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Revisiting whether D&D Next needs its own separate tag

As D&D Next and eventually 5e were coming out there was a discussion about whether or not questions from the playtest should be tagged separately from questions about the edition upon its release (...
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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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Do we need the [trying-new-systems] tag?

I stumbled upon the tag trying-new-systems. Sadly it has neither a tag wiki excerpt nor a full tag wiki, and I can't find any discussions about the tag to learn something about the reasoning behind ...
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Should we burninate [attack] and [damage]?

For consideration: The attack tag The damage tag Do we feel that these have value? Can someone be an expert in those areas? Note that there was a proposal to burninate [attack] about 4 years ago; ...
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Do we need the [social] tag anymore?

We have a social tag, which is actually one of our top tags. That said, it's entirely an umbrella tag for our tags describing specific kinds of questions that have to do with social dynamics. We ...
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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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Tag question - changeling tag [duplicate]

Maybe this isn't the right spot to bring this up but I saw this question tagged dnd-4e and changeling. This confused me because when I think changeling I think of the White Wolfs Changeling: The Lost ...
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Do we need the [rpg-pop-culture] tag when we have [history-of-gaming]?

The tag description for rpg-pop-culture says: For questions related to the pop culture surrounding RPGs. The pop culture may be famous events, real-life legends, well-known lore, or other pop culture ...
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Does using the Rules as Written tag restrict answers to only using RAW?

It has come up several times in the last couple days that people have told posters not to add or to remove rules-as-written to/from their answers because it would force answerers to only use RAW. For ...
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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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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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Tags for big party and small parties?

We have quite a few questions about running a large party (How do I run a game for a larger group?, Balancing undead encounters against large party with a cleric, How do I scale an encounter to a ...
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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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What does the d20 tag cover?

Prior to the publishing of D&D 4e, "d20" was widely understood to mean games compatible with or derived from the d20 SRD. Wizards of the Coast decided that they were going to keep trademarking D&...
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Should the [wfrp-4] tag be renamed to [wfrp-4e]?

Pretty straightforward stuff. We generally use the -[#]e tag suffix to denote different editions (presumably because that's how those editions of those games are ...
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Is [Wall] a good tag?

The wall tag is relatively small, but it is currently split between two types of questions. There are 10 questions that use the wall tag in reference to a wall of X spell from D&D or Pathfinder, ...
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What privileges, exactly, come with tag badges?

I'm given to understand, based on questions like this one, that tag badges (only gold tag badges?) come with some privileges that apply only when acting on posts with that tag. However, I'm unable to ...
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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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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 it possible to search for edits with a certain content, specifically adding a tag?

In the spirit of good faith, here are my fears and weaknesses. People mistake system-specific questions for rarely-encountered systems as either system-agnostic or dnd-5e questions about once every ...
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Do we need a separate tag for Numenera Discovery?

Someone originally asked about this in a comment on the question: Getting artifacts with XP and crafting artifacts with iotum in Numenera Should we have different tags for Numenera and Numenera ...
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Are CR calculation of homebrew monsters questions homebrew-review questions?

This is coming out of this question asking for a check on the CR calculation of a pair of homebrew monsters and the subsequent encounter with them. I retagged it from homebrew to homebrew-review, but ...
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How should the "story" and "plot" tags be used? [duplicate]

There seems to be a consensus as to how the roleplaying tag works; it's for issues regarding persona portrayal in games. I'd like to work out something similar for the story and plot tags. Are they ...
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When is the Houserule tag appropriate?

Based on this question I have an unclear understanding of when and how to use the Houserule and Homebrew tags. Homebrew tag has some clearer guidance: For questions about homebrewing new rules ...
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Inconsistency around the [antimagic-field] tag

There is an antimagic-field tag that I've recently seen edited into a couple dozen questions. I searched and noticed that there are 300+ results for posts including "antimagic" and all but a handful ...
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Unsyn game-rec and game-systems

The tag game-systems is apparently a synonym for game-recommendations. I think that this should be changed is self-evident. Please fix this.
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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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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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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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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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Are [absent-players] and [attendance] different enough to warrant separate tags?

My question is pretty straightforward. Currently, we have two different tags: absent-players and attendance. The intended uses of these two tags are pretty self-evident; absent-players is for ...
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Please delete the misspelled [pronounciation] tag

I have accidentally misspelled pronunciation and thus created a meaningless pronounciation tag. I do not know how to (and probably do not have the privileges to) delete it. Apologies to the ...
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Is it acceptable to append the "dnd-5e" tag to questions that lack it but are about Adventurers League? [duplicate]

This question was missing the dnd-5e tag but is asking a question in the context of an Adventurers League game. I know we have a policy against guessing game editions but, in this case, no guess was ...
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Need tag abbreviation expansion/synonyms for SEO purposes

As previously discussed in: Proposed tag synonyms for [dnd4.0] we have a significant SEO problem stemming from our use of (semi-) standard abbreviations for RPG names in tags. This is exacerbated by ...
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Too many tags for d&d

Assuming that, for example, I'm not interested in D&D at the moment it looks like I might have to filter out over 5 tags to hide D&D questions. Don't You think it's a bit too much? Who has ...
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What should the D&D Tags be without an ampersand (&)?

I just noticed that the tags don't allow the ampersand. This leaves the tag D&D4 as dd4. What should we label D&D as? ...
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Should this question about player attendance be system agnostic?

This question is asking about an issue that seems like it is pretty clear of system mechanics. However, it started as being tagged with dnd-5e and it is clear that is the game being played. I ...
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"By the Book" Tag

One of the things DragonsFoot does which seems fairly useful is mark questions where a "by the book" response is wanted - that is one which excludes house rules, "spirit of the game" explanations and ...
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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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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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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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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 we rename the "roleplaying" tag?

I recently went through the questions tagged roleplaying and cleaned out a few instances where the tag seemed to have been placed simply because the question was about RPGs. In one or two cases, it ...
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Tags for basic moves in Dungeon World

I've just created a hack-and-slash tag and added it to a bunch of questions. I know generally we don't create tags for specific spells, class features etc, but in this case I feel it is warranted. ...
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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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Should we use "setting" tags?

Many questions are very dependent on setting. As an example, " What would clever creatures do to protect their lair? " is oriented toward a low-magic d&d-type setting (and the word "neolithic" is ...
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Is the [simulacrum] tag a necessary addition?

I notice that the simulacrum tag has been added again. My personal opinion is that it is unnecessary. Seeing as the user who has added it most recently rolled back my standard procedure removal edit, ...
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What's the difference between the [damage-resistance], [spell-resistance], and [resistance] tags?

Related meta: Merge [resistance] into [damage-resistance]? There seem to be three closely related tags on RPG.SE at the moment: damage-resistance, spell-resistance, and resistance. However, at the ...
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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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Do we have too many tags?

I recently encountered the specific-spell, which seems to be to be ... useless for lack of a better word. I've also noticed that we have a lot of tags that are hard to define because they mean ...

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