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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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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 ...
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Are questions about specific people's campaigns on topic?

As in individual games rather than the game system itself. A recent question, What is this story I recall about an extremely long ever-changing character backstory?, had the following comment ...
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This question about a problem from a player's perspective is not answered by the linked duplicate question from a DM's perspective

Can you make a single roll multiple times? was marked as duplicate and at first "I failed to open a lock. Now what?" was the only linked 'duplicate' question. Taking a look at its answers I found ...
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What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?

When the question does not specify a system, but an educated guess can be made, other users often edit the tags themselves without waiting for the querent to confirm the system they are interested in. ...
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When editing, should I make the question into the one it should be, or the one I now need?

I am writing a heavy edit to my own question, Do players know that Wizards don't wear armour? . ShadowKras mentioned the ability to make a knowledge check to determine class features and ...
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How can I get my question about impossible saves vs frightened reopened?

Some time ago, I asked a dnd-5e question about how to save against fear with a DC of 21 if your wisdom is +0. It was closed because it was too broad, and I understand why. I think it's because the ...
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Is it appropriate to define what should *not* be in an answer?

I haven't posted many questions, but in my two most recent questions (this one and this one) I used a convention where I introduce the background information, ask the question in bold, and then follow ...
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What about questions that only make sense because the querent lacks knowledge [duplicate]

So, the question that inspired this is Where does the number added to a roll for damage come from? . The question is short, clear, and concise. It's clear what the asker is confused about, and what ...
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Should we be answering the question, or the question posed in the description?

Most specifically referencing this: Does a natural 20 on an animal handling check do anything special? The stated question is more general than the one asked (and answered) in the post body. In this ...