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Can the duplicate linked question be changed to a more appropriate answer?

In this question: Do the effects of spells granted by items require concentration? I asked about items that grant named spell effects, not casting spells from items or items that give a spell-like ...
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How can I get answers about items serving a specific purpose, without my question being closed as duplicate of a Q&A that doesn't care about items?

I'm looking specifically for items that can mitigate issues with light sensitivity. I asked here: Are there official items for mitigating light sensitivity? and it got closed as a duplicate of How can ...
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Community Cleanup Duty: Game Recommendations

There are still QUITE some questions out there that are game recommendation questions and not closed or locked. It might take months to go and close and lock them all by hand, especially since game ...
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I'd like to adapt a set of spells from AD&D to the 5th edition. Ask for review together or one by one?

There is a set of spells available only to the Vhaeraun clergy described in AD&D Demihuman Deities book. They look easily adaptable to D&D 5e and I want to do it and ask for a review. I want ...
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Should we refrain from tag-only edits to recent questions that also need substantial body edits?

Suppose we have a new question that needs substantial body edits and some tags. If I do not intend to do the substantial body edits immediately, should I refrain from adding the needed tags?
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What are the research expectations of questions on RPG Stack Exchange?

Over the years one thing has become very clear here on RPG.SE: we expect at least some amount of research done by the querent before they ask a question here; Our Help Centre page on "How do I ...
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How can I find questions that don’t require system-/setting-specific knowledge to answer?

I thought of this while reading the “this is DND-ish SE” answer. When the systems you play most have 0 and 11 questions, game tags aren’t a useful option to find questions interesting to you. How do ...
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Opinion based questions: on-topic and criteria for closing? [duplicate]

Ove the past number of years I've noticed an uptick in questions being closed for being "opinion based" and calls for questions to be closed for that reason. My understanding was that ...
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Please stop wrongfully closing old, good Q&As

I am seeing a trend that is well illustrated by this question, where our reviewers seem to be forgetting about our meta discussion a while back about the word Should. There is no need to close that ...
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What does it mean when a question is highlighted yellow?

I've been part of the RPG SE community for a few months now I think, but I'm still learning the ropes and I consider myself new. This is my first time asking on meta and I apologize in advance if I ...
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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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How do we deal with duplicate questions where a rule change has made an old answer obsolete?

So today I came across a question about booming blade, which has been closed as a duplicate of this question. They are duplicates, but a rule change has potentially made the old answer obsolete. A ...
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Is this question better tagged house-rules or homebrew?

I am considering a revision to the D&D 5e mechanics of maintaining barbarian rage. I consider this to be a small change to a specific rule and thus fitting of the house-rules tag, rather than ...
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Are any of these D&D 5e questions about creatures attuning to and using magic items duplicates?

The following questions about creatures attuning to/using magic items in D&D 5e are all somewhat similar, some involving specific features that may or may not actually impact the answer to their ...
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Are any of these questions about the type of additional damage in D&D 5e duplicates?

The following are all related or relatively similar questions about effects that deal damage without specifying a type being combined with effects that deal multiple types of damage at once: Can I ...
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Is my question about the difference between spell ranges “Self” vs. “Self (XYZ)” really a duplicate of this question about “Self”-range spell targets?

My most recent question, What is the difference between a spell with a range of "Self" and a spell with a range of "Self (XYZ)"?, has been marked as a duplicate twice (it was ...
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Should this question be closed as a duplicate if it is answered in the body of another question?

My question, the potential dupe target: Is there any way to give proper disadvantage on saving throws against spell effects to a creature with Magic Resistance? New question, answered in the body of ...
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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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How should we handle questions about site legality?

This is a bit of sticky question because it concerns the scenario where it's unclear if a site is a pirated site or not. We clearly need to link to only non-pirated content, but when someone has a ...
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What could be done to improve the question about Joules of energy required to lift in-game objects?

the question How many Joules does strength values ten through twenty estimate to? a lot of negative votes and was voted to be closed very quickly... and I don't understand why. What could be done to ...
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Is this question about alternatives to the word humanoid too broad or opinion-based, or is it well-scoped?

The question: Is there an alternative word to be used in place of Humanoid? At time of writing this meta, the question is on the verge of being reopened without modification after its initial closure ...
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Should this question on unconscious creatures and a banshee's Wail be closed as a duplicate of this other question on unconscious PCs and hearing?

This recent question What happens when an unconscious creature fails their saving throw against a Banshee's Wail? seems to be a duplicate of this question: Can an Unconscious PC hear you? As the ...
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Should this question - about Extra Attack + Hunter ranger's Whirlwind Attack, and separately about Whirlwind Attack + Horde Breaker - be split in two?

