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Should we rename the [adnd] tag to [adnd-1e]?

Relevant recent Meta: Appropriate response to questioning which version of D&D I'm asking about The user for that meta is describing a difficulty they're facing on this site where use of the adnd ...
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Should questions with the dungeons-and-dragons tag include the worlds of Magic the Gathering?

Simply put, the dungeons-and-dragons tag is for edition-agnostic questions about Dungeons and Dragons. By default, should questions about the worlds and/or lore of Dungeons and Dragons in general ...
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Is Heroes and Dragons the same thing as D&D 5e in terms of system tagging?

This question came up and during a discussion, it came up that it wasn't exactly 5e that was being played. The game itself is Heroes and Dragons with more specific rules found here. Fundamentally, it ...
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How to handle sub-tags that lack appropriate parent tags?

So, a new user just posted a question that had the warlock tag, without any other tags. The warlock tag is defined as such, on its page: This tag is for questions pertaining to the D&D warlock ...
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Can we clarify the [rules-as-written] tag wiki?

Another meta answer gives one interpretation, which is different than the tag wiki, which conflicts with how I have seen the tag used, and how it has been described to me. Can we clarify the tag wiki ...
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Does using the Rules as Written tag restrict answers to only using RAW?

It has come up several times in the last couple days that people have told posters not to add or to remove rules-as-written to/from their answers because it would force answerers to only use RAW. For ...
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Is it acceptable to append the "dnd-5e" tag to questions that lack it but are about Adventurers League? [duplicate]

This question was missing the dnd-5e tag but is asking a question in the context of an Adventurers League game. I know we have a policy against guessing game editions but, in this case, no guess was ...
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Should we have a [food-and-drink] tag?

We have 212 questions about food within the context of rpgs, but no tag to connect them. A question was just asked where the definition of food and drink will be important to the answers. I was ...
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Should questions about Critical Role 3rd party material be tagged Homebrew?

There have been several questions recently that have churned up confusion with regards to homebrew and Critical Role 3PP content. Most recently, this one. Specifically this comment: Should Blood ...
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Do we want a [homebrew-review] tag separate from the [homebrew] tag?

The vast majority of the homebrew questions we get are asking us to review their homebrew, either directly ("Is this balanced?") or indirectly ("What LA should this race have?" or "How much should ...
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Should the synonym between [spellcasting] and [spells] be broken?

I ask this question because I have asked questions lately that play on the spellcasting mechanics of Anima: Beyond Fantasy lately, that nonetheless have almost nothing to do with a particular spell or ...
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Are system tags only for directly rules-related questions?

This question is tagged with pathfinder. This suggested edit removes the tag, and replaces it with system-agnostic, on the grounds that the question does not directly concern the pathfinder rules. ...
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How should I tag Ki Techniques in Anima: Beyond Fantasy?

Recently, I ran into a question about the interaction of two damage modifiers that you can put on a technique. The problem is, I don't know how to tag the entire Ki system, and I don't want to go ...
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Should the [negative-energy] and [positive-energy] tags exist?

Tags: negative-energy, positive-energy I'm really bothered by those two, they are only used in a few questions and usually either come together or only one of them is being used even if the question ...
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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?

We have recently seen some issues around site users being unclear on how to use the rules-as-written tag and some unpleasantness broke out on the topic. Sadly, this has been happening for more than ...
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Should we introduce tags for specific Metamagic options (such as Twinned Spell), and what happens to the [metamagic] tag?

As discovered by @Xirema, we have a significant number of questions about the Twinned Spell metamagic. More specifically, searching for 5e questions about "twinned spell" (...
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The problem with the [gurps-dungeon-fantasy-rpg] tag wording

Today I saw a Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game question (or rather, question spanning both GURPS and DFRPG), and decided to add the latter tag to it, started typing dungeon-fantasy-roleplaying..., ...
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What Exactly Are the Classification Criteria for the [rules-as-written] Tag?

I seem to have been pulled in an edit war (or at least skirmish) on my question, and would like to understand the basic principles which may or may not be broken by it. My question is interested in a ...
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Are Tag Criteria Prescriptive or Descriptive?

Which of the following is true: Tag criteria are prescriptive; one reads the criteria of a tag and checks whether they apply to the question; tag criteria change through meta discussions and/or wiki ...
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What qualifies as guessing on a system?

Two questions in quick succession, Do Hexblade warlocks choose their spells from the Hexblade spell list or the warlock spell list? and What’s the right calculation for the Homunculus’s hit points ...
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Do we need a [disadvantage] tag?

When I was writing my question, I tried to find disadvantage which does not exist, but then remembered that I might should use advantage instead. Disadvantage is part of advantage/disadvantage ...
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Burninate Mimic tag? Do specific monsters need specific tags?

This particular monster gets a tag, but does that mean every monster gets one? And then do we need to worry about editions/RPGs having different uses? When do we allow system wide monster/spell/...
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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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Should this question about player attendance be system agnostic?

