Oblivious Sage
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What distinction is being drawn between house-rules and homebrew?
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30 votes

I'll take a slightly different tack from Shalvenay: homebrew is for non-published content. Feats, classes, abilities, perks, traits, talents, or any other mechanical component not published by the ...

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Nominations for an advanced copy of the D&D 5e starter pack! Nominations have expired
17 votes

Why Should You Vote for Me? I'm a regular on the site. I check the site several times a day, and I've been around long enough to know all the ins & outs of how the site is supposed to work. I ...

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Are homebrew evaluation questions OK?
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17 votes

Magician's quote from chat (emphasis mine): Is anyone here familiar with AW/DW/tremulus? Wealth didn't make any sense in the latter, so I wrote up a couple moves to earn and spend it. There's ...

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How do you handle comments from users without enough rep to comment?
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15 votes

Answers are for answering the question. New users should try to post actual questions and answers until they have the measly 50 rep needed to post comments. As mentioned in the linked answer, this is ...

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Do we really need a [skill-points] tag?
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13 votes

[Skill-Points] is not a useful tag. Any question about skill points is ultimately a question about skills. We have a perfectly good skills tag; that's what we should be using. Having multiple tags ...

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What is the reason we are moving to having 5 diamond moderators?
13 votes

Unofficial Answer: We probably merit 5 moderators based on the size of the stack. Our stack gets about 18 questions/day and about 73k visits/day. Some other stacks for comparison: Super User: 217 ...

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Prestige Class Contest Proposal
13 votes

This is not an appropriate contest type for Stack Exchange. We're a Q&A site, not a forum or a "share your creations" site. As much as I enjoy creativity (both exercising my own and seeing the ...

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The Winterbash 2015 Hatmas "Photo" Album (& maybe embarrassing yearbook)
12 votes

I have a cat with food on its face, as is traditional on the Internet: Also, hurr durr I'm a dog: And because you can find anything on the Interwebs:

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When I have a series of questions that are unrelated to one another, how much time should I let pass before asking the next/each question?
11 votes

Let questions pass rather than time. My general rule of thumb is that no one asker should make up 50% (or more) of the ten most recent questions. In practice, this means pop out as many as 4 questions ...

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Hatocalypse 2016 Survivors' Photo Album
11 votes

I has been found! I can has moar cats? Could you guys keep it down? I'm trying to order a cheeseburger. Now I just need a magical girl... Grumpy, I am.

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Tell us more about those repercussions of bounties that aren't mentioned anywhere
10 votes

Personally I'd like to see a way to edit bounty text, even if it's just for 5 mins a la comments, and for the page where you enter the bounty to 1) display a preview, and 2) to inform you about the ...

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Are questions about specific people's campaigns on topic?
9 votes

I don't think we should allow this sort of question. As I described in the comment chain the dark wanderer helpfully reproduced in this question, I don't think requests to identify/locate anecdotes on ...

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Are campaign research questions on topic, part two?
8 votes

I think we should limit it to questions for which RPG experts are the ideal resource for answering the question. A question better answered by some other group, whether it's another StackExchange site ...

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How should we handle posts from new users claiming to be notable figures?
7 votes

We should ask for links to verifiable 3rd-party websites. Anyone can claim to be a relevant notable figure; StackExchange has no method of verifying these users, the way Twitter does. Because we can't ...

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Am I allowed to ask questions about Vampire: The Masquerade -- Bloodlines plot here, or should I go for Arqade?
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5 votes

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 ...

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RPGs by and for white nationalists
5 votes

Questions about RPGs are on-topic. MYFAROG is an RPG. Therefore questions about MYFAROG and answers to those questions should be allowed so long as the content of the question or answer is not in and ...

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Disassociating account from the rest of SE network
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5 votes

It is possible to hide stacks so that they don't show up on your profile for other stacks or your general network profile. This link should take you to the options page for doing so; I believe hiding ...

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We have two questions about the Fate Accelerated top approach issue. How should we handle this?
5 votes

Since nobody else feels like proposing any solutions... Let's create a new canonical question for this topic and merge both existing questions into it. For those unfamiliar with them, canonical ...

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Should we tag for play style and mode, more often?
5 votes

If we do keep the system-agnostic tag (something I'm coming to think may be unnecessary), then it should probably be a constraint on answers rather than on questions. It becomes a way for the asker to ...

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Tool recommendations aren't off topic yet, Or: Let the community actually decide on that first, because we didn't
3 votes

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 ...

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Do you lose reputation when a post is deleted?
3 votes

You lose reputation from upvotes. If you were the asker of the question, all reputation changes (both positive & negative) from the question disappear. If you edited the question, those 2 points ...

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"Find Me a Resource"
2 votes

Asking for a list is not OK. Link-only answers are not OK. Asking for a link to a list should be doubly triply not OK. We don't allow list questions because the list has to be maintained in order to ...

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Has [system-recommendation] grown too big for its britches?
2 votes

Specific Proposal Since mxy asked, not unreasonably, that we have a specific proposal that can attract some consensus in order to justify action on this issue, here one is. game-recommendation ...

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Is it time to revisit rule intent questions?
1 votes

Those numbers don't seem to justify revisiting the topic. Note that this is my personal opinion, not a mod consensus. While doppel is 100% correct (as would be expected) that we should be willing to ...

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Requesting ideas for Adventures in Time and Space tag
1 votes

I think dr-who-adventures is pretty ideal. It's got Dr Who in it, so people who start typing Dr Who will see it pop up as an auto-completion, and the adventures part should be sufficient to ...

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Did you spot a redundant tag? Possible tag synonym? Post it here.
1 votes

settings <-> campaign-settings

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Is [system-agnostic] a meta tag?
1 votes

Cross-posted from a related question: The contention seems to be between these two perspectives on how to use system-agnostic: system-agnostic should be for questions that are useful without knowing ...

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Is this question about experience points in earlier versions of D&D off topic as a "rule intent" or "designer reasons" question?
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This is a textbook example of a designer reasons question. If we look at the revisions to the post we can see that up until the most recent revision, the question explicitly asked for designer reasons:...

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We need to talk about late votes to “policy” metas
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Lock the policy question once the matter is mostly settled. Locking a question prevents voting on the question and its answers, which would resolve this issue. Diamond mods can simply lock policy ...

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Are we satisfied with the state of homebrew review questions?
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Homebrew review questions should probably be off-topic. Like system-recommendation and designer-reasons before it, homebrew review is a type of question that in theory seems like something we would ...

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