This was my question on utilizing a common token change to a commonly played board game (which has recently been voted into deletion):
However, a Meta question on the topic of "Are Questions on Balancing Mechanics On-Topic" (that is in reference to a much more open-ended mechanics question, which included the query of "is this mechanic too 'weird'") was answered by a moderator with a positive "Yes".
Perhaps I'm new, and there's something I'm missing, but the example question seems to be much more opinion-based than my own.
Could someone help me understand why? I'd like to make sure I don't repeat this mistake in the future, but I'm not seeing enough of a pattern to learn from this.