This question is asking about an issue that seems like it is pretty clear of system mechanics. However, it started as being tagged with dnd-5e and it is clear that is the game being played. I ...
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The [story] tag should be merged with the [plot] tag

This issue of the confusion between the story and plot tags has been brought up twice in the past (years ago): How should the “story” and “plot” tags be used?, in November 2011 (eventually closed as ...
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What is the [keywords] tag meant to be used for?

There is a keywords tag. It's applied to 11 questions; all but (the most recent) one of them have the dnd-4e tag as well. Unfortunately, the tag has no tag info/wiki. Does it refer to a particular ...
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Do we need both [plot] and [story]?

We have the tags plot and story. Is there any value in having both, or should one be a synonym of the other? Previous inconclusive meta: How should the "story" and "plot" tags be ...
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Should the [wfrp-4] tag be renamed to [wfrp-4e]?

Pretty straightforward stuff. We generally use the -[#]e tag suffix to denote different editions (presumably because that's how those editions of those games are ...
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Does the [immediate-reaction] tag describe something substantially different from the [reactions] tag?

The immediate-reaction tag currently has no tag info, but there are seven D&D 4e questions with the tag. reactions is currently used on 92 questions, all but one of which are apparently for D&...
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You can help new users identify their D&D edition!

As most of our established users have learned, we have a strict tagging policy requiring the asker to specify the game system when asking a question in most cases. In games with substantial changes ...
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For general 'universe' questions, should we keep a generic 'universe' tag or tag all the various systems available for the game? [duplicate]

This question was spurred by an edit to this question: How can I avoid plot pitfalls that are common to the Star Trek franchise? which consisted solely in adding the star-trek-fasa tag. While I see ...
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We should clarify that the [world-of-darkness] tag is only for the "old"/"classic" line

I think the description of the world-of-darkness tag tries to hint at that but it's a bit vague. I'm a long time fan of the series, so to me "World of Darkness" tends to encompass all its incarnations,...
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Question on the tagging policy on World of Darkness questions

Two points in the following topic left me a bit confused and I'd like a clarification: Start retagging the WoD questions! (aka "Editors: the Retaggening") First, there's world-of-...
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What should the [bloodline] tag be used for?

The tag bloodline currently has no excerpt. This tag is currently used mostly to talk about the Bloodline Arcana in Pathfinder, but it is used in at least one other question about Vampire the Dark ...
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Tags for big party and small parties?

We have quite a few questions about running a large party (How do I run a game for a larger group?, Balancing undead encounters against large party with a cleric, How do I scale an encounter to a ...
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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 the [astral] tag be renamed to [astral-plane]?

This seems like a pretty straightforward suggestion. The astral tag is currently used on just 5 questions, four of them about D&D 5e and one about 3.5e. In addition, all 5 questions are ...
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Should the [breath] tag be renamed to [breathing]?

The usage guidance for the breath tag currently says: For questions related to to the act of breathing or holding your breath. However, any time I see the tag, it takes me a second (or takes me ...
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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 should be ...
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Is there a way to hide "ignored" tags completely?

So I've been trying to ignore the dnd-5e tag, but on the homepage - and really on any question search page - it just grays out the questions rather than leaving them out entirely. Considering the ...
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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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What is the [conflicts] tag meant for?

The conflicts tag seems to be getting used for a number of different questions. It primarily seems to be used to refer to situations in Fate/Fate Core, but is also tagged on a few questions about ...
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Is it reasonable to add missing system tags when the system is certain? [duplicate]

As per What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?, editors should not guess the missing system tag (e.g. dnd-3.5e) without asking the ...
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Merge [ranged-attacks-in-close-combat] with [ranged-attacks]

Can we merge ranged-attacks-in-close-combat to ranged-attacks ? At this moment we only have one question for it.
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How can we improve the description of the [npc] tag?

The current npc tag description says: A character in an RPG whose decisions and actions are handled by the game-master or a designated assistant. An initialism that stands for "non-player character....
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Tags for basic moves in Dungeon World

I've just created a hack-and-slash tag and added it to a bunch of questions. I know generally we don't create tags for specific spells, class features etc, but in this case I feel it is warranted. ...
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Are [absent-players] and [attendance] different enough to warrant separate tags?

My question is pretty straightforward. Currently, we have two different tags: absent-players and attendance. The intended uses of these two tags are pretty self-evident; absent-players is for ...
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Is [Wall] a good tag?

The wall tag is relatively small, but it is currently split between two types of questions. There are 10 questions that use the wall tag in reference to a wall of X spell from D&D or Pathfinder, ...
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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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Syn 5e to dnd-5e? [duplicate]

We have a 5e tag again, that's distinct from dnd-5e. Should we synonymize it or just wait for it to be cleaned up again? (pretty sure I've removed this tag to let it die before...)

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