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How to make this “design combat encounter for a fighter in stealth mission” less broad?

As a DM, how can I best design a combat encounter in a stealth mission for a fighter? I've tried to restrict the question to only deals the problem from DM side, and right now I don't know what can ...
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Why was the 'taint' tag deleted from this question?

The question in question: Is it true that that "more taint-absorbing items = less protection against taint"? A moderate rep user created a tag that, as far as I can tell, accurately ...
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Why did this question allow one answer after hold but not mine?

I was in the middle of writing an answer to this question when it was held for being a duplicate. (This meta is not about the duplicate status, just that it was and still is held as of this meta.) ...
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Why was this homebrew question held as Too Broad?

This recent question was held as Too Broad, but it just as narrow in scope as many of the other good homebrew questions are. It provided one homebrew creation and asked for an evaluation. We've left ...
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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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Missing comments on “thawing ice” question?

What spells can be used to thaw or melt ice? My question has some comments asking for clarification that I haven't addressed, but they magically vanished just as I tried to reply to them! I don't ...
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Should we reverse the duplication of these questions about simultaneous readied actions?

What happens when 2 readied actions trigger at the same time? the more recent question has been marked as a duplicate of How are simultaneously-triggered Readied actions resolved?. However, I think ...
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How to improve the 'invisible nearby enemy' question?

My question Does an invisible enemy within 5 feet of you still impose disadvantage on ranged attacks? seems to make people misunderstand the actual question. My goal is to clear misunderstanding and ...
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Delete this post for me

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: What is 5e's Damage Dice Progression? I am removing the Question for a lack of valid input in an attempt to clean up spam and ...
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Why was I downvoted?

In this question, I was downvoted a lot. As far as I am aware, I did not do anything wrong. Can someone please explain to me why I was downvoted?
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One question was put on hold as too broad, another wasn't. What's the difference?

This question: Party betrayal in an evil campaign was put on hold as too broad. On the other hand, this one wasn't: How can I handle players who want to browse shops at random? In both cases, ...
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How to handle accusations of dishonesty with respect to answers that cause disagreement in interpretations?

So my question with respect to spell requirements got locked and one of our moderators decided to throw this gem of a line in there: " not asking honestly about the practical situation it’s about. " ...
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Will this question about mapping not get put on hold as too opinion-based?

This question, "What map scales have you found useful", was put on hold as too opinion-based. I've tried to reformulate it. Will this question get put on hold as too opinion-based? I've tried hard ...
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How to ask about map scales?

I would like to salvage What map scales have you found useful?, which was put on hold as too opinion-based. What would make it more acceptable?
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Is the question about the origin of “Waterdhavian” on-topic?

The question at hand: In-universe, why is "Waterdhavian" the adjective form of Waterdeep? This question seems to be very close to a designer intent question (which are off topic). It does not fit the ...
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My question was closed as too broad, but I thought it was very filtered and refined. Why?

The question on trial: What creature(s) can a Moon Druid transform into that would benefit from humanoid armor? TL, DR: When druids shapeshift, is there a valid form that benefits from their armor? ...
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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 this question actually be marked as duplicate?

I have marked Can you Contingency a spell from a Ring of Spell Storing? as a duplicate of Can Contingency be used with a spell cast from an Ioun Stone?, but there was some disagreement in chat as to ...
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How to resolve excessive background information?

This question just got asked with a specific mention of experience with substance editing, and a request to not be edited. (Due to past experiences on this site, please do not edit my original ...
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How should I split/improve this question so it is not too broad?

I want to ask a question on the main site. This is the current draft: How does Time Stop interact with the duration of other spells? When someone casts Time Stop (in this case an Archmage), ...
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How can I handle this cleric water creation question being closed?

For the first time in two years of being a member of RPG.SE I feel the way my question was put on hold was unfair. It's about this one: Are there examples of priests/clerics having water creation ...
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Is this question within the guidelines?

Is the following question within guidelines? If not, what are some suggestions for how I might modify it to be within guidelines? How does PC access to life-restoration magic affect a westmarchian ...
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Where is the info regarding the dispute resolution of “What happens when a small army runs through teleportation circle?”

On What happens when a small army runs through teleportation circle?, I read: This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta. But I couldn'...
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Is [dungeons-and-dragons] tag OK for questions without particular D&D edition in mind?

