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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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Be the small-games advocate on-stack you want to see on-stack D&D is overwhelmingly represented on the site, but I don't believe it's a result of any artificial mechanism to monopolize the stack for D&D. It's more a combination of: the actual larger audience for D&D - if you look at a general-audience convention like GenCon, D&D&...


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Ask questions about non-D&D games you're interested in Answer questions about non-D&D games you're interested in Contribute answers without "D&D bias" to more general questions as well, noting that different games have different approaches (I do this) There's no value, and SE central won't support I'm sure, 20-question fragment SEs for low ...


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Remove "thanks" and "thank you" from posts One of the major strengths of SO/SE is a very high signal to noise ratio, meaning that pages here are laser focused on good quality questions and answers only. The system inherently does not value anything that is not supportive of asking a good question or giving a good answer. This includes things like ...


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We don't need to do anything else. We could but we have no reason to so we don't want to. There's no problem here, so there's no need to try and figure out a solution. What should happen, if the edit is one that's okay for an OP to make but not a regular user (which is a very small set of possible edits), is that the edit, since it appears to be from the ...


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When there is additional evidence of the system being used already in the question. As these two answers from experienced, and even venerable, RPGSE members point out, where there is additional contextual information available it's not a foul to add a tag if you recognize a system. That's when it's OK: when there are other pointers that an expert will ...


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I've rolled back the suggested edit, as it's not clear whether the suggested edit was by the same user that made the original post. While you might be right that it is the same user, you yourself have realized it could be a different user "hijacking" the post inadvertently in an overzealous attempt to improve it. Because it's not obvious whether it is the ...


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Nothing is gained by editing in a system tag; Nothing is lost by putting a question on hold Closing the question prevents answerers from wasting time when the guess is wrong If a system was guessed incorrectly the answers people make would end up being useless and unhelpful, thus wasting their time. If the question were edited, then time would be wasted by ...


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To throw my own answer out there, I'd say that we should revise our definition of system guessing. Whilst there may be plenty of ambiguity between, say, a Pathfinder question and a D&D question, or between different editions of D&D, and that we should still generally ask for clarification from the OP as we've been doing as per our established policy, ...


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Lobby to restore game recommendation questions Yes, that is something that you can do. No, it won't be easy. Change never is. How to improve/maintain the quality-of-life of small fandoms in the face of a dominant big fandom on an open Stack Exchange? Game recommendation questions had a difficult time, and eventually died. One of the Great ...


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