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Is the Only-Tag Test for meta-tag-ness broken here?

We've talked about meta tags a lot here. One thing that the last round highlighted is that we have a lot of tags that are impossible to use without a system tag. It's been said that tags like spells ...
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(game-aids) vs. (tools)

What is the functional difference between game-aids and tools? The latter has a well-defined excerpt and description: Excerpt: An online or offline tool used in preparing or running a RPG. ...
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Do touch spells deserve a tag?

So I noticed when I was writing an answer to this question that we have a lot of questions about “touch attacks,” which are used for certain magic abilities in D&D that require touching the target....
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Blood and Smoke to Vampire the Requiem 2e [duplicate]

This is a follow up to this Please synomise (or delete) [blood-and-smoke] with [vampire-the-requiem-2e] can we please ,migrate synomise the blood-and-smoke to (I believe that's the tag suggested by ...
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Should we clean up the L5R tag?

Given that L5R 4th Edition has been around for a while, and the L5R tag contains questions from multiple editions (and is often multi-tagged with L5R-4e) I'd like to make L5R a synonym of either L5R-...
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Should we have “game style” tags?

Recent conversations on meta and in chat have suggested that we don't do a particularly good job of scoping questions to the asker's approaches to gameplay. We have an established pattern of tagging ...
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The [rules-as-written] tag is a good tag, but we've made it sick. Let's cure it

rules-as-written has two purposes right now: "this question is about the rules as written" "answer must obey special rules" The latter makes it a meta tag. Meta tags are never, in the long run, a ...
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What is the most appropriate way to differentiate different editions of Anima?

The original version of Anima has no English translation, except possibly on the servers of Fantasy Flight Games. The Spainish revised edition is available in English, and is the text I assume is ...
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How can we make sure [new-players] and [system-introduction] are distinct?

Right now these two tags have significant overlap, in that they both 100% equally apply to "I'm teaching a system to players for the first time" questions, with no distinction I can see between them ...
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Are our implicit-information tagging practices becoming a problem?

We have some tags that seem to regularly get used such that they imply information about the post, which isn’t actually stated in the post itself. our various system tags, including [system-agnostic]....
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What should the dc tag be called?

I recently saw a post about creating a dc tag and then used it on a (Fate 2.0) question I had been thinking about for a while. It has been brought to my attention that the name is disputed on the ...
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There's no tag for DC or difficulty class

The title says it. I had a question about making appropriate DCs and was surprised to see that there isn't a dc or difficulty-class tag. Is there something more appropriate to tag this type of ...
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Isn't the tag game-recommendation purely subjective? [duplicate]

I'm a new user and I have been taking time to read through some rules, set up my account, and just generally get a feel for the sight(I like it a lot btw) So I just got trough reading the Good ...
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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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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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Let us not tag all the New World of Darkness Second Edition Creature Splats

This ONLY applies to New World of Darkness, a game system that DOES have a core rulebook, with splat books for playing different types of characters. The focus of this discussion is on tagging which ...
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system-for-setting scope and difference from game-rec

While reading What is a good system for a political espionage game?, I saw the system-for-setting tag, and I don't see the difference to a tightly formulated (i.e. correctly asked) game-recommendation ...
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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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We need a [dungeons-and-dragons-5e] synonym, please and thank you!

I just realised that part of why we've been getting 5e questions tagged dungeons-and-dragons instead of dnd-5e is because someone typing in "dungeo…" isn't going to see the 5e tag pop up. I would do ...
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Synonimise [rules-lawyering] to [rules-as-written], then destroy it

From this meta Q from 2013, the rules-lawyering tag is for questions about engaging in that practice, or people doing so. It isn't for asking about strict rules interpretations; that's rules-as-...
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Closing questions instead of fixing really minor issues

Specifically, this one: How should I handle the rest of my party, who believe all Necromancy must be evil? There is no other rpg system that I am aware of that uses those terms - '9th level' 'wizard' ...
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World of Darkness tags: include the 'the' from the title, or drop it?

There's a discrepancy in our World of Darkness tags. As you can (presently) see here, the vast majority skip any 'the' that is present, whether it's from OWOD — vampire-masquerade, werewolf-...
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Start retagging the WoD questions! (aka “Editors: the Retaggening”)

About a week ago, we discussed how to sort out the World of Darkness tags in Clean up tagging for "World of Darkness" related questions. The question's been settled for about a week, and it ...
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What can/should we do about [new-gm]?

The new-gm tag was recently discussed in this meta topic: burninate new-gm tag The problem was identified thus: [new-gm] is not a meta tag, but it was predominantly used as one, describing the asker'...
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What are the standards for balance questions?

Recently Mxyzplk closed Are 5e Rangers competitive with other core classes? on the grounds that it was primarily opinion-based. If this is true, and BESW made a fairly convincing argument to me in ...
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Tag synonym request: [storytelling-system] - > [nwod]

The storytelling-system tag is a relic from a much earlier idea of WoD tagging; there never were any games that used the Storytelling system that were not also nwod games, and with the subsequent ...
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How do we feel about Genre Tags?