The question Do the Hunter ranger's Extra Attack, Whirlwind Attack, and/or Horde Breaker features work together? seems to be asking 2 entirely separate questions in a single post: One aspect of ...
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How can I ask questions on RPG.SE about plot-specific details of my campaign without spoiling things for my players that use this site?

Several of my players also peruse this resource. How can I ensure that questions I ask here regarding plot-specific campaign details don’t spoil things for those players?
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Would it be helpful to have a Question Workshop thread?

This idea is somewhat borrowed from puzzling.se's Riddle Sandbox and math.se's Draft Sandbox threads. Would it be helpful or beneficial to have a thread on meta for posting question drafts as answers ...
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If a question has one tag that I've watched and another tag that I've ignored, how is it displayed?

If there is a question with multiple tags, of which I am ignoring one (should be faded) and watching another (should be made more visible), how will it be displayed for me? What if I am hiding ignored ...
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Guidelines for migration from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange

I'm putting together an effort on the Science Fiction & Fantasy Meta Stack Exchange to give users guidance for when they should migrate1 a question from SFF to a different site on the network. The ...
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Convince me I shouldn't stop visiting RPG.SE

It's been my experience over the past couple years that the RPG stack is becoming more about rules lawyering and less about how to have fun with the game. It's reached the stage where it seems ...
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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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How long should one wait before reposting a question that was closed per “don't guess the system”?

Sometimes valid questions come through that do not explicitly identify the attendant RPG system. Usually, the querent returns to clarify in a timely fashion. But what if they don't? How long should ...
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What to do if seeking the answer to an existing question that's been closed because the system wasn't specified?

A long while back, when I was first starting to get confident about asking questions on this site, I had a question I wanted to ask. However, I searched, and the question I wanted to ask already ...
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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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Is it acceptable to add the [dnd-5e] tag to questions about D&D Beyond?

The following questions were tagged with dnd-beyond, and did not mention D&D 5e explicitly; the dnd-5e tag was then added by somebody besides the OP, and the questions were not closed between ...
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Can the system tag policy be stated to askers in advance?

Whenever I do something for the first time, I read the instructions. I spend time to understand the rules and try to follow them in good faith. Yet after having spent this effort, if I am later get ...
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Should questions be asked from a DM or Player perspective explicitly?

I don't ask very many questions on the role play exchange but in my last question I was asked, in the comments, if this question was from a player perspective or DM perspective. I found that to be ...
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How should we handle questions with a straightforward answer that only requires basic research?

I've seen this problem many times on this site, but the most recent question, which also incentivized me to write this meta post, is Do effects that activate on a critical hit still activate when the ...
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Answering own questions

A while ago, I asked “It is reasonable to ask a question that you don’t actually need answer to?” (here) and the response was negative: no, you shouldn’t ask a question unless you have it as a real ...
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How should we handle questions about transitioning to virtual tabletop during COVID-19?

With the current events we're all dealing with, we have a lot of folks transitioning from face-to-face gaming to virtual. Playing virtually is not new to our community nor is it new to many many ...
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How should I handle my question about whether hearing is useful in spotting a hiding creature?

I wanted to ask a question that goes against something that some (many? a lot? most?) DMs believe. I thought it would be best to be clear and thorough in explaining why I came to the conclusion I did, ...
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There's a new Ask a Question page!

The new ask page is now live on the network! is the post on main meta (meta.stackexchange.com) describing the thought process behind and the new features of the Ask A Question redesign. Check it out ...
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Would asking for a comparison of 4e warlock pacts with 5e warlock patrons be primarily opinion-based?

I was planning on asking the following question: Does each warlock pact type from 4e have an equivalent in 5e? I know little of 4e, but am familiar with 5e. I know there are various types of pact in ...
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Can I ask for item ideas focused around a specific theme?

The theme I have in mind specifically that causes my question is that I want to ask for item ideas I can drop into a DnD 5e campaign that are easter-egg items for star wars, but nothing as blatant as, ...
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“Designer intent” vs asking specifically about the existence of statements from the designers

I'm looking in particular at the close/edit history of How can a wandering, destitute GURPS DFRPG Cleric cast high cost spells? The original question was asking explicitly if there was a statement ...
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I want to ask about methods of incorporating errata into a rulebook, but I'm not sure of its subjectivity

I want to ask something like the following question, but am unsure of its framing: How do you track/incorporate errata in relation to printed rulebooks without having to memorize, or constantly check ...
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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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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 these questions about temporary hit points/Armor of Agathys (that are currently marked as duplicates) be handled?

This meta question was prompted by the following 3 questions on mainsite (mainly the first two): Do multiple sources of Temporary Hit Points combine or do you only get one set? How does Armor of ...
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Is bookmarking posts possible so I can find them easily later?

Is there any way to set aside certain posts that I read here by, maybe, bookmarking or flagging them, so that I can find those posts later, to refer to them easily or to keep track of and see their ...
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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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