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Do we need a separate tag for Pathfinder 2e Remastered?

Paizo is re-releasing content for its Pathfinder Second Edition system, labeling it a "Remaster". There are significant differences in content, both in how its present and the actual effects ...
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This tag is not for just saying "I am a new GM": okay, but we did anyway. Now what?

The tag snippet for new-gm reads: For questions specifically about problems inherent to becoming or tutoring a game master (GM). This tag is not for just saying "I am a new GM": see the ...
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Do we need a separate tag for D&D 5e 2024?

Wizards of the Coast is releasing a replacement Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monster Manual for its Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition system, labeling them the 2024 Core Rulebooks....
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When should we use sourcebook tags?

There are a number of tags that describe specific published books, mostly adventure modules for D&D 5e, for example there is one for curse-of-strahd, there is one for tomb-of-annihilation, and one ...
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Is there an issue with tagging questions about portals?

I occasionally add fitting but missing tags to posts, for example if the question is about a monster and is missing the tag, I add monsters, or if it is about the action economy, but has no such tag, ...
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Should there be a 'Parent tag' for the FFG Star Wars games?

We currently have age-of-rebellion, force-and-destiny, and edge-of-the-empire tags for Star Wars. These three games use very much the same system - they use the same quirky dice, the same skill and ...
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Would we benefit from a Tucker's Kobolds tag?

There are 40-ish items that discuss tucker's Kobolds as a concept on our site. Three of them are questions. They are a beloved (and feared) meme in our community... Would we benefit from a Tucker's ...
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Should this general PBTA tag be removed when there is already Dungeon World tag?

Does this trigger violate GM principles? Can it be fixed? This question has powered-by-the-apocalypse and dungeon-world Should the PBTA tag removed since Dungeon World defines what the question is ...
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Should there be a tag for death saves?

I just asked this question about death saves and noticed there is no tag for death saves. It seems to me as though such a tag would be useful. It is an important concept in multiple versions of D&...
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Filtering the site as a non-D&D player

I enjoy using this site from time to time, but I've got a few very popular tags ignore-listed because I usually don't want to read or answer questions about them. (This isn't a value judgement about ...
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The [rules] tag has just been burninated (again), let's blacklist it

I just burninated the rules tag. It had no wiki, and appeared to be uselessly broad, since almost every question on here is about rules. I'm leaving this question here to record this burnination. If ...
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Blacklist bare [#-edition] tags

D&D editions sometimes colloquially go by their edition number alone, and people sometimes enter just the edition for a tag. We've had to burninate the 5e tag a few times. I'd like the following ...
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Should questions include System/Setting in title if tagged with system/setting?

For example: "WFRP2e--Does Tzenntch bully Nurgle, if so, can he be reported, and to who?" Then tag the question with WFRP and religion-and-deities. My thought is that the question lead ...
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Which questions with Aegis do lack the [Aegis] tag?

Apparently, the tag aegis is currently only used for some 19 questions about a pathfinder-1e feature. Which is confusing since there are 54 questions that use the word but not the tag I see questions ...
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The simulation tag

The simulation tag has an empty tag wiki and 9 questions. Of these, 4 are closed, one isn't really an RPG question, one doesn't actually appear to be about simulation at all, these two are game-...
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Why are system tags treated different from other tags? [duplicate]

I may be misunderstanding the rules of the site here, but I somehow assimilated the ruling that it is not neccesary to state the system and edition in the question, if it is provided as a tag -- to ...
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Could a "young player" tag be relevant?

Questions like this one, which seems to have been asked by a very young person, would (in my opinion) be better answered by taking this into account (assuming it is indeed a group of ~13yo). Having a ...
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Does [chameleon] blend in?

The chameleon tag was just created for the D&D 3.5e prestige class, chameleon. Our guidance on when to create tags for individual classes is fairly vague (by necessity), and I think this one might ...
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Reality check: I think [reality-check] is a meta tag. Should we burn it?

I think the reality-check tag is a meta tag. In The Death of Meta Tags, we see: The reason meta-tags are a problem is that they do not describe the content of the question. They describe some other ...
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Three tag RPGs: we need a better system for tagging "one page three score" RPGs

This question discusses a one page, three score RPG called Space Junk Cyberpunk: How often do I need to sing Happy Birthday to myself to survive Space Junk Cyberpunk? Right now the question has three ...
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Should the new (2nd) edition of The One Ring be tagged separately from the first edition?

The first edition of The One Ring was released in 2011 (by Cubicle 7). However, Free League Publishing recently released a new (2nd) edition of the game: Now in its second edition, The One Ring™ ...
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Tag-sorting: [dnd-5e] vs. [dnd-next-playtest]

There's (at the moment of this writing) about 29 questions that mention "DND next", are tagged dnd-5e and not tagged dnd-next-playtest. Some of these questions need to be retagged for sure, ...
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Should there be a separate tag for One D&D?

Yesterday, Wizards of the Coast announced the playtest material for its next iteration of D&D, codenamed One D&D. Later that day, they released the first Unearthed Arcana document with part of ...
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Do we need a new tag for the "D20-test" terminology?