I got thinking about a tag urban-fantasy recently relating to the WoD tagging question; and I thought more thinking about Genre Tags might be worth-wild. Now I am thinking that reviewing what Genre ...
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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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What to do with conflict-resolution?

A recent question has pointed me to the conflict-resolution tag. I liked the sound of it, especially in light of a recent meta question about problem-players and problem-gms. It has no tag wiki and ...
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Let's make the [new-gm] tag wiki useful

Since we're keeping new-gm, at least for now, we should fix up its (empty!) tag wiki. What should it say? Especially, what usage guidance should it include? So that it's immediately useful I've ...
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Synonym [nwod-god-machine] to [new-world-of-darkness-2e]

As discussed in Lets get a clear consensus on the use of [nwod] vs [nwod-god-machine], now that Onyx Path has officially rebranded the God Machine Rules Update as the second edition of New World of ...
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Please synomise (or delete) [blood-and-smoke] with [vampire-the-requiem-2e]

The book/line nWoD: Blood and Smoke a styx chronicle is set to recieve a new name and cover (and no other major changed), and be rerelease as Vampire the Requiem 2nd edition The only user of vtr-...
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Mod-tool request: change [npc] to [npcs], [villain] to [villains]

Can we get npc changed to npcs and and villain to villains? It just struck me that npc and villain are singular when most every other tag we have of this kind is categorical/plural: monsters, races, ...
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Is theoretical charop on-topic or off-topic?

I just noticed that the tag wiki for optimization says While practical CharOp, solving specific build problems for a specific character in a specific game is encouraged here at RPG.SE, general ...
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Iä, Iä, [Cthulhu] Fthagn! (Driving a boat through it.)

While commenting on the need for a God Machine tag that stands separately from the nwod-god-machine tag, I made an offhand reference to a hypothetical cthulhu. Turns out we have one. Turns out it's ...
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is God Machine a good tag?

A new tag: god-machine has been created by xenoterracide. This is distinct from nwod-god-machine because it about the setting element/entity/character known as the God-Machine. Which while is a ...
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burninate new-gm tag

The new-gm is a meta-tag and should be burninated: The criteria: Only Tag: If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s probably a meta-tag. new-gm doesn't really describe any area of ...
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Do we need the [adventure-writing] tag?

So we have this tag: adventure-writing. I thought this was about creating adventures. That seems to be what people use it for, too. Because, y'know, 'writing' them is the standard way to make them. ...
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Synonymize [loot] -> [treasure]

I just noticed we have both a loot tag and a treasure tag. They both mean the same thing - providing or acquiring items - and four questions are tagged with both. Could we make loot a synonym of ...
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Are requests for help in coming up with plot details on topic, and how should I tag them?

I'm creating an adventure for my game world and would like help coming up with specific details. Answers would necessarily be rather specific to the scenario (although system-agnostic and probably ...
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Is there a tag for various around-the-table issues?

I found that there is are not many tags that relate to around the table issues that do not directly relate to the game. I asked this question, but found myself at disadvantage when choosing ...
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We need a tag for questions about finding groups and players!

Okay, the title is a lie, I'm not actually convinced (yet) that we need a tag for questions about looking for groups and players. But we do have a problem with these questions, which is that their ...
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Should there be a “starter-set” tag?

In my experience, starter sets often contain explicitly 'wrong' versions of the rules for the sake of simplicity. Now, I understand that people certainly don't want to see something like dnd-5e-...
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Would a [foreign-language] tag be worth creating?

I just created a question on the availability of Dungeons & Dragons in Hungarian. I had considered creating a [foreign-language] tag for this question and similar (English) questions that discuss ...
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Lets get a clear consensus on the use of [nwod] vs [nwod-god-machine]

There is a ongoing issue with the tagging of the various Editions of the World of Darkness Lines. See: Shall we review the various World of Darkness tags' use? Clearing up White Wolf World of ...
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Can we make dnd-5e the default and dnd-next the synonym?

With D&D 5e's Basic Rules released today I think that we should make 5e the default tag that shows up and make dnd-next the synonym (its the other way around currently).
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Do we need both npc and villain tags in the same questions?

Yesterday I created the villain tag. I really think that it was needed. I feel that it is different enough from the npc tag in order to deserve a tag of its own. But I do have a little question, ...
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Please destroy the [mechanicaldream] -> [mechanical-dream] tag synonym

We have a a tag synonym pointing mechanicaldream to mechanical-dream, and it's preventing me from actually recreating the mechanical-dream tag and reapplying it to one of our past questions that lost ...
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Tag fix request: [mastersummoner] to [master-summoner]

This question has the tag mastersummoner, which should be master-summoner per the guidelines that spaces should appears as dashes in tag names. Seems stupid to ask a mod for something so simple, but ...
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Do we need more Mutants and masterminds edition tags?

With the release of M&M 3rd Edition, we have an issue with having most questions be about 2nd, and a few about 3rd, but no tag to differentiate between the two systems with significant differences....