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Is a question about the balance of an entirely new class answerable on this site?

I found a homebrew Summoner class on DMsGuild that looks balanced, as well as fun to play. However, I'm not sure whether entire are appropriate for this site, although I've seen several different ...
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Are questions about understanding game concepts allowed, even if I am not currently facing a specific problem involving that concept?

Questions typically arise from problems you need to solve If I understand correctly, the concept of Stackoverflow is something like: "I am facing a problem while programming, I already researched ...
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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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What should I do if I have a huge [homebrew-review] question that I need to break into smaller parts?

After asking Is this variant of the Armorer Artificer balanced compared to the existing subclass?, which offered a wide range of options to choose from, I was informed that it simply had too much ...
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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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Are lore questions on games that have a TTRPG attached to them on-topic? [duplicate]

Especially in modern times,most popular series appear to get a TTRPG attached to them. Examples include Dishonored, A Song Of Ice and Fire, Warcraft. Are lore questions regarding these games ...
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Is there a better way to ask questions as a player?

I've recently posted a couple of questions that I think are both not entirely obvious or clear cut rules questions, and that as far as I could tell were also no dupes. Can you cast a Wall of Force ...
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Is there a way to bounty award a question?

If I would like to reward a question with a bounty award, not an answer to the question, is there a way to do so? If there is not, is it acceptable to gift reputation to a user for their question via ...
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What should I do if I have a downvoted question with upvoted answers?

I posted this question, and it keeps getting downvoted. However, the system won't let me delete it. What should I do about this? Should I vote to close it?
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How to ask for loopholes/hacks/edge cases or other ways to make things work?

BACKGROUND: I'm a buildmaker. I'm RAW RPG gamer, following the philosophy of "GM has no say when it comes to rules", and I enforce this both as a GM and as a player. I love inventing things ...
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Should questions about dice in general be on-topic? [2023]

This question was asked and answered in 2019 with clear consensus in this Q&A: Should questions about dice in general be on-topic? However, I am asking for a revisit of this discussion, in light ...
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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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Are questions about the viability of a campaign or mission's premise acceptable?

I'm currently in the early stages of planning a campaign where my current idea is that the PCs will be travelling over a large continent, and the primary thing keeping them together is a curse that ...
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Would this question about the Deck of Many Things be allowed?

I recently asked this question on the Deck of Many Things which was closed as opinion-based. I would like to revisit the topic and ask for expert opinion from a different angle. To avoid as much ...
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How to ask effective questions?

I'm trying to work on posting at least one DnD related question each day and I'm finding it difficult to actually get questions that get decent responses from the community. My best question (Can the ...
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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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Brackets in question titles

This question includes brackets in its title: Do the relevant stats of a creature summoned via a "Summon [Creature Type]"-style spell change, if your stats change after you summoned it? I ...
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How to deal with poorly translated questions?

This question arose from this post. However this is not the first time, and definitely not the last, that I've seen this issue, so it seems important to me to determine exactly how to treat those ...
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Why are system tags treated different from other tags? [duplicate]

I may be misunderstanding the rules of the site here, but I somehow assimilated the ruling that it is not neccesary to state the system and edition in the question, if it is provided as a tag -- to ...
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Does asking for a list of reference books within a typically interwoven set of systems that contain a specific rule count as "shopping for games"?

Under the post Does anyone know if there are any rules for Materials refinement in Pathfinder & DnD type settings or similar?, there was a discussion in the comments about whether or not this ...
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A question is an obvious duplicate, but there is other confusion in the question worth addressing. What do?

This question, Rogue Holding Bonus Action to disengage once attacked, is an obvious duplicate of this question: Can you ready a bonus action?. At least, the general question being asked is exactly the ...
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I asked a bad question and there's nothing I can do to fix the question. What to do?

I asked a bad question. It happens. I'm sorry, I learned my lesson. As soon as I understood it was bad (a few downvotes and two answers within two minutes of each other telling me I misread), so of ...
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How do I ask statistics questions on this site?

I recently asked this question after asking this question for two reasons. To get a better idea how drowning works in Call of Cthulhu 7th edition To use the answer to decide how to run my next game. ...
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Is creating duplicate signpost questions wrong?

I created a new question as a signpost for an existing question, because the existing question was using language that made it hard to find (at least for me), then immediately closed it as a duplicate,...
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Should I accept an answer to a homebrew-review question if I think I might be biased?

Suppose I ask a homebrew-review question, and I receive at least one answer that, though acceptable with respect to the site rules, I don't particularly like. (Maybe I feel they didn't read my post ...
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Is it okay to ask a question about clarifying the rules, given that the table accepts a specific interpretation of an ambiguous rule?