Here's the question How to stop players from making the game X-rated tagged dungeons-and-dragons. As far as I know, dungeons-and-dragons tag is supposed to be used for questions about Dungeons and ...
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Old Question about Cantrip Level is limited in scope

While this question: How can I tell how many damage dice to roll for an NPCs cantrip? does have a duplicate here: At what level do monsters cast cantrips?, the example for the older question limited ...
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Should we dupe the older question to this newer question about unarmed attacks and spells?

Should we reverse the duplication on this: Can I cast Blade Ward and then make my monk unarmed strike with a bonus action? and make Can a monk make a bonus unarmed attack after using shocking grasp? ...
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Should this question really be closed as opinion based?

Changing paladin's oath was closed as primarily opinion based. It seems to me that this is possibly another case of 'homebrew prejudice'. My answer there clearly shows that the question is ...
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Can this question be opened, or be changed to be reopenable?

How can I prepare for creatures with damage resistances or damage immunities? I saw a lot of questions floating around the Stack about damage Immunities and Resistances and troubles therein for ...
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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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Would this question about spoon feeding my players hints get closed?

I want to ask a question about an issue I'm seeing in my current D&D 5e campaign but I'm not sure if it'll get closed or not so I figured I could try workshopping it here first. Background: My ...
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Can we get the answers to this question merged into a single CW answer?

So, the question "What monsters are depicted on the 4.0 DM Screen?" has 3 answers that each contribute a bit of answer to the question and collectively answer it. Rather than 3 separate answers, I ...
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How to salvage this question?

How an undead statblock differ from its living counterpart? The question has been changed from the original question. However it seems people think it can be improved to be stackable. The current ...
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Why was this question closed?

How can I modify Meat Grinder Death Saves to have less Coup de Grace? This question was closed as too broad. Why? It very specifically asks for a mechanical solution for a very specific problem: ...
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Question closed as being already answered — so what's the answer?

How much time does it take to take a move and immediate action when falling out of combat? I've read the linked-to thread three times now, and I still am not clear on the answer to my question. ...
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Can we merge or switch the duplicate of the Crossbow Expert questions?

Crossbow Expert Feat... for Spells? was marked correctly as a duplicate of Does Crossbow Expert's point-blank attack benefit apply to all ranged attacks?. However, the latter only has one ...
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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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Can we dupe this question about Pathfinder half-humans the other way?

The question in question is To what extent are half-breeds treated as humans? I agree with KRyan that the older question(s), while duplicate, is/are not written or supported nearly as well as the new ...
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What can I do to get my secret backstories question reopened?

I've recently asked my first question: Should players know each others' secret backstories? It was put on hold as being primarily opinion based. I do understand that there might be no absolute ...
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Can we Reopen “What happens if you cast Counterspell on a creature that is not casting a spell?”?

I do not think that What happens if you cast Counterspell on a creature that is not casting a spell? is a duplicate of What happens when a caster targets an object that looks like a creature with a ...
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How do I have this taken off hold?

This is the name of the question: How do I have my PCs fight one another in an arena setting but then allow them to group up for the last encounter in the arena? [on hold] I have added extra ...
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Are rules questions that require a developer (official OR non-official) response ONLY valid for our stack?

Is a firbolg's Hidden Step intended to deactivate due to spells such as Booming Blade? has a specific stipulation from the asker that the accepted answer must have a supporting tweet from a ...
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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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Can we reopen this question that is marked as being a duplicate of two completely different answers?

I think Does a Life Cleric casting Goodberry at higher spell levels get more potent Berries? should be reopened. I have a generic concern with the closure in that it does not seem helpful to mark ...
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Close or edit “Polearm with Reach, but without Heavy or Special property?”

Polearm with Reach, but without Heavy or Special property? This question does not seem answerable objectively in its current form. It seems to have attracted mainly opinion-based answers and may ...
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Would this question about lowering the barrier to entry on choosing spells be closed?

I'm about to kick off a second D&D 5e campaign for a set of friends interested in trying D&D for the first time. They've got nearly zero experience with the game, and we're hitting some ...
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Revising my question to not get opinion-based answers

I asked Is there a particular version of D&D that is easier to convert to 5e? on the main site, seeking advice on converting prior editions to D&D 5e. It has been put on hold as too broad and ...
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Duplicate criteria

Implementing Passive Wisdom (Perception) was flagged as a potential duplicate of How does passive perception work. The latter is a closed question, specifically flagged for being too broad and does ...
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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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Reopen “How can I balance adventures around one of the party members being a monarch?”

The question: How can I balance adventures around one of the party members being a monarch? On RPG stack exchange the question was held for being too broad, but I edited it so it would be asking a ...
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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. ...