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Answers aren't useful if they just tell you what to do. They're useful if they help you understand what you're doing. Or: a supported answer is an answer you can put your weight on. Even if an answer contains a block of rules text, it could still be removed for being unsupported. If nobody who reads the answer understands how to apply the rules text to the ...


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You don't have to show personal experience. The idea is to show support for why your answer is a solution to the OP's problem Not all questions are asked in the same mode, and not all types of answers are equally appropriate for all questions. A question like "how will it affect a combat if I add +2 AC to this monster against this particular party?"...


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Encounter design is not even close to "mostly mathematical". Sure, there is guidance in the Dungeon Master's Guide that attempts to rationalize Challenge Rating and encounter design as numerical data, but anyone with experience working with that system can attest: it is at best going to get you somewhere in the same zipcode as what you wanted, and ...


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Tucker's Kobolds are not just math Tucker's Kobolds live off one thing that is not math: Battle Tactics. They are the embodiment of The Art of War (Sun Tsu version) applied. They are the 36 Strategems in use. They use tactics that come up in the Zhoyo Monogatari, On War, Infantry Attacks. In short, they are Tactical Geniuses and using them properly in the ...


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How to stop myself from interrupting the session to correct the DM's mistakes? top answer includes references to personal experiences. Sure, it is not 100% identical situation, but it's backed up, at least somewhat. Dealing with a Repeatedly Cheating Friend top answer could use some references, but what author wrote is standard advice for people stuck ...


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I propose a different style for explicit citation needed questions Do you remember the Bête question? The one that moderators looked at 3 times in the first hours? Yes, I had put a note to it that demanded citations to books in the very beginning. 2 answers were deleted by mods after I had pointed out the lack of the required citations in them. In one case, ...


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