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“Primarily opinion-based” is the wrong close reason, but the question should still be closed, in my opinion. Designer-intent questions have been ruled off-topic here, and that’s inevitably what this question is. It might be salvageable if you reworked it to emphasize more the history as the thing you want to know—maybe asking about context, e.g. did D&D ...


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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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Option #3: Edit the current question to only ask about #2 and ask #1 as a new question Your two questions seem pretty independent of each other. Since you already have an answer to one of them and the other wasn't addressed at all (I can see why, IMO it wasn't super clear that it was intended to be a question by my reading). If it had been clear, I think ...


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The system is utterly clear and we should add it András has been asking PF2e questions lately, and this question even links to material from that system. This is extremely similar to questions linking to D&D Beyond. The system is undeniably clear and András clearly knows how the site works and just forgot to add the tag (I have done this myself as well ...


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None of these. “Does a Water Elemental freeze when kept below 0°C?” is super inadvisable: Dungeons & Dragons is not a physics or chemistry simulator, and you're almost always going to run into trouble when trying to treat it like one. Also, #2 would definitely not be okay—see When a Question Changes Completely, Should it be a New Question? which suggests ...


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The questions about the (value) gp diamonds are duplicates of the more general question about gemstones. First, let us examine the question, How big is a gemstone in the dmg gemstone table? The question is given: Is there indeed a standard gemstone size in the DMG's treasure tables, and if yes, what is it? In the most literal sense, this is just asking if ...


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I suggest it’s better for everyone to just leave this open Those are all closely-related questions; while 1 question per Question is a guideline that we should adhere to strongly, there are exceptions, and this can reasonably be called one of them. Further, it is really hard to close “do I understand this correctly?” questions as duplicates—and most of the ...


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Leave it closed until the querent's goals are clearer. The question has been closed at least twice for being unclear. The question has undergone some minor edits but the fundamental confusion is still there. There are currently 11 answers (and several now-deleted answers) that cover a variety of possible solutions. It is unclear why none of them suffice for ...


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I opened that question Perhaps in retrospect I jumped the gun but I'm not about to undo it. I came across the question from the review queues. Typically I skip close/reopen reviews, I just check them to see if there is something I need to weigh in on. What I saw was a question that IMO is completely answerable. There were a lot of comments asking for things ...


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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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Your edit did go too far Because the answer, from your point of view1, is (partially) wrong, and you tried making it right. That is best done by submitting a new answer, one that is right, and backing it up accordingly. If you think the answer is mostly right but there is one point you disagree with (i.e., you think it is a mistake), it's best left as a ...


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Yes, in this case, there is enough contextual evidence that we can deduce the question is meant for D&D 5e. The original question mentioned several terms that strongly suggest the system in use: Wildemount, a setting in Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, a book published for D&D 5e only. "Chronugy" wizard, likely a misspelling of the ...


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I don't understand why you think this is a list question The OP has a problem. They want to use the feats Crusher and Elven Accuracy at the same time. Crusher requires them to deal bludgeoning damage. Elven Accuracy requires them to use Dex, Wis, Int or Cha for the attack modifier. There is no immediately obvious way to deal bludgeoning damage while using ...


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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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This answer is not useful because it's incorrect Despite the fact that "special attack" was a game term in previous versions, there is no such thing in 5e. The word "special" does have its natural English meaning, It means "out of the ordinary". JC says that the grapple described on p. 195 of the PH is called a special melee ...


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It is site practice to delete unsupported answers Admittedly it's never really documented/discussed on it's own, but mostly in the discussions around fun topics like game recommendations and designer intent requests. Specifically, when the questions type really needs supported answers, aren't getting them, and we need to talk about how to moderate them. But ...


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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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No, it's not off topic- it seems to fit "history of gaming" I'll borrow from a comment that @doppelgreener made under the question. This question is first and foremost trying to understand why a rule exists. It is asking about the designers' own statements secondarily to that; their statements are tangential to the rule's function. This is the ...


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It should be closed with further details needed, because it's not a system-agnostic question. System matters for understanding the problem and understanding what solution to apply. Factors that the system influences include but are not limited to: What actual qualities do the “exotic” or “normal” races have that would have a player gravitate toward or away ...


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The questions are old enough at this point that changing them invalidates their answers These questions are from May 5th, 10th, and 11th. It is now an entire month later and these questions have meaningful answers that work under the assumption that these questions are actually about the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Thus these questions are ...


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The new-gm tag is only for questions about being a new GM I'm going to quote from the tagging usage on the tag's wiki: Use this tag when the problem is inherently about being new to GMing, not just when the problem is caused by or the result of being new to GMing. If the problem is about some other aspect of running roleplaying games, and being new to GMing ...


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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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No, it is not opinion-based The question is not primarily opinion-based, as the answers have shown. It fits in with a limited / bounded list approach, and has solid criteria for good answers included. And it's gotten at least one, if not two, good answers. Erik's answer is particularly apt in that (1) he used a published source that not everyone (the asker ...


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Homebrew review questions are not the most popular type here They are 100% welcome and you should always feel free to post one. But they seem to draw the attention of fewer users who are interested in writing answers. No matter how well-written, it may simply take extra time before someone comes across the question and is in the mood to answer it. So take ...


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The system is clear and we should add it I recently got the Eldritch Maul tattoo from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything and I also have the Insignia of Claws. These both add a +1 modifier to my unarmed attack would these stack? Is there any system with something that could called an "Eldritch Maul tattoo" that comes from something called "Tasha'...


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This particular question should be considered constrained to the list it offers up to early 2017. We should update its title to specify “up to March 2017” or “up to Tales of the Yawning Portal”. The question text should otherwise be left alone; the list of adventures makes its scope clear. Then, if we want an up-to-date list, it should be asked separately. ...


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I'm not sure SE is a good place for this kind of information Not because it's off topic or because it wouldn't be of interest to others in the future, but because it is difficult (in the SE format) to: Fully justify and explain what evidence exists that supports the conclusions drawn, especially over other, rejected conclusions Deal with critiques on ...


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This type of theorycrafting often gets an uneven reception here My best advice is to not ask about multiclassing from all possible options, but that's not a guarantee that the question won't still be closed. My impression based on experience (read: I don't have hard evidence) is that there are relatively few users here who like to answer optimization ...


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On further thought, your question is not a duplicate You ask: Let's say I craft a Page of Limited Wish [...] Would this allow me to cast Limited Wish? I have a spell slot of the appropriate level (higher, even), and I have the page to make the spell "known" to me. And the supposed dupe asks: Can Xylitol cast 1st level spells using the bonus ...


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There is enough evidence to conclude that this question asks about the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons Something to keep in mind: People agreeing with answers here does NOT mean the question should be immediately re-opened or kept closed. Some amount of time would need to pass before an actual consensus can be made, after which action could be taken. ...


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