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Only accept answers that answer the question The "mark as answer" option is yours to do as you wish. Therefore you can choose to use it on any answer you choose. There is no right or wrong way to use it. However, if you don't feel the current answer fully satisfies your question marking it as an answer makes it less likely that you will receive ...


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No need to fix what's not broken Bonus action questions and answers do not exist in a vacuum. They are associated with a wide variety of things in D&D 5e across a wide variety of classes, skills, spells, feats, monsters, etc. The key issue will be something that has bonus action, but it's the feature, the class, the monster, or the feat that is what ...


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Add the tag to questions which are about the ruleset Adding and/or correcting the tags of old questions is useful. The only caveat is to not flood the homepage with such edits. There's no hard rules for what constitutes flooding, but spaced out clusters of half-a-dozen should be safe. But a question mentioning "Path of War" doesn't always make it ...


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The questions about the (value) gp diamonds are duplicates of the more general question about gemstones. First, let us examine the question, How big is a gemstone in the dmg gemstone table? The question is given: Is there indeed a standard gemstone size in the DMG's treasure tables, and if yes, what is it? In the most literal sense, this is just asking if ...


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I do; if another answer indicates something I hadn’t thought of, forgot, or otherwise didn’t include (or wasn’t planning to include) in my answer, that I think is valuable and worthwhile, I’ll link to their answer. I’ll also summarize the take-away from their answer, because in theory that answer could get deleted, and internal link rot is just as bad as ...


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Lots of questions using the phrase “bonus action” without using bonus-action is, to me, entirely expected and normal. After all, lots of things use bonus actions, which may well be mentioned in questions about those things (particularly if the rules specifying their use are quoted), without the question being about any bonus action or the rules for bonus ...


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I don't think we workshop questions often enough to warrant a dedicated thread The advantage to having a question workshop thread as I see it is if it is already done a lot and you need to condense it so as to not drown out other meta activity. We aren't exactly at risk of that happening at the moment. And doing it without there being a major need won't ...


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No. The board game's rules aren't part of any D&D edition's ruleset. Lords of Waterdeep is a board game: Lords of Waterdeep is a strategy board game for 2-5 players. You take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and ...


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Shoutout to everyone that makes the community here great And I generally mean everyone and anyone. I spent countless hours when I should've been working just helping and being helped on RPG questions or hanging out in chat and listening to funny stories and live experiences of those in RPG.SE chat exposing me to a wide range of players and GMs. There is a ...


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What I suggest, and which mirrors practice on the (possibly quite non-representative) slice of discussion fora I have participated in over the years is: Clearly label sensitive information. In other fora, this often involves linking your username to some real world information-- I'm thinking of old timey mailing lists, or fora where people just sign with ...


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I'm not an active member of RPG.SE, but in general operations like these are encouraged on Stack Exchange sites, but you should be careful not to flood the homepage with bumped old questions. If you do the retagging at a pace of, say, 4 questions a day, it doesn't cause too much noise and is still finished in a week or so. That also gives you the opportunity ...


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Talk to your players Tell them that you are asking these sorts of questions and ask them to avoid looking at those while enjoying the site. Also, follow @Novak’s advice in case the players trip over it without looking for it. As for point 1 of that answer, just tell them your username. Ultimately, if they want to spoil their dinner, you’re not their mother.


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It looks like a few of the questions that don't feature the bonus-action tag do have the actions tag. This makes sense to me since bonus actions are actions. This is reinforced on page 6 of the Sage Advice Compendium: Does using a bonus action break invisibility from a warlock’s One with Shadows invocation? Taking a bonus action breaks the invisibility of a ...


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I put this in chat a while ago, and never got around to posting it here. I’ve been around for about 2 months officially, but I lurked for a long time as an IP during what I called the “I’m not allowed to sign up for any social media at all until I turn about 3 million” stage of life (so up until a couple of months ago) (note: I am not actually 3 million yet)....


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More chat memories than the main site: worked with a group of people to make a mostly broken flying half-elf in 4e starting a game in chat with some other members for a medieval knight chivalry game that didn't get to have session one


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