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I want to write a Q&A: how do I go about doing that?

While I'm rather new to the website, I've picked up quite a bit regarding one particular topic (the Rainbow Servant prestige class for 3.5th edition D&D), and I would like to write this ...
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Is the following question appropriate for this site?

I would like to ask the following question... How has Dungeons and Dragons been able to maintain its dominant position in the RPG market for so long? The original version of Dungeons and ...
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Would a question about finding art resources of a very specific style/theme/content would be on topic here?

I'm looking for concept artwork to support an RPG campaign, and I'm having trouble finding more art in the same vein as a particular image I really like (specifically a particular character model for ...
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What are the acceptable limits for questions using the probability tag?

A recent question has led to me seeking clarification as to what exactly counts as being 'on topic' for questions asking about probability. The question I am referring to is Help Needed With ...
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What's so problematic about a recommendation question having potentially hundreds of answers, anyway?

This Q&A is out of date - game-recs are now off topic, see Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited We've recently had a couple of recommendation questions appear with requirements ...
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Should these GURPS questions have an edition-specific system tag?

We have a gurps tag and a gurps-4e tag. We do not have a tag for other GURPS editions, e.g. a gurps-3e tag does not exist. The following questions appear to be asking about subject matter which could ...
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Are questions about the mere existence of games on-topic?

I'm asking this because of this question: Looking for a WWII RPG that requires no adaptation/conversion The question is simply asking whether games of a specific type exist. The question has been put ...
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Are "will this party work" questions allowed?

I want to ask a question about a party. I'm GMing and I want to know if a campaign a particular set of characters would be too hard to run: we are only 4 people (so 3 PCs) and they all want to be a ...
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White wolf setting question - ongoing comment discussion

When this question was initially posted, it was quickly closed as not being a good fit for the site. The questioner came into chat and a few of us hammered out a version edit that we thought would ...
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How do we handle a desire to challenge the frame of a question?

Sometimes, someone asks a question that seems like it might suffer from the XY Problem (asking about your attempted solution instead of your actual problem) and you want to point that out. Or you ...
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What do we do with this Cleric Quicken Spells question?

What options are available for a Cleric casting multiple spells per round? This old question is about a cleric who wants to speed up his casting of divine spells. By our current standards for asking ...
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Query over mod closing of question of 'poor reader' question

I am confused as to why this question has been closed... Are there any RPGs that a first grade reader can read and learn? ...with comments added by mods for answers to show how they have experienced ...
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How well do bounties work at RPG.SE? Or is it something I said?

I asked a specific question -- one that would take a good deal of work to answer well. I quickly got a few reasonable answers but none had quite the detail I was hoping for (in particular about good ...
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How specific to make my question?

I have a specific situation: 10th level witch standard starting wealth (62K GP) plus and the ability to choose Scribe Scroll if it turns out to be worth it a ratling familiar (with the ability to ...
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How can we use examples in a question without getting example-focused answers?

For some time now I've been noticing a pattern: when a question about a relatively broad subject gives a specific example of the subject, nearly all its answers will be about the example rather than ...
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What should I consider before posting a question and answer it myself

Since Stackexchange encourages to answer your own question, and this other meta post seems to acknowledge this, how do I know if there's a real need for this question to be on SE ? Context : Playing ...
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How can we encourage people to wait before accepting answers?

Increasingly, we are seeing question askers wait only a matter of hours before accepting an answer. My understanding is that it would be far preferable to wait at least a couple of days before doing ...
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What do we do with answers made obsolete by a question change?

There's a current case of an infrequent problem: Why is Donjon offline? Dakeyras's answer was a response to a question that was once there. It was made in good faith, and is a helpful answer. The ...
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What's SOP for questions that have been asked in other venues?

While lurking in other online communities, I've occasionally come across questions that would be a great fit for RPG.SE, but haven't been asked here yet. Should these sorts of questions be "ported ...
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How do 'Trivia' Questions meet the requirements for posting?

This query came about following a comment on Did Basic D&D invent and popularise the abbreviation XP for experience points? I am particularly interested in how such a question meets the "...
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Discussions in the meta allowed or not?

I'm confused. I'm new to the meta, and I get things are different here, but I'm not exactly sure how different they are. Over here the question was answered by the person asking within the room that's ...
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Are homebrew evaluation questions OK?

What's the stance on asking for feedback on house-ruled material? In my particular case, I wrote a couple of generic moves for Tremulus (they can probably be extended to AW/DW), changing the wealth ...
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Follow up to posted questions

Is there a mechanism for a poster to follow-up their question with the results of actions taken based on what was learned here? I'm thinking specifically of GM Techniques questions, but I suspect ...
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Are the Pathfinder published materials safe to reference in RPG Main questions/answers?

This question touches on the OGL, but talks more about WotC (dnd3.5e) and CC vs. OGL conflict. Some places I've looked into regarding this: Paizo Community Use Policy - linked to by Pathfinder_OGC ...
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Is it valid to ask similar questions, one requesting RAW and the other XP?

