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How should we deal with questions about 5e rules from people playing Baldur's Gate 3?

Is the question about BG3 or inspired by BG3? Questions about BG3's mechanics or (game-specific) lore belong on Arqade: they're not about a paper & pencil RPG, they're about a video game. ...
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18 votes

Should we still accept homebrew questions?

Homebrew questions in general, and that question in particular, are probably fine. There are a lot of reasons why people might create homebrew content. Some people simply enjoy the intellectual ...
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Are questions about understanding game concepts allowed, even if I am not currently facing a specific problem involving that concept?

In general, theoretical and hypothetical questions are allowed. The null hypothesis on these questions is that they are allowed, though a particular question may lack detail required for an answer, ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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Should questions about dice in general be on-topic? [2023]

If the word “dice” is the only thing that relates a question to RPGs, it is off topic. Consider this revision to the example question about dice geometry: I need a 5 and 7 sided mathematically fair ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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Are questions about understanding game concepts allowed, even if I am not currently facing a specific problem involving that concept?

On this stack, we have historically had problems with opinion-based answers, and especially with questions soliciting opinion-based answers. That's a problem because it doesn't work well with the ...
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Is a question about the balance of an entirely new class answerable on this site?

To get the most out of it, focus your question on the subclass and level range you’re actually going to play. I’ve seen huge questions like this fall flat numerous times. Reviewing an entire class, ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
5 votes

Are questions about understanding game concepts allowed, even if I am not currently facing a specific problem involving that concept?

Yes. Questions about game mechanics, terms, and concepts are acceptable. Having a specific example of the problem makes for better and more answerable questions, but isn't always required. Having an ...
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Should questions about dice in general be on-topic? [2023]

Put them where they belong For my mind, unless the hypothetical dice question relates to an RPG more or less directly, it’s off topic. So, if it’s about probability or geometry it doesn’t belong here. ...
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Are lore questions on games that have a TTRPG attached to them on-topic?

Yes There is no need for a double standard. If one game is allowed to have non-RPG lore sources, then so should another. It should be all or nothing. Trying to ban lore questions on the basis of the ...
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Should questions about dice in general be on-topic? [2023]

The question linked in OP is borderline but not clearly off-topic Additional background The querent did in fact first ask on math.se -- notably with different text with what seems to be an attempt to ...
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