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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

I think things are OK. I'd like to offer an additional stat: we have 16,002 D&D family questions (which includes Pathfinder) out of 22,167 total questions, or 72.2% D&D family questions. (...
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Have any D&D content authors ever been active on RPG.SE?

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 ...
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You can help new users identify their D&D edition!

Recommended course of action Turns out we have a relatively low-traffic question asking exactly this: see How do I know which edition of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) the books I'm looking at ...
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WotC announced that a "new evolution" of D&D will be coming in 2024. Is it too soon to pose and answer questions about it?

My suggestion would be to stick to first principles: Stick to asking about actual concrete problems you're having that can have real, practical solutions or answers. Do your research first and show ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

Honestly, I think D&D has eaten the front page. Here's what the site looks like if you ignore-list D&D3/4/5, Pathfinder, and D20. (N.B. I'm not ignore-listing "general"/"legacy" D&D ...
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Have any D&D content authors ever been active on RPG.SE?

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 ...
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What do we do with questions about a different version of a spell but with the same D&D edition?

Officially, there aren't different versions of the same thing in 5E — the later versions supplant them. In this interview, Jeremy Crawford says: The spells from Princes of the Apocalypse that ...
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Do D&D Lore Questions Need To Specify A Setting?

Not always. There are different kinds of lore questions. One kind is looking for information about an actual setting ... ... whether the asker knows it or not. In this case, if they know the ...
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Have any D&D content authors ever been active on RPG.SE?

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 ...
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Have any D&D content authors ever been active on RPG.SE?

ExTSR was Frank Mentzer (who was the key / lead developer of BECMI D&D). Both he and mxyzplk were pretty abrasive and neither was very good at tolerating the other's playstyle's presence on the ...
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Can we do a mass update on old wizards links?

Five years later, and even the archive.wizards.com links are down. I've searched high and low for the content, but it's nowhere to be found (at least not in official places). This mostly affects ...
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Has how we want to use our “pan-edition” D&D tag changed?

I think the Ooze one is properly tagged pan-edition, but the Lich one is not. This is because, in writing an answer to the lich one, I realized that the question, if it is pan edition, is horribly ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

I filter all D&D related questions out as I care nothing about D&D whatsoever whatever form it takes. This makes the site much easier to use (except in the truly abysmal mobile app) and I can ...
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WotC announced that a "new evolution" of D&D will be coming in 2024. Is it too soon to pose and answer questions about it?

This is not a news site. This site is a repository of lasting knowledge, a collection of useful questions with useful answers. In general, news about an upcoming game is a different type of ...
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WotC announced that a "new evolution" of D&D will be coming in 2024. Is it too soon to pose and answer questions about it?

Don't Judge The Topic, Judge The Questions Even I will admit that some topics, e.g., alignment, are likely to produce bad questions which themselves generate bad answers. But overall, we should be ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

Are we attracting enough quality content for non-DnD systems? The crux here is whether our humble site is the best place on the internet to find information about various RPGs, even for people who ...
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Pathfinder & D&D 3.5 Tags

Tags should always be adjusted to suit the question actually asked. When someone tags with both and it's not 100% clear why from the text of the question, we'll comment to ask them to clarify what ...
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Could we make a viable "what edition of D&D are my books for" question?

Yes "What Edition is [instert Book here] for?" for would be a very well defined product-identification question. While not mandatory, a picture showing the cover of the book would be great in that ...
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Should the Glyph of Warding questions get a spell-specific tag?

I think it's a Trap A piece of tagging theory which isn't invoked very often, and which is hard to apply directly to things, is that we're (generally) tagging for concepts as opposed specific in-game ...
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Should we have a canonical "Can the Wish spell do X?" question?

I think this is a good candidate for having a canonical dupe target. My approach here is going to be to review the evidence that motivates having a canonical question, then propose a question and ...
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Should we have a canonical "Can the Wish spell do X?" question?

For me: No I think its pointless because: OPs are unlikely to find it - there is no way that this "canonical" question could stand out in a search from all the myriad of non-canonical ones. it seems ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

Happy this came up, glad to give my answer. I consider myself a former rpg.se member. If you look at my activity records, you'll see I used to be pretty active around here. But I don't play any ...
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Has how we want to use our “pan-edition” D&D tag changed?

Unless the OP's writing a novel, I don't see how the gelatinous cube one shouldn't be edition specific. Even if you ask an e.g. dnd-5e question you can always say "if there's not info on this in 5e ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

For the D&D family (including PF) there are several editions still played and supported by the community. It seems to me that this is less the case with other systems. The few shadowrun questions ...
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Would asking for a comparison of 4e warlock pacts with 5e warlock patrons be primarily opinion-based?

For me it is quite simple: Are there objective criteria to say answer is good or bad? or Can we determine that some answers are better or more correct than other answers? If not, then the question ...
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WotC announced that a "new evolution" of D&D will be coming in 2024. Is it too soon to pose and answer questions about it?

I would like to add a point of view that is not explicitly about the next DnD but applies to all products equally: I think we should only entertain questions about products that are publicly available....
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Pathfinder & D&D 3.5 Tags

Generally speaking, playing “3.PF” is extremely common, and initially, at least, Paizo touted “backwards compatibility” as a major feature of Pathfinder – that you could play 3.PF. Now, the backwards ...
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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

Does the page view count indicate a problem, in your opinion? No. Are we attracting enough quality content for non-DnD systems? If not, what should we do? There's no reason to assume that quality ...
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What do we do with questions about a different version of a spell but with the same D&D edition?

Flag answers that fail to answer the question because of stuff like that. If a querent specifically says "I want to know how this works using the second printing of the 8th edition of the rulebook" ...
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