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Does this question about smartphone apps for LARP combat really need a historical lock?

I just happened across this old question. It's short enough that I might as well quote it in its entirety: Are there any serious smartphone apps for handling combat in a LARP situation? I've ...
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Can this question about the Sense Motive skill be reopened?

This question for Pathfinder about how to use the Sense Motive skill is marked as a duplicate of this question for Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition about how to use the Insight skill. While these ...
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How to handle a new user accidentally making multiple account and suggesting edits to their own question?

I just improved an edit from the suggested edits queue and I am trying to work out if I did the right thing. The original question is by a new user with 1 reputation. It was closed by Rubik's for ...
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Is a question asking about a specific list on topic or not?

This question about spells that are on the ranger spell list and not on the druid one had some contention early on, but its voting has settled down now. Some were saying that it was easily ...
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Is this question on mass combat a duplicate?

I don't want go get into a gold badge open/close war, so thought I'd just bring it up here :) What systems can I use for a small scale battle? The question itself does seem to be a duplicate of ...
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Drow wizard with Wild Talent question

This question about a drow wizard who received the Wild Talent feat was closed as Too Broad. It should not have been. Per this meta discussion, questions like this are supported here, and we have ...
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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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What to do about undeleting this deleted question (10K only)?

So, today this question was asked: Can the Warforged Integrated Weapon Trait be Disarmed? It appears to be about some 3rd party homebrew content from dndguide.com. It was closed as unclear, then ...
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Should these questions about how to narrate be on topic here or off?

We've gotten a couple of questions recently that do seem to be okay within our framework, but there's enough softness here that I wanted to bring it up in meta as to whether or not they really do fit. ...
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Question Workshop: GM Types

Not long ago, it has been pointed out to me that while RPG theory about different archetypes of players is relatively well-known, people are generally less aware of what sorts of GMs are out there. So ...
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Why is this question not a duplicate?

This question: Do Forgotten Realms paladins have to follow a deity? references this other question: Are paladins required to follow a god? asking what seems to be the same question. Why is it not ...
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Answer that requires posting non-open content - allowed?

Can I answer What is the price of a printing press? given that I know what the price is, but I also know it is not an open content and adding price would pretty much reveal all there is to know about ...
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Mounted archer/caster question should be reopened

What's the best build for a mounted archer/caster? was closed as Primarily Opinion-Based. It is not. It is something on which experts can vet the quality of a given suggestion and vote accordingly; it ...
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Is focus on a question's title rather than the text acceptable?

I feel that some of our users have taken the change in norms with subjective questions too far. This comment is the last straw. Any actual experience with allowing players to vote what can or ...
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Should “Do role-playing games have to be fun?” be closed?

"Do role-playing games have to be fun?" was a nice question in the early days of the site, very typical of early-beta-site questions generally. Then it went quiet for five years until a (totally ...
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How to address undue criticism that targets diverse answers?

I find that my opinions are being unfairly targeted by high ranking members. How can we keep the quality of the answers if diverse or taboo opinions are targeted? Two examples: How can I help our ...
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Is this question about a chaotic evil character in a heroic party too opinion-based, or is it experience-based?

I recently asked What challenges arise from playing a Chaotic Evil character in a heroic party? which has been voted to be closed 4 times as of this writing for being primarily opinion based. However, ...
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How to Improve/Fix This Question About Modelling Reciprocal Economies?

I have recently asked this question. In its initial form, it was very quickly evaluated to be too broad. Fair enough. I tried to narrow it down to a question about fixing/improving the homebrew ...
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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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Why would this question about obstacles in Dusk City Outlaws be considered unclear?

I recently asked this question on RPG.SE: Appropriate Obstacles for a "Find and Question" scene I've got the answer I wanted, but I'm intrigued by why this question would be considered ...
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Is it acceptable to append the “dnd-5e” tag to questions that lack it but are about Adventurers League? [duplicate]

This question was missing the dnd-5e tag but is asking a question in the context of an Adventurers League game. I know we have a policy against guessing game editions but, in this case, no guess was ...
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Why is this question a duplicate?

What are all the published objects that require the Use an Object action? To me marking this as a duplicate is akin to marking "What are the ingredients and their ratios in Coca Cola?" with duplicate ...
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Why has this NLN comment flag been declined?

My DM insists on rolling a single save for groups affected by AoE save spells. How does this affect my odds of successfully affecting the enemy? Why has this "no longer needed" flag been declined? ...
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Why was this question protected?

To be clear, I'm not complaining about this question being protected. But I'm not sure what prompted this question to be protected, given that as far as I know only one answer got into the stuff in ...
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Why is this question about 5e dragonborn homebrew locked as a content dispute?

So, this question should maybe be locked, given the edit war or whatever we want to call that (I assume there must be edit history I can't see because otherwise the OP's obscene posts seem totally out ...
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Can we save this question about an house rule against evil actions?

