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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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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 are for? However, it lacks an answer with images! If someone with legal access to DnD books of various editions (especially the latest ones) or images to those ...


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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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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 reappear in this book ... some of the spells have been revised, and in some cases, we've expanded which classes are getting those spells. So there are a few spells ...


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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 setting they should tag it, but if not knowing that is part of their problem then it should go in the answer. For example, someone asking "I was reading about 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Raddu is Robert Adducci, one-time DDAL Community Manager (his profile is a bit out of date).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 (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 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 ...


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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 overbroad. All first and third party published material for all editions of D&D? That's... a LOT of failed liches. There's like 3 in Pathfinder alone, plus ...


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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 inherently too broad since the list of things Wish can do is boundless it can't have a canonical answer and so is primarily opinion based For you: You do you ...


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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 case. The logo is good as a first indicator, but it can be unreliable in case of those books that were made during the edition change - especially 3rd Party ...


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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 but there is some old Ecology of the Gelatinous Cube article or something that speaks to it, please let me know. Exact same thing with the quasi-lich question - ...


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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 is primarily opinion-based. In your specific case, we don't know how would you judge answers. We don't know what your goal is, so we can't assume you will ...


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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" or whatever and someone answers with an answer that isn't from that specific version, that's not a real answer to the question and it should be deleted. It's ...


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