Note that "Miscellaneous" and "commonly used" are a contradiction in terms. This was never intended to be a "complete" list of status effects by any means; that's what crosswicking is for.
Perhaps you should switch zombie to a more general 'creature type change.'
How about "Negatively affects other fixed traits of a character (element, class, species)" ?
I think when you start getting into that much detail, the page really wants to be an index.
Supertrope+index. Specific ailments are subtropes (individual YKTTW
's pending), but Status ailments in general
are a trope too.
Overall, I think the effects are used more than their names, though.
It goes both ways. E.g. Damage Over Time
can go by many names, but the same ailment label can have different effects between games (best example: Confusion vs. Charm).
edited 19th Dec '12 1:11:34 PM by Stratadrake