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This question is what we call a real-world research question. This is mentioned in our on-topic help article: Generic real-world topics Questions about a general real-world topic such as history, geography or economics, whilst relevant to RPGs, may be off topic if they are not RPG-centric (or better belong on another Stack Exchange site, such as ...


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Nope, leave it in place. Someone could search with phrasing more similar to what you used than the original. See : SE Meta: If your question is closed as a duplicate, should you delete it? SE Meta: Do not delete good duplicates!


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Issues with the linked question: As I see it, the problem with the linked question is that it's not clear what would make a good or bad answer to the question, nor what would make one answer better or worse than another. The criteria for making those determinations aren't defined in the question. That responses are possible is irrelevant, and a standard ...


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The points everyone else has made are good, but I'll add one more: Experts closing questions because they are familiar with what the answer would be and/or what it would involve to make an excellent stack-appropriate answer, is generally good and expected as long as the close reasons are valid. In this case, experts looked at your question, determined that ...


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No You should not delete questions closed as a duplicate. Those serve as signposts to the primary question and can help those thinking of the question in a different way discover it. You could delete questions closed for other reasons - but why? If the system wanted them deleted for being closed, they’d get deleted once on hold turns to closed. Note ...


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It is too broad. From What types of questions should I avoid asking?: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page. This question you've asked is the second kind of question. It is not actually a ...


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It’s currently long enough to dissuade reopen voters from re-reading a niche question written about foreign (non-RPG domain) technical concepts. It’s also written at a much higher grade level than necessary, making it much more likely to exceed the recreational reading grade level of your desired audience (reopen voters with only passing interest in a niche ...


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This question was closed by community votes not moderators. It is also not for the reason you are imputing to them. Optimization questions require a clear goal to address - "mechanically stronger" isn't a thing. Check out Are character build or optimization questions on topic? for how to ask an optimization question that's not too vague. While there may ...


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The requests for clarification in the comments (now the chat) are entirely reasonable. Is this really a request to bake these two builds off at level 20, or is this a build that will be "grown through" over the course of a character's life (in which case lower level weaknesses should be taken into account), and is there any guarantee it'll reach level 20? ...


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OK, to address what I think was going on with that question If it had been framed as a bounded list question, it would likely have been OK. The problem with the question (initially, IMO) is that it wasn't well framed but that is no surprise. New user. Closing a question while we dig into "what kind of question is this?" is often a good idea. Engaging ...


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Experienced site users--importantly, ones with the privilege to cast close- and reopen-votes--think this question isn't currently in a good stat for the Stack. And I'm not sure I see anything here that's really designed to sway their opinions. I think the question you're posing might find its best reception if viewed through the frame of a "theoretical ...


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It has been reopened after an edit. Hopefully, that closes out this meta.


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I think your question is too broad it is because you're asking too many things at once, and haven't defined it in a way to have a singular meaningful, useful answer. You're asking what the optimized damage for three different builds are. On top of that, you're asking for average DPR as well as maximum single turn damage (which I assume you mean this by ...


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It's worth noting that, when your question was closed, it was lacking a lot of detail. "Why was it closed" is not the same as "can it be reopened". I can't say for certain why your question was closed, as I was not one of the users that voted to close it. The listed close reason usually isn't too informative, so I'll recommend not focusing too much on the "...


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Ok, I can't actually speak for the users who closed, but here's what it looks to me like has happened. The original question was framed with: What sorts of items might it create? Which is a query best served by a flood of unsorted responses with ideas - i.e., better served by a traditional forum. The question was then appended with a wall of additional ...


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The question's been reopened now.


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Thanks to the community working together ... ... it's open again. Teamwork for the win! This answer is provided as requested here.


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Unclear questions can be reopened once the unclear parts are clarified. Your question has been asked twice (here and here), and both times been closed because it "needs details or clarity". The community feedback has been mostly unanimous in saying that the question is unclear. There are enough users here who don't understand your question, such that it ...


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You need to Edit the question to address the concerns The question(s) have a great number of comments which are asking for clarifications which are necessary for the question to be clearly enough understood to be answerable. You need to edit the question so make it answerable. Specifically, we need to understand what it is to be answered. Starting from ...


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I'm not sure If the question is simply asking Can I homebrew this, then yeah, it's answerable and should be reopened. If it's asking Can I homebrew this and remain balanced, that's also possibly answerable by someone who has done it, but it also seems to potentially be a shopping question at that point as it's also potentially Has someone done this and can ...


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I would say reopen #1 and leave #2 and #3 as is. I believe you were correct with your interpretation as mentioned in the "rereading" paragraph. However #3 is attempting to clarify if the damage from AoA is only valid with the THP granted by AoA or if it works with any THP.


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Your questions could do with more focus It's a hard question to answer. Generally homebrew is most balanced when it is most similar to existing content. There are certainly a lot of situational and niche content which is balanced. With regards to complexity, there are some complex class features, most tend to be 1 or 2 sentences but there are some with as ...


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I think it should be left as-is. The answer to #2 is correct for #1 and for #3.


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It looks like a great question to me. I don't think it needs improving. Also I have an answer if it ever gets reopened, but you probably won't like it. I think ultimately if you want to improve it, you need to make it palatable to drive-by voters as well as those actually qualified to answer your question. When people encounter a question they don't ...


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