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What should the scope of the [accessibility] tag be?

Today I created the accessibility tag for our now-growing category of posts dealing with issues such as blind players, prone players, dyslexic players, autistic players, etc. I also tagged one post (...
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Does the [attack] tag have a purpose?

I have recently seen some uses of the tag attack. I believe this tag doesn't bring about any benefits, which, from what I understand, is a thing we want to avoid. First of all, tags serve to help ...
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Add tag for Dwarf/Dwarves? [duplicate]

There is a tag for elf/elves but not for dwarf/dwarves. Should one be added?
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Save our system tags!

According to this meta suggestion, single-use tags will no longer expire if they have a tag wiki. We have a historic problem whereby users will ask about a game system (and a tag will be created for ...
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Synonymize or retag [online] and [online-roleplaying]

We should synonymize or retag online + online-roleplaying -> online-roleplaying. The tag wiki for online reads: Involving play of tabletop RPGs using Internet tools such as desktop applications, ...
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Would it make sense to have tags deadlands-classic and deadlands-reloaded?

Deadlands is a scenario / world / plot point that is available for several different game systems, including Savage Worlds, d20, and GURPS. Recently, there was a question about how the "history" of ...
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Is the Hidden tag too specific and redundant?

I started looking at the Hidden tag when I answered this question: Can I hide using Cunning Sneak with Wilderness Skirmisher? To me it seems that stealth (a much more widely used tag) would make more ...
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Does the [system-agnostic] tag conflict with system specific tags?

In this question, the asker tagged his question with system-agnostic. He also tagged it with dnd-3.5e and dungeons-and-dragons. Is this contradictory or in some way contrary to the spirit of the ...
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Let's merge problem-players and problem-gm

We have separate tags for problem-players and problem-gm. I don't especially like this, for several reasons. It's kinda making an assumption about the problem that may not be warranted. Sure, ...
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Should I use a narrow system tag, or use a broader tag?

I am playing D&D 4e and I have a question about how I can create an excellent pirate adventure. Since people have pirate adventures in other RPG systems, and Stack Exchange is about useful answers,...
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Reviewing the usefulness of type-of-answer tags

We've got a couple of tags that don't describe the topic of the question, but rather describe the kind of answer being sought. system-agnostic and mechanics/rules-lawyering/rules-as-written are pretty ...
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Fate tag redux: The Archive Trawl Blues

So, I'm doing research for a behavioral meta question about answering Fate questions, and that means slogging through Fate posts on the site for examples and precedents. ALL of the Fate posts. I can ...
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What benefit does the "rules-lawyering" tag bring to our community?

Taking a look at the tag rules-lawyering, I wonder what benefit it brings to our community. Here is how I see it being used in pathfinder/dnd-3.5e questions: "I want to get correct answers." Here and ...
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If a system is used for reference, should it be tagged with that system's tag?

If you ask a question about how to simulate a condition from system X into system Y, should it be tagged with [x] and [y]? My personal opinion (and some disagree) is that if you're referencing ...
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Cross-system Fate tag protocol

This question started out tagged fate-core and fate-accelerated. It was retagged with just fate, and then the two original tags were re-added. Now, as I understand it Fate Core and Fate Accelerated ...
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Rename fate-fae to fate-accelerated

I propose that we rename fate-fae to fate-accelerated. Fate Accelerated is the proper name of the system; FAE is the initialism for Fate Accelerated Edition. Changing the tag to fate-accelerated ...
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Requesting ideas for Adventures in Time and Space tag

We have a question about Doctor Who – Adventures in Time and Space: The Roleplaying Game. So far as I can tell, it's our first. I gleefully ran to tag it, hoping to use something like "adventures-in-...
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Should "Story" and "Campaign-development" be merged?

As of now story is tagged in 26 questions with no wiki entry for it. campaign-development has 105 tagged questions and has a short yet, decent wiki entry: Writing, managing, and expanding campaigns....
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Final Fantasy RPG

I just created final-fantasy-rpg for a question about Return Games’ FFRPG. As far as I can tell, though, Returner Games is quite defunct, and in any event there has never been an official Final ...
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Shall we review the various World of Darkness tags' use? [duplicate]

The recent spate of V:tR questions from a new user has brought the mess of WoD tags to my attention. (And I do like cleaning up messy tag clusters.) According to its tag wiki, world-of-darkness is ...
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Time to burninate the [mechanics] tag

The original discussion of the mechanics tag had many votes against it and no votes for it. Unless there are new arguments to keep it, we should burninate the tag now. We have 161 questions tagged ...
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Diversify "podcasts" to "recordings"?

I recently retagged this question from system-agnostic to podcast because I was trying to reduce the number of questions that had the system-agnostic tag and nothing else and podcast was obviously ...
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New functions for tags

I wanted to start a discussion about a new feature request related to tags. I am proposing that there might be value in upgrading the tags system and offering more thorough presentations of tags, what ...
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Should we tag for play style and mode, more often?

