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The platform someone is using to roleplay will obviously have a practical impact on their situation and the relevance of solutions the answers might present, but that's par for the course here. Platform doesn't determine whether a question is on or off topic, so closing it because “video games” is part of the background context is unnecessary. In practical ...


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I don't think we need a tag for this. We have play-by-chat, online-roleplaying, and indeed roleplaying itself. (I've suggested an alternative name for if we do keep the tag, but this post should be considered support for removing it altogether.) If video game roleplaying is on topic because it's not distinguishable from play-by-chat, then distinguishing it ...


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If we must have a tag with “video game” in the name, it should have the hyphen between the two words. And roleplay-in-video-games* would be better and clearer, seeming less like a tag about CRPGs and more obviously about using them as a platform. * We appear to have standardised our tags on roleplaying rather than hyphenating it, despite our title.


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I think it is obvious that the question being discussed is about role-playing games and should be on-topic. The video game is just a platform the asker is role-playing on, and has no real bearing here. The fundamental content of the question is not about the platform, it's about issues that could equally well happen in a forum game, a chatroom game or even a ...


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The question, if refined, is on topic here. That doesn't mean this is the best place to ask it, however. As you can see from the way the question is developing, it's a whole different subculture, where abbreviations like "ERP" are not well known in the tabletop community, actual functionality about "servers" and "channels" that is probably relevant with ...


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I think this depends heavily on how the question is phrased. Questions that are purely about the plot belong on Arqade. Questions that try to understand the plot of the game from the perspective of the pencil & paper rulebooks would probably be OK, on the other hand. For example, "What in-game justification is given for the protagonist's immunity to ...


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If you want to ask more like the kind of question you asked, you should just go to Arqade or Scifi. The original version of the question was really not appropriate for our site. It reads like this in essence: “Please explain to me how this thing could've worked that happened in this video game, using the tabletop game rules which the video game only ...


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Tag gone. Boom! The can has been kicked down the road for us to tackle this some future day. It's been a couple of weeks, and the votes have settled down to be pretty close. I think what they mean is that the community hive-mind generally thinks we can do much better than [video-game-role-playing] as a tag but also we feel that we don't really need the tag ...


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