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Should I ask a question about listing content from Mike Mearls' Happy Fun Hour?

I recently asked a question Has there been a Kraken patron for the Warlock class in Unearthed Arcana?, the answer to which was that this Kraken warlock patron wasn't UA, but was rather part of Mike ...
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Should we have a canonical “Can the Wish spell do X?” question?

We have a lot of questions about the spell Wish across various D&D editions, largely of the form, "I thought of X, can the Wish spell do that?" or "One of my players cast Wish and asked for X, can ...
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Is this question about the expected way to acquire costly components too opinion-based?

I'd like to ask the following question about what the "standard"/"expected" way to do something in D&D 5e is, but I feel that it'd likely be deemed opinion-based or unclear with regard to the ...
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Is this too opinion based to post?

Here's the question I want to post, but I'm concerned it may still get flagged as opinion-based. Is it? I'm building a brand new tabletop RPG and want to do away with some of the standards you find ...
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How to ask about changes resulting from homebrew elements or house rules?

I am currently having difficulty drafting an appropriate question for the following scneario: I have a player that wants to swap out the spellcasting ability for Warlocks in D&D 5e from Cha to ...
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What to do if I can't manage to find a suitable and accurate title for my question?

I'm currently writing a question for the main RPG stack site. As usual, I start writing the title first, then the question. But while I was writing my question, another question added to the first, ...
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When I have a series of questions that are unrelated to one another, how much time should I let pass before asking the next/each question?

When I have a series of questions that are unrelated to one another, how much time should I let pass before asking the next/each question? There are several options that I could take. For example, I ...
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When a question limits the scope of answers, but that limit eliminates everything, how should we handle it? [duplicate]

Inspired by the recent questions about overly strict implications of “spells do only what they say they do”: How can food created by a spell be destroyed? How can magical vines conjured by a spell be ...
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Are market research questions on topic here?

This question came up recently and it's primary focus is to provide market research information to the querent. I'm unclear if this is similar to problem player/interpersonal crossover, but some of ...
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Homebrew review procedure clarification

I've got two homebrew questions going currently, for a magic artifact level item in Pathfinder. Original question Followup question [On Hold] I really like the modifications done by @william porter ...
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How should we handle adding citations to older questions and answers?

While I understand we've had guidelines on Meta to discuss how a user should handle their own citations, I think we should visit how and when we should edit Questions and Answers regarding citations. ...
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Are we satisfied with the state of homebrew review questions?

For the past seven years, homebrew review questions (that is, questions of the form, "Is this homebrew balanced?") have been on-topic and thus allowed. As brought up in the latest "How is the ...
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What kind of edits are acceptable to a question after an answer has been posted?

This post originates from this question, but is not about handling that question. I will summarize the transpired events for context. The question is about a specific rule and at its core about ...
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Why do my questions about homebrew content get downvoted?

In my brief experience with this site, I have encountered problems with asking for balance on homebrew items. Every single time I have posted a homebrew question, it is downvoted, regardless of ...
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Should questions about dice in general be on-topic?

Over in another meta thread, there is a conversation about a particular question regarding dice-rolling outside of an RPG context. I suggest you read that thread first, but to boil it down to the ...
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Is asking about making specific dice in specific dice-rolling utilities on topic?

For instance, let's say I want to ask the question "I want to make an Anima: Beyond Fantasy die in the Rolisteam dice roller, how do I do that?". (As it happens, I do want to ask this question, since ...
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Why are my questions being downvoted?

Lately, I've been heavy into studying items in the PHB and XGE to try and understand them RAW. I'm not trying to make excuses, but being on the healing end of a long medical leave, I wanted to get ...
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Should Questions be edited to fix a mistake after it's been addressed in an answer?

On this question the querent made an error in the spellcasting ability used. It was unclear whether or not it was intentional, but an answer addressed it. Can/Should we edit the question to 'fix' the ...
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When there are multiple near-identical correct answers, which answer should be accepted? [duplicate]

What is the general consensus for accepting an answer when there are multiple, near identical answers posted at the same time? Not my question, but the question "Can a Bard use an arcane focus?" has ...
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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 ...