# Clearing up White Wolf World of Darkness tags [duplicate]

There exists 4 tags for the White Wolf World of Darkness, specifically , / and the and .

I've just edited the last two, to reflect the differences. But couldn't we clear it up a little? The two systems are so similarly named it's confusing.

thoughts?

• Being barely familiar with the system, what would you suggest? Which tags do we need? – C. Ross Dec 30 '11 at 14:50
• @C.Ross This is my system of choice; I've got you covered. :) – Jadasc Dec 30 '11 at 15:34
• Closing this in favor of the newest slobberknocker! – mxyzplk Sep 16 '14 at 2:02

Those tags serve the same distinct needs as the varied D&D edition tags do — they reflect different varieties and versions of the game and its attributed setting. I'm not a fan of the tag, as it's not official terminology, but here's what's intended.

is for the mechanics of the classic World of Darkness games. (1991-2004; 2011–) is for the mechanics of the new World of Darkness games. (2005–)

was intended to reflect elements of the setting of the games, but now has become a useful marker for the whole White Wolf WoD category, like is.

I can see a need for distinct settings tags for the old and new settings; I'd be interested to see what suggestions come up.

Edited: The comment thread causes me to suggest the following:

• so synonym wod to world-of-darkness? – C. Ross Dec 30 '11 at 15:40
• That's already been done, I believe. It's on the synonym page. – Jadasc Dec 30 '11 at 15:41
• Could we alter some of them for clarity? Or expanding on the tag wiki? As it stands someone not specifically aware of a difference will find storyteller-system and storytelling-system synonymous, which they aren't. Consider dnd-4e and dnd3.5e, clearly different. I think it's important we make a distinction between oWoD and nWoD as the settings are different as well. – AncientSwordRage Dec 30 '11 at 16:16
• @Pureferret I think we can safely blame White Wolf for the confusing branding. :) The settings could be world