KorvinStarmast
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How is the community doing? [2018]
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Homebrew-related questions need to be received better It's taken me a while to find a way to say this, but this meta question puts a finger on it. There is (or seems to be) a perceived bias against ...

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How do we save designer reasoning questions?
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Instead focus on: What problem are you trying to solve at the table? When a rule looks weird or feels out of whack, a lot of different questions arise, one of which is "what were they thinking?" "...

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Only D&D on this Stack?
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Your percentages are off, but you can ignore the [*dnd*] and [pathfinder] tags. This link tells you how to ignore a tag. I find about 17,500 tags for D&D (and over 10K for the current edition) and ...

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Is it ok to ask for comments on downvotes?
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It doesn't hurt to ask ... Many users on many SE site do ask for feedback to help understand what caused a negative reaction to a given answer or question. ... but don't be upset by a lack of ...

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Shouldn't we move past repeating "rules do what they say and nothing more?"
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Yes, "we" should stop repeating that phrase Why? In part because it comes off as passive-aggressive The "and nothing more" piece is the particular problem in that regard. That's ...

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Purveyors of fine cheese!
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A fine cheese to go with your favorite bread, toasted, with beverage of your choice. How many creatures can attack another creature. Aggresso absurdum

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A thank-you to you all
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Thank you for the greatest of gifts to give: your time We each have a certain amount of time to spend each waking day on all of the things that life puts in front of us. For the last four years, you ...

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Let's do that thing where we use our words
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I volunteer to mediate this process. I am putting this in an answer as neither Smurfton nor I are sure how to volunteer, per our comment under the question. I will guess that up votes and down votes ...

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Revisit: Is "5e" a clear enough statement of game system by a question asker to determine that the question is about D&D 5e?
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Per a previous answer: only if 5e doesn't occur in a vacuum If there are sufficient contextual clues to determine "5e of what?" such that a player of the game and that edition can clearly ...

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Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy
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I wrote an answer about this a while back, here's a shorter version Get clarification first / promote better engagement with new users One of the advantages of asking the question "What game/system/...

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Is '5e' a clear enough statement of game system by a question asker?
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Get clarification first / promote better engagement with new users One of the advantages of asking the question "What game/system/edition are you playing?" and waiting to get that answer is that we ...

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Should the [pathfinder] tag be renamed to [pathfinder-1e] (with the former as a synonym)?
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Yes, we should. To avoid confusion on the part of both question askers and question answerers. The use of edition tags has generally been very helpful for this site.

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Purveyors of fine cheese!
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Spaulding the Troll said "I'd rather eat cheese than stirge" But Judge Smails said "You'll eat stirge and like it, Spaulding!" Quadratic Wizard has shown how the troll-stirge ...

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When is it OK to assume the system without it being considered a guess?
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When there is additional evidence of the system being used already in the question. As these two answers from experienced, and even venerable, RPGSE members point out, where there is additional ...

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Purveyors of fine cheese!
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We have the tower of rage, stack 'o mounts that has raging barbarians, all the way down. Best served with a red wine, and rye crackers. As the creator observes: Awakened Cat Barbarian riding a ...

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Please give your feedback on a new "Subjective Citation Needed" post notice
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Too Many Words for a post notice: be concise Let's do some liposuction on the proposed post notice: Answers should be supported using evidence and/or experience. See citation expectations for ...

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Close Reason for "Homebrew this for me" questions
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I have often seen "too broad" and "opinion based" as reasons to close homebrew requests. I'd recommend using "opinion based" as the close reason.

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Why is [bonus-action] such an underused tag and should we do anything about it?
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No need to fix what's not broken Bonus action questions and answers do not exist in a vacuum. They are associated with a wide variety of things in D&D 5e across a wide variety of classes, skills, ...

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2019 Community Moderator Election Results
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Ah, so mxy is stepping down. I suspected that was in the cards. 1. Grats Rubiksmoose and V2Blast. We are in good hands. 2. Thanks, mxyzplk, for your long service at this stack ... ... and for ...

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Am I getting serial downvotes, or are my answers suddenly this bad?
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The GS/BS norms have changed of late Your answers are not "suddenly, this bad." You have been a quality contributor for a good long while. I've been watching this thing that you mention for the ...

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How can I give back to the rpg.stackexchange community besides answering questions?
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Spread the good answers to other places on the web You can provide links to useful questions and answers to other places on the internet. That spreads the usefulness of the stack's output, and it ...

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How is the community doing? [2018]
15 votes

New User Experience remains a problem; it's never been solved And maybe it can't be solved2. It's so easy to hide behind "this is now SE works" and "this site's not for everybody" attitude3 that ...

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How should I provide examples of experience as support for my answer?
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Your question restated: How should I provide examples of experience as support for my answer? Use an organized packaging method (see below). I'm willing to accept that and edit my answer ...

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What is our stance on "Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers"?
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A reason to be against it: Visual Presentation While usually the highest voted answer and the accepted answer have a high correlation, those cases where the accepted answer (which satisified the ...

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to every thing there is a season
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Thanks for that precious gift you gave to us all: your time. Given that you have a few rooms full of students to mentor, and three of your own to raise, that you were able to fit in some time to help ...

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Is it fine to cite the SRD in answers even if WotC does not consider it an official rules source?
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Yes it is fine to cite the D&D 5e SRD; some caveats may be needed For the most part, the rules texts match. The issue is that in some cases, the SRD rules don't perfectly align with the rule ...

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Should there be more requirements for some privileges than just reputation?
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You are not required to use all community privileges SE does not pay you, nor any of us who participate and who fulfill a variety of the "community mod" functions. You are thus under no burden to do ...

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RPG.SE is 10 years old today! Let's tell some stories!
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I can't really remember why I joined. I think it was to find an answer to an odd D&D question since I got back in to D&D, after a long lay off, in 2014. As a result of this site, I got to ...

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Purveyors of fine cheese!
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Is there a limit to the number of Unseen Servants I can have? Is Unseen Servant use and abuse cheese, is it silly fun, or is it both? We find yet another tasty Ementhal here in the asking of how ...

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Discourage the use of terms like RAW, RAI, and RAF
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Censorship: not a good idea The terms that you wish to discourage have currency and a utility beyond this limited audience (RPGSE users); any attempt to curtail their use on this site is needlessly ...

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