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How should we handle this question which was edited and reopened in a way that OP did not approve?

In this scenario, how do I determine whether the enemies are surprised? was originally a series of related by (arguably) separate questions linked to a common example scenario. The question was closed ...
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Should I post a question to which I have an answer?

Specifically, I was trying to understand abilities like a mule's "beast of burden" and a goliath's "powerful build trait" which both state that the carrying capacity is measured as a "large creature". ...
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Is there something like Worldbuilding's reality check tag here?

On Worldbuilding we have Reality Check tag. Someone can put his idea or small creation in the question, and ask if it is consistent, accurate, easy to understand etc. Is there any way to ask such ...
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What are expectations/policy around spoilers?

I have, on a couple occasions noticed either (1) a spoiler box being used incorrectly - that is, it didn't actually hide all the info that was spoiler info. And (2) a spoiler box being used when the ...
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Is there a non-opinion-based way to ask a question about handling common situations not touched on by RAW?

For example in this question about damage when falling/diving into water in 5e, where it seems utterly clear there is no RAW, is there a way to query for an acceptable way of handling this that is ...
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How can the D&D lore question about evil/good and light/dark be reopened?

I asked this question (What is D&D lore establishing Evil/Good = Dark/Light?) to gain some knowledge about D&D lore, mythology, arcana, tales, stories etc.within published D&D literature ...
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Why are featured questions not actually featured?

This question is based on my experience with bounties I've placed on two separate questions in the past couple weeks, spending a total of 400 rep. After placing each bounty the questions were moved ...
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Why doesn't this site allow opinion-based side questions?

I have asked several questions which contain side questions. For example, in a question regarding familiars using magic items, I asked What would be the best magic item(s) to give an imp (for ...
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Is it appropriate to post a question to illustrate the Chronicles of Darkness combat system?

As some people have noted, there are not a lot of published examples of round-by-round combat worked out in the CoD system for many splats. I would like to post a question along the lines of "what is ...
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Why is there a blanket ban on designer intent questions when the issue is only with a subset of rpg systems?

This question comes out of a discussion of the following question: Should we add 'designers intent' questions to the “don't ask” questions list on the tour? In Dopplgreener's answer he states '......
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My question was put on hold, even though I saw someone else ask something similar without it being closed

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: How do I test my own game online I have edited my question now. But why did my question get put on hold, even though someone else ...
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Question editing rules and etiquette

If someone has edited another person's question in a way that, although perhaps beneficial overall, also introduces grammatical, spelling, or other errors, is it considered appropriate form to edit ...
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How to vote on bad questions asked on someone else's behalf?

Sometimes we see questions that have easily findable, non-ambiguous answers. What makes them interesting is being asked on someone else's behalf. If this were the whole question: Does the Dueling ...
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Is “How long does published adventure X take?” an appropriate question on RPG.SE?

It would be useful (in my eyes) to users of the site to be able to find roughly how long a published adventure for a given RPG will take, for time estimation / planning in real life. This varies ...
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Would a question about “D&D to real life” human ethnicities be a good/on-topic question?

Since even before asking my question What human ethnicities exist in other settings besides the Forgotten Realms?, I've wanted to ask a question about how the ethnicities in the question relate to ...
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Notification of edits on questions you answered

Is there a way to get notified when a question you have answered gets edited? Edits sometimes change the wording or meaning of the main question and a previously posted answer can seem badly worded or ...
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Would this be an appropriate use of the power to suggest an edit to a question?

The title of this question currently reads: "Exhaustion after falling unconscious?" In substance, the question is asking about potential balance issues arising from a putative exhaustion-related house ...
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Is this question (or some permutation thereof) on topic?

I'm interested in the possible ramifications of switching to a hex grid for combat within DnD5e. It seems to provide a better reflection of how being adjacent/surrounded etc works (there's always a "...
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Are questions asking for references tangential to rules on topic?

A recent question asks: Was there [a specific statement] made by [a designer with special ruling privileges in the game] or other official sources? I am only looking for this quote, I am not ...
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How can I sort my posts by “Last Time Edited”?

I got my second Yearling badge a few weeks ago. I've learned a lot about RPGs during my time here, I've also learned a lot about the StackExchange culture, which took a good bit of time to get a grasp ...
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Do D&D Lore Questions Need To Specify A Setting?

We have various folks who ask D&D lore questions, and they get forced to pick a setting in the same way we force people to choose a rules edition, or have their question closed. In the history of ...
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Can we clarify Game Recommendation/Shopping questions further?

I recently wanted to ask a question to see if something was possible RAW in any published RPG systems. It was eventually put on hold as Off Topic - Game Recommendation, and I proceeded to try to edit ...
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How can I find my deleted questions?

There are badges that require a "positive question record", and this post gives the following way of calculating whether you have such a record. ...
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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 can I ask this question in a 'stackable' format?

I'm really interested to know if there are any gaming systems in which a situation described in a meme would be possible. It seemed like something interesting to ask here, and like a clear question ...
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How can I ask a good homebrew review question?

