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Proposed tag synonyms for [dnd4.0]

dnd4e, dnd 4.0, 4e should all be expanded to "Dungeons and Dragons 4e" The tag wiki could include instructions on how to search the community wiki for hints, links to the compendium, and the rules ...
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Can we ask about MUDs, based on specific Tabletop systems?

Okay, the title to this doesn't quite well define the question but it's as close as I could get it. I was going to post a question in the parent site, until stopped to realize that it is probably ...
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Can gold badges be awarded during a site's beta period?

Title kind of says it all. I notice that no gold badges have been awarded yet, and with some of the serious power users on this site, that seemed kind of strange.
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How to write Tag Wikis

I find many of our tag wikis to be recursive, to say the least, especially for the more difficult ones. What should a tag wiki include to be as useful as possible?
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What was the final verdict on spoilers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we worry about spoilers? This is a continuation/consoldation of Should we worry about spoilers?, which has 2 answer tied for the highest voted spot. They can be summed ...
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What does the tab becmi cover?

What does the tab becmi cover? Is this any different from all the other D&D tags we have, can it be folded, synonymed, gotten rid of?
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Can we require comments on downvotes?

Perhaps I'm the only one noticing this, but I've seen several Questions and Answers around here that have been downvoted for no apparent reason. What's worse, is that no reason for the downvote is ...
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How can we encourage people to use bounties?

I like bounties, but they don't seem to get used much. How can we encourage people to use them? Particularly, can we change the options around offering bounties? For example, can we allow people to ...
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Figuring out tags

What is the difference between new-players (5 uses), new-gm(3 uses), newb-advice (1 use) and beginner (1 use)?
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Is there a way to track progress towards the badges

For example, is there a way to know how close to the editor badge you are?
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Posting tools for RPGs - Dogs in the Vineyard NPC generator

I just wrote a tool to roll up NPCs for Dogs in the Vineyard in python. import random import math def d(sides): return random.randint(0,sides-1) def ndx (n, sides): for i in range(n): ...
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Where did the Community Wiki option go?

I tried to mark a post CW, but I can't find the check box that used to do that. Has it moved, been removed, or is it just my head that's not on straight?
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What kind of answering guidelines should we have?

If there's guidelines for asking questions, there should probably be some guidelines for providing answers. To this end, what do you think we should say? Edit: I've also suggested this item for ...
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[dnd] tag not useful, synonym for Fantasy RPG?

Followup to: Did C. Ross have to manually re-tag all [dd] questions to [dnd]? Looking at the questions tagged dnd, almost all of the questions either concern generic fantasy RPGs in general or are ...
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Forking a question, because answers pre and post edit are significantly different.

Query for a mod: How can DMs effectively telegraph specific dangers in D&D? is no longer relevant as an answer for the edited question, but as many of the answers are answering the "tone" question ...
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How (or whether) to ask about specific products

Is it OK to ask about specific products? Should we provide some guidelines on how to do so? For example, I asked a question about the Dwarven Forge product here, which spawned both a good response ...
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Are questions about publishing RPGs on topic?

There is a big crossover, with indie RPGs, between playing, designing and publishing. Can we ask questions about publishing RPGs, such as: What instructions should I give playtesters? What is the ...
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Should we update the site help to include non "pen and paper" games

The consensus on Are we including LARPs? seems to be Yes!. Should I update the site help to remove the words "pen and paper"? If so how should we distinguish between our RPGs and all the other RPGs (...
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Viability of a chat based game?

Would it be appropriate and useful for the site for me/someone else to run games via the chat area? I'm thinking fairly slow paced, one for D&D encounters style and one for indie games. Edit ...
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Are questions about semi-RPG party games like "Aye Dark Overlord" on topic?

Would questions about Aye Dark Overlord be on topic? It's certainly role-playing, but it's more method acting than dice rolling.
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Confused about "Adding Comments"

Over in This Thread I posted a response that really should have been a comment. However I don't see the option to add a comment to the question. In fact the only place I have the ability to add ...
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Bug report on "quoting" and venue question.

First, bug report (hopefully so this post is transfered to the correct site. When I paste: Area of Effect: An area attack creates an area of effect, usually a burst or a wall, within range. An area ...
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What would an table-top RPGer want/need of a Q&A community?

This is a response to “How is the site going” entry in area51. Comments. We need to market the community more, or more effectively. Part of that is asking ourselves what we offer, and what potential ...
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Are campaign research questions on topic? [duplicate]

This conversation was continued two years later with a different conclusion based on the experience gleaned from enacting this one. I was looking at What should I read/watch for information about the ...
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Appropriate Place To Ask For Reviews/Criticisms on Campaign Log / GM Skills?

