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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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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 (...
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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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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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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Burninate [players]. The tag, I mean

I've browsed through the players questions and found these ones: Questions about issues with problem-players Questions about social aspects of role-playing games or group-dynamics Question about ...
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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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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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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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“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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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 [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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What to do when encountering a non-system tag that describes a system?

This discussion is inspired by Magus Spell Scars. The question doesn't clearly state which system it uses in the text, which is normally a case of Don't guess the system. But the author tagged the ...
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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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Do we need the social tag anymore?

We have a social tag, which is actually one of our top tags. That said, it's entirely an umbrella tag for our tags describing specific kinds of questions that have to do with social dynamics. We ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...