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Our site is for all* tabletop role-playing games, not just D&D 5e. It is true that D&D 5e questions seem to dominate the questions on our mainsite (Role-Playing Games StackExchange) for the past few years. The game is popular and its rules contain many ambiguities, therefore there are many users asking many questions about it. However, our stack is ...


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Users can always comment on their own questions and answers regardless of reputation, see the end note of this meta.SE post.


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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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Mainsite isn't well suited to general feedback. We have a class of questions which are Reviews. Most of the guidance we have around it is geared at homebrew review,† as that is the question type we get the most and which mostly works on the site. What's needed for them to work, is clearly defined goals which expertise can discern whether is fulfilled. This ...


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Yes, it falls solidly into the “fair use” exception to copyright claims. There is no difference between novels and game books as far as this goes. Just do not quote excessively; quote enough to support the point only.


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You're welcome here no matter what tabletop RPGs you like to play* By volume alone we do have a pretty disproportionate amount of questions about D&D, but that reflects the player base and the cohesion of that game system more than any sort of policy here. We badly want content relating to other games. It can be surprisingly hard to encourage. There are ...


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You probably triggered an automatic block See What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? Relevantly: An automatic filter is in place to ban questions or answers from IP addresses or accounts with a history of extremely poor posts. To avoid bypassing the filter, its internal rules are a secret, but ...


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Google is in charge of Google search results. Stack Exchange just provides its content as a website and isn't in charge of what Google decides to provide to you. There's no agenda to boost any specific game or edition. Have you tried adding “D&D 3.5e” to your Google searches? If that returns D&D 5e results for you anyway, that's more on Google ...


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Answers must answer the question. From the help center article on answer deletion (italics mine): Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. This includes answers that are: commentary on the question or other answers asking another, different question “thanks!” or “me too!” responses exact duplicates of other answers barely more ...


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Nothing is wrong with just editing tags Maybe you just doesn't have the time and/or energy to go through editing the entire body of the question and so you only edit the tags, which are, for me, a much less taxing edit. I honestly can't see anything wrong with such an action. The question was already recently active, so the bump won't do anything. The in-...


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When screen reader reads the page to visually impaired person, she will hear something like: Image. Described as "enter image description here". Details may vary, some readers can (could) be configured to also tell the size and is it color or bw images, but that's merely a bonus and not always in use as it wastes time (hearing is slower than ...


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99.9999% of all RPGs are ok here! There are only a handful of games that we won't ever cater to. Those games are games that most players will not mention by their name. Their themes are so dripping with racism, misogynism, anti-semitism, and other non-tasteful topics, that merely mentioning the names of these games can upset players. Just tag whatever game ...


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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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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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In the image below, I have examples of the four possible highlight states for a question in this order - Watched and Ignored, Ignored, Default, Watched: You probably have the dnd-5e tag set to watched - or, as Someone_Evil's comment points out, you may have homebrew-review set to watched, which is why you haven't noticed it until now, as it is a fairly rare ...


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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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That's not a suggested edit thing, that's a tag order thing Main meta Q on this: Diff shows tag being added and removed in the same revision The answer to which explains: The tagging system automatically sorts tags based on how many times they're used. However, this is relatively new, so when a new edit is processed for an old post, the system sees the sort ...


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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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Re order the tags: >! <sub>subscript spoiler</sub> | normal spoiler The line needs to start with >!. You can put subscript inside the spoiler, but you can't wrap the whole spoiler in subscript with <sub>>! spoiler</sub> like you were doing.


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There's a button in the burger menu When you click the stack-icon/burger menu in the very right of the topbar, the dropdown includes a link to the meta site for the site you're currently on. It also has a link to the help pages and to chat, and below that will be other sites you have a profile on, and a menu for searching among the remaining stacks.


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You get to define your terms when you ask a question. It doesn't really matter what the stack-at-large thinks it means for a character build to be viable. Instead of using the word viable, just present a well defined problem to solve. "Is this character build viable" is not a well defined problem to solve, but it's fine as a question title, as long ...


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The tags we have here on RPG.SE, like "dnd-5e", are poor for external SEO purposes and lead to the effect you see. We tried early in the site to engage with SE central on a fix in Need tag abbreviation expansion/synonyms for SEO purposes (and similar Q on meta.SE) but never got any interest/attention. Therefore our SEO remains poor.


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Given they all lacked necessary details, these downvotes were legitimate, but were grabbed by the serial vote detector because it very obviously looks like targeted voting to a robot. Let me clarify: this has nothing to do with robots. Those votes were grabbed by the serial vote detector because they were in fact serial votes. You voted a ton on the same ...


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We are equipped to handle this through community moderation. We have pretty low volume review queues here. SSD wrote in this answer: Reviewers can just take bites out of it, and bow out when decision fatigue rears its head. Pressing Skip when at all unsure helps a lot in that regard, too. Others will pick it up and take care of a few more, until the whole ...


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Unaccept the answer and offer the bounty. It isn't rude. It's the site functioning as intended - you've decided there is potential for better answers, so unaccepting the current answer "opens up" the question again, so to speak. On top of that, adding a bounty both encourages new answers and gives 1600hp, who is still an active user according to ...


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See here: New onboarding for review queues From the question: We are also showing a popover to users who earned access to review queues in the past, but have never done a review or haven't reviewed in the last 30 days. This popover is only appearing for the next 90 days. The goal is to engage users who may not have interacted with the queues since we made ...


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I'm not one of the reviewers, but if I were given the review, I would have rejected it for precisely the reason you've listed for one of the edits you made: I replaced the spell Bolt, which is wrong, with the spell Healing, which is a correct possibility. The fact that it's a correct possibility, but not the definitively correct spell the answerer was ...


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What community wiki posts are is explained in the Help Center: What are Community Wiki posts? Community wiki posts are more easily editable by all users, and do not confer any reputation. When you edit your answer, there's a checkbox underneath: You'll get a popup for confirmation, and the community wiki status is only applied after you submit the edit ...


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Your question was originally closed for “needs more focus”, and each of these steps are concrete ways you can focus your question on the actual problem you are trying to solve. Step 0: Interact with comments. Usually, close voters will leave a comment explaining why the question was closed. Your question is no exception. All of the steps I am about to offer ...


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The most accessible way to format citations that is, well, accessible to us, is probably to include them parenthetically (or with brackets or what have you). As you have found, whether you make them superscript or not makes no difference. As for footnotes, there is no way to make superscript numbers jump to the appropriate footnote and back as you would have ...


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