If you have a burning question about gaming – rules, player or GM techniques, game recommendations, and want answers without a bunch of nonsense, consider coming to ask that question on RPG Stack Exchange. It has a bunch of experts standing by eager to answer your question.
It’s not a forum, it’s a Q&A system based on the preeminent coder tool Stack Overflow. You ask your question, be clear what you’re asking for, tag your question, and maybe revise your question based on comments from the community. Everyone else provides honest to goodness on topic answers, nothing else is tolerated, and people vote those answers up based on how good they think they are. You as the question asker get to select what you think the best answer is too.
I’ve despaired of asking questions on RPG forums any more. It always gets bogged down in endless threadjacks, people saying “but you shouldn’t play that way,” and dozens of posts of nonsense for every post that kinda actually tries to answer your question. RPG.SE fixes that problem in spades; it’s not for hobnobbing, it’s for serious analysis of specific questions.
Want to know about good tools for a GM to use to organize their campaign notes? Or how to reduce dice reliance in a game? Looking for ways to get PCs angry without also annoying your players?
Come ask your question, it’s free and easy, and I bet you’ll get more solid answers than if you go ask the same question on any given gaming forum!
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I’m impressed with how quickly decent and thoughtful answers start to accumulate even for complicated questions. It’s also a relief to have to roll my eyes less often as there is practically no crap to wade through and when it does surface, it gets voted down and vanishes.