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We've read your concerns and we've been discussing how to respond internally. TL;DR: Yeah, the situation was messy, but it was messier than that. We're sorry you weren't fully informed; we didn't see a way to fully inform the community about what was going on. I'll explain below. We don't have plans to expand to a fifth moderator slot currently. The ...


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This should be stackable with enough parameters If you can clearly communicate what the player's goals are with their character, developing an option for optimized damage based on those parameters should be doable. I would definitely highlight that simpler is better for this character as part of the process and make that one of the requirements. But we ...


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I’m not a mod anymore but I can speak to the 2017 election and discussion and the lead-up to the latest election. Stack Exchange generally consults with and defers to the moderator team about how many moderators there should be. It’s more about what the team feels the need for than anything else. The process is pretty much that a CM drops by the mod chat ...


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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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While action-economy is a subset of actions, it is a very specific subset that, at least in D&D, has a really important role in how the game is played. Action-economy is about how to do more things in a round than the game would mandate. It is about why we don't pit big, lonely monsters against a party of 6. It is about balancing a game, it is about ...


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Nothing, unless the questions might seem unclear If the new material makes attribution of references unclear, editing in dates or links to the referenced material can avoid confusion. If it doesn't make any references unclear, there's no reason to do anything about this; questions about the UA versions of the content or old WGtE versions of the content ...


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The most effective solution is to have the main page and existing question pages model the correct behavior visibly and clearly, by making system tags a more prominent part of UI. Users should see that the site expects and cares about system tags long before they're hovering over the "post" button on a new question, without having to read guiding comments or ...


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Create a new tag specifically for this content I think this topic has generated enough content to deserve its own tag. Honestly, I'm not certain why a tag for WGtE wasn't created in the first place. If there was a good reason for it I might revise my opinion, but for now they should get a new tag, possibly more than one. Tags that we should consider: ...


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Close #3 as a duplicate of #1, and fix the dupe target of #2 It looks like #1 and #2 are identical to each other, and one of them should indeed be marked as a duplicate of the other (as you note). However, the two questions are not quite the same as #3, which is a more specific subset of the other two; whereas #1 and #2 present the general question of ...


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The pixie tag is fine as-is. No action needs to be taken. We do have race tags: see elf, dwarf, tiefling, etc. It's fine to also have a pixie tag. It should not be a synonym of monster because it is not a monster. It may be ascribed a mechanical treatment of monster-ness in some game releases, but we need to look at this more from a generic point of view. ...


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If you think the general question is valuable, ask the general question separately. It will (probably) get closed as a duplicate, which leaves a pointer to the existing answer (as you want), but lets the normal site mechanisms answer it.


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Burninate it. Per our help center: What are tags, and how should I use them? A tag is a word or phrase that describes the topic of the question. Tags are a means of connecting experts with questions they will be able to answer by sorting questions into specific, well-defined categories. Tags can also be used to help you identify questions that ...


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The tag is underused I'm never a fan of removing/synonymizing tags simply because we don't think they are useful. Someone found that tag useful or it wouldn't exist. It's existence isn't doing any harm so we should leave it be. I did a search for questions that mention action economy but have neither the action-economy or the actions tags and found 70 ...


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The question's fine - but your proposal doesn't change what you're asking. The title of your question - "How can I use a somatic component while holding a weapon in 2 hands?" - makes it clear that it's a general question. The specific spell is what prompted the question, since it both has a somatic component and acknowledges the possibility of using the ...


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Synonymize it away Action economy isn't a distinct topic from actions in general, so doesn't need to exist on its own and should so action-economy just be a synonym of actions.


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Nope There is nothing special about shape water which merits one, so we shouldn't have one for the reasons already given in that meta. However, we can save our precious diamond mods the effort and just make it a synonym. This is already done for tensers-floating-disk and tiny-hut so we can just do it with this one too.


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Thank you for taking the time. To help out, I've taken a first round crack at providing some tag guidance on the following: psychic-class occult-magic and by synonym psychic-magic spiritualist occultist These edits were based on your discussions within this question and your cited answer; I'm not an expert on either PF or psionics so I'd appreciate a ...


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The 'better' question should not be closed 'Better', of course, being a bit subjective but including which question most clearly spells out the problem, which has attracted the 'better' answer(s) etc. Older is better than newer if everything else is equal(ish).


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This started out as a comment on one of these five questions about water, but I thought (since the comment had a few upvotes on in after a few hours of being there) it ought to be added here as an answer (although it's somewhat of a fragment of an answer). An argument for... The OP of the aforementioned questions about water suggested that asking the ...


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Yes, questions about CR calculations should be homebrew-review questions; asking whether something is balanced is sufficiently similar to asking when something would be balanced The current description of the homebrew-review tag is as follows: For questions about evaluating the viability of new rules content homebrewed for an existing system. This tag ...


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Not all revised editions are considered useful errata to previous editions. Sometimes information from a newer edition will be helpful to illuminate how something is originally supposed to work, but other times new information is a change rather than a clarification of the earlier edition. As a general rule of thumb, check with the asker if answers based on ...


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The fix Fake headers are easily fixed. When you want to make a header, there are three ways to create one: Click the Heading editor button: Select the heading text and type ctrlh. Manually type the Markdown code for a header, which is either an underline made from dashes or equal signs, or one to three hash marks in front of or surrounding it (“or”, ...


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