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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....
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dnd-all-editions

Brian suggested, as part of an answer to the D&D Next/5e dilemma, that dungeons-and-dragons be changed to dnd-all-editions, and dungeons-and-dragons be used for 5e (since that’s how WotC&...
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What is the intended purpose of the 'fun' tag?

A recent question included two new tags. One of them I do not understand the purpose of: "fun." What kind of questions should this tag be used for? Given that discussing tabletop games is the favorite ...
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Is the Powergaming Tag needed?

While reading "Does this armor set work RAW?" I stumbled upon the powergaming tag for the first time. Because I felt the overlap with optimization should be quite large, I proceeded to have a look at ...
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Player-Needs Tag Clarification

A recent question used the player-needs tag, and being unfamiliar with it I had a look at what other questions have used it. Having done so, I find that I have no clear idea as to what the tag is ...
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Should the [d20] tag be [d20-System] instead?

There's an infrequent but noticeable trend to use the d20 tag on questions about dice or critical hits or the like, despite the tag being clearly labelled as specific to the d20 System: The d20 ...
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Can we rename [dnd-next] to [dnd-next-playtest] before it's released?

The 5th release of D&D is due for release in "Summer 2014", which means sometime soon. As far as I'm aware, it does not have a definite name yet: it might be D&D 5th Edition, or retain its ...
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Should we be encouraging askers to remove system tags if their question is relevant to a broader category?

In this recent answer, SSD stated the following: In fact, we have a community custom where, when people ask a generally-applicable question where it seems the system is merely secondary, we will ...
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Shouldn't tags always have descriptions so we can know which tags to use?

When I looked through all the tags on this side to subscribe to some of them, I found that alot of them does not have any descriptions at all. Considering you have a very strict policy on quality of ...
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Is it possible for us to refine [gm-techniques]?

While going through some of the gm questions (which I've previously taken issue with), I've noticed that we tend to have a catch-all tag for gamemastery questions: gm-techniques. In my efforts to ...
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Tags: verisimilitude vs. realism [duplicate]

1 question has both verisimilitude and realism, and for each of these tags there's 1 more question with only that one without the other. To me, both of these tags actually look like "internal-...
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What are the Pros and Cons of the rules-as-written tag?

Recently there's been a lot of discussion about the merits and/or problems with the rules-as-written in the comments on various questions and in chat. Such discussion probably has a better home here ...
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Do we really need resource type tags like books or online-resources?

We have two tags for books and online-resources, whose primary purpose seems to be to denote a type of thing. I'm not really sure what the intended use of these is, but what they are being used for is ...
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What are the acceptable limits for questions using the probability tag?

A recent question has led to me seeking clarification as to what exactly counts as being 'on topic' for questions asking about probability. The question I am referring to is Help Needed With ...
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Should these GURPS questions have an edition-specific system tag?

We have a gurps tag and a gurps-4e tag. We do not have a tag for other GURPS editions, e.g. a gurps-3e tag does not exist. The following questions appear to be asking about subject matter which could ...
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System-Agnostic's tag wiki needs improvement

RPG SE uses system-agnostic a lot, and in a rather esoteric fashion. Its tag wiki, however, is a sad, sad thing: About system-agnostic Not related to any one particular system of rules. This really ...
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Synonymise [software] -> [tools]

Both software (34 questions) and tools (80 questions) generally cover software and online service recommendations, and their summaries seem to describe mostly the same thing. Software apparently ...
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Is there a duo tag or something like that

Is there a way to search for duo campaigns- GM and player? Solo is pretty limited and seem to be no GM campaigns. Are there many duo threads?
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Is sr4-matrix too specific?

I know that the Matrix differs from edition to edition of Shadowrun. It still feels quite redundant having a question tagged "shadowrun-sr4 sr4-matrix". Shouldn't all the matrix tags be merged? The ...
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Is adding specific prestige classes tags necessary?

It annoys me that there are no tags for specific prestige classes. I have recently added a tag for the dragon disciple class. I feel that we should add tags for all of the official prestige classes of ...
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Is it worthwhile to add a "roll20" tag to the main list?

