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All game examples in Tabletop? : Eldritch Abomination get usage counts

 1 constellis, Tue, 17th Dec '13 3:06:56 PM from Fanfiction.net
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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 Larkmarn, Tue, 17th Dec '13 5:21:30 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 Rethkir, Tue, 17th Dec '13 5:30:26 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Yeah, this is in the wrong thread.
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 4 Willbyr, Tue, 17th Dec '13 6:17:20 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Moved to Trope Talk.
 5 Septimus Heap, Wed, 18th Dec '13 12:23:15 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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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 Madrugada, Wed, 18th Dec '13 5:05:59 AM Relationship Status: In season
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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 Septimus Heap, Wed, 18th Dec '13 11:16:06 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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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 Serocco, Wed, 1st Jan '14 12:05:47 AM from Miami, Florida
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I would agree. Separate the video games with the tabletops.
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 9 Septimus Heap, Wed, 1st Jan '14 1:49:16 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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All games on EldritchAbomination.Roleplaying Games are about forum roleplays/play-by-post. How do these fit into Tabletop Games or Video Games?

 10 videogmer 314, Fri, 3rd Jan '14 10:16:28 PM from that one place Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
[up] They don't. Put them under Web Original.

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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 Madrugada, Fri, 10th Jan '14 6:46:13 PM Relationship Status: In season
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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

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
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

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 14 Septimus Heap, Sun, 12th Jan '14 4:24:21 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Namespaces are not folders or subpages, though.

 15 Dvandemon, Sat, 1st Mar '14 1:53:15 PM from San Diego, California
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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 Madrugada, Sat, 1st Mar '14 5:17:04 PM Relationship Status: In season
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Once again: This thread is not about the definition. It's about the sorting method to use on the page.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 17 Septimus Heap, Sat, 1st Mar '14 11:41:21 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
It's perhaps best if I go and move these roleplay examples to the Web Original subpage as explained in @10 and @12.

 18 The Handle, Sat, 10th May '14 7:21:23 AM from Location, Location, Loca
[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 Madrugada, Sat, 10th May '14 7:54:13 AM Relationship Status: In season
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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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