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Can there be a good use for [session-summaries]?

I was reading Actual Play of Don't Rest Your Head one-shot exemplar and wondered why this makes a good question. Don't get me wrong: it's well written, I understand the need to find what he's ...
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Should we add V20/M20 etc tags for White Wolf Games? [duplicate]

In the recent years Onyx Path has released 20-year anniversary editions of popular white wolf games which include both mechanical and plot/setting changes, like the removal of the metaplot that formed ...
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Should we be more pro-active about seeking clarification on questions tagged with two systems?

Right now, it’s pretty common to have both dnd-3.5e and pathfinder on a question, or dnd-3e and dnd-3.5e.1 In cases such as these, it’s not always clear if the tags are a union (“either-or-or-both”) ...
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What distinction is being drawn between house-rules and homebrew?

While thinking about Does stuff strapped to the outside of a Backpack count toward the total weight a backpack can carry? I ended up looking at both the house-rules and homebrew tag descriptions. ...
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Changing the tag description for game-recommendation

Given that game-rec questions are no longer on-topic for the site, should we change the tag description to make this clear? At the moment, its existence with a full description gives the impression ...
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Should there be race-specific tags?

I think I created the [Half-Orc] tag today when asking Does the half orc's Savage Attack work when wild shaped? It made sense to me to tag it, as it's a feature unique to the Half Orc+Druid ...
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Do we need a tag to describe systems where players keep information hidden from one another?

Triggered by this question: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/67626/how-if-at-all-do-gms-deal-with-secret-actions It currently has no system tag, which is fine because it's not about a specific ...
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Do we need a separate [scroll] tag beside the [magic-items] tag?

We have a scroll tag with all of six questions (though one doesn't seem to deserve it). Do we need this tag, or does magic-items suffice? Should it be merged with magic-items as a synonym?
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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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Can we rename [dungeon-design] to something more inclusive of non-dungeons?

In our tags, we have campaign-development for working on the sweeping project of the entire campaign world. We also have encounter-design for small-scale encounters. Creating a city made of illusion ...
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Alchemist vs. Alchemy

Just a note, I just added tag wikis for alchemy and alchemist and cleaned up a few questions for each. I decided against synonymizing because a distinction was apparent in their emergent usage, and ...
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The [random] tag is no more

Unless anyone has any objections or wants to salvage/synonym random somehow, I'm going to burninate it in a couple of days. Randomness itself doesn't seem like a useful area of expertise, and the tag ...
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Do we or do we not tag based on the kind of expert we want to attract?

I have in the past been told that a question has to/should have a tag because, even though the tag doesn't really describe the question, experts in the tag would be interested in/useful for answering ...
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Should we have a [pathfinder-unchained] tag?

Should we have a dedicated tag for Pathfinder Unchained in addition to a tag for regular Pathfinder? Or are the two systems close enough that a separate tag isn't needed?
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Tag versus Keyword

On my question about dogfighting RPGs, somebody edited out the tags combat and flight, leaving only the generic game-recommendation. As a reason he put: flight ...
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Rename the M&M edition tags to be properly hyphenated

As a result of Do we need more Mutants and masterminds edition tags? we now have a couple of Mutants and Masterminds edition tags: m-and-m2e and m-and-m3e. By the convention of basically every other ...
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Now that the 5e DMG is released, what is the best approach to revisit existing questions?

There are a great many questions about the 5th edition of D&D that were asked prior to the release of all of the core books. Some of those questions are now outdated, since additional detail is ...
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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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