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I think this answer might be harmful

This answer currently suggests swimming while wearing a full suit of metal armor would be a reasonable thing to do in real life. In actuality, jumping into water with a full suit of metal armor on ...
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Does this answer about towns protecting themselves against dragons really need to be deleted?

A new user recently left this answer to How did towns mundanely protect themselves against Dragons or bring them to the ground?. The answer is currently deleted so is only visible to 10k users. ...
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Is the accusation that smallcaps significantly hurts my question's software compatibility well founded?

An edit was suggested to my recent Polaris question. The edit reason was: replace the weird font tricks with regular characters, for search engine and translation software compatibility I ...
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What's to be done with the "stochastic characteristics" question?

What can I read about how we tie the stochastic characteristics of conflict resolution into statements about the nature of a game? Is occasioning a lot of odd behavior. It's drawn automatic comment-...
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Don't tear down this wall [question]!

How long does it take to build a wall? has been closed as being off-topic as a real-world research question (per campaign research questions, II). I agree that real-world research could answer this. I ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for a GM postmortem if I'm specific about what went wrong?

I'm still new to the site and while I've found the community insanely helpful I'm unclear sometimes on what is and isn't allowed as a question. Would it be appropriate to post a question detailing a ...
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Is this question about a cast reaction to an in-character utterance from Critical Role on topic?

What was so bad about Bertrand's last line at the end of C3E3? Spoiler Warning: the question does contain spoilers about Critical Role C3E3. This question asks about the reactions given by two ...
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Are questions learning about loaded dice and creating and detecting them on topic?

Can an oven and melting be used to further alter an existing die's biases or balance? was closed as off topic. Is this area really off topic for our site? If it isn't, can this question be ...
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Why is asking how to roleplay a slave close-worthy?

This meta is about: How do you roleplay a suddenly-free slave? It was asked yesterday, then answered (with a good answer), then closed, and just now (after asking this meta) has been reopened. The ...
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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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When are the rules clear enough to not need a RPG.SE question?

In response to this question: Are you still two-weapon fighting if you've thrown one of your two weapons and are no longer holding it? A comment I made was responded to by the OP with: ...
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Getting a straight answer from questions filled with frame challenges

On the question How to create a villain for level 1 players, there are many great answers, however they are all frame challenges. They don't help someone who needs to actually create a conventional ...
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What to do with “Can you take a short rest while unconscious?”

The asker of https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/92839/can-you-take-a-short-rest-while-unconscious decided that account deletion was their preferred future on the site, leaving behind a question ...
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Can we reapply the Pathfinder 2e tag to this Pathfinder 2e question?

Razzle-Dazzle and success vs Blindness is asking about two Pathfinder 2e features, linking to the Pathfinder 2e reference document for both features (2e.aonprd.com; ...
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I asked a bad question, how should I fix that?

The question I am talking about is this question about the telepathic range of a familiar previously summoned by Find Familiar while a Flock of Familiars spell is active by the same caster. Now, the ...
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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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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 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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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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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 this question be reopened (when we don't know if it's OP's actual question)?

Is it possible to remove the attunement property of a magical item? was originally posted in an idea-generating form that wasn't really a good fit. (See, for instance, "short version" in revision 5 of ...
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How should we handle this "fireproof worn items" question?

This concerns What have designers said for why they made worn items fireproof? Short summary of events: The question was asking what the RAI was behind worn items being fireproof. An answer arrived ...
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Are requests for specific users' house rules on- or off-topic?

Recently, a user posted a question asking for a specific user's house rules. This question was promptly closed as off-topic, and I feel like the community made the right decision, but I can't put my ...
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Is my question about the difference between spell ranges "Self" vs. "Self (XYZ)" really a duplicate of this question about "Self"-range spell targets?

My most recent question, What is the difference between a spell with a range of "Self" and a spell with a range of "Self (XYZ)"?, has been marked as a duplicate twice (it was ...
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Does adding the system tag to this question violate the "never guess the system" policy?

This question: Would Zorquan be a Unity domain patron? As I said in a comment, given that the question includes "2e Forgotten Realms" (provided for background context for lore purposes) and "we're ...
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Should we lock community check-in posts on Meta once we open a new one?

We have community check-ins on Meta that represent a snapshot of the time they describe. These snapshots are useful when one contextualises what the metacommunity perceives as pressing incidents, ...
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An otherwise-valid question was closed because it was posted by a suspended user; is there any reason I can't repost a similar question?

