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It’s a “fork” of D&D 5e: based on similar fundamentals, but having split from the main branch of 5e development and thereafter developed independently of 5e. In a sense, it is not all that different from Pathfinder’s relationship to 3.5e (though, of course, the history in Pathfinder’s case is a little more involved). A fork is its own thing, whatever ...


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The dnd-beyond tag (or otherwise describing D&DBeyond in the question) should be treated as equivalent to the OP stating "I'm playing D&D 5e" For the simple reason that D&DBeyond is only about D&D 5e, and cannot possibly refer to any other game or edition. It's not the same as "5e", which can be thought of by some as ...


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Sure, add the tags. Tags are free and useful. If we have three questions about Ultramodern, that’s two more than are needed to justify that tag. We have plenty of tags that started out their existence on just one question, and never gained more than a handful. There’s no harm in creating esper-genesis, and it might or might not grow, like any new tag.


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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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As I have stated - I am looking for published source material for the Forgotten Realms in 5e that would support the unofficial assertion of a designer that FR paladins (as opposed to run of the mill 5e paladins) do in fact have to have a deity. The question is not a duplicate as it is looking for information about the Forgotten Realms setting in 5e, not the ...


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Your first question is probably fine Bounded List questions are on-topic and this question would by definition be bounded. It's probably not a great question and I don't know how popular it would be with vote (I expect at least a few downvotes) but it shouldn't get closed. The version of the question that asks for a website is definitely a shopping question ...


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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 ...


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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 the ...


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Close them as duplicates of the first linked question In general, almost all of those last set of questions seem like different subsets of a question asking "What abilities work in an antimagic field?" However, that question itself seems to be a duplicate of the very first question you linked: How do I know if an ability is magical? The very purpose of ...


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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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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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Make a generalized question with a canonical answer, then link all new questions of this type to it. I think that this is typically what's done about these sorts of things, and evidently small variations of this question keep getting asked regarding different class/level combinations - so I'd suggest to make a single generalized version of this question like ...


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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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Present the whole class but explain your own thoughts on it as well Note: I'll be using "you" to mean "a general person" not specifically the OP. First, if you are homebrewing an entire class here are three helpful questions: How can I check to make sure my homebrew class is balanced compared to pre-existing classes? What makes a ...


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A whole class is probably workable We currently have 15 questions tagged with both homebrew-review and class, only 4 of which are closed (and none as Too Broad). There may well be some undertagging here though. That tells me that reviewing a class is possible. But I agree with you that a class is a large scope. We can handle the scoping of a question on a ...


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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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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 aren'...


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