This question has been closed, reopened, closed again, and is now on track to be reopened. I see some issues with the question and it has gone through at least one major revision which doesn't seem ...
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What defines too Broad as it applies to these two questions?

Recently, this question of mine was closed as too broad: Avatars of Nature I can understand the impulse given the amount of information I provided, however I intentionally tried to mirror this ...
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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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Why was this question closed as too broad?

How can wizards gain more spells per day? This question was closed as too broad, and I disagree with that flag. The question is quite narrow in terms of scope, nor would any answer that limits itself ...
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How do we back up affirmative answers to “Am I understanding this correctly”-style questions?

A new user left this answer to the Can Heighten Spell benefit a [Reserve] feat?: Legal and working as intended. I found this question (and answer) when looking through the review queue, and there ...
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Should this dice question be open or closed?

This meta is about the mainsite question How I can I roll a number of non-digital dice to get a random number between 1 and 150? It was closed by five users, then reopened by five other users. (Many ...
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What warranted multiple downvotes and a delete vote here?

In D&D, how do you find attack bonus for weapons? Okay, clearly not a 100 score answer -- I don't own the books (certainly wouldn't have them with me at work even if I did). Is it a clear no-no, ...
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Why are my homebrew posts being downvoted and ignored while another user at the exact same time has many upvotes and thousands of views?

Recently, I posted a homebrew Warlock otherworldly patron and got 3 downvotes, 173 views, and 1 answer. Meanwhile, another homebrew Warlock otherworldly patron got 2k views, 14 upvotes, and one good ...
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Partially answered second question in old question causing dupe flagging in new question

I flagged What passive scores exist? as a duplicate of Which skills can be used passively? based on the titles. However it was pointed out that the primary question of the new Q&A was only a ...
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How should this question about content in a site that includes piracy be handled?

It is well known that we do not condone piracy and usually the way to handle links to pirated sources is to replace them with corresponding legal ones. A question asked today, Is the fencer subclass ...
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My question was marked as shopping when it isn't. How do I get it reopened?

My question was wrongly put on hold as shopping. It is a finding online resources question and, as far as I can tell, seems to be no different than other questions that weren't closed. It's not asking ...
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Should my comment on this question be an answer?

An off-topic question requesting Where to get feedback on homebrews was just asked. I left this comment below: Welcome to rpg.se! Take the [tour] and visit the [help center] to learn how things ...
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Is this question a duplicate?

My question: Can unconscious characters be unwilling? recieved a bit of debate on its status as a duplicate of a couple different questions: Can unconscious characters be willing? Can you make an ...
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Are questions that are On-Topic but generated a lot of opinion based answers doomed to never be solved?

So I am still unsatisfied with the responses I got for the way this post got moderated: How to roleplay my character's ethics according to the DM when I don't understand those ethics? After ...
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How should we handle this question, most of the answers to which only address the minor/secondary question?

This question How bad is Sunlight Sensitivity (of Drow, etc.), especially for casters? has two questions on it: How bad is Sunlight Sensitivity, especially for casters? How to mitigate it? Now, it ...
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Why was this post about roleplaying my character's ethics closed?

How to roleplay my character's ethics according to the DM when I don't understand those ethics? I don't know what to add. I can't see by any means how it's opinion-based. I am asking for ...
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Is this question too opinion-based?

A player has asked the DM to ignore the lore to enable his character concept. What are the pros and cons if the DM does so? has gone through two close-reopen cycles. The first seems pretty ...
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Should this question about player attendance be system agnostic?

This question is asking about an issue that seems like it is pretty clear of system mechanics. However, it started as being tagged with dnd-5e and it is clear that is the game being played. I ...
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Workshopping my question about Armor Class ranges

I posted this question: Which Armor Class values should be used as Controls when making Damage Calculations? in an attempt to try to reify the Armor Class values I use when making DPR calculations for ...
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Should I delete an answer that becomes irrelevant after the question is edited? [duplicate]

For example, this answer (which I've deleted) to What happens when you cast Fog Cloud behind a wall?, but this isn't the only case. The question originally asked about Create Bonfire, not Fog Cloud - ...
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Why was my duplicate flag declined?

I tagged this question as a duplicate of this question yet my flag was declined. The question has now been marked as a duplicate of that question, so why was my flag declined?
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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 was my comment requesting clarification on an answer deleted?

Today I commented on an answer to How should I deal with a player who wants to dictate loot distribution?, asking the answerer for clarification (and implicitly suggesting an improvement at the same ...
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Partial answer deleted as not an answer re: Medieval law and a tabletop role-playing game

In the following question: Does Common Law apply to Nobles? The OP asks about applying a certain section of medieval law to the Warhammer Fantasy setting. I understood this to be a question about ...