I'd like to post some homebrew material I've made, and I want people to review it so I can ensure it will work well. How can I ask a good question like this? What are our guidelines for handling these ...
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Heavy edits to get a question reopened that change the fundamental underlying question

See the question What's a good method of giving a certain monster resistance to ranged attacks made against it? as a recent example. The question has been fundamentally edited in order to get it ...
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Is a question asking what WoTC-published, D&D 5e classes are available a viable Stack question?

We've got a couple of "list" questions asking about official D&D 5e content and resources already. Where do I find the "official" rules for D&D 5e? What are the playable D&D ...
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Are questions about rule intent on topic?

A reasonably common type of question on RPG.SE is "Why does this rule exist" or "why is a rule this way?" These questions come in several flavors, which are not mutually exclusive: "I hate this ...
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Are “is this balanced” questions on-topic?

Before I start: I thought about the matter when reading this answer to the How is the community doing? [2018] post, which claims a larger percentage of negative reactions towards homebrew questions ...
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Keep my homebrew stuff secret in order to avoid biased answers

I asked a question about a subclass feature from an Unearthed Arcana article. I know that Unearthed Arcana stuff is playtest material and therefore might not be balanced. That’s why I wanted to ...
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Is 'what is the rationale behind the design of X' a proper question for rpg.se?

The question: Is 'what is the rationale behind the design of X' a proper question for rpg.se? To elaborate: The question is motivated by my current predicament: D&D 3 and 3.5 have certainly shown ...
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Could you please reopen my question asking privileges please?

I’m trying to improve my question asking abilities, but I can’t do it if I can’t ask questions, could someone please reopen my question asking privileges please?
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Is asking about whether Unearthed Arcana rules work on topic?

I would like to ask a question about how well the 5e Unearthed Arcana rules regarding mass combat actually work in practice. The answer that I'm looking for would describe how playing with the UA mass ...
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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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Can our tag-prompt nudge toward including system?

We get questions every day that need to be put on hold while we wait for a new querent to specify what game/edition they're playing. As of this writing I've seen three so far today--they get quickly ...
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Why do people want to give answers that were not asked for?

I have noticed that people want to give answers and leave comments that the question is not asking for. This question, for example, has people immediately saying "don't" instead of just answering the ...
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What do we do with questions about a different version of a spell but with the same D&D edition?

What do we do when a question asks about a particular D&D spell/feature/race/skill/etc that's been published twice in official D&D books? As far as I know, it's only happened here (but I have ...
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Are questions of the form “what are all the X with property Y” on-topic?

A number of questions come our way, usually from D&D and Pathfinder, that are of the following form: What are all the [spells|creatures|feats|items|...] that have the [fire|supernatural|undead|...
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I really don't think this question on how to get feedback on homebrew material was a shopping question

So, I realize we don't actually have a consensus definition of what a recommendation question is at this point, but bear with me. A question was asked recently about how to get feedback on a homebrew ...
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What should we do when a querent doesn't understand the full breadth of the material they're asking about

The question that triggered this for me was: is there a class/achetype/pestige class/feat that can absorb the lifeforce of its ennemy to fuel it's power ? Sometimes a querent wants to know how to ...
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Etiquette for revisiting an old question

I asked a question a while back about quasi-liches and got a few responses and even selected a suitable answer. But now I have found a newly published answer to the question. How should I go about ...
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What actually is a shopping question?

In the What makes my Pathfinder question off-topic, while the same 3.5e question is allowed to stay? discussion the problem turned out to be that some members treat my question as a shopping question. ...
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Could we make a viable “what edition of D&D are my books for” question?

Every now and then we get questions from someone who might not understand there's actually more than one edition of D&D, or they have rulebooks from two or three different editions — but ...
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Can a question about what makes a good session 0 be made on-topic?

Over the past few months I've noticed a ton of questions - particularly in problem-players and gm-techniques - which are answered in part by suggesting that the GM have a session 0 (a pregame session ...
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What do I need to do to not get upvoted, completely inappropriate Fate Core answers on my FATE 2.0 questions?

Whenever I ask a FATE question, with the SOLE exception of the edition differences question, I always get a terrible Fate Core answer that seems to completely fail to understand that I'm not asking ...
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How to ask a question when you don't know the english name and references of a spell?

I have a question about a spell in Deadland Reloaded. But I'm french and every book I have about it are in french. I have hard time find the english translation of many point. Making it hard to ask ...
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Would this question about combat be closed as too broad or subjective?

There's no official sandbox for RPGSE, so I'm hoping it's cool to get my question refined here. I run a homebrewed D&D 5e campaign for two players. We're fairly heavily into the roleplay side of ...
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How can I help a new user reformulate their first question?

How does one help a new user reformulate their first question, when the question needs serious work, when they have no reputation? The question Do I just suck as a DM? Players are too powerful! was ...
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A question has some facts majorly wrong: should I be correcting them in comments or an answer?

I've come across a question where the querent has some facts majorly wrong, and they seem to be a substantial cause of the problem they're describing. I know that we refrain from answering in ...