The comments on How to handle wealthy player characters as a GM? got a bit out of hand, but it gave me an idea... The contention seems to be between these two perspectives on how to use system-...
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Is [system-agnostic] a meta tag?

system-agnostic has been bugging me lately, and I think it's because it's become a meta tag, at least in how it's commonly used now. In The Death of Meta Tags, they're described thus: meta-tags […...
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Worth of "GM" and "players" tags

On the main site, we have a gm and players tag. However, these seem like they are vague. For GMs we have gm-techniques and gm-tools, and everything else I can find that's tagged [gm] seems to boil ...
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The "monster" tag – should it be broader? *Is* it broader?

So we have a monsters tag. I recently asked a question that’s explicitly about Animal Companions, and it strikes me that it may not be obvious that animals should be tagged as Monsters. Is the ...
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How Should We Tag D&D Versions?

Recently discussed in the Moldvay question, but this keeps getting hashed out in weird sub-questions so I thought I'd re-ask this more general question somewhere it can be found in the future. How do ...
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Do we need a moldvay-dnd tag?

As of this writing, we have 7 questions explicitly asking for solutions within the Moldvay edition of D&D. In chronological order, newest first: Moldvay D&D First Round in Encounter Melee ...
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Beginner-box and red-box tags

I've just created the beginner-box and red-box tags, should they exist and should they be a synonyms for each other or should there be one starter-kit tag to rule them all?
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Is the tag [magic-missile] necessary?

I think the tag magic-missile is a little too precise and doesn't add anything. Are tags like these really necessary and should we keep using them?
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Retaining lonely system tags

Apparently there is a dev(?)-accessible switch on a per-site basis that disables the script that cleans out tags that have only been used once in 6 months. Arqade recently turned this off because they ...
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Has [system-recommendation] grown too big for its britches?

We occasionally get adventure/encounter/setting/campaign recommendation questions that are asking for a subjective evaluation, not just objectively-identifiable features. They're infrequent enough ...
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Highlight tags that will be created

When you type into the tags box, after half a second you get to see a list of the tags that start with what you type in. However if you type fast you don't see that list. Adding a red highlight or ...
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Should we rename the sr4.matrix tag to sr4-matrix?

We have this tag on the main site: sr4.matrix Should it be renamed to sr4-matrix? Tag naming convention suggests that spaces should be hyphens, not dots, and I can't find any particular reason why ...
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Tags for RPGs that have name conflicts?

OK, so I just asked whether or not I should introduce Legend to rpg.SE, and got a favorable response, which is cool. So, follow-up question. During Rule of Cool’s Legend’s alpha stage, ...
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Is this a good or a bad example of changing tags?

On this question's revisions you can see that the tags were changed twice. The first time "system-recommendation" was added even though the question didn't ask about a system, and stated the system in ...
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Is the [mechanics] tag useful or a problem?

The mechanics tag seems to get applied reflexively by askers to all sorts of questions that are unrelated apart from asking for clarifications. It does have a tag wiki and a few (7 as of now) ...
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Should we create a tag for the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG system?

The title Dungeon Crawl Classics is applied to various D&D modules (for multiple editions) released by Goodman Games over the years. With their recent release of their Dungeon Crawl Classic RPG, ...
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Tagging D&D Next / 5e playtest questions

How should we be tagging D&D Next questions during the playtest(s)? Right now we have questions tagged with a random combination of dnd-next, dnd-5e, and playtest.
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How should questions about the new version of Hackmaster be tagged?

I'm reading through the recently-released Player's Handbook of the new version of Hackmaster, and I plan to ask a few questions about it in the next few days. I was thinking about it, though, and I'm ...
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What needs clearing up?

As our site evaluation showed, we have a few question topics that need clearing up. What are these topics and how can we improve them? Are there tags or subjects that need more attention on the ...
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WFRP by Edition tags

Is there a documented penalty for firing into melee suggests in the first comment that a single WFRP tag might not be enough. Of the editions, 2nd and 3rd probably garner the most attention (3rd if ...
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The use of tags in question detail

A recent question, Challenging Talkers in SIFRP, uses a large number of tags in the question. I wonder if this is proper (it can be), but also makes it hard to read the question detail. Inline tags ...
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Should questions include System/Setting in title if tagged with system/setting?

For example: "WFRP2e--Does Tzenntch bully Nurgle, if so, can he be reported, and to who?" Then tag the question with WFRP and religion-and-deities. My thought is that the question lead should be ...
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Why is there a "mechas" tag when "mecha" is the proper plural?

Why is there a mechas tag when mecha is the proper plural? Perhaps I'm infected with incurable pedantry, but it's as glaring as wandering around and seeing references to "sheeps" and "goatses," or ...
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How to tag different styles of LARP?

I recently posted a question about larp on the main boards, as I was curious about some of the different styles of larp that existed. Mainly how they handled combat. I was expecting three answers, or ...
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Differentiating between House rules, Homebrew and and game design

It struck me earlier that a few questions are being labelled homebrew when the house-rule is more appropriate. It also strikes me that the three tags, whilst related are not exactly the same, with ...
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Retagging untagged questions

Could we retag our untagged questions on main, please? The reasons they have become untagged are here, in short, there is a periodic process that will remove any tag that only has one instance and ...
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Do we need the System-Agnostic Tag?

Is the system-agnostic necessary anymore? We have quite a number of questions tagged with it, but does the tag actually add value? I'm asking because I recently had system-agnostic identified as one ...

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