My group has been using the browser-based Roll20 (https://app.roll20.net) platform pretty heavily lately. It provides voice and video chat, mapping tools, etc, and has been pretty instrumental in ...
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Let's make [game-recommendation] actually be for recommendations of games

We should split game-recommendation up and make it just be for actual recommendations of games. This has come up before, but hear me out, because we only need to create one extra tag to offload all ...
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Can we merge [settings] and [campaign-settings]?

I can't imagine we need both settings and campaign-settings. I've set up a synonym request, but if it can be magically made to happen through a meta post, why not?
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What is the exact meaning of [statistics]?

This question was tagged with the tag statistics. However, I thought the term "statistics" were tied to attribute, ability scores, or any other numbers and traits which systematically specify the ...
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Retag [sr4.matrix] to [sr4-matrix]

Can we make sr4.matrix a synonym of sr4-matrix, creating the latter in the process? (Or just retag all the sr4.matrix questions) The former doesn't follow our tag convention. There is no reason it ...
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Should there be a tag for legal/copyright-related questions?

I almost created a tag for legal or copyright issues when making the question What guides and resources exist for creating custom classes in Dungeon World?, but held off because I figured it was ...
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site design: hijacked into the bounty section

I was in a normal (no bounty) question, clicked through to a related general question, and clicked on the optimization tag to see other questions with the same tag. Instead of a list of questions, I ...
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The 'Skill-Challenge' tag and its use outside of D&D

'Skill-Challenge' is a term that has a specific meaning in certain systems, and until recently it was exclusively used in tandem with an appropriate system tag. However, a question has been posted ...
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What do we do about closed questions with bad tags?

So, this question was closed because it's a video-game question. It's tagged with rpg-theory because, well, presumably the asker couldn't find any more appropriate tags and just tagged it with ...
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Should we tag questions about established (indie) RPG systems with [indie-rpg]?

Currently the indie-rpg tag has two distinct purposes. As a tag alongside another system tag, where that system happens to be an independent RPG. For example: a portion of our dread and freemarket ...
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Can we add an adventure-recommendation tag?

I was looking through the published-adventure tags looking for some insights on modules to run. However I was getting a lot of questions that were just noise for me. I would like to propose adding ...
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Are the verisimilitude and realism tags necessary?

In this question, two new tags were created: verisimilitude and realism. I'm not sure that we need these tags, and I highly doubt we need both. Is there a different tag they should both become ...
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Tag Request: God Machine Rules Update

I would like to request that someone with higher privileges than me create some or all of the the following tags, and mark them as aliases. God-Machine God-Machine-Rules-Update nnwod nwod-GMC wod-2.5 ...
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Is the [leaving-player] tag a necessary addition?

I notice that a 'leaving-player' tag has been added. My personal opinion is that it is unnecessary, but want to try to get a consensus before going ahead and rolling back edits to the questions where ...
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What's the difference between the 'magic' and 'spells' tags?

This question got me thinking: any question tagged spells can also be tagged magic, and they seem to serve a similar purpose. What's the difference between the magic and spells tags, or are they ...
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Should the [gm] tag be burninated?

I've been looking through the gm tag, and it looks to me like it's not a particularly useful tag. Here are my thoughts: The tag is not specific enough, as it doesn't say much about the question.. ...
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gurps and gurps-4e tagging the same post

My understanding is that generic system tags like dungeons-and-dragons or fate should not be used if a more specific tag like dnd-4e or dresden-files is also applicable. For reference: How Should We ...
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Synonimise [ironkingdoms] to [iron-kingdoms]

This is pretty small, but a recent question created the ironkingdoms tag. Normally we put a hyphen for the space in a tag's name, so it should be iron-kingdoms. I would make this change myself but I ...
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Tagging for Adventure

I was looking around and realized we are inconsistent on what we call adventures - we have modules, adventures, published-adventures and scenario-authoring. That's a bit of a mess; obviously the last ...
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Star Wars: Edge of the Empire (and subsequent) tags

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire will soon be joined by Star Wars: Age of Rebellion, and some time thereafter a third book with an unknown title. The format will almost certainly be the same, though: ...
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Should we use [horror] or [horror-gaming]?

I noticed we have two competing tags, horror and horror-gaming. I was going to synonym them as horror-gaming->horror but I noticed horror-gaming has more uses than horror. A tag of horror-gaming ...

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