Tech support website Stack Exchange has opened a Role-playing Games Stack Exchange board to answer your tabletop gaming questions. RPG Stack Exchange has already provided over 2,648 answers to 570 questions posed by 744 users, and 99% of questions have received answers.
Stack Exchange has some useful features you don’t see on a normal forum. Users receive reputation points for answering a question particularly well, with good answers voted on by other users. Rambling discussion is kept to a minimum, with the focus on finding answers to questions.
The site works equally well for popular and obscure role-playing games, as well as both rules questions (How do I reduce the two-weapon fighting penalties in D&D 3.5?) and requests for advice (How can a GM create interesting characters?). You can use tag filtering to highlight questions on games or topics you like, or filter out the Wrong Edition of D&D.
Users receive reputation points for answering a question particularly well, with good answers voted on by other users.
If it works like its predecessor Stack Exchange, you can also use these reputation points as a bounty on questions you really want answered. It makes answering your question worth more reputation points so you get better answers, and people can feel like they’re helping out those who helped out others.
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