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You need to understand you are joining a community with certain expectations and rules. Most importantly, that you should be contributing answers to the question posed, see the help center for more. About half your answers got deleted for being forum-chat tangentially talking about the topic and not answers. Regardless of spelling, grammar, and formatting, ...


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I propose that tool-recommendations stay on topic. With the same rules that are active on Software Recommendations.SE. For Questions. For Answers. I'm biased here because I'm active on SR.SE and I'd love to have more questions and answers in the detail and quality of what I see here on tool-recommendation. But on the other hand I see that only very few of ...


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To be very clear, this question largely exists to communicate there's been a mess-up in communication and action by the moderators over the banning. Here's what happened: "Let's evaluate how game recommendations are going because they seem pretty shaky." Lots of discussion that seems specifically centered on games and adventures, i.e. the game ...


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Yes, you can. We offer advice on using game-adjacent tools such as roll20 or pcgen. We had a past question already about maptool to which I've added the maptool tag.


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A minor note: you can access D&D Beyond content without owning it if you're in a campaign on D&D Beyond with someone that owns that content, has a Master Tier subscription, and has content sharing enabled for that campaign. That said, I assume that's not what you're asking. For individual items, monsters, and spells, just find them in the ...


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Tool recomendations can sometimes be on-topic, I think, because they're sometimes not shopping questions so much as they're requests for ways of achieving things. When a user says "I want a (software) random dungeon generator that lets me specify the extent to which the created dungeons are Euclidean," it's functionally no different to that same user saying ...


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I had a big long answer written up, but I don't really think I need one. Let's turn back the clock and peer way, way back in time to the antediluvian period, in ancient August of that long-vanished year of 2015: @doppelgreener If the game-recs go, then our draconian bandaid solution for them will go too, I have no doubt. Whether tool-rec and such will ...


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Tool recommendations are off topic on RPG.SE. In general, "shopping" questions are considered bad form Stack Exchange-wide. The reasoning can be found in: Q&A Is Hard, Let's Go Shopping Why are "shopping list" questions bad? Other stacks have had problems with recommendation questions and closed them for similar reasons, e.g. our neighbor sites, ...


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Tool-Recs should be off topic [this is a verbatim copy of my earlier post. I was encouraged to port it over here so that it'd be part of this conversation, though I've not yet re-addressed @Doppelgreener's particular (and proper) formulation. -nitsua60, 10/26/15] I've come around on this one during the last two weeks. I initially was very surprised to see ...


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The community appears to be arguing about the issue with their VTCs and flags, in addition to meta. As a matter of semi-official policy the mods don't go digging up old rec/shopping questions just to close them. Things in the review queue are normally fair game, but at this moment I'm personally content to leave that battlefield to the community. But recs ...


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SevenSidedDie argues that tool-recommendation is a subset of game-recommendation, and therefore banned along with that tag. While that's certainly worth discussing, it's also important to consider tool-recommendation on its own merits. And in that arena, I believe that it falls short. Tool recommendation questions are effectively identical to shopping ...


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All the game-rec stuff applies. Per Has [system-recommendation] grown too big for its britches? we decided not to do a whole bunch of extra tagging (tool-rec! Adventure-rec!) for stuff that surfaces once in a blue moon.


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