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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Hobby Games: The 100 Best[edit]

It looks like someone (or multiple people) have gone through and added notes to the games in this book, and the designers who commented on them. They did not get every game, so I am going through them one by one to make sure we have at least something from the book on every game article. Hopefully that will help build the articles that are in better shape, and add notability to those which are not! This concerns articles in both the BTG and RPG WikiProjects.

It is a big job, so anyone that wants to beat me to it on any of these is more than welcome! Each game gets 2-3 pages of commentary, so there is plenty to work with but I am trying to at least get a minimal effort on each one. (talk) 21:31, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

OK, it was a big job indeed, but I am finally done. There is a lot more that could be added to each article, but they now at least all use this source at a minimum. I want to thank Craw-daddy for getting this started several years ago when the book was still new! (talk) 00:19, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Proof reading of Character race[edit]


I wrote the article Character race. I'm sure it needs some improvement, for a simple reason: I'm not a native English speaker. And several secondary sources are French sources; I'm sure readers would appreciate sources in English.

So, I would appreciate if some of you could have a look at it.

Thanks in advance

cdang|write me 20:47, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Jonathan Tweet page[edit]

The page about me, Jonathan Tweet, has been a high-importance, start-class article for years. I've found extra sources to cite, but I can't edit my own page. Recently someone tagged the page questioning its notability and citing its lack of RSs. I do a lot of WP editing, and it would sure make me happy to see someone get my page past "start" class and to get the tags off the top of the page. There are links on the talk page that people could follow. Thanks. Jonathan Tweet (talk) 16:15, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

RfC: Are personal pronouns (including "who") to be avoided for fictional characters?[edit]

Please take part in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#RfC: Are personal pronouns (including "who") to be avoided for fictional characters? Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 23:09, 19 August 2015 (UTC)


i recently started adding to the OSRIC page, the game most responsible for starting the OSR movement in RPGs, and had my own piicture of my own copy of the rules deleted from the page and commons almost as soon as it was put up. I stopped contributing a number of years ago because of other editors' or bots' interference and it appears things have only gotten worse. (Smf77 (talk) 09:24, 9 September 2015 (UTC))

Online and electronic support for RPGs[edit]

Hi, I'm new to Wikipedia, so please point me in the right direction if this isn't the right place to post this.

New topic for inclusion -

Online and electronic support for RPGs

I think the RPG section of the wiki could / should include information on the growing number of online and electronic play aids

here is an example of one I know best: this has been submitted and we are awaiting feedback

Draft:Obsidian Portal

there are others that should be included as well but I know far less (i.e. nothing!) about them

roll20 Hero Lab d20 pro

and I'm sure there are many many more

I look forward to your feedback


NikMak71 (talk) 12:25, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Video games based on specific role-playing games[edit]

I feel that video games based on specific role-playing games should be included in the RPG WikiProject. Right now, Wikipedia:WikiProject Role-playing games#Scope states that "Role-playing video games are outside the scope of this project; they belong at WikiProject VG." While this is generally true, I do feel there should be certain exceptions, such as Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, because they are based on a game which is within scope of this project. If there are no objections, I will change the Scope to include exceptions such as these. (talk) 00:43, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

No objections to this change? (talk) 10:29, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
If no one objects within a week, I am going to change this line so that it excludes any games in Category:Video games based on tabletop role-playing games. (talk) 14:33, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
Since there have been no objections in over a month, I am amending the scope of this WikiProject to include these games. If there are any objections, feel free to discuss here. (talk) 15:52, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

As a result of my meddling (heh), Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption will be Today's Featured Article on June 7, 2016. :) (talk) 11:30, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Wow, and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines will be Today's Featured Article on November 16, 2016 - tomorrow!  :) (talk) 12:22, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Marvel RPG supplements[edit]

Someone has been creating articles for each entry on List of Marvel RPG supplements. I question whether these supplements are notable enough to warrant a separate article for each of them. Please join the discussion at Talk:Concrete Jungle (supplement)#Marvel RPG supplements. Thanks! Fortdj33 (talk) 16:42, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

References for Character class?[edit]

It seems to me that Character class is (or could be) a core article for the RPG topic. The article currently has zero references. It's not my area of interest or expertise, but if anyone here is interested in adding some verifiable information and sources to this article, that would be great. – Jonesey95 (talk) 00:46, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

2016 Community Wishlist Survey Proposal to Revive Popular Pages[edit]

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Popular pages report is back![edit]

Hi all, the Community Tech team has been working hard to bring back the Popular pages report. The report for this project can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Role-playing games/Popular pages. I've made a redirect from the older link Wikipedia:WikiProject Role-playing games/Article hits to make the link consistent across projects. If you're not happy with this change and want to stick with the older link (not recommended), please ping me and I will take care of it. Thank you. -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 23:51, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

upgraded WHFRP article[edit]

To me, it's easily better than Start-class. To be honest, I can't immediately see what it lacks to reach B-class? What more is there to say? CapnZapp (talk) 08:50, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

proposal to rewrite the article Alignment (role-playing games)[edit]

I don't want to do anything rash, but it seems to me that this article consists of a not-entirely-helpful hodgepodge of alignment systems (D&D and D&D-like) alongside treatments of the moral and ethical commitments of characters in other role-playing games. The article I would like to see - which I am willing to write sometime soon - would reorganize the material as a spectrum so that D&D-style alignment systems are contrasted with GURPS and other point-build "disadvantage" systems and with Unknown Armies or GUMSHOE-style drive systems. Does anyone think this is a bad idea, or not worth trying? I don't want to get into edit warring. Also, I wouldn't think to touch the Alignment (Dungeons & Dragons) article. :) Newimpartial (talk) 04:01, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Wikiproject priority level tags[edit]

Also, would there be any objection if I did a major re-evaluation of the priority tags? Right now they seem rather arbitrary; I would like to use "high" priority for a number of articles that are much weaker than the importance of the subject suggests (especially stubs), and "medium" for run-of-the-mill articles, especially start class, that don't need immediate attention. But I won't make those changes if they are likely to ruffle feathers; I also won't touch the priority flags on articles at Class B and above. Newimpartial (talk) 16:19, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Project page task box[edit]

The task box on the project page is out of date (!), and the obvious step I took to fix it (the "edit" link) didn't work. Perhaps it could just be removed? I think some decluttering of the project page would be in order. Newimpartial (talk) 18:33, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Help with a bunch of new pages[edit]

IP user (talk · contribs · WHOIS) is currently creating a bunch of pages on Judges Guild publications. Notability seems unclear at this stage but since I know nothing about RPGs, I'd appreciate it if someone from the project looked into it. Cheers, Pichpich (talk) 19:57, 5 January 2018 (UTC)