This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
launched as SpeakOfTheDevil: From YKTTWMystyc
: I relocated some of the examples on this page to clear up the division between Speak of the Devil
and The Scottish Trope
: Cleaned up the Hastur section to be a bit less thread-modey, as another Lovecraft purist who has rather little knowledge about the crazed Tabletop RPG
Arivne: It looks like this trope is supposed to be about saying a creature's name getting its attention and summoning it, and The Scottish Trope
is about saying any name causing bad results. However, there are several examples on this page that aren't about summoning the creature named.
Would anyone object to my changing the description to limit the effect to summoning the creature named, leaving the others to The Scottish Trope
and moving all such examples to that page?