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Is this question about bonus actions a duplicate?

Today, a question was asked regarding the bonus action granted by the Crossbow Expert feat in D&D 5e. There's been a large amount of contention about whether or not the question is a duplicate of ...
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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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What is the problem with my question about erotic roleplay in online RP?

I found a long forgotten question about avoiding unwanted ERP in online roleplaying by sandbox video game server. I have experience at such games since 2013, so I felt like I may share some important ...
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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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How to improve "Is awakened intelligence hereditary?"

Regarding "Is awakened intelligence hereditary?", I'm curious about what can be done to improve the question, since it was closed for being unclear. It doesn't look like the original poster is going ...
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My question was incorrectly put on-hold for "being about video games"

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: Are there any published sources on what a "Templar" should be? A member of the community incorrectly placed my question on-...
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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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Are these two questions about converting saving throws into rolls against a fixed number duplicates?

See the two following questions: How can I convert D&D 5e Saving Throws into Defences? Is "Unearthed Arcana: Players Make All Rolls" Correct? These two questions fundamentally ask the ...
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How is this question about divination too broad?

Target of divination when magically altered? This question was recently closed as "Too Broad." While a specific question about the way a specific spell works would have allowed me to write a more ...
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Question on opinion based posts criteria

There is currently a question on the board (with a bounty even) that is asking how to make their game interesting for a specific character combination. Oddly enough, a similar question from 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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Should the Zendikar expansion races be counted as "official WotC" races? [closed]

In re: What are the playable D&D races in 5e? One recent user edited in races included in WotC's Plane Shift: Zendikar supplement. Another user contends that those aren't official races. ...
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Why is the court Infernal language question being voted closed?

The standard five people have now voted to close What does the court dialect of Infernal sound like? as opinion-based. I'm tempted to reopen it because it's directly asking for published material, ...
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What do we do with this non-starter question?

Pathfinder explosive runes abuse describes a scenario and the asker (presumably the GM) is unhappy with it, and says: I don't like this in the least bit but I am not sure how can I argue that it ...
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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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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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Why was this question given a 5e tag?

I was browsing the [play-by-post] tag and found this question: How can a player in a PbP D&D 5e game ensure the health and fun of that game? However, it was tagged for Dnd 5e but reading the ...
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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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What's unclear about this question?

This question asks "Would any of the versions of D&D, as written, permit someone to backstab with a ballista?" To me, this seems like a simple "yes or no" question where a "yes" answer can easily ...
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Is it really wise to close this question?

This question was put on hold as unclear what it's asking: How Should I Change the Star Trek Phaser Table? @doppelgreener Says in comments that this seems to be asking for (or would lead to) a ...
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How can I improve my question on hold for being "too broad" so that it is re-opened?

When I logged in today hoping to see new answers, I was surprised when I found that my question was on hold. The notice has flagged it as too broad. There was one comment suggesting that system-...
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How to ask a question regarding canonical events that generate negative player reactions?

I have been reading on the Harpers (a faction in the Forgotten Realms setting of Dungeons and Dragons) a bit, and I have seen quite some comments online of people not liking them a lot because of the ...
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The 'creating meaningful relationships' question was reopened and cleaned up too soon

I'm referring to this question: How to create meaningful relationships with NPCs The question's been mod-reopened from its unclear state already, and all comments deleted. I have no idea what has ...
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Should our tabletop play styles question be closed?

I'm referring to this question from 2012: Tabletop Play Style Classification Schemes It was mod-created to replace a previous question, and has attracted 1-3 high quality answers (going by votes). ...
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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 this knowledge check question have the [dnd-4e] tag?

This is regarding this question: How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll As you can see from the revision history, SevenSidedDie and I disagree about whether this question ...
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Is our books vs e-readers question primarily opinion based or OK?

I'm asking in regards to this question: What are the benefits of owning a physical book? My gut feeling has me concerned this might not be suitable to ask here. It might be a primarily opinion-based ...
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Does this answer to a question about a Vampire Discipline that lets them disbelieve in things have too much quoted text?

In the answer to this question Where can I find this Discipline that allows a Vampire to disbelieve in sunlight, stakes, etc. so strongly that it can ignore them?, there is a large block of source ...
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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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Is it acceptable to ask in search of a specific RPG system?

In light of the removal of the "too localized" close reason, I still feel like I should ask this here. I'm in search of a specific RPG system whose name I seem to have forgotten, but some details of ...
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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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Should we prohibit requests for free material in our help documentation?

Our list of off-topic or prohibited questions does not include: "Can you send me, or direct me to, a free copy of a game I would like?" Is it possible to have this sort of thing added, so that we ...
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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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Can we move the discussiony comments from "What RPGs emphasize Roleplaying?" to meta?

The comments have gotten out of control. The standard action when this happens on a SO site, is to move the comments to a meta thread. So ya, can we?

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