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Should we change the tag [arcane-focus] to [spellcasting-focus]?

We currently have 87 questions tagged arcane-focus of which 79 are cotagged with dnd-5e, the other 8 being pathfinder-1e. In D&D 5e, the general category is spellcasting focus, with arcane focus ...
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Which tag should we use when OP thinks they are asking about a house rule but it is actually an official optional rule?

The description for house-rules states: House rules are small fan-created additions and replacements to core rules in a rules set, and this tag should be used when there are locally-created rules at ...
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Watched and ignored is not displaying for me

I have two watched tags and 85+ ignored tags. As of checking the site today (06-09-21 PT), the process of highlighting watched tags and blurring ignored tags does not appear to be functioning the way ...
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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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Let's fix the [arcane-archer] tag!

The arcane-archer tag has a quite wrong tag description at the time of this post: The Arcane Archer is a fighter subclass in Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (published in Xanathar's Guide to ...
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Is it possible to search for edits with a certain content, specifically adding a tag?

In the spirit of good faith, here are my fears and weaknesses. People mistake system-specific questions for rarely-encountered systems as either system-agnostic or dnd-5e questions about once every ...
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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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Should we add [volume] as a synonym to the [3d-space] tag? Or would a separate [volume] tag be a good addition?

We have a 3d-space tag which applies to all kinds of various things. Should we add a synonym of volume to it for the more than 60 questions about volume calculation? Or would a separate volume tag be ...
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Should we refrain from tag-only edits to recent questions that also need substantial body edits?

Suppose we have a new question that needs substantial body edits and some tags. If I do not intend to do the substantial body edits immediately, should I refrain from adding the needed tags?
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On a suggested edit, what is indicated by a tag being both red and green?

I recently reviewed a suggested edit and this is what I saw: As you can see, spells appears twice, once as though it were removed, and once as though it were added. Is this a bug? What does this mean?...
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Re-revisiting the “don't guess the system” policy

Sometimes people ask us questions about game mechanics without explicitly telling us what game system or edition they’re playing. At the time of writing, our current policy is to never assume the RPG ...
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Generic Tags should be Generic

Most Tags generally are meant to be generic. That means that they should not be specific to any one game unless they need to be specific to a game. Such a game-specific tag is aspects belonging to ...
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Is the [simulacrum] tag a necessary addition?

I notice that the simulacrum tag has been added again. My personal opinion is that it is unnecessary. Seeing as the user who has added it most recently rolled back my standard procedure removal edit, ...
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Should there be a tag for legal/copyright-related questions?

I almost created a tag for legal or copyright issues when making the question What guides and resources exist for creating custom classes in Dungeon World?, but held off because I figured it was ...
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How did it come about that so many of our tag excerpts start with “for questions about…”?

More often than not, our tag wiki excerpts start with “for questions about topic so-and-so”. How did this “for questions about...” thing come about as such a common excerpt format? Why do we use ...
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Get the SE system to enforce system tags [duplicate]

I'm new here, but I've already picked up that Standard Policy is to tag questions with the system that you're playing in, and that the vast majority of questions can be closed a "Lacking details&...
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There is currently no tag for questions about game-specific terminology. How should we address this, if at all?

Currently the keywords tag is restricted to questions about D&D 4e, but it seems like it could be expanded to address the usage of game-specific terminology in other games. There is also the ...
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How to use the [lore] tag correctly?

In my question Do external, non-innate methods exist in Faerûn circa 1489 DR to situationally alter the efficacy of spellcasting?, I attempted to ask about in-universe phenomena that affect ...
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Call for voting posse: synonym [open-game-license] to [ogl]

I just noticed that we have the (older, more well-established) ogl tag as well as the (newer, used on only two questions) open-game-license tag. I went to the ogl tag and suggested the other as a ...
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Can we color system tags to emphasize that they're different and “more meaningful”?

So, this is kind of an "asking about a problem I don't have" feature, but I wanted to float it out there. As an answerer of unfrequented systems, I've noticed that many questions follow what's come to ...
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Make it possible for certain tags (like game tags) to always appear first

As I brought up in the comments of this question, it would be great if it were possible to somehow have a specified tag always be listed first on a post, or if certain special tags (in RPG.SE's case, ...
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What tag should I use for a question about “5e: HARDCORE MODE”

There is a thing called "5e: HARDCORE MODE" which is basically a set of house rules for the D&D 5th edition. I want to ask a couple of questions about this thing, but I hesitate how to ...
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How did I get the dnd-5e tag badge when I'm ignoring all the dnd tags I can find? [duplicate]

Just what it says on the tin -- I just received the "dnd-5e" tag badge, but I haven't answered a "dnd-5e" question in a couple months, because I started ignoring them to curtail ...
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Is this question better tagged house-rules or homebrew?

I am considering a revision to the D&D 5e mechanics of maintaining barbarian rage. I consider this to be a small change to a specific rule and thus fitting of the house-rules tag, rather than ...
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Why do I need to specify my game system, and how do I best do it?

I asked a question, but it was closed, with users asking what system I was asking about. What do they mean, and why do I need to specify this? Someone said my question was missing a system tag. What ...
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Discussion on thread “Artificer Eldritch Cannon Protector temp hit points and Wildshape”

Currently there is an edit war with regards to the [dnd-5e] tag on this question: Artificer Eldritch Cannon Protector temp hit points and Wildshape The question is unambiguously about D&D 5e, but ...
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Is it acceptable to add the [dnd-5e] tag to questions about D&D Beyond?

