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Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, published in 2014 by Wizards of the Coast. D&D 5e is a heroic fantasy RPG inspired by the mechanics and settings of all previous D&D editions. Previously code-named D&D…
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an RPG originally derived from the open licensed rules to Dungeons & Dragons v3.5. It was published by Paizo Publishing in 2009.
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Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Edition, a revision of D&D Third Edition, published in 2003.
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Specific manifestations of magic that can be generically called "spells". Use [magic] for more generic questions about magic.
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Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition, published in 2008 (includes Essentials)
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Items imbued with magic in some way, usually beneficial but occasionally detrimental, such as a cloak which renders the wearer invisible or a hammer which returns to its wielder when thrown.
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about the logical interactions of a game's rules under a strictly literal reading. Not for questions about normal clarifications of the written rules. Answering rules questions wit…
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The practical arts and methods applied to gamemastering.
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covers questions relating to either monstrous antagonists specifically, or all enemies of the player characters generally; which usage is correct varies depending on the traditions of specifi…
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Questions about interpreting what a feat does or understanding specific feats, which are abilities of a character that provide small bonuses in specific circumstances in Dungeons and Dragons 3rd editi…
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Combat refers to the systems used in roleplaying games to resolve conflict through violent means, often to the death of one or more characters. Combat often involves several subsystems that determine …
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Character creation (also: character generation or character design) is the process of making a character whose role the Player will assume. Character creation is about realizing the concept of the cha…
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Abilities of characters that describe their capabilities in a range of areas.
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Questions relating to Dungeons & Dragons as a whole, or to multiple versions of Dungeons & Dragons.
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Equipment usable by characters to cause damage to other characters or creatures.
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Questions pertaining to the positive aspects of character optimization (CharOp). For problems with negative issues or player problems around optimization, use the [powergaming] tag.
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powers or properties that are exclusive to a given class, for example the Cleric's ability to Turn Undead.
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Questions about the nature of magic in a game. Use [spells] for questions on specific spells.
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Not related to any one particular system or rules. You want solutions to the question that are not directly tied to a game's mechanics.
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OFF TOPIC — DO NOT ASK RECOMMENDATION QUESTIONS. (Click “Learn more…” or “info” for details.) This tag exists only for historical reasons.
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For questions about homebrewing new rules content for an existing system, this tag should be used when locally-created content is at the heart of the question. (Note that soliciting ideas for creating…
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A character who learns and casts arcane magic through study.
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Questions about perceived inequities between characters derived from differences in capability.
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small fan created additions and replacements to core rules in a rules set and this tag should be used when there are locally-created rules at the core of the question. In most cases, …
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for questions pertaining to the D&D warlock class, in editions where it exists.
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A character class associated with nature and nature-related magic.
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Published adventures, usually published by the creators of the particular system/setting, are official pre-made storylines/campaigns that include detailed descriptions of all relevant places, encounte…
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Questions about how character and object movement works. Includes such things as how abilities, restrictions, or environment affect movement, and more.
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A fantasy martial artist, specializing in unarmed combat. Often a playable character class.
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Identifies a deity-bound caster, a playable class. Clerics will have different restrictions and allowances based on their deity.
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An urban-fantasy/horror game setting created by White Wolf Publishing, best known for its flagship game, Vampire: the Masquerade.
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Items usable by a character, sometimes carried on their person.
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The practice of advancing more than one character class on a single character either simultaneously or serially.
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Specifically relating to the process of depicting a character in an RPG. Do not use as a general marker for any question.
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Participants in an RPG who, for whatever reason, contribute to the difficulty of running the game.
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Players new to a specific system or to RPGs in general.