Is this stackExchange site an appropriate place to ask for performance criticisms and reviews? For example, if I have a campaign log for a recently concluded campaign, can/should I post a link to it ...
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Can we request a change to the site CSS?

This is about basic HTML element styling, not our site's eventual graphic design. In this answer we can see how list formatting is a little strange: there is a space before a sub-list but no space ...
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"How is the site going" entry in area51. Comments.

If you checked the area51 entry for rpg, there's a "how is the site going" entry to click. RPG is fine for some things, but the number of views per day is worrying low. Comments?
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you ...
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Can we get notifications of answers to our comments?

Often I will leave a comment on an answer that is a question waiting for an answer. For example, I might ask an answerer to clarify their answer before I will consider voting it up (or down). However,...
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What kind of questions can I ask here?

The FAQ says? Role-playing Games - Stack Exchange is for gamemasters and players of tabletop, paper-and-pencil role-playing games. We've had a slight bit of discussion about LARPs that seem ...
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Roll function for chat?

Would a roll function for our excellent chat site help this site be a success? Would you use it?
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DND4.0 - Should Links to DDI Material be Encouraged or Discouraged?

I've been adding links to the DDI Compendium in my questions and answers. However, not everyone has access to the compendium. I find those links very helpful when discussing specific D&D4 ...
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What are these search results?

I did a query for "D&D Insider" yesterday and two weird results were included: They are present for any query including "D&D" (which gets passed to the query as "dd"). They look to me like ...
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why does the site say an existing tag can't be created with this low a reputation?

for my first question i tried tagging it nwod (for new world of darkness) and changeling. The system tutut-ed at me saying that ...
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Where is the link to get from the new chat page back to meta/parent site?

I clicked over to the new third place from the banner on the parent site (which is cool btw). But I couldn't find a link back to either meta or RPG.se itself. There was a logo in the upper left that ...
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How to know what last affected my reputation?

Seems like I should be able to figure this out on my own ... yet here I am :) Example, I returned from lunch to find my reputation went up 35 points. Cool! However, I'd like to know specifically ...
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What do you think about "A Grimoire of Magic Item Curses and Boons"?

I posted a community wiki question yesterday "A Grimoire of Magic Item Curses and Boons". There were several objections raised in the comments: It wasn't really a question. It was asking for user ...
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Should every opinion question be Community Wiki?

Should every question that at all ask for an opinion be community wiki? I ask because of the comments on What are the pros and cons of having a party leader?. Based on Bryants answer to How should ...
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Is it appropriate to ask questions you are pretty sure you know the answer to?

Background - my D&D group meets weekly, we have a pretty good group of rules lawyers, but there are plenty of times when we have questions/disagreements. Each week we keep a list of questions ...
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What are "blue" questions?

I noticed today that some questions on the Parent site seem highlighted in blue, but I can't find an obvious differentiator between these and other questions. Was there a recent change to the system? ...
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Stack Exchange RPG is a collection of expert knowledge.

This site is several things as outlined in the Stack Exchange FAQ. However not all Stack Exchange sites are going to be alike due to differing subject matter. This means different sites will emphasize ...
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What is your responsibility when you answer a question?

If you answer a question what is your responibility to maintain that answer?
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My Reputation Seems Frozen?

In the past 24-ish hours I've gained 75 rep (or so says my responses) but my score hasn't changed from 768. Anyone else experiencing something like this? Is it because I've only been active on Meta ...
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When is the site going to be out of beta?

I'm sure I've read it somewhere already, but I can't seem to find it now. Does StackExchange have a page where they have published the milestones required for a site to progress through its various ...
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Should there be a tag for closed questions?

I was thinking it might be good to have a way to pull up a list of closed questions. I'm assuming mods can do this, but it might be good even for newcomers, kind of like that "breadcrumb" thing ...
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Should the D&D Essentials tag be changed?

There were questions tagged "dd-essentials." We had determined that D&D should be abbreviated "dnd", and also I think it's worth saying it's D&D 4.0 Essentials since there well may be a D&...
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Can we get a graphic design?

I've been planning on making a business card I can hand out (and pass around the design) for rpg.stackexchange.com. I can setup all the text I want, but it still looks plain. Could someone design a ...
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Can we move the discussiony comments from "What RPGs emphasize Roleplaying?" to meta?

The comments have gotten out of control. The standard action when this happens on a SO site, is to move the comments to a meta thread. So ya, can we?
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What exactly is roleplaying (the action, not the hobby)?

We all think we know what it is. But do we really? For clarification, I mean "roleplaying" in the context of RPGs, not other contexts like psychotherapy or things-you-do-in-bed. For further ...
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So I just broke 2000 reputation... now what?

The FAQ mentions access to moderation tools and deletion ability. What are these moderation tools and how can I learn more about them? Or are they only for people who are actually moderators?
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