In a lot of cases, the answers on this site do not make it especially clear which interpretation of a specific rule should be used. Here's a simple example – these two dnd-5e questions about whether ...
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Is it okay to heavily correct a question/answer that contains a lot of typos/grammar errors?

Sometimes one can find a question or an answer containing a lot of typos and/or grammar errors: is it ok to proceed in correcting them (at the best of one's knowledge) or is it better to leave a ...
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Is it better to use or not use personal pronouns? Specifically, "I" in questions and "you" in answers?

I noticed GcL put comments under answers to the this question and edited its title with this edit description: "Removed personal tone from title." Old Title: Can I make a Wall of Stone with ...
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How can I ask a good designer intent question?

We currently discuss whether designer intent questions are on-topic. There is a decent chance that they might become on-topic again — I wonder how one would ask a good designer intent question. I ...
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Should I have removed the [pathfinder-2e] tag from this question?

This question was asked. When I read it, it seemed to be a general one, and most of the advice was system agnostic, so I removed the [pathfinder-2e] tag and added the [system-agnostic] tag. But, then ...
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Can I ask a question on published designer intent?

In a lot of answers, it would be helpful to explain why things are working as they are. For example that 5e is designed to leave much more to DM adjuction than earlier versions, because trying to ...
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Is RPG.SE a good fit for encyclopedic-like questions and answers?

The question What is a "Game Jam"? asks an interesting question, but maybe is a question asking information more suited to Wikipedia ("Game jam"), which excels at taking a thing, ...
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How do I ask this question about house-rules for the Simulacrum spell in D&D 5e without it being closed as opinion-based?

How do I ask this question about house-rules for the simulacrum spell in D&D 5e without it being closed as opinion-based? This is a perfect example of a question I believe that our community has ...
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Is 'does this spell fill a niche' a stackable question?

This question, from a relatively inexperienced user, asked "Would you use this (homebrew) spell?" Thomas Markov rightly identified this as opinion-based and bad-subjective, explained that ...
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What does the "Watched" label on questions mean?

Here are two questions. One is marked as "Watched" for me: I did read both questions and follow none of them, so it's not about reading or following. What exactly does the "Watched&...
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When is the [sexuality] tag an appropriate tag for a question?

This question is in response to @nitsua60's comment on my old question. (I figure Meta is a better place for the discussion than comments on an old question) Background for everyone else is that the ...
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How can I make this question about class stereotypes more specific?

I drafted the following question for main: I've recently gotten back into D&D (the last time I played it was 2e), and I've been doing a lot of reading so I can be a better player. One idea I keep ...
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I have multiple questions about the Slow spell in D&D 5e. Should this be one post, or two?

Should this be one post or two posts? Several questions about the Slow spell. For reference the relevant parts: An affected target’s speed is halved, it takes a -2 penalty to AC and Dexterity saving ...
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If I have multiple questions about the same spell, should I make a separate post for each question, or group them into a single post?

I have several related questions concerning the slow spell in D&D 5E. Should I post each one separately, or group them in a single post?
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Question and Answer text areas remain blank even as the preview updates with what I typed (Win 10, Firefox 92.0.1) (fixed in FF 93.0?)

I cannot see what I am typing right now: Bizarrely, after adding that image I have some “bad character” boxes: This is on Windows 10, Firefox 92.0.1 Comment boxes are fine. Other text areas on other ...
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What should I do when a question does not specify the game system being used?

Occasionally, a user will post a question that includes neither a system tag nor an explicit statement of the system being played. Since we no longer have a policy of immediately closing such ...
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Are open-ended system-introduction questions off-topic?

I asked What is Avatar Legends: The RPG, and how does one play it?. It was closed within 30 minutes with the reason "This question needs to be more focused." Should we close it and questions ...
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Should we close questions where the asker is looking to double check their understanding of basic rules?

A user has recently asked these two questions: What is included with a character's proficiencies when they become a dhampir Understanding how to play a wizard In both questions, they articulate the ...
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How can we distinguish "idea generation" questions from "asking for a solution" ones? [duplicate]

I stumbled upon these two questions which made me think: What drives the plot for antiheroes? - is open and have several different answers with different ideas How can I reasonably prevent Manual of ...
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Are questions about Warhammer 40k Lore on-topic?

Questions regarding lore of a given setting seem to be on-topic on the site, if the setting in question is related to a tabletop roleplaying game: Is giving a kobold a weapon considered a marriage ...
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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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