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No, not unless they are truly RPG-centric. A Summary: What to do Add a section to our FAQ defining what is on topic or off topic. My second draft of the wording (that I'm still not completely satisfied with): Question about a general real-world topic such as history, geography or economics, whilst relevant to RPGs, may be off topic if they are not RPG-...


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Settings questions (of which historical questions are a subset) are... Interesting. At first it seems extremely simple: RPG settings go on RPG.SE, non-RPG settings go elsewhere. But the corner cases get really ugly: What about a setting like Star Wars? It certainly began as a movie, but most of the trivia that would be featured in a settings-style question ...


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I think we should limit it to questions for which RPG experts are the ideal resource for answering the question. A question better answered by some other group, whether it's another StackExchange site or the wider Internet, doesn't belong here. A question about the speed of water travel, such as this one, should probably be on a history site. A question ...


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Campaign research questions are generally on topic as long as they are acceptable questions according to other site critera, though we should suggest asking in more appropriate SEs in cases where it is probably better. Interestingly, I was a major opponent of campaign research questions in the original discussion, but I have come around and disagree with ...


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I'm recanting As someone who strongly argued for keeping historical research questions here, and (if those votes say anything) thereby established some of the weight of consensus to keep them, I'm changing my mind. I really don't think they belong here. Even our very own game books tell us: Go research history in history books. It'll do you and your game ...


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If it's something that is best answered by RPG experts, it should be on topic. The point of the Roleplaying Games SE is to get answers from RPG experts, so if we're the best people to ask then the question is clearly in the right place. This covers any question that is best answered by an RPG expert, even if it's a question about real-life history. Asking ...


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My .02 pennies... If the question is directly relevant to a game setting or mechanics (published or not) then it should be on topic. If not, then another SE site maybe more appropriate. However, that may hit semantics rather than substance. What are the effects of a Levant climate on medieval crusaders' arms and armours?. This probably should go into ...


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