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How can I structure questions appropriately to learn more about strategy for the games I enjoy?

A mantra for this (and any Stack Exchange site) is that questions must be objectively answerable. Objectively evaluating strategies is something I only know how to do in the case of a "solved" game, ...
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What can/should we do about a question that's turning into a spam repository?

I have protected the question. That will stop new users from adding answers, which should deal with most of the problem you're seeing. Besides that, if you think an answer is spam, flag it as spam. ...
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Can I ask about spoken word games here?

Strictly speaking I Spy would be on-topic as it hits the 4 qualifications that we use to define an on-topic game here: Be playable on or around a table Have objective rules of play and win conditions ...
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What tag should I use for a Spoons-related question?

Go ahead, ask the question. Don't worry about the tags. We've got a fair number of people who will edit your post later and fix up the tag. We prefer any question about a specific game be tagged ...
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Can we do something about getting a simple on-death-trigger canon question?

I agree with the OP. The Marchesa question is a complex question, one that is perhaps best treated as a "standalone," as opposed to a model or duplicate for other, simpler questions. It may be ...
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Can we do something about getting a simple on-death-trigger canon question?

In principle, I think this is a good idea (I feel like I say that a lot). The newest question. The newest question is the simplest expression of the question we have so far, and the others add some ...
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Can we do something about getting a simple on-death-trigger canon question?

How about a compromise? Close the old question as a duplicate of the new one. I agree that the new question makes a better canon question. The wording is much simpler. The examples are easier to ...
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Witcher Adventure Game

Since I asked the questions and they have neither attracted downvotes nor been closed, I am assuming that they are fine.
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How can I structure questions appropriately to learn more about strategy for the games I enjoy?

The more work you've done on your strategy question, the better it's likely to be. A weak question is, "What are the best strategies for game X?" A stronger question is, how does strategy X prevent ...
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What does the help center mean by "the preparation of miniatures/terrain/etc."?

If the game is on topic for B&CG.SE (ex. Warhammer), then questions about building and painting miniatures and terrain for those games are also on topic. While most of the questions we get are ...
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Are questions regarding historical tournament results of MTG decks on-topic?

Yes, regardless of the deck As murgatroid says: A rule about whether questions are on topic needs to depend on the topic itself, not on external information about the specific subject. Let the votes ...
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What tag should I use for a Spoons-related question?

I have a question about a game for which there is no tag. What do I do? I think this is good justification for creating a new tag, at least for as long as this community continues to categorize ...
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Considering the number of strategy questions, should we write specific scope limitations for strategy questions?

One way to focus strategy questions might be to suggest to the asker to consider putting forth a strategy and asking about the strengths and weaknesses of it, i.e instead of What are some good ...
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What can/should we do about a question that's turning into a spam repository?

A high rep member protected the question, meaning that people with less than 10 rep on the site can no longer answer it. Unfortunately, some of the "spam" answers were upvoted, meaning that those ...
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What can/should we do about a question that's turning into a spam repository?

This is exactly one of the things protection is meant for. Protecting the question means that if someone wants to post a link to promote their printing service, they have to post a good question or ...
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