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We have handled such DIY questions for live action roleplaying, and should continue to do so. We have several questions dealing with this topic, see the props tag. Here are a few examples: How do I safely paint a latex-coated larp weapon? LARP Cannon with actual projectiles Is expanding foam a suitable material for LARP weapon construction? Are ...


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Users are not required to know the answer to their question in order to ask it. This is a fundamental, doesn’t-even-need-to-be-stated, tenet of a Q&A site—any Q&A site. Questions cannot be closed based on what the answer is. Note that designer-reasons questions aren’t—they are closed because of the kinds of bad-and-wrong answers they tend to draw. ...


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Here's how this breaks down: We do not, in point of fact, have a problem with answers talking about designer reasons. We do have a problem with answers making big claims without proportionate citation, and with misleading answers. This usually gets corrected by downvoting. Questions asking about designer reasons were banned because, simply, we saw a ton of ...


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It's salvageable, because it does express an actual concrete problem the author is actually facing: I'm looking at building a new character for an upcoming campaign and I think it would help me to role play better if I can contextualize it as a citizen of a real country or region [...] So, they have a character and they want to understand an analogous ...


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don't ask why It's a simple change, but simply asking for how the alignment of orcs have changed over the editions is probably fine. Asking why it's changed seems pretty clearly to be a designer question.


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Do it in a similar way of Game recs. In the section "Before you ask your question, though, consider the following:", we have the following statement about game recommendation: If you're looking for a game mechanic or technique that does thing X, ask for how to do X, not for "games that have X". Asking for a game, or a list of games, is a ...


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It is off topic on rpg.se because recommendation/shopping questions are off topic -game-recs, but also tool and resource and site recs. See Are tool recommendation questions on topic? We have a list of forums on Meta because it’s off-topic for the main site as a rec question, but we felt having a “where to go when you get told to go to a forum” list was ...


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Unaccept the answer and offer the bounty. It isn't rude. It's the site functioning as intended - you've decided there is potential for better answers, so unaccepting the current answer "opens up" the question again, so to speak. On top of that, adding a bounty both encourages new answers and gives 1600hp, who is still an active user according to ...


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Let me start by trying to boil down the issue with (primarily) opinion based questions: The answers to such questions can't be properly evaluated on their quality. That means (opposing) answers will be (up)voted for their popularity instead. We have some means of identifying quality, most relevant here is being supported by experience based expertise (aka ...


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The first question is for sure one that is well scoped. It is possible to ask a question that is hard to answer. Well, that's OK, we may need to be patient and see if anyone with that long of a memory has something to offer. I asked a question about what people learned from the module/adventure "Murder in Baldur's Gate" which was released during ...


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The initial question is definitely a designer intent question - the OP wanted to know WHY the magic item was described as turning the user into one kind of bear, but directing them to use the stats of another bear. Simply put, why questions are not allowed. This WHY question solicited a BECAUSE answer - because you need to reference one bear's stats to look ...


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"Why ..." doesn't necessarily mean "Why did the designers ..." Possibly I've spent too much time adjudicating legal disputes but I find the answer to "What happened?" is far more useful in determining the "why" than "What did X say was the reason that something happened?" X is always an unreliable witness. It'...


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It's trivially editable-- instead of asking where it should ask how, the answer to which is probably 'go to such and such a site', but that's allowed.


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