I had a tough time with this answer. Didn't want to reproduce the rules, but all that leaves it with is "ask your GM." Wouldn't mind another set of eyes. (It just feels like a cold-shoulder to a very new querent.)
@ShadowKras Essentially, yes. She's the lovechild of the Queen of Succubi and the herald of the goddess of battle. NG half-celestial succubus, CR 18-ish with an emphasis toward martial prowess. Outsider HD can model that pretty well, but she doesn't get, for example, a fighter's prowess with arms and armor.
@Miniman What limit do avoid when editing one of these questions? Would it be reasonable to rewrite the question to be more leading, after the answer has been given? This would offer the benefit of directing later google searches to that answer.
@JackStout Not sure. I don't have the answers here, just a vague uncomfortableness with "this question is open because everyone knows the answer" vs "this question is closed because no-one knows the answer".
@ShadowKras Short short short summary of the plot: PCs are commoners in a village. NPCs find her in disguise and end up accidentally razing the village. PCs hunt down the NPCs and learn their mission to destroy a great but subtle evil (possibly killing them). PCs hunt her down and confront her.
@nitsua60 @Miniman except that we admit the possibility that our on-spec judgment of a question might be fallible, and that seeing answers may inform our understanding of the question.
@nitsua60 Does that help us here? There aren't really any cues in the question that tell us the answer is something notable; guildsbounty and I just happen to have known that it was. If we hadn't, would the question have been closed as off-topic because it didn't appear to be about anything notable? If someone later came along who did know the answer (and knew it was something RPG-culture-relevant), how would they go about
answering the question?
Or would it just stay closed (incorrectly) as off-topic?
@nitsua60 And you're right, of course. I'm just struggling with "Tell me the name of a story about a long and ever-changing backstory" being on topic while "Tell me the name of a story about a wizard drinking a martini" not being on-topic.
If the questions themselves aren't fundamentally different, why should one of them be on-topic and the other not?
@godskook A CR 9-10 monster isn't realistically capable of staving off an attack that would destroy the starting village, since the NPCs will need to be around level 13-ish to pull that off. Story-wise, she's the product of the love of two very powerful outsiders and should reflect such, especially the martial prowess of the herald. The default succubus... does not.
I guess sometimes it's unavoidable; if somebody asks an identification question on movies.SE and it turns out that the thing they were thinking of was in a TV show, then it was off topic but you don't know until the answer is posted
@Miniman Naively, maybe it's that the notability will take care of it? On average, if a question comes in that ends up being about Tucker's or OMH, an answer will come before 5 hold-votes. Or someone will notice the held votes and take it to meta "folks! that's OMH!" and we'll reopen. If it's not notable it'll get closed or not, and it'll go unanswered.
@nitsua60 that might be my fault, I came here to poke Miniman about the first comment because I didn't want to start a giant comment chain, but I didn't leave any tracks on the answer to show I'd done so
@nitsua60 I mean, to the best of my knowledge, this is the first time [*-identification] questions have been called into question. I'm not suggesting they should be off-topic, just questioning the validity of using notability as the primary criterion.
@Karelzarath, I take that back. Monk 1/Sorcerer 8 gives you access to Thunderlance and +Cha to AC. Combine with Luminous Armor spells for when she REALLY is desperate, assuming good alignment, which I think is accurate.
Jeff's Final Blog post discussed the issue of identification questions. We've gotten them from time to time.
I support banning them for the following reasons
RPG questions are often potentially incredibly localized ("I remember an adventure I played back in the 90s with these elements" - "Umm...
@trogdor if chocolate gets too hot, it won't solidify when cooled-down, turning into something like chocolate (syrup?)- the kind you use for chocolate fountains. Rather, I should say, it's really tough to get back to its "tempered" state.
@trogdor it has to be done right, either you want freshly cooked bacon and a drizzle of like a ganache OR you want bacon cooked sorta dry and left to cool and dry out that you then hardcoat with a dark chocolate
@Shalvenay just got caught up on the big doppelgreener and mxyzplk conversation over his meta post
@JoshuaAslanSmith to be fair to me, I think it's fair anyway, I was thinking of just freaking dipping the bacon in like, molten chocolate and calling it a day,.... which I am still sure is not the best way to do it anyway XD
I feel that Mxy really does at his core have the site's best interests at heart but that he has a hardcore Type A personality that doesn't always translate the best in the limited medium of internet text
@nitsua60 I thought so - I've posted "yes this question is on topic because it's notable, but that raises the question of whether topicality should depend on answers." If you wanted, you could post an answer that says "yes this question is on topic because it's about RPGs, and the notability thing isn't really a problem - it will take care of itself because [reasons you outlined before]"
but like, only if you want to post that because you think it's a good answer
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