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Yes, these questions are fine. No, actually, they are more than fine—they are literally exactly the sort of thing that makes RPG SE have value. We are supposed to be a community of experts who can tackle difficult questions with strong, authoritative answers that are backed up by considerable experience working on these sorts of questions. It’s totally ...


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I don't intend to try to convince you to stay. That's your personal choice and I'm not going to tell you whether or not spending time on this site is is a wise use of your time because I am not you and there is no way I can know what is best for you. I will say, however, that we value every member of this site though and you have made many high quality ...


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Not a duplicate There must be a difference between self and self(range). This question is asking that difference. If there is no difference, then that's an answer, but it's not the same as "Do spells with range of self target the caster" That isn't what this question is asking at all. It may end up containing a similar answer, but that's not a ...


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Re-ask the question with the appropriate system tag (The following is a summary of what, as far as I can tell, should be done under the current policies and is neither my endorsement nor lack of endorsement for those policies; debates of them are best left in the various Metas more specifically about them) Given the current policy to never add a system tag ...


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Our usual practice (for questions put here first that we consider off-topic but think might fit somewhere else) is to usually avoid “automatic” migration to other sites. Instead, we just close them as off-topic and comment with a link to the other site to look into—with the explicit warning that it’s the querent’s responsibility to check that site’s rules ...


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Basically Nothing I downvoted for a number of reasons: First, all of the edits, therefore all of the phrasing and word choices, belong to the original poster. And if the OP can ask the question in terms of joules, they can almost certainly plug in the \$m \times g \times h\$ formula that the single answer used. This may be presumptuous on my part, but it ...


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I Hope For A Good Faith Effort, For Which There Is No Acid Test The headline really sums it up for me: I hope the querents are making good faith efforts to answer their own questions before coming here, but there is nothing other than a personal gut check on my part to estimate if that good faith effort has been met. Why? At the very least, we have a very ...


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I think that the scope of the question is fine, and is adequately defined. If the asker is interested in any word used in any setting, that defines a standard against which answers can be assessed. It is in no way opinion based-- words mean what the asker wants, or they don't. What causes some trouble for the question is is whether or not it is on-topic for ...


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Step 1: Bounty the question. This is one of the purposes of the bounty system - to seek new answers to old questions for one reason or another. I will leave the bounty banner up for the full week, it points out the issue that needs addressing. At the end of the bounty period, I will award the bounty to the best, most up to date answer. This will mark it with ...


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No, it shouldn't be closed as a duplicate I'll give the arguments I gave elsewhere here too. Do note that I was the one to reopen the question. The crux of the question is that the targeted creatures need to hear the banshee, not whether an unconscious creature can hear. This is the problem which resolves the question's issue, but not what it is originally ...


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We can deal with the questions as they warrant, when they are asked. To any question that's asked there are multiple facets and layers. One of the most important are why the question is asked. And without having actual examples of a given question frame, it's really hard (probably impossible) to give a solution to how to deal with them. The closest example I ...


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I don't think we workshop questions often enough to warrant a dedicated thread The advantage to having a question workshop thread as I see it is if it is already done a lot and you need to condense it so as to not drown out other meta activity. We aren't exactly at risk of that happening at the moment. And doing it without there being a major need won't ...


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Nothing is wrong with just editing tags Maybe you just doesn't have the time and/or energy to go through editing the entire body of the question and so you only edit the tags, which are, for me, a much less taxing edit. I honestly can't see anything wrong with such an action. The question was already recently active, so the bump won't do anything. The in-...


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In this image I have the four possible states in this order: Watched and Ignored, Ignored, Default, Watched: A post with a watched tag and an ingored tag gets greyed out by ignore and gets the highlighting for watched. This can be verified with no more than two clicks of the mouse. If you have ignored a tag and set to hide questions with that tag, then it ...


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What I suggest, and which mirrors practice on the (possibly quite non-representative) slice of discussion fora I have participated in over the years is: Clearly label sensitive information. In other fora, this often involves linking your username to some real world information-- I'm thinking of old timey mailing lists, or fora where people just sign with ...


