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Should there be a separate tag for One D&D?

I suggested in chat that we use one-dnd-playtest, similar to the tags we used for the 5e and PF 2e playtests, dnd-next-playtest and pathfinder-2e-playtest. Questions strictly about the playtest ...
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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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Should there be a separate tag for One D&D?

Writing a separate answer to keep voting for this proposal separate from the other. Keep one-dnd-playtest separate from Unearthed Arcana content written for 5e This one seems pretty straightforward, ...
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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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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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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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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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What did we learn during the D&D Next playtest that should inform how we approach the One D&D playtest?

Be mindful to enforce our normal quality standards on question seeding When the D&D Next Playtest started, we saw brand new territory open up to ask questions nobody had asked yet. And there was a ...
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How should we handle changes to One D&D playtest rules that affect questions about previous playtest materials?

Here are some things that I think are best practices moving forward as new One D&D playtest articles are released. 1. Questions should clearly identify which playtest material is being asked about....
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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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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?

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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Do we need a new tag for the "D20-test" terminology?

Wait and See There's currently an inspiration. That combined with one-dnd-playtest will currently encompass this, and the inspiration tag description already specifies the three areas it applies. As @...
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I tried to stay D&D question neutral last year, how did I do?

Congratulation! As someone that does decidedly not like 5e for various reasons (and Wizards did not endear itself to me in January this year especially), Kudos for asking rare game questions. For ...
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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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Do we need a separate tag for D&D 5e 2024?

Let’s wait until we have a question about it to have this conversation, or at least until we’re close enough to release to know a great deal more about the content. You don’t just create tags here. ...
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Should we have a canonical "Can the Wish spell do X?" question? [2019]

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

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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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 we have a canonical "Can the Wish spell do X?" question? [2019]

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 ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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Do we need a new tag for the "D20-test" terminology?

Tag limitation, and effects/rules that affect all Tests As of now, the only effect/rule that affects all D20 Tests is the new rule on Inspiration. The fact such a rule exists does imply other rules or ...
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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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