e and dnd-3.5e.1 In cases such as these, it’s not always clear if the tags are a union (“either-or-or-both”) ...
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Do we need more Mutants and masterminds edition tags?

With the release of M&M 3rd Edition, we have an issue with having most questions be about 2nd, and a few about 3rd, but no tag to differentiate between the two systems with significant differences....
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Save our system tags!

According to this meta suggestion, single-use tags will no longer expire if they have a tag wiki. We have a historic problem whereby users will ask about a game system (and a tag will be created for ...
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Does the [system-agnostic] tag conflict with system specific tags?

In this question, the asker tagged his question with system-agnostic. He also tagged it with dnd-3.5e and dungeons-and-dragons. Is this contradictory or in some way contrary to the spirit of the ...
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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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How legit is it to ask&answer some questions about my favorite RPG system (that I have contributed some small material to)?

So, I really like Legend. I was a playtester for it, wrote them a review on RPG.net, and have since written some material of my own that has been included in their books (if it matters, I volunteered ...
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Should questions include System/Setting in title if tagged with system/setting?

For example: "WFRP2e--Does Tzenntch bully Nurgle, if so, can he be reported, and to who?" Then tag the question with WFRP and religion-and-deities. My thought is that the question lead should be ...
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Are questions about RPG design on topic?

Should questions that ask for help in designing an RPG game, or specific mechanics for an RPG game, be allowed?
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Convention for sub-tags within a game system

I saw a tag name format which I thought was interesting: ...