Related to this question. I am wondering if it would be excessive to split up questions requesting RAW answers and actual experience answers. One example would be if I took this question and ...
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Is there a limit on how many questions can be asked in a given time frame?

I'm new to the site, and part of a group that is relatively new to Pathfinder. I've been asking a lot of questions (I think, anyway) and I can't help but wonder if I'm breaking a rule. I have more ...
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Is there any page/display that shows my "favorite" questions?

Sorry if I am missing something really obvious, but I have only recently discovered the "favorite question" feature, and would like to know where (if anywhere) all of the questions that I've ...
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Music specific for a game setting

Would asking about specific (say Brazilian) music that has a cyberpunk feel to it be on topic? I can argue both sides but would say that it is on. Just checking here first... There seems to be some ...
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Rewriting questions after question has been answered

In this post, I asked a question about the FATE generic RPG system, and then tagged it both FATE, and Spirit of the Century. I figured answers for one would be equivalent to answers for the other. ...
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Weekly drive idea: system agnostic

Would you be interested in running a week system agnostic drive? I am happy to give away some reputation for good questions/answers. The aim would be to broaden the site to include more questions ...
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Should I edit the outcome into the question, or answer my own question?

As far as I know, it is okay to answer your own questions. It is also recommended to show your progress with a question, and this is easily accomplished by editing the question itself and ...
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What needs clearing up?

As our site evaluation showed, we have a few question topics that need clearing up. What are these topics and how can we improve them? Are there tags or subjects that need more attention on the ...
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Questions that don't have a 'correct' answer

I am having problems on deciding which answers to accept on Questions like Rules of player inventions or, perhaps a better example, creating emotions. I mean, strictly speaking, there is no "right" ...
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Asking (good) questions that you know will not get answered

It seems like there are no experts for the PnP "The dark Eye" on this site (As the tag had to be created when I was posting my question, and no one could give me an answer). Is it okay if I post more ...
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Should questions include System/Setting in title if tagged with system/setting?

For example: "WFRP2e--Does Tzenntch bully Nurgle, if so, can he be reported, and to who?" Then tag the question with WFRP and religion-and-deities. My thought is that the question lead should be ...
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Should we allow questions that are quite possibly very limited in time-scope?

... I'm thinking of questions like "what supplements for Game X are in print?", or "who's the current publisher of Game Y?". It seems to me that there are two ways to go: allow these questions but ...
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Would asking how to role play X from a player and GM point of view merit two questions or one?

Pretty much what the title says. X would be an acting category that the GM could enhance for the player and the the player could role play better in and of themselves. Anyway, one question with two ...
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Should questions that deride certain styles of play be permitted?

More specifically: Should a question with moral/ethical components be presented in a balanced non-judgmental way, or should it be heavily slanted to promote an individual agenda? The question How do ...
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"Emergency" fixing a badly-split Question with two questions

This question (linking to the revision history because… well, that'll be obvious in a sec) was asked with an implied question in the title and an different explicit question in the body. After some ...
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Should I ask this as one question or as several questions?

Here's a list of questions that I was going to put into a single question about adapting the X-Files into an RPG campaign: Should I let the players take the roles of Mulder and Scully (and ...
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Asking for one media is fine, another not so much...

https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/9048/do-you-know-a-good-sound-effect-library vs How do I find artwork to inspire adventure design? So, asking for pictures is fine, asking for sound is not... ...
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What is on topic on Role-playing Games Stack Exchange?

What kinds of questions should be on and off topic on Role-playing Games Stack Exchange? This question is intended to help work through some of the concerns on the site regarding things being off ...
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How can "Can a D&D character be launched into space?" be asked so it's valid?

Recently we had this question on the site, I've reproduced it completely below for those unable to view it. It directly conflicts with the site FAQ. You should only ask practical, answerable ...
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Are questions requesting reviews of work on topic?

I think we've agreed that questions asking people to generate content from scratch are off topic. Do we have a stance on questions asking for review of home brew content. For example, I'm working on ...
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Buying the Community Books to Generate Questions

A little while back, Jeff Atwood made a comment about how Gaming was seeding members of the community with new games to help encourage them to ask questions. I was initially skeptical of the idea, but ...
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See non-featured questions for a tag

When I search for questions with a given tag by entering, for instance: [gurps] into the search bar, or by clicking a tag like gurps, I invariably end up on a page telling me there are no featured ...
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Question about asking and then answering questions currently not up

I want to know the communities opinions on whether or not I should ask and then answer questions that I have the answer to, aren't on the site yet, are appropriate to the site, and, often times, have ...
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Encouraging More Questions

If you look at the Area51 assessment of rpg.stackexchange.com http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/2208/role-playing-games things are looking good except one area - the number of questions ...
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What does Community Wiki (CW) mean?

There are several questions (like this one) that say community wiki. Also there are random answers that say community wiki even ...
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Should a question be judged on its level of "expertise"?

By my understanding (and the Area 51 FAQ), StackExchange sites are meant to be host to "experts" posting "expert-level" questions. However, we've seen a number of questions asked and answered (and up-...