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Of course it should be re-opened. “This question cannot be answered as expected” is a good answer. The particular rendition of that sort of answer here isn’t just a good answer, but a great one. And most crucially, the fact that “this question cannot be answered as expected” is the right answer to the question does not, and never has, and never should, mean ...


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I'll just reiterate/rephrase what I already said in the comments below the question. As written, the question does indeed ask about "historical precedence". However, I don't think that's what OP is really asking; instead, he's curious how a realistically throwable (but still melee-capable) hammer would look like, especially in the context of past ...


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Leave it closed until the querent's goals are clearer. The question has been closed at least twice for being unclear. The question has undergone some minor edits but the fundamental confusion is still there. There are currently 11 answers (and several now-deleted answers) that cover a variety of possible solutions. It is unclear why none of them suffice for ...


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Basically Nothing I downvoted for a number of reasons: First, all of the edits, therefore all of the phrasing and word choices, belong to the original poster. And if the OP can ask the question in terms of joules, they can almost certainly plug in the \$m \times g \times h\$ formula that the single answer used. This may be presumptuous on my part, but it ...


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Repeated close and reopen rounds occur in a narrow range of circumstances. One of the most common situations is that a question is simply contentious: several people think it ought to be closed for some reason or another, several other people think it ought to be open. The situation your question is in, however, is different: your question's had several ...


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You should not answer off-topic questions Other Stackizens have written about this so I will quote from the top answers of each of the following MSE posts: Should I answer off-topic questions? Is it bad to answer off-topic questions, knowing they are off-topic? Is it bad form to flag a question AND answer it? Should you answer a question you think should be ...


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Edit away! There was a recent change on July 7th to how the reopen review queue works. To briefly quote and summarize the change: All users are still able to submit edits on closed questions. This new feature allows editors to determine whether they’re making a minor edit (i.e. grammar, spelling) or a significant edit. By submitting an edit for review, the ...


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It should be closed with further details needed, because it's not a system-agnostic question. System matters for understanding the problem and understanding what solution to apply. Factors that the system influences include but are not limited to: What actual qualities do the “exotic” or “normal” races have that would have a player gravitate toward or away ...


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The system is clear and we should add it I recently got the Eldritch Maul tattoo from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything and I also have the Insignia of Claws. These both add a +1 modifier to my unarmed attack would these stack? Is there any system with something that could called an "Eldritch Maul tattoo" that comes from something called "Tasha'...


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This type of theorycrafting often gets an uneven reception here My best advice is to not ask about multiclassing from all possible options, but that's not a guarantee that the question won't still be closed. My impression based on experience (read: I don't have hard evidence) is that there are relatively few users here who like to answer optimization ...


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On further thought, your question is not a duplicate You ask: Let's say I craft a Page of Limited Wish [...] Would this allow me to cast Limited Wish? I have a spell slot of the appropriate level (higher, even), and I have the page to make the spell "known" to me. And the supposed dupe asks: Can Xylitol cast 1st level spells using the bonus ...


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The Voting Continues Until The Question Improves Or until everyone with a strong opinion is locked out of the debate. In principle, these open-close wars can go on for a very long time, but probably not forever. There are a few subtleties about the system that tend to quench the controversy over the mid- to long-haul, including: You only get one close and ...


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For me, it needs more focus and more details. We do handle optimization questions. See optimization. When you look at the optimization questions dealing with optimizing character performance that have scored well, you will observe two formulae that work well for the stack: A mostly complete character build, where the stack is asked to optimize a few ...


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This question is off-topic. This question asks for a tool that serves a certain purpose, particularly, a database that lists common items found in various rooms at different points in history. 1. This is not an RPG question. That this question relates to RPGs at all is because its answer may be useful for worldbuilding (which there is a stack for already) ...


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I strongly suspect that, of the several metrics influenced by Str, at least a pair (most probably overhead carrying capacity and dragging or lifting capacity) will lead to different results when compared to what a real-life person can do. Apart from what Korvin said, you should really decide upon one metric that you want to compare. Also be aware that your ...


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What could be done is to ask at Physics or Worldbuilding SE That would improve the location of the question; however, you'd likely get downvoted at Physics there for lack of research, since it doesn't take much of an internet search to convert units to arrive at the equation set up and you then plug in the values. Someone at RPGSE was kind enough to do that ...


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Sometimes areas of Stack Exchanges will overlap and that is okay. The linked question is a question about how to use history to depict to players of an rpg the verisimilitude of throwing a hammer (an unwieldy looking object). I've been trying to find a 'realistic' or at least believable depiction of a light throwing hammer, that would be the equivalent to ...


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Yes, it needs more details And the kicker is that at any time a DM can rule that an attack or an ability check can have advantage, or disadvantage, regardless of what other mechanical bits are in play. This question style is quite common, and not just on this site: someone has a disagreement at the table, they want an answer that affirms their opinion, so ...


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I would say yes, it is off-topic. Adding a reference to D&D (or any other game system) to the question doesn't really change the question. The question could be asked as "Do thrown hammers, as weapons, have a historical precedent?" without changing the expected answers. Alternatively, the question could be asked on a different (non-History) ...


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You should not answer off-topic questions. However, ... Reasonable people can disagree about whether a particular question is on or off-topic. If you think it's on topic, you should answer it even if others disagree.


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Whose vote is most valuable? No one user’s vote is most valuable. Every user with access to close votes gets one vote, and no vote is more valuable than any other. In a comment, you wrote: It's much better for questions to simply follow the close-edit-reopen cycle once, and at that point (once members have indicated the question is satisfactory to them) to ...


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No, but a follow up question would need more details. I think the question is pretty clear. As I read it, the question is asking, how to determine for how many attack rolls on the attacker's turn does an advantage exist. And there is no clear statement in the rules telling this, so it seems quite fine question to me. – WakiNadiVellir 12 hours ago This ...


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Yes. We should update it. We also use the tag to discuss the closure of questions in contentious cases or to double-check one's reason for a closure of a question that they think might need closure. I think this would do the job: This tag is for posts looking to raise meta discussions about specific closed questions or the closure of a specific question, as ...


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It probably doesn’t matter. Medix2 was able to reopen the question with their dnd-5e badge: So it seems that as long as you have the gold badge for one of the tags, it doesn’t matter which tag badge is mentioned in the close message.


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It should be reopened. As you say, one is a question about a feat, and the other is a question about a class feature. These are two clearly distinct rules items, even if the wording is similar (or even identical), and as such, the two questions are distinct rather than duplicates. As such, the question should be reopened, simply because of that difference ...


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Just work on it - the number of close-votes is limited. Every user can only try to close or open a question once each, then can't re-vote to close or open the same question for quite some time. I know in some cases on 3D printing I can vote to close something twice if the old vote idled out and some months have passed. So... don't worry about re-voters. That'...


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The question is nonsense from the ground up. “Joules” is not a measure of strength. Ever. It would be just as (in)correct to ask how many lumens, gallons, or parsecs each strength score equates to. It’s like asking “how heavy is blue?” If you fixed that (maybe asking about power [Watts] instead?) you might have a question that was answerable. I would still ...


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A question generally is opinion based, if there could be at least 2 answers that are vastly different in their results and neither is, objectively speaking, better. For example the question "What's the best color for a wizard's robe" allows the whole spectrum for answers, none is objectively the best. But "What is the color of wizard robes in ...


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At the time I write this answer, the question was closed eight hours ago, and your edit was less than half an hour ago. Edited questions don't automatically re-open, they are automatically made eligible to be re-opened after a certain number of votes, as this one now is. (If the edit was made within a certain window of time, as this one was.) Note that there'...


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