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This questions seems reasonably confined to be answerable Sometimes the following automated message appears when asking a question: "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed" Remember that this is automated, and isn't going to know everything best (though neither will people). At least for me, I have found that the ...


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Yes. If they all ask the same, they are the same and thus dupes.


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You, Dear Reader, are deleting many of the comments! The last few years SE staff have provided us with Year in Moderation summary statistics. (Recall that "moderation" includes both elected moderators' activities and the use of moderation privileges and tools by high-rep users.) From these we see that roughly one-third of all comment-deletions are at the ...


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Raddu is Robert Adducci, one-time DDAL Community Manager (his profile is a bit out of date). His name first appeared as part of the admin team the "inside cover" of a DDAL module with DDEX01-01 and last appeared on DDAL07-08, plus some credits as primary author mixed in there, too. He's also credited in Lost Laboratory of Kwalish and probably other things I ...


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ExTSR was Frank Mentzer. Both he and mxyzplk were pretty abrasive and neither was very good at tolerating the other's playstyle's presence on the site, which eventually lead to Mentzer's ragequitting the site: though the account hasn't been deleted it was last used in March 2014. Before that he was very active and the account is still top 10% on rep.


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Just link to the PDF. A website link provides no additional context, clarity, details, and won't remove the need to download the PDF (if prompted) if users choose to do so. As was briefly discussed in (now deleted) comments, it seems like it might just be something on your end at the moment that is causing the PDFs to be downloaded instead of opening in the ...


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I would link to both the website and the pdf (and say which link is which) This helps with a few things, such as the possibility of a browser/computer/location blocking one link and not the other. And it also lets others see not only that the pdf exists but also where exactly it came from. Unfortunately this does mean you usually wouldn't put the link on ...


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I’ve worked for Dreamscarred Press, and my name’s on the cover of at least one book they published. Various other members of DSP have also been active here, including its founders. Dunno if DSP still counts as a “major” third-party publisher, but there was a point in time when they were often regarded as “the one exception” by people who disliked third-party ...


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We've definitely had TRPG creators participating in the site, including a co-creator of Lovecraftesque and Fred Hicks. I've been told we used to have some WotC contributors participating here, but most of them were not publicly associating their SE accounts with their professional names. And since claims to being a games creator on this site aren't ...


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simulation and reality-check are actually somewhat different concepts, and the tag description for reality-check needs improving. simulation tends to be interpreted in the context of simulationism/narrativism/gamism. GURPS was not designed or revised within that kind of model, and doesn't fit it very well. Simulationism is an semi-abstract philosophy ...


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simulation and reality-check are the best kind of distinct: only technically distinct. Simulation stipulates that it is a game play style (or rather, for questions about such a style) where the desired outcome is the logical outcome given a set of rules (of reality, not of the game), with the real world only being a possible set of rules. Reality-Check, as ...


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It is on topic However, whether the community will think your question is good or not (which will be reflected in the votes) is highly dependent on how you present the question. Good formatting, wording, and clarity play a big role. Then there is 'research effort'. Back then Stackoverflow was originally built to be an experts site, so the system was ...


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Probably In my opinion, it's going to come down to wording and whether the community feels like the querent spent more than 2 minutes thinking about the topic. Anecdotally, I feel like some questions get negative reactions because they're written like an anxious child: "hey guys, I had an idea and was wondering what all of the ways to be good with a sword ...


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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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Questions 1 and 2 are identical Question 1, "Can you attack with more than one weapon when using Extra Attack?" asks: When one uses the Extra Attack class feature, must it be done with only one weapon? Question 2, "Can you attack with different weapons using Extra Attack?" asks: Assuming I am holding two different weapons, [...] can I attack once ...


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I take the following exceptions to the above policy proposal: Claims of elitism (i): I have not seen any recent answers that struck me as elitist in any meaningful sense-- I haven't seen anyone berated or harassed or told they're playing the game wrong by looking for a RAW answer. Granted, I don't (and I suspect few of us do) read all the posts, so ...


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Censorship: not a good idea The terms that you wish to discourage have currency and a utility beyond this limited audience (RPGSE users); any attempt to curtail their use on this site is needlessly restrictive to all of the users who have an understanding, be it identical to yours or different, for all of those terms. Policy proposal: rejected As I read ...


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2018 vs 2019 comparison for RPG.se Meta posts: 2017 stats 2018 stats SEDE Queries: Total number of questions, answers per year Comments per year Also: Fun site with more SE site statistics.


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


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For categories #1 and #2: add the unearthed-arcana tag. This is pretty straightforward - it's what I was already doing, as described in the question: After RftLW was announced but before it was released, I did retag some of the questions about WGtE content that appeared in UA - particularly about warforged, which I knew were going to change - with the ...


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