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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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, we should. I actually asked about this in chat back in December to help me refine my suggestion before posting it to meta (but ended up forgetting to actually post on meta): What would you guys think about having a [food] or [eating] tag? Maybe [food-and-drink]? There seem to be a lot of related questions about that, but I'm not sure what would be a ...


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You can find all links on the site currently pointing to angrydm.com (the old website now used by a malicious domain squatter) by typing url:"angrydm.com" into the search bar. Here's the list. I don't know that there's an easy way to fix these links (the links on the new site don't follow the exact same format) - or to intentionally break them to avoid ...


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Don't rush to judgment Because of its importance, I think discussion on this topic should continue beyond the current April 5 deadline to at least April 26. So far as I'm aware—and the moderators can correct me if I'm wrong—, the April 5 deadline hasn't been, for example, imposed by an outside force but was, instead, decided on by the site's moderators. I'd ...


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Tag Synonyms How do I propose or vote on tag synonyms? Users with this privilege and a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag synonyms. Users with a total answer score of 5 or more on the tag, can vote for tag synonyms. They're a thing and they can be created by higher-rep users, and they do ...


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In this specific case, yes. We don't really care about a RPG.SE convention for edition tags. We care about what players of that game use and find natural and would be searching on and so on. So if WFRP players tended to refer to it as "WFRP 4" that would be the appropriate tag. However, on a cursory Google Trends and other google check, WFRP 4e is a much ...


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Yes, since we don’t need both. We don’t actually care that some systems implement wrestling with various specific named actions and we don’t need tags for them. We tag for topics, to gather together questions on the same topic. We don’t need tags for grabs, nor for pins, piledrivers, headlocks, or submission holds. Those aren’t separate topics that need ...


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This seems like a great case for merging. The questions are identical. The answers are high quality and will make sense when put together in the same spot. The moderation team's discussed it internally and we agree a merge is appropriate. We're going to hold off for a few days in case there's something we missed that means we shouldn't merge these. Merging'...


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Tool questions are no longer on-topic Per this question, tool questions were deemed to be off-topic Are tool recommendation questions on topic? As such a question about LARP Apps no longer would be a valid question to ask on the site, hence the historical lock. I agree it should be deleted. I agree that the question as-is should probably be removed ...


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It can probably go. After recommendation requests were (re)made off-topic, it was standard operating procedure to close and lock them when they were bumped or otherwise discovered in the course of using the site. We didn’t want old off-topic posts showing up on the front page every time someone corrected a typo, but we also didn’t want to actively go hunt ...


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We should break the synonym My question How does the Variant: Spell Points system from the DMG affect game balance? was clearly an example were the spells was inappropriate. Nothing in my question is related to a spell or its effects. spellcasting would have been the correct tag but we can't use it because it is a synonym. I can't imagine this is the only ...


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The psychology tag is honestly probably not that useful to us and should be burninated. It originated with a question actually asking about the practice of psychological therapy. That question was based on some significant misinformation. Arguably it's actually completely off topic: answering it takes knowledge about the practice of psychological therapy, ...


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A modest proposal: link this Answer to the FAQ or [help] One of the best treatments of what that RPG-centric topic covers that I've read, in terms of how to understand that term and apply it. I am of the opinion that the term holds different connotations for different people, and that the latest question that re-raised this issue wasn't even about that tag ...


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Clearly at least a couple other people found the other wording more meaningful. I don’t see how “dfrpg” is less ambiguous and in fact I’m pretty sure there was a dragon flight rpg at some point... avoid unnecessary abbreviations. ‘Rpg’ is a safe well understood way to save a lot of characters but in a world full of “d” RPGs probably chill at that point. I ...


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The rules-as-written tag is used by people to mean three disjoint things: "I know this is crazy, don't tell me that; I want a legalistic loophole type exploit of the rules" (for example, What methods exist to get infinite or extremely high caster level?) or "I kinda don't want anyone's opinion; I want what the rules say" (for example, RAW, can ...


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Update: Done! Background This looks like a good candidate for blacklisting. It's the sort of tag a person might reasonably assume was useful, but doesn't really add anything to question. At 102 questions, removing the tag is right on the edge of being reasonable to do manually. Looking at the discussion here, I think I can safely eliminate the tag from ...


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Yes The creation of this tag seems like it would be very useful for linking so many similar questions together. However, whilst I support the creation of this tag, we need to nail down what the tag would cover. We know that IRL food is off-topic, but, to play the devil’s advocate, would potions fall under the “drink” portion of the tag? What about the ...


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Yes, with a caveat: We should use a similar system to how we organize the D&D tags. We would need to rename the existing pathfinder tag to pathfinder-1e, as proposed, but create a new, generic pathfinder tag for questions about the topic of Pathfinder that do not necessarily pertain to a particular edition, exactly how the dungeons-and-dragons tag is ...


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The mod team is on board with the arguments people have made here for deleting the question. We've also verified the question is in fact taking up a priority SEO spot despite the app being defunct. The question has been deleted now.


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Close #3 as a duplicate of #1, and fix the dupe target of #2 It looks like #1 and #2 are identical to each other, and one of them should indeed be marked as a duplicate of the other (as you note). However, the two questions are not quite the same as #3, which is a more specific subset of the other two; whereas #1 and #2 present the general question of ...


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I agree, and I've added Can I cast a Warlock spell with another (higher) spell slot from a different multiclass? as a dupe target to: Warlock and Sorcerer Multiclass Casting With An Enhanced Effect D&D 5e Warlock Multiclass - Casting Warlock Spells Using Other Class Spell Slots Warlocks using spell slots with multiclassing Paladin/Warlock sharing spell ...


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Does the umbrella tag adnd materially help any question? Sure, it has a tag description clarifying that it means 1e, if someone bothers to look, but how common is that? It seems far more straightforward to convert adnd to adnd-1e and obliterate adnd, discarding the synonym. Questions that honestly concern both adnd-1e and adnd-2e (but not the all-...


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Tag Edit Since this synonym break has been completed, I've taken a crack at editing the tag for this. For questions relating to the process of casting spells within a game. Including, but not limited to: spell casting mechanics, improving likelihood of success when casting a spell, interrupting spell casting, and mechanics surrounding spellcasting ...


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