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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 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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Does the [immediate-reaction] tag describe something substantially different from the [reactions] tag?

These are not the same thing and should not be synonymised. reaction is an action economy element of D&D 5e beside your action, move, and minor action. You spend it to do something. immediate-...
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Do we need the [rpg-pop-culture] tag when we have [history-of-gaming]?

There's a distinction to make between game development and game play/discussion. Many questions in history-of-gaming are about the early development of various games and play practices. I can see a ...
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Should we merge the [critical-failure] tag with the [fumbles] tag?

Either they should be merged, or their descriptions should be changed to be clearly distinct. From critical-failure: a mechanic in various RPGs in which results of actions which not only fail to meet ...
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Do we really need all of these closure-related tags?

These are all distinct topics and should not by synonymised. close-reasons is for discussing our canonical and custom close reasons. closed-questions is for raising meta discussions about specific ...
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Is it possible to create a tag referral?

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. ...
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Should the [grab] tag be merged with the [grapple] tag?

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 ...
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Are [absent-players] and [attendance] different enough to warrant separate tags?

They are naturally related but I see important daylight between them. I see no problems they're causing. (And if there's a problem to solve, and we were to combine them, the synonyming should retain ...
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Is there any way to be notified of tag synonym proposals?

This was proposed some time ago on main meta: Some kind of notification system for when tag synonyms are suggested If we wanted to get it reviewed, I suggest we should get evidence together that it's ...
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Should the synonym between [spellcasting] and [spells] be broken?

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 ...
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Should the [pixie] tag be synonymised with the [monsters] tag?

The pixie tag is fine as-is. No action needs to be taken. We do have race tags: see elf, dwarf, tiefling, etc. It's fine to also have a pixie tag. It should not be a synonym of monster because it is ...
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Do we really need distinct tags for [attack] and [attack-roll]?

Let us keep them the way they are. Not all questions tagged attack include an attack-roll. Generally, we have a subset of specific questions explicitly about attack roll calculations or attack-roll ...
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Should we add [volume] as a synonym to the [3d-space] tag? Or would a separate [volume] tag be a good addition?

Many games—OK, I’m specifically thinking of Wizards of the Coast era D&D and its spin-offs, but let’s be honest, that’s the overwhelming majority of games played, or at least asked about here—use “...
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Make 'shadowrun-5e' a synonym of 'shadowrun-sr5'

Thanks for noticing that. Done and done!
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Is the 'weapon' tag a synonym of the 'weapons' tag?

Thanks! weapon (2 questions) has now been made a synonym of the much-more-used weapons tag.
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Should the synonym between [spellcasting] and [spells] be broken?

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 ...
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Should we add [volume] as a synonym to the [3d-space] tag? Or would a separate [volume] tag be a good addition?

Just add 3d-space where applicable. The tag volume was created recently and is presently on zero questions. We don’t need to create it and make it a synonym. Just use 3d-space. The tag description of ...
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The [story] tag should be merged with the [plot] tag

Unpopular Opinion: Story tag should be burninated Lets analyze the story tag excerpt a bit more. story: The sequence of events that take place in the fictional environment of a roleplaying game. ...
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