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You basically homebrew the spells anew. If they follow a general progression (think: Revivify -> Resurrect -> True Resurrect) then one question seems appropriate. If they are totally independent (fireball & magic missile) make separate questions.


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I linked a couple in one of my answers here on one of the iterations of the "don't guess the system" question. One was a Dungeon World question people mistook for D&D 5E, another was a Genesys question people mistook for D&D 5E. People, plural. They were both system-tagged at the time, as was this question about changing armor during combat ...


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In the image below, I have examples of the four possible highlight states for a question in this order - Watched and Ignored, Ignored, Default, Watched: You probably have the dnd-5e tag set to watched - or, as Someone_Evil's comment points out, you may have homebrew-review set to watched, which is why you haven't noticed it until now, as it is a fairly rare ...


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Why you should stay: three reasons Reason 1: I'll miss you. I have found you very easy to interact with on each occasion that we have interacted. I think your approach on games and playing contributes to that, and I value your input. Reason 2: Experience based answers are still useful You've got a variety of at-table experiences that I am sure will be ...


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Whether or not you intended it, your words came across as aggressive and hurtful Note that I am not saying that others were not also aggressive in their word choice; what they said could come across rudely (text is really difficult sometimes all the time). On top of that, this is, far and away, a hot-button issue on this Stack, and it has, at times, gotten ...


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Talk to your players Tell them that you are asking these sorts of questions and ask them to avoid looking at those while enjoying the site. Also, follow @Novak’s advice in case the players trip over it without looking for it. As for point 1 of that answer, just tell them your username. Ultimately, if they want to spoil their dinner, you’re not their mother.


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I strongly suspect that, of the several metrics influenced by Str, at least a pair (most probably overhead carrying capacity and dragging or lifting capacity) will lead to different results when compared to what a real-life person can do. Apart from what Korvin said, you should really decide upon one metric that you want to compare. Also be aware that your ...


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We are equipped to handle this through community moderation. We have pretty low volume review queues here. SSD wrote in this answer: Reviewers can just take bites out of it, and bow out when decision fatigue rears its head. Pressing Skip when at all unsure helps a lot in that regard, too. Others will pick it up and take care of a few more, until the whole ...


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The dupe target does care about items. The dupe target asks, without restricting the scope to any one category of features: Are there any ways you have used to mitigate this flaw? This means the question is properly concerned with any game feature that solves the problem of Sunlight Sensitivity, and to quote the Dungeon Master's Guide: Game features ...


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Well-scoped, but room for improvement I think the question is fairly clear, although more specifics are always helpful in narrowing down to potential answers that best fit the bill. Honestly, this seems a bit more like a general language question as-asked and not necessarily a RPG question. Narrowing the scope to asking about words that work within a ...


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What could be done is to ask at Physics or Worldbuilding SE That would improve the location of the question; however, you'd likely get downvoted at Physics there for lack of research, since it doesn't take much of an internet search to convert units to arrive at the equation set up and you then plug in the values. Someone at RPGSE was kind enough to do that ...


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Ask if you're interested Back in the day, if we guessed a system wrong, it was usually because the question was genuinely interesting in another system. Then we'd repost the question we thought it was and the answers based on that system and the question for the OPs real system would also get answered and we'd end up with two (or, well, at least one) decent ...


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A whole class is probably workable We currently have 15 questions tagged with both homebrew-review and class, only 4 of which are closed (and none as Too Broad). There may well be some undertagging here though. That tells me that reviewing a class is possible. But I agree with you that a class is a large scope. We can handle the scoping of a question on a ...


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No; some of them might have the same answer, but the questions are about different specific features. doppelgreener's answer to the linked Q&A If an answer to question A can be found in question B, should we close A as duplicate of B? says: We close Question A as a duplicate of Question B only when all of the following is true: It's the same question, ...


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The house-rules tag description states (emphasis mine): A rules set strives to be complete, but no set of rules covers every circumstance. Rules that are fan-driven and implemented unofficially are termed house rules. Contrast with optional-rules, which are officially created additional rules. House-Rules are for new or modified rules. Whether it's creating ...


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