All game examples in Tabletop? : Eldritch Abomination

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The Eldritch Abomination thread has both Roleplaying Games and Tabletop Games subpages, but examples of both are almost entirely listed on with Tabletop Games. In addition, it seems someone has entirely deleted the Pathfinder examples in the TBG section (which should rightfully be with the RP Gs).

I would try to fix this myself, but my spare time is rapidly disappearing.

I apologize, I'm not entirely certain I used the correct reason for listing, or posted this is the right workshop.
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2 Larkmarn17th Dec 2013 05:21:30 PM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
That in particular should probably go under Trope Talk, or possibly Short Term Projects.

TRS is more for when the trope itself is fundamentally broken and needs fairly significant reworking to be viable.

edited 17th Dec '13 5:22:48 PM by Larkmarn

3 Rethkir17th Dec 2013 05:30:26 PM from the gap between dimensions
Yeah, this is in the wrong thread.
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4 Willbyr17th Dec 2013 06:17:20 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Moved to Trope Talk.
5 SeptimusHeap18th Dec 2013 12:23:15 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Which examples belong into the RPG page? I am not familiar with the individual titles and won't have the means to do research until evening.
6 Madrugada18th Dec 2013 05:05:59 AM , Relationship Status: In season
The thing is, RPGs can be Video Games or Tabletop Games. So the RPG section is really redundant to those other two.

edited 18th Dec '13 5:06:20 AM by Madrugada

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7 SeptimusHeap18th Dec 2013 11:16:06 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Ah, yes. The question now is if we should arrange the subpages according to "roleplay or not" or "videogame or tabletop game". Any opinions?
8 Serocco1st Jan 2014 12:05:47 AM from Miami, Florida , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
I would agree. Separate the video games with the tabletops.
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9 SeptimusHeap1st Jan 2014 01:49:16 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
All games on EldritchAbomination.Roleplaying Games are about forum roleplays/play-by-post. How do these fit into Tabletop Games or Video Games?
10 videogmer3143rd Jan 2014 10:16:28 PM from that one place , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
[up] They don't. Put them under Web Original.
Well, well well, gentlemen. The problem is very simple: People are either confused about the difference between a weird alien and an otherworldly, unfathomable horror or they just think the term "Eldritch Abomination" is a lot cooler to describe their favorite alien with.

Since I belong to the latter, I'll sympathize but yes, something must be done. I recommend that we just do a run of the mill cleanup. Shouldn't be too hard.
12 Madrugada10th Jan 2014 06:46:13 PM , Relationship Status: In season
This isn't about the definition. That would make it a TRS topic. It's just about the example sorting.

That said, Septimus asked this:
The question now is if we should arrange the subpages according to "roleplay or not" or "videogame or tabletop game".
Unless a trope is truly game specific, or almost entire limited to games, we don't generally sort by style of game (FPS? RP? Incrementer?). We sort by medium ("Video Game? Tabletop Game?" Sometimes "Card Game?". I don't see any reason we should handle this trope any differently.

Roleplay games go under the appropriate medium: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium is a Tabletop Game. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth by Headfirst is a Video Game. A Play-by-post or forum game is a Web Original.

edited 10th Jan '14 6:48:29 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Has everyone forgotten about the Roleplay Name Space?

A play-by-post roleplay goes there, not Web Original.

edited 12th Jan '14 4:20:35 AM by crazysamaritan

14 SeptimusHeap12th Jan 2014 04:24:21 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Namespaces are not folders or subpages, though.
15 Dvandemon1st Mar 2014 01:53:15 PM from San Diego, California
way too overused. a lot of the times it's used as "this sorta gross monster that looks unorthodox" rather than "this thing that breaks all known and expected laws of nature along with my mind"
16 Madrugada1st Mar 2014 05:17:04 PM , Relationship Status: In season
Once again: This thread is not about the definition. It's about the sorting method to use on the page.
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17 SeptimusHeap1st Mar 2014 11:41:21 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
It's perhaps best if I go and move these roleplay examples to the Web Original subpage as explained in @10 and @12.
18 TheHandle10th May 2014 07:21:23 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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[up][up][up]To be fair, Cthulhu himself qualifies as that; it doesn't seem so much that he breaks the laws of reality; he's mostly just a huge, dragon-winged, scaly, octopus-headed giant who doesn't seem to have very special powers. There are very few monsters that have You Cannot Grasp the True Form and/or Alien Geometries and/or Brown Note to get up to the standard that Lovecraft hyped his brainchildren to (and which, as far as I'm concerned, he mostly failed to meet). Also, the sort of Insane Equals Violent "generic insanity" of their victims and cultists strikes me as very phony.

[up][up]So, what, we make another TRS thread for the definition discussion?
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19 Madrugada10th May 2014 07:54:13 AM , Relationship Status: In season
The definition is not broken. The page and wicks just need regular monitoring. That is not a TRS issue. It's a Long-Term Projects issue.
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20 MarqFJA10th Jun 2015 02:31:16 PM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
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If this is no longer a TRS, then why does Eldritch Abomination still have a TRS thread tag?
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21 SeptimusHeap10th Jun 2015 03:24:47 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Because this thread was moved from TRS.

It appears to be so stale, I'll lock it off.
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