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 ...
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/...
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-reaction and immediate-interrupt are timings on when a power occurs. They are not an action economy element and do not interact with D&D 4e's standard action, ...
Either they should be merged, or their descriptions should be changed to be clearly distinct.
a mechanic in various RPGs in which results of actions which not only fail to meet their goal, but also hamper the doer of the action or their allies.
a term sometimes used to refer to especially bad dice rolls or results that ...
These are all distinct topics and should not by synonymised.
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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 what ...
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 ...
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 the more general attendance and eliminate the narrower absent-players.)
Detailed in reverse order:
If forced to pick one, the concept “attendance” is more ...
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 ...
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 not a monster. It may be ascribed a mechanical treatment of monster-ness in some game releases, but we need to look at this more from a generic point of view.
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 ...
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.
This tells us nothing about what questions it's appropriate for and when to use it, leading it to be tagged based on the definition that's in the excerpt of the ...