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Should we rename the [adnd] tag to [adnd-1e]?

Don’t make adnd another umbrella tag—we don’t need another. dungeons-and-dragons handles that situation just fine, just like it does for questions across WotC-era D&D editions. There doesn’t seem ...
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burninate new-gm tag

It's not a meta-tag… It's possible to use new-gm alone on a question. Consider the hypothetical question, "How do I start GMing?" Assuming it was asked in a way that wasn't too broad, it would need ...
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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?

We Need To Bring This To A Conclusion I did not have a specific solution to propose during the last RAW debate and I said "sure, let's give it another try." But this has failed. The tag is still ...
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Nominations for an advanced copy of the D&D 5e starter pack! Nominations have expired

I'd like to nominate. I've been following D&D Next since it was but a rumor and playtested it with my normal RPG group during the early editions of the play test materials. Since the playtest ...
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Should we add a [rules-as-written] tag warning, and what should it say?

Based on what Zachiel drafted up and Baskakov_Dmitriy's conclusions plus the What, exactly, is the RAW tag for? meta's answers, I suggest this as a possible tag warning: Questions about the rules as ...
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Burninate [players]. The tag, I mean

We don't need it. I will agree with what was stated in the answers of the Worth of "GM" and "players" tags question. My opinion on tags is simple: if I go into the tag query, I ...
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Do we need a [disadvantage] tag?

Advantage/disadvantage is a single mechanic, so I think it should have one master tag. When advantage was made our tag name character limit was too small for advantage-and-disadvantage (26, 1 too many)...
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Nominations for an advanced copy of the D&D 5e starter pack! Nominations have expired

I nominate myself. Why I think I'm a valid candidate Playtest Experience - I've been playing the D&D Next Playtest for pretty much the whole way through. I've seen the various iterations on what ...
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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?

I agree with retiring the [rules-as-written] tag. Rules as written questions and answers on the site are fine and we as a community affirm they will always be welcome, but the tag sucks at its own job ...
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Murder -Death -Kill the [Civilisation] tag

All six questions look like they should have world-building instead. That makes civilisation a good candidate for destruction via synonyming.
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Burninate [draconic-bloodline]?

status-completed: the draconic-bloodline tag has been merged (but not synonymed) with sorcerer. Draconic Bloodline is like a subclass of sorcerer in Pathfinder and D&D 5e. Having a tag for this ...
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Should "Do role-playing games have to be fun?" be closed?

TL;DR: This is a nice question and has useful answers but it's an unbounded list/poll question with clarity issues. It should get a historical lock because it's still a useful reference despite not ...
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Should the [pathfinder] tag be renamed to [pathfinder-1e] (with the former as a synonym)?

Yes, rename it! But we don’t want the edition-less synonym confusing things. pathfinder should be renamed but without leaving it as a synonym. We should just not have a Pathfinder tag without an ...
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Should we add [sentient-magic-items] as a synonym of the [intelligent-magic-items] tag?

I think adding the synonym would be a good idea I am coming from a D&D 5e perspective here, where the term "sentient magic item" is favoured, but as such as user, I was unaware that the ...
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Should the [pathfinder] tag be renamed to [pathfinder-1e] (with the former as a synonym)?

Yes, we should. To avoid confusion on the part of both question askers and question answerers. The use of edition tags has generally been very helpful for this site.
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Synonimise [rules-lawyering] to [rules-as-written], then destroy it

I think we should do that. rules-lawyering is just a specific sub-set of problem-player in the end, and the frequency that those questions show up don't justify having such a narrow tag. We have more ...
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Should we add a [rules-as-written] tag warning, and what should it say?

I think it is a good idea and I think it should read something like this: A Rules-as-written question does not simply ask about the rules of a game. It implies finding out the most literal (even if ...
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User was removed?

No, you're fine! Someone else had their account removed, at their request. All the votes they ever made were removed from RPG.SE, which means that everyone lost any reputation earned from the removed ...
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Nominations for an advanced copy of the D&D 5e starter pack! Nominations have expired

Why Should You Vote for Me? I'm a regular on the site. I check the site several times a day, and I've been around long enough to know all the ins & outs of how the site is supposed to work. I ...
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MathJax (LaTeX equations) for RPG.SE and Statistics Posts

I support this. MathJax would extensively help a lot of our posts. Server-side performance isn't an issue because we're a small SE, like others that already have MathJax enabled. Client-side ...
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Do we need the [trying-new-systems] tag?

Destroy it As it currently is, that tag seems to have two uses: shopping questions and trying a particular new system. The former is off-topic and the latter is better covered by the specific system ...
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Should we get rid of [3pp]?

I noticed 3pp when it was first created and was quite dubious about it then,1 but didn't go out of my way to interact with it, preferring to let the community's folksonomy process chew on it a bit. ...
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Non-duplicate questions, with opposite correct answers, merged

The Q&As should be unmerged I'm going to attempt to not go too deep into the specific talk of the mechanics here, but these posts are definitely different enough that they should be different ...
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Should the synonym between [spellcasting] and [spells] be broken?

I’m not a fan of having them synonymised, for pretty much the reasons you give. There are some games where spellcasting = spells (D&D being the big one), but that’s not true for other games, so ...
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Let's unload [loaded-dice]

It doesn't seem to be a tag that has much utility or community support, either of which I think is enough reason to clean up a tag. I'd be happy to see it made a synonym pointing to dice.
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Should we have an [ancestry] tag?

Make [ancestries] a tag synonym to [races] The races tag we currently define as: For questions about races, a term used to delineate creatures encountered in a game world, often but not always ...
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Nominations for an advanced copy of the D&D 5e starter pack! Nominations have expired

I would like to throw my hat in the ring, but I don't feel comfortable marketing myself at the expense of others. Its for that reason that I prefer a more objective criteria than who can write the ...
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Do we need a separate [scroll] tag beside the [magic-items] tag?

There is very little adoption of the tag, and the community usage seems to be to tag with magic-items instead, there being 29 questions about scrolls tagged that way. Given the low adoption (showing ...
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New ask page: How do we want to use it to help new users specify their system?

Let's at least throw the basic "Make sure to specify your system" on there There are three spots on the new ask page which I think can benefit from telling (new) users to specify their ...
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