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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 to be a lot of clamoring for that distinction. Moreover, adnd-1e already exists as a synonym of adnd, and breaking that synonym relationship will just cause ...


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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 at least one tag, and the only one that would fit is new-gm. Hypothetical demos aside, there are a number of questions we have where the newness of a GM is an ...


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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 confusing and we have no super clear theory on how to use it correctly, so it causes edit wars, and has become a lightning rod for hostility and bad feelings when ...


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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 released I've been active in the asking and answering of questions on the subject and would love to be able to continue to do so when the final editions are ...


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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 written are those which: Are investigating as a priority literal interpretations of the rules, even if it leads to absurd situations. Are not ...


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Yes. I don't think the tag has any real value, and I think burnination would be useful. The more specific "gm"-based tags will show up when someone starts typing gm into the tag field, which right now are often ignored because there's gm. With that tag gone, people will more often stop and consider the more specific tags the interface suggests to them. The ...


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I would oppose a general recommendation tag. It's far too broad and will eventually end up being meaningless. My preference would be to come up with a group of different *-recommendation tags that cover the range of questions that are likely to get asked. If we keep an eye on these and their use we can edit/prune/add to them as and when is necessary.


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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 should know what I will be looking at. IMO tags are mostly used for filtering and searching. If I have a metagaming problem and I want to check if it was already asked, I will ...


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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). Now that we have more characters to use, we should just rename it advantage-and-disadvantage. That would be findable by typing disad..., so we might not ...


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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 will become D&D 5e at each stage, partaking in the feedback surveys as well as critically following the news and discussions occurring surrounding the ...


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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 and it's always been an unclear meta-tag. On why it sucks at covering its own topic There's a broad range of questions people have about rules. There's also ...


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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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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 being a great fit for the Stack. What's this question about, anyway? There's a conflict between the title question and the body question. There's a question in ...


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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 votes. I got −8 myself. Your −5 was probably because they upvoted one of your questions once; removing that vote removed the +5 reputation their ...


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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 improbable) reading of what has been written in the game aids. By adding this tag, you're asking the answer to avoid speculation about authoral intent ...


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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 is kind of like having the tags [archfey-pact], [the-fiend-pact], and [the-great-old-one-pact] for the different kinds of core D&D 5e warlock subclasses — ...


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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 intelligent-magic-items tag even existed until seeing this meta post today. In the past, I have asked two questions that concern sentient magic items and have now ...


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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 questions that refer to, for instance, the maturity of people at the table than rules-lawyering per se, and we don't have a tag for player-maturity.


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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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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 edition marker. All that keeping a synonym pathfinder→pathfinder-1e would do is give us a bunch of new 2e questions accidentally tagged 1e as well, which we ...


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I think you should change "WECLOME" to "WELCOME". It's up to you, though. ;)


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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 like answering questions. As of this post I have 200 answers and 8 questions. I like reading rule books. In high school I participated in a mock Congress. While I ...


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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 performance isn't an issue because it's pretty fast, as demonstrated by those same small SEs that enjoy MathJax. Clearly-presented equations are topically relevant, ...


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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 tags, new-gm if the GM is new to RPGs as whole, and system-introduction if the question specifically addresses picking up a new system. There's little value in ...


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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. My sense now is that it hasn't had much uptake, hasn't turned out to categorise anything one can be expert in or want to search for, and so it isn't needed or ...


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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 posts. The main reason is that there is a bunch of teleportation circle specific discussion that is unique from the general argument of what it means to be ...


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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 having them be synonyms always struck me as a bit D&D-centric. I think there’s room for questions about spellcasting (the activity and process in rules and/...


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Yes, horror should be the primary tag. I suspect that horror-gaming gets used because while we're comfortable with fantasy as a familiar gaming genre, horror is a little more niche. There may be a sense (especially upon seeing the choice of both tags come up) that the -gaming bit helps clarify things. But it seems unneeded to me, for the reasons brought up ...


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We should change it to "video game," really. "Video game" is a term everyone understands. "Video game" covers consoles, personal computers, and handhelds. Arqade self-describes as a "video game" site. As far as I can tell, they don't cover computer-based games that aren't video games. Game Dev self-describes as a site for "video/computer game developers."


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As this is a game-recommendation question, please adhere to both the FAQ and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and on our Meta. In particular, all responses should be based on actual experience or cited references to others' experiences. This is mostly the same text as in tpg2114's answer and that we've been ...


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