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Why was my post asking for a review of homebrewed traits closed? (appeal from a new user trying to better understand stackexchange)

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: Please review these homebrewed regional traits I was told to ask for help here so let's try this out: I'm a new user here and I'm ...
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Is it OK to post a question about an Sage Advice Column entry?

I find myself repeatedly referring to the Sage Advice Compendium (SAC) entry that defines what counts as magical; however, there is no way (that I know of) to directly point at that entry, the best I ...
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What should I do if I have a huge [homebrew-review] question that I need to break into smaller parts?

After asking Is this variant of the Armorer Artificer balanced compared to the existing subclass?, which offered a wide range of options to choose from, I was informed that it simply had too much ...
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How can I better formulate this question about Easter Eggs in 5e adventures to make it stackable?

My question here is about What popular culture Easter Eggs exist in published adventures? There was a lot of discussion in the comments already, with the overall gist that the question is not hopeless ...
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Reconciling how we treated two questions asking for DMing advice

Three days ago new user Billy Lane asked How do I become a great gm?, with the full text of their question reading: I’ve played D&D on Discord now for a year, and I used to play D&D way-way ...
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Should this question on whether DM's hiding rolls is standard remain open?

This question on if a DM can hide their rolls is a very old question that was closed as opinion-based due to the answers that were coming in. The question itself seems to just be asking if hiding ...
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Asking about "mooning"

So, this question is gaining some attention due to its content - specifically about the act of "mooning". Mooning is the act of displaying one's bare buttocks by removing clothing, e.g., by ...
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How would I go about requesting homebrew-review for an entire game system?

I have about 3k words of a game system representing mostly additions and improvements to Wushu Open. I'd like to request comments, complaints, criticism, and concepts, but I fear that the site's ...
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Are questions about the viability of a campaign or mission's premise acceptable?

I'm currently in the early stages of planning a campaign where my current idea is that the PCs will be travelling over a large continent, and the primary thing keeping them together is a curse that ...
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Should this question be considered "idea generation" and closed?

This question apparently doesn't have a single correct answer: What are some monsters that could trap NPCs for a long time without killing them? On the other hand, it is pretty narrow for being "...
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Is this title a spoiler and how would we avoid the spoiler if so?

This question: Is Tiamat's cold breath supposed to be a Dex save? seems to include a spoiler about the weapons of a boss within the title (I haven't finished the adventure including the boss so I ...
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I would like an update for this old question: Should I use a bounty or a new question?

I have asked this question some years ago. It is about giving spells as a racial feature in dnd-5e. The answer is good but racial features of the kind have significantly changed in official ...
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How could I fix my question about the Deck of Many Things?

My question concerns this question on the main page: Deck of Many Things: How problematic is each card for a campaign? It was closed for a mixture of being unclear, being too broad, and being opinion-...
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Workshopping "What is the best way to bring a campaign to an end?"

I've recently posted the question What is the best way to bring a campaign to an end? on the Role-Playing Games Stack Exchange, but it was closed because it ended up seeming too broad or just phrased ...
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What is OGL 1.1: A request to reopen

I've created the following question today. What's going on with D&D's leaked OGL 1.1? How does it affect me? It got closed for being off-topic. I don't believe in it being the case. OGL is ...
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How to handle "make this better" questions when the asker has little or no GM restrictions and has a lot of chosen options?

This question asks for help improving a custom item: Is this armor the best my character can get? They have already chosen 9 rules elements to add to the item. It will be difficult to think of a ...
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Does asking for a list of reference books within a typically interwoven set of systems that contain a specific rule count as "shopping for games"?

Under the post Does anyone know if there are any rules for Materials refinement in Pathfinder & DnD type settings or similar?, there was a discussion in the comments about whether or not this ...
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What qualifies as an "actual problem"?

It was put to me by moderators that my question did not pose an actual problem, and when I did pose a problem statement, it was characterized as "doesn't seem like a real problem" and "...
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Settling the status of "Can I recover a single arrow?"

Can I recover a single arrow? This is the third meta question relating to this main site question (see also here and here), but it has popped back into the reopen queue several times now (five times ...
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What To Do When There Are No Right Answers, Only Wrong Ones

This question, about the fairness of a 7-sided die, troubles me. It is in my opinion well-thought out and well-formulated. It is asking if a particular die has had any sort of rigorous analysis (...
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How do I ask statistics questions on this site?

I recently asked this question after asking this question for two reasons. To get a better idea how drowning works in Call of Cthulhu 7th edition To use the answer to decide how to run my next game. ...
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Why was my homebrew-review question downvoted even though I followed the criteria?

I don't mean to sound indignant or anything, but I must admit, I'm at a loss as to why this happened. Just yesterday, I posted a homebrew-review question asking about whether an artifact I had created ...
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Is this question about true polymorph and consumable spell components a duplicate?

The question: True Polymorph + True Seeing = True Death? This question was originally closed as a duplicate of this question, asking if using true polymorph to create consumable spell components ...
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How are we judging One D&D questions and answers?

