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Do we really need [rulings]?

This question (which is really more about semantics) added the rulings tag, and the author of that question is also the person who added the description to the tag. I personally feel that this tag is ...
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Should we throw [star-wars] out the airlock?

Anecdotally, I've seen a couple times that it's very easy to tag something with star-wars thinking it's a substitute for the nonexistent ffg-star-wars (see Should there be a 'Parent tag' for ...
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Tag Burninate Suggestion: [adventure]

We need to kill the adventure tag with fire. It's generic to the point of uselessness. Most of the questions that are tagged with it are either asking for recommendations (now considered off-topic), ...
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Is the [rage] tag useful?

I see that we've recently gained rage as a new tag. It feels to me like it's both: too specific, as it's a tag for one specific character ability, and too general, as it could be for any game with a ...
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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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Does a widely-played and well-defined hybrid of D&D 3e and 3.5e exist called “D&D 3.x”?

We recently got a tag suggested that had the description dnd-3.x is a tag used to denote a specific and standardized hybrid play style using both the 3.0 and 3.5 versions of dnd simultaneously. ...
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Is the design tag still useful?

The description of the design tag seems to focus on game design, and I think 90% of the questions in it could/should be retagged game-design. Is this tag doing anything for us besides splitting up ...
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Avoid just copying text into the tag wikis

Our tag wikis are best when they have informative descriptions and excerpts. However, we have a low-grade but ongoing problem with copyrighted material being copied and pasted into our tag wikis. ...
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The [storyteller-system] Tag Synonym - Inaccurate, but probably irrelevant?

I was poking through the tags, looking for things to flag as favorites and I came across storyteller-system. It appears to be aliased to world-of-darkness, but that's not accurate: There were three ...
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Murder -Death -Kill the [Civilisation] tag

civilisation does not have any description or guidance on its use, its used on only 6 questions all of which explicitly they are asking about civilization world building and the tag is created using ...
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What signals a need to curate the emergent tagging folksonomy?

I'm told our emergent folksonomy means the attitude toward tags is "don't fix it if it's not broken," and I'm all for letting the garden grow wild until it needs pruning. But looking over our tags ...
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Are [encounter-design] and [encounters] redundant tags?

Currently encounter-design has 146 questions and encounters 58. They seem to be pretty much the same thing. Should they be merged?
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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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What exactly is the [problem-players] tag for?

Looking through the meta, I can only seem to find posts about people dissatisfied with problem player questions, so I'll ask here. I've always understood the problem-players tag as the tag you use ...
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Shaken tag for Savage Worlds

Shaken is a status effect for Savage Worlds that creates a lot of confusion. We have 5 questions so far that explicitly cover it in some form, and others that mention it in passing. I created a ...
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Should the Rules As Written tag be renamed?

(As requested on my answer to a broader question about the rules-as-written tag here, I'm (re-)posting this as a new question.) The tag has its current name for a good reason: For people who hang out ...
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Should the descriptions of the [animal] and [monsters] tags be amended?

Regarding this question: Can a Giant Fire Beetle choose to not emit light? It seems clear to me that the question warrants the animal tag over monsters, but I was told repeatedly that monsters was ...
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Where goes the [traveller]?

A long time ago in a country far away (from me) a system was born. It was named traveller. Since then several others have taken up the work and created different yet similar systems based upon it. ...
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A proposal for moving forward with Rules as Written

With a lack of clear data on intended use being a major sticking point in the recent discussion on the rules-as-written tag, we’d like to make a proposal that should gather useful data on how often ...
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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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Should there be a 'Parent tag' for the FFG Star Wars games?

We currently have age-of-rebellion, force-and-destiny, and edge-of-the-empire tags for Star Wars. These three games use very much the same system - they use the same quirky dice, the same skill and ...
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Why was this question given a 5e tag?

I was browsing the [play-by-post] tag and found this question: How can a player in a PbP D&D 5e game ensure the health and fun of that game? However, it was tagged for Dnd 5e but reading the ...
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Changing [new-world-of-darkness-2e] to [chronicles-of-darkness]

Gosh, it's been a bit since we had a WoD tagging thread, huh? As per today's announcement, the game lines formerly known as the New World of Darkness 2nd Edition are now being collectively called the ...
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Do we want a [total-party-kill]?

I recently noticed that we have a total-party-kill tag. It seems reasonably useful, if only to link together a bunch of related questions, but it's currently only used on three questions (and I added ...
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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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Pathfinder & D&D 3.5 Tags

Whenever I see questions such as this there is a high possibility that there is going to be two answers in one, and that creates a dichotomy of which the answerer could be right with one and wrong ...
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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. Wiki: A ...
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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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