The new playtest material introduced the new terminology "D20 test", which encompasses attack rolls, saving throws and ability checks. This question asks for all rolls that do not fall under ...
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Please rename [arianhrod2e] to [arianhrod-2e]

A question today created the arianhrod2e tag, which is for Arianhrod 2nd edition. It's missing our conventional dash before the “-2e”, but now that this tag exists I can't create the corrected tag ...
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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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Prioritize relevance over prevalence when suggesting tags

I noticed something annoying when writing a question with the edition-comparison tag: the suggested tags box prioritizes prevalence over relevance. If I type "edition" into the tag box, here ...
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Can we clarify the distinction between [damage-resistance] and [resistance] and then clean up the [resistance] tag?

Back in 2018, V2Blast asked about the tags damage-resistance, resistance, and spell-resistance, and a good reason for keeping them separate was provided. So I've no issues with keeping the tags ...
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When is a tag on a question counted for badges?

The SE system tracks a tally of how many questions you answered for a given tag, and at certain thresholds, awards badges (bronze, silver, gold) for that tag, that at least for gold status come with ...
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Should we have a Monsters of the Multiverse tag?

The recent release of the D&D 5e Monsters of the Multiverse has changed the stat blocks of around 200 creatures, and for PCs eliminated the concept of subraces, revised many racial traits, and ...
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Is the [quintessence] tag quintessential?

I found that the quintessence tag exists. For convenience, here is the tag excerpt: In Mage: the Ascension, quintessence is the substance that makes a thing "real" or "actual." ...
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[strategy]: burninate or fix?

The strategy tag is in bad shape. It's low volume, only 24 questions (14 open, 10 closed) so this is like cleaning the base boards behind the fridge, but big or small, we clean things when we see they ...
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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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The tag wiki/excerpt for [mouse-guard] should probably be updated

The tabletop RPG system Mouse Guard (based on the comics of the same name) appears to have 2 editions. The first edition of the game was published in 2008, and the second edition was released in 2015. ...
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Should we remove the [mutants-and-masterminds] tag from questions about a specific edition?

This is a follow-up from Fixing umbrella tag of mutants-and-masterminds. There are currently 51 questions tagged with mutants-and-masterminds. Only 9 of them don't also have a mutants-and-masterminds-...
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Fixing umbrella tag of mutants-and-masterminds

I recently noticed that mutants-and-masterminds was largely being used in conjunction with either the mutants-and-masterminds-2e or mutants-and-masterminds-3e tags, but not discussing the overarching ...
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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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Avoid just copying text into the tag wikis

Our tag wikis are best when they have informative descriptions and excerpts. However, we have a low-grade but ongoing problem with copyrighted material being copied and pasted into our tag wikis. ...
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The [character] tag is in serious need of help, else it may need to be burninated

I found myself browsing through the character tag, and I think it needs a lot of help. I'm not sure it can be saved, but I'll outline the problems I'm seeing and maybe the community can come up with ...
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Should we make plural (or singular) synonyms for all common tags?

Some tags use the singular, for example class-feature, others use the plural, for example magic-items. I never can remember which has which, and when you manually type a tag in the search box, and end ...
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Can I add a [spellbook] tag?

At the time of this posting there are 1,406 posts (374 questions) about "spellbook" on RPG.SE. This is an area, along with copying of spells, that is a common source of questions at least ...
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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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What are reasons to remove (or "burninate") a tag?

I have seen multiple discussions here about if this or that tag should be removed as it has outlived its utility. I understand that the objective of tags is to help attract expertise to a certain ...
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Should the Glyph of Warding questions get a spell-specific tag?

There is a general discussion if we want spell tags or not over here: Should we be tagging individual spells?, that concluded spell specific tags should be avoided in general. Wish and Simulacrum are ...
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Should we burninate the [shape-water] tag?

Recently, there were several questions posted in quick succession regarding the shape water spell in 5e. Shortly after that, a new tag was created for the spell - shape-water - and added to the ...
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Let's unload [loaded-dice]

While poking around for interesting tags to fill my favorites I noticed loaded-dice. Currently there are only two questions tagged, and in both circumstances it seems to me that dice would suffice. ...
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Is there much point in having a [tone] tag?

So, we have a tone tag that currently only has 3 questions. I feel like it doesn't really add much on top of the tags that those questions already use. It isn't a very frequently used tag and I don'...
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I think we should burninate [campaign-settings]

I think we should burninate campaign-settings. It seems to be overloaded and doesn't actually say or do much. From what I can tell, it gets used in the following situations: “I am asking about a (non-...
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Should we be tagging individual spells?

I came across a question today tagged with the (partial) name of the specific spell the question contemplates. Now I like a tiny-hut as much as the next sheep, and I do believe in emergent folksonomy. ...
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At what point in development is a new system tag added?

With Paizo's announcement of Pathfinder v2 play-testing commencing, it got me thinking. When do/should we make tags for new game systems? As soon as its announced, so people have a tag to use? When ...

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