I am asking because I don't understand what has happened to When using the One D&D Playtest are you supposed to be using the 5e rules too?. The question seems perfectly ok to me and I don't ...
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Why is "How much is a Gold Piece really worth?" closed?

The question How much is a Gold Piece really worth? has been recently closed as "opinion-based". However, I'm not sure this assessment is accurate. The question is quantitative and objective....
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Is this question about Haste, the Bladesinger wizard's Extra Attack, and cantrips that do "one weapon attack only" a duplicate?

I asked this question on RPG.SE: How does the Haste spell's extra action interact with the Bladesinger's Extra Attack feature and with cantrips that do "one weapon attack only"? ...
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Oops, I reopened my own question

I have a question how legitimate it is to cast unused spell slots in the moring before learning new spells. It was closed as a duplicate of if you can cast spells during a long rest. After I edited it,...
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Should this question about flying a broom be closed for lacking a system tag?

The question Flying a broom, light activity? lacks a system tag and is currently closed as unclear. Should it remain closed, or do we have enough information to guess the system? The current ...
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Most Overpowered Cohort question closure

Should Most Overpowered Supporting Cohort - Crafter or Buff-Station? remain open, or be closed?
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What does this question, regarding the balance of 5E Moon Druids, need to fit on RPG.SE?

I have a concern: Opinions Moon Druids are considered too powerful at low levels. Often times, Moon Druids have no need to spend any spell slots to accomplish their goals, and don't need ...
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Question Workshop: At what level does each class get its subclass?

The question: At what level does each class get its subclass? When building a multi-classed character for a one-shot I wanted to know when each class receives its subclass, since subclasses provide a ...
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Are these three questions on gemstone size and value duplicates?

How big is a 5,000gp diamond? and How big is a gemstone in the dmg gemstone table? and How big is a 50 gp diamond? These three very related questions are potentially a triplet of duplicates. Rather ...
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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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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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Question Workshop: Are the new Bard Class Options Tier 1

I tried to ask a question, but it was closed as opinion based. The version of the question at time of writing is given here: The tiers as defined here https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Tier_System Tier 1: ...
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Is this question about between-session discussion stackable?

Is this question stackable, and if not, can it be rehabilitated? In our current game, the PCs are getting pwned by a couple of bad guys. We ended last session in the middle of combat and will pick ...
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Is this question about the preservation of books on topic?

The question of concern is How can I preserve books, but keep them accessible?. There has been a good bit of chatter in comments about the on-topicness of the question, and I have seen the close vote ...
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Can I ask a question on published designer intent?

In a lot of answers, it would be helpful to explain why things are working as they are. For example that 5e is designed to leave much more to DM adjuction than earlier versions, because trying to ...
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Should I have removed the [pathfinder-2e] tag from this question?

This question was asked. When I read it, it seemed to be a general one, and most of the advice was system agnostic, so I removed the [pathfinder-2e] tag and added the [system-agnostic] tag. But, then ...
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How do I ask this question about house-rules for the Simulacrum spell in D&D 5e without it being closed as opinion-based?

How do I ask this question about house-rules for the simulacrum spell in D&D 5e without it being closed as opinion-based? This is a perfect example of a question I believe that our community has ...
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My D&D 5e question about whether rounds are just for combat was closed, and I'm confused - a case for reopening

So, my most recent Question Are rounds just for combat, or should we be using them at other times in the game? was closed, with the following reason "Closed. This question needs details or ...
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When does it make sense for a question title to specify the edition?

My very first question on this site was edited to remove the edition from the question title. OK, not a big deal either way, but I guess I can see how stylistically it's a little more polished to not ...
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How to deal with questions that relate to off-topic influences to on-topic principles?

With the close votes and downvote, I get the feeling my dire question is borderline, with some parts on topic and some off-topic. How do we deal with questions about off-topic influences/sources (...
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Is this question about visualizing combat Stackable?

Can I ask this question without it getting closed? If it will get closed, is there some way to ask the question WITHOUT getting it closed? How to speed up combat by helping players to visualize the ...
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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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Is asking about the design process of roll20 on-topic?

How was the "target" of a spell chosen for the Roll20 Information Block? That question was recently asked and has comments and various votes about whether it should be open or closed. Is it ...
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Is this question about readying an action to cast a spell from a magic item a duplicate?

Rather than flinging my question onto main and discussing possible duplicature later, I am going to preemptively ask about it here first, in order to determine if I should ask my new question or ...
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Was this edit too substantial?

Our GM has us roll new initiative every round. Just how broad of a change is this? The above question was edited from this state to this one. This can also be looked at on the revisions page. I am ...
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Is this suggested edit on a VtM 5e question about a combat sequence that ends after three turns appropriate?

The question Is my interpretation of Vampire The Masquerade 5th ed combat correct? focuses on a single combat sequence — and the rulings related to it. This suggested edit by another user ...
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Delete an unanswered question if I no longer need the answer?

I wrote the following question: Can Ride be used to Push a mount/animal companion? containing multiple questions. I was asked to separate them out, so I did. Once I separated out the question When ...

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