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Should we prohibit requests for free material in our help documentation?

Our list of off-topic or prohibited questions does not include: "Can you send me, or direct me to, a free copy of a game I would like?" Is it possible to have this sort of thing added, so that we ...
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Are questions about seasonal games on topic?

So, if I wanted to ask "What kind of one off games would be ideal for Halloween?", would that be closed as off topic because it is too broad, or maybe because it's too localized in time? What if I ...
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Are game recommendation questions on topic? [duplicate]

This Q&A is out of date - see the new answer (no) in Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited Many Stack Exchange sites, like the similar gaming.SE, do not allow game recommendation ...
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Are general statistics or dice questions on topic?

Are general Statistics questions on topic here? Even if they are tangentially related to RP games? What about general Dice questions? I realize both of these questions are tangentially related to ...
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What is on topic on Role-playing Games Stack Exchange?

What kinds of questions should be on and off topic on Role-playing Games Stack Exchange? This question is intended to help work through some of the concerns on the site regarding things being off ...
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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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Are questions requesting reviews of work on topic?

I think we've agreed that questions asking people to generate content from scratch are off topic. Do we have a stance on questions asking for review of home brew content. For example, I'm working on ...
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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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What do games like Cthulhu require of Campaign Research Questions?

This one's for @Graham; I'd like to hear some explanations of what Cthulu and other games like it need of the fringe-off-topic/too-localized "trivia" questions we discussed in the question Why did the ...
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Why did the automobiles and telephones thread close?

The discussion in Campaign Research Questions suggests that campaign research questions should be allowed. Why did At what point in the 20th Century did automobiles and telephones become ubiquitous ...
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Are questions about publishing RPGs on topic?

There is a big crossover, with indie RPGs, between playing, designing and publishing. Can we ask questions about publishing RPGs, such as: What instructions should I give playtesters? What is the ...
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Are questions about semi-RPG party games like "Aye Dark Overlord" on topic?

Would questions about Aye Dark Overlord be on topic? It's certainly role-playing, but it's more method acting than dice rolling.
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Are campaign research questions on topic? [duplicate]

This conversation was continued two years later with a different conclusion based on the experience gleaned from enacting this one. I was looking at What should I read/watch for information about the ...
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Appropriate Place To Ask For Reviews/Criticisms on Campaign Log / GM Skills?

Is this stackExchange site an appropriate place to ask for performance criticisms and reviews? For example, if I have a campaign log for a recently concluded campaign, can/should I post a link to it ...
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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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Linking articles to answer questions

Is it appropriate to answer a question by simply linking an existing article and possibly giving a short summary as to why that answers the question? Example: Myself
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Are questions about role-playing derivative board games on topic?

Wizards of the Coast, the same company that publishes DnD, has created a board game called Castle Ravenloft. It uses rules that are derived partially from DnD 4.0. In the future, they also plan to ...
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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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Are questions about LARPs on topic?

Is it okay to ask LARP specific questions?
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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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Are questions about help finding playgroups on topic?

Suggested that 'Help me find a playgroup' be OFF-topic.
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Are questions about conventions and other RPG events on topic?

Are questions about conventions and other RPG events on topic?
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Are questions about RPG related comics on topic?

Inevitably a question has been asked on the main trilogy about comics that are very tangential to the topic of the site and although they generally get good upvotes they create a lot of controversy. ...
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