This question asked something I myself would like to know. Unfortunately, it was closed for purely administrative reasons -- viz., because (per a diamond mod's comment) the querent was a suspended ...
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Why are 2, very similar optimization questions treated so differently?

Both of them has a common theme, "how can I get the most of these characters, given these boundary conditions", but the treatment is very different: How can I optimize this “max-languages” build’s ...
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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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Are we sure DNDBBS is a video game?

SSD just closed this question as off-topic because it's about a video game. The question is about DNDBBS, which appears to stand for "Dungeons and Dragons Bulletin Board System." This site describes ...
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Should these questions about the history of the 5-foot square in D&D be merged?

Last week, the question When did 5 foot squares become standard in D&D? was marked as duplicate of When did the 5-foot square/hex become the standard unit of measurement in Dungeons & Dragons?....
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Should questions be closed because there are speculative answers?

Why is the word "Rötschreck" spelled with an Umlaut? was temporarily closed with the reason that it is 'drawing primarily speculation/opinion' (emphasis mine). I'd like to point out ...
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Is this question about throwing hammers off-topic as a "campaign research" question?

Nine years ago we decided campaign research questions were off topic. The guidance given was: Questions asking about a general real-world topic such as history, geography or economics might more ...
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Wizard God: too broad?

Consider Optimizing a Wizard that does no direct damage in D&D 5e: asked thirteen months ago, closed as "too broad" that day by 5 users, some commentary prompted OP to specify criteria, still on ...
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Should I edit my question or create a new one?

I asked a question with a straightforward title and a mostly straightforward body, and got a straightforward answer, which I accepted because they answered the question as I wrote it. But I failed to ...
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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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Is "No, this is what that would look like" an acceptable answer?

I recently gave this answer to a question asking on how the Sleep spell works. The OP was confused about one part of it. As a counter example I wrote a homebrew spell that did work the way the OP ...
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Does the [system-agnostic] tag conflict with system specific tags?

In this question, the asker tagged his question with system-agnostic. He also tagged it with dnd-3.5e and dungeons-and-dragons. Is this contradictory or in some way contrary to the spirit of the ...
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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 How can Investigation be used passively? (as with the Observant feat) based on the titles. However it was pointed out that the primary question ...
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Multiclassing mayhem: should all these questions be duplicates of this question about wizards' spellbooks?

Can a multiclass Wizard copy any Wizard spell they find into their spellbook? is a dupe target for a decent number of questions. However, I question whether some of them are actually duplicates. The ...
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Should we be including a whole copyrighted stat block?

How many level 20 PCs with Tiamat (CR 30) on their side would treat Asmodeus (CR 40) as a Hard encounter? reproduces the stat block for Tiamat in its entirety. That struck me as reproducing rather ...
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I want to ask about methods of incorporating errata into a rulebook, but I'm not sure of its subjectivity

I want to ask something like the following question, but am unsure of its framing: How do you track/incorporate errata in relation to printed rulebooks without having to memorize, or constantly check ...
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Paraphrasing in Quotation Blocks

An experienced member's edit to an answer of mine, placed a part of it into a quotation block. The thing is, it isn't a quotation, I paraphrased an idea from the source text. Marking something as a ...
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An asker seems to have been misled about the system they were using. Should we do anything about it?

There is a curious case that resulted in bunch of questions that are tagged with one system, while the OP was confused about workings of a different system - and some of these tags were applied by OP ...
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What happened to get this mod notice placed on my question about the Bête?

I had asked a totally valid question with The Bête and LGBT-Questions, and after a short explanation why this was asked without an edition (because there is soo little on the topic) and a comment ...
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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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Is this question about a site listing absurdly powerful D&D 3e/3.5e characters really a recommendation question?

I have stumbled upon this question: Site with absurdly powerful characters for D&D 3/3.5. It asks about a site that the querent has seen. The question does not ask the users to suggest a game, not ...
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Why'd my second question get removed when surely people would be thinking about both?

I get why the rule exists. However when I ask about how healing interactions happen in game, in a very specific format (D&D druid healing in wild shape, if it affects the normal form), those aren'...
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Was this question closed because it was about realism/verisimiltude?

Was this question closed because it was about realism/verisimiltude? Or some other reason(s)? Is it possible to wield a 'greatsword'? Not that it's a great question, or isn't easily ...
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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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