The following questions were tagged with dnd-beyond, and did not mention D&D 5e explicitly; the dnd-5e tag was then added by somebody besides the OP, and the questions were not closed between ...
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5e question that doesn't have a system tag

So I saw this question today: Does Favored by the Gods work with counterspell rolls? I believe this is obviously a D&D 5e question because: In the question it says "5e" It also mentions ...
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We have about 30 questions mentioning Path of War that are not tagged as such. What should we do about them?

Using this search query, one can find slightly more than 30 questions that clearly mention Path of War, an alternative ruleset for Pathfinder published by Dreamscarred Press, but that are not tagged ...
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I think I just created the [roll20] tag; is it appropriate?

I didn't notice we didn't already have a roll20 tag for the pretty big virtual tabletop located at roll20.net. I added a few tags to a new question and afterwards clicked the roll20 tag to see the ...
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Why is [bonus-action] such an underused tag and should we do anything about it?

At time of writing, the tag bonus-action has only 27 questions. Searching "bonus action" (in quotes) yields 1119 results. Is there any benefit to a retagging project here? Do we just try to ...
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If a question has one tag that I've watched and another tag that I've ignored, how is it displayed?

If there is a question with multiple tags, of which I am ignoring one (should be faded) and watching another (should be made more visible), how will it be displayed for me? What if I am hiding ignored ...
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Should we merge the [critical-failure] tag with the [fumbles] tag?

The current tag descriptions: critical-failure (20 questions): For questions about critical failures (sometimes called "critical fumbles"), a mechanic in various RPGs in which results of ...
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Should we separate the [the-dark-eye] tag into multiple tags for multiple versions of the game?

There are multiple editions of the game "The Dark Eye" - 5 of them, to be exact. According to Wikipedia, 2 of them have (official) English translations, though TDE 4/4.1 had only a very ...
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Pathfinder & D&D 3.5 Tags

Whenever I see questions such as this there is a high possibility that there is going to be two answers in one, and that creates a dichotomy of which the answerer could be right with one and wrong ...
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Should the [pathfinder] tag be renamed to [pathfinder-1e] (with the former as a synonym)?

Pretty straightforward question. Pathfinder's 2nd edition has just been released, and correspondingly there is a pathfinder-2e tag (as well as the pathfinder-2e-playtest tag for the playtest version(s)...
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Should this question about “the Wildemount Chronugy subclass ability chronal shift” be tagged as D&D 5e without OP specifying it?

Straight-forward: this question has caused an edit war and a close-reopen-close war. The argument for tagging and reopening is: The splat book only exists in DnD-5e, so it's not guessing – Pureferret ...
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What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?

When the question does not specify a system, but an educated guess can be made, other users often edit the tags themselves without waiting for the querent to confirm the system they are interested in. ...
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How long should one wait before reposting a question that was closed per “don't guess the system”?

Sometimes valid questions come through that do not explicitly identify the attendant RPG system. Usually, the querent returns to clarify in a timely fashion. But what if they don't? How long should ...
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Should a mechanic-specific question that becomes ultimately about GMing be retagged?

My answer to this question about balancing combat powers has reframed it to be about being a new DM with new players. I've said why it's a bad idea in general, I've given some advice, but not answered ...
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Is there a tag for “Official rules problems”?

I recently posted this question. I was looking specifically for an official source, which I expressed by using the rules-as-written tag. However, it was quickly removed with the following reasoning: [...
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Rename the [masks] tag to [masks-a-new-generation]

Since we can't make a system tag look different, when possible we should probably expand system tags so they don't look like common game terms. Masks: A New Generation is the complete text used in ...
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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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How is the [system-agnostic] tag supposed to be used?

Coming off my discussion about this meta I have realized that I have no idea how the system-agnostic tag is supposed to be used correctly. Or, I thought I did but that not everyone agrees. Or maybe ...
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Should I use a narrow system tag, or use a broader tag?

I am playing D&D 4e and I have a question about how I can create an excellent pirate adventure. Since people have pirate adventures in other RPG systems, and Stack Exchange is about useful answers,...
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Do we need a separate tag for Numenera Discovery?

Someone originally asked about this in a comment on the question: Getting artifacts with XP and crafting artifacts with iotum in Numenera Should we have different tags for Numenera and Numenera ...
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How should tags for subclasses be used?

As we all know, D&D and Pathfinder have lots of classes, and tons of subclasses, and the same is probably true for many other systems that I'm unfamiliar with. Anyway, I've recently noticed the ...
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Can we get a new question close reason for this new policy? [duplicate]

Based on the most highly upvoted answer to Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy, it's pretty clear that this policy is here to stay. One of the things I hate about how the ...
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What privileges, exactly, come with tag badges?

I'm given to understand, based on questions like this one, that tag badges (only gold tag badges?) come with some privileges that apply only when acting on posts with that tag. However, I'm unable to ...
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Can we make [pbta] a synonym for [powered-by-the-apocalypse]?

In many places online, people refer to all games derived from Apocalypse World as "PbtA", short for "Powered by the Apocalypse". Could we make pbta a synonym for our powered-by-the-apocalypse tag?

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