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Do we need a [jungle] tag?

The jungle was created recently and used in a now closed question and for this question Are there published rules for navigating and travelling through jungles?. I removed it from the latter question ...
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Is the Magic Initiate tag too specific?

On this question (Can Players Teach Each Other The Magic Initiate Feat Or Other Feats?) the tag magic-initiate has been created, referring to the Magic Initiate feat from D&D 5e. Does this tag ...
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The [readied-action] and [triggered-actions] tags

There is a readied-action tag (101 questions tagged, 43 asked this year) with the following guidance: An action "held" to react to an anticipated circumstance. There is also a triggered-actions ...
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What is the [teamwork] tag meant to be used for, and how is it different from [helping] or [party]?

The teamwork tag has no usage guidance or tag wiki, but it's currently being used on 11 questions about a variety of systems: 4 of them are tagged as being about Fate Core 1 is tagged for Fate and ...
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What is the difference between the [product-identification] and [materials-identification] tags?

The question title says it all really. materials-identification is only used in four questions, and I'm struggling to see why it exists. product-information is far more established as a tag, and I ...
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Is [absent-players] a useful tag?

While answering another question here in meta, I noticed we actually have a absent-players tag. It had few questions tagged as it, though (and one tagged as missing-players, which should be a synonym ...
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What's the difference between the [damage-resistance], [spell-resistance], and [resistance] tags?

Related meta: Merge [resistance] into [damage-resistance]? There seem to be three closely related tags on RPG.SE at the moment: damage-resistance, spell-resistance, and resistance. However, at the ...
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Inconsistency around the [antimagic-field] tag

There is an antimagic-field tag that I've recently seen edited into a couple dozen questions. I searched and noticed that there are 300+ results for posts including "antimagic" and all but a handful ...
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Make 'shadowrun-5e' a synonym of 'shadowrun-sr5'

The shadowrun-5e has only two questions, and appears to be synonymous with shadowrun-sr5. It should be made a synonym of the much more popular tag shadowrun-sr5.
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Should [alternate-class-feature] be merged with [class-feature]?

My question/suggestion is pretty straightforward. The alternate-class-feature tag seems to be very narrow and rarely used, and it has no tag info so it's not clear how it's different from the existing ...
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Is the 'weapon' tag a synonym of the 'weapons' tag?

The weapon tag is not currently a synonym of the weapons tag. The tag synonym guidelines state that If you know of common, alternate spellings or phrasings for [a] tag, add them here so we can ...
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Should the 'Warhammer' tag be removed?

The warhammer tag has a number of questions that are asking about a very wide variety of topics. They range from Warhammer 40,000, the Warhammer game rather than a tabletop RPG, and questions about ...
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I'm sure there was an Advanced Fighting Fantasy question somewhere - what happened to it?

There was a question on RPG.SE about the game system called Advanced Fighting Fantasy. I think it was the only question that used the tag for that game (there was also a tag, probably called advanced-...
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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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"Backstory" vs. "background" — what is the difference?

There are only two questions tagged with backstory so far, both are closed. Is this tag useful, do we really need it? We have background and backstory at the moment, I guess they do intersect. For me, ...
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"Magus" is a bad tag - let's fix it!

the tag magus is described as "Pathfinder class that blends martial prowess with spell casting, from the book Ultimate Magic.", yet that is very very system centric. The term magus/maga is also used ...
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Has how we want to use our “pan-edition” D&D tag changed?

For questions that are scoped across any and all editions of D&D we have the tag dungeons-and-dragons for that (among its uses). Twice in three days I've noticed questions about monsters across D&...
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Is [spell-components] description correct?

spell-components Physical items that are required for use in the casting of certain types of spells. By the description, it seems the tag refers to only spell material components, and excludes verbal ...
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Game-rec and designer intent

Should citations of designer intent alone be sufficient for a valid answer to game-recommendation questions? That is, in the absence of any description of actual play experience?
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Burnination of D&D 4e power type tags

We have some old 4e tags that should probably be cleaned up: utility-powers (burninated) daily-powers (burninated) encounter-powers (burninated) sustained-powers (preserved at doppelgreener's request)...
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Make [specialabilities] not special

This tag has (only) 4 questions and is only recently created (early March). specialabilities seems useless and should be removed. Can we burninate this tag?
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Do we need the [trying-new-systems] tag?

I stumbled upon the tag trying-new-systems. Sadly it has neither a tag wiki excerpt nor a full tag wiki, and I can't find any discussions about the tag to learn something about the reasoning behind ...
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When is the Houserule tag appropriate?

Based on this question I have an unclear understanding of when and how to use the Houserule and Homebrew tags. Homebrew tag has some clearer guidance: For questions about homebrewing new rules ...
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It's [time] to remove a tag, but are there some good replacements we can make first?

It turns out we have a time tag. This is a bit of a problem. As KRyan put it in a comment: time seems a bit overloaded to me, since it can refer to both in-game time (how to measure it, how to ...
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The [multiple-systems] tag has been burninated

I've just burninated multiple-systems. I'm leaving this post for record-keeping. It had the following tag wiki excerpt (and no full tag wiki): For questions that involve multiple rules systems at ...
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Break [Enchantment] cast

About implementing decisions made about enchantment, per New enchantment tag, not sure about this (A: Yes, it’s an issue and needs to go away.), Should charmed be synonymized with mind-control? (A: No....
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New enchantment tag, not sure about this

So the enchantment tag was created today, and assigned to five questions. We already have conjuration (Conjuration spirited away), divination, illusion, and necromancy tags, so it’s not without ...
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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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Conjuration spirited away

So per the discussion about conjuration and necromancy, conjuration has been mostly removed from questions. It was removed from each of the following, and replaced with summoning: Does a dagger ...
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Should charmed be synonymized with mind-control?

The discussion on the enchantment tag has sided pretty strongly with the idea that it should be replaced with another tag—namely mind-control and/or charmed. The mind-control tag does not yet exist, ...
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About conjuration and necromancy, then

So we have a discussion about enchantment, and one of the sources of confusion is the assumption that conjuration and necromancy refer to the D&D spell schools of those names. Meanwhile, ...
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Should Enchantment be blacklisted as a tag name, or synonymized with another tag?

The discussion on the enchantment tag is overwhelmingly in favor of doing something, in agreement that the status quo is unfavorable. The creation of a mind-control tag, and moving most existing ...
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Crowdsourcing how to tag old and new Delta Green questions

There's a new tag, new-delta-green. Since what's new is relative to now and now keeps changing, that's obviously not a good long-term tag. I'm having a hard time deciding on a replacement though. So ...
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Is the DMsGuild considered Homebrew and if so, should we always use the homebrew tag in parallel?

Based on this question, and the use of the DMs guild tag it made me wonder if the DMsGuild tag is an equivalent to Homebrew or if it should get both tags (one to identify it from DMsGuild and the ...
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Is there a general usage guideline for tagging between editions of the same system where editions are very similar?

To start with the simple case: with DnD, we tag by edition like dnd-5e, dnd-3.5e, pathfinder etc. It's an understandable practice, as rules and content vary wildly by edition. A question regarding a ...
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Why can't [magic] sit with a more specific tag?

So, we have a magic tag. It's a fine tag, and there's nothing majorly wrong with it. Part of its usage advice in the tag wiki, though, says: Questions that merit more specific tags should not also ...
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Burninate [draconic-bloodline]?

What the draconic-bloodline is about? Is it relevant? Should we burninate it? If not, can we do a tag wiki on it?
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Add [feat] as a synonym for [feats]

several times i get this warning when tagging questions, you seem to be attempting to create the tag [feat] but the tag [feats] already exist. Did you meant to use [feats]? Or something to that ...
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Tag rename: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying

There was a tag that was forgotten in the longer names update: marvel-heroic for the Margared Weis Productions: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying. It should get its own tag updated/aliased to something more ...
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How should we revise the tags for the different Exalted editions?

With Exalted currently in the 3rd edition (since this year), we should make sure that those 2nd/2.5th Edition Questions are marked distinct from those that target 3rd Edition specifically. At the ...
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Merge [resistance] into [damage-resistance]?

Should we merge (and make synonyms) the resistance and damage-resistance?
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Do we really need all of these closure-related tags?

We have a LOT of tags that are basically about closure. Can we synonymize some of those? close-reasons, closed-questions, vote-to-close, and closing-questions can't all be sufficiently independent, ...
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What's required to create a tag synonym?

I just created hoard-of-the-dragon-queen and think it would be a very good idea to add a synonym hotdq, considering how common that abbreviation is. However, when I go to suggest it, I'm told I need 5 ...
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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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Make [spell] a synonym of [spells]

several times i get this warning when tagging questions, you seem to be attempting to create the tag [spell] but the tag ...
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Can we brainstorm a tag description/wiki template for specific published adventure tags?

Why do we use [Published-Adventures] instead of more specific tags? suggests that we might start tagging some of our published-adventures questions with adventure-specific tags. isle-of-dread or keep-...
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Is it irresponsible to bump numerous questions by adding tags?

Following the highly supported answer here: Why do we use [Published-Adventures] instead of more specific tags? I feel like adding specific tags to questions about specific adventures is a good idea. ...
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Why do we use [Published-Adventures] instead of more specific tags?

One criteria i've seen for whether a tag is worth having is whether someone could be an expert in that topic. I find it difficult to believe someone could be an expert in all [published-adventures] ...
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What's [paragon-tier] all about?

We have a tag for paragon-tier with seven questions. It's got no usage guidance nor wiki, and I don't know the system at all. Can someone describe it and edit the tag guidance? Is it related to/...
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Use of the rolemaster and rolemaster-rm2 tags

Looking at questions tagged rolemaster-rm2, they are all also tagged with the rolemaster tag. This doesn't feel right to me. I'm a little confused as to what the rolemaster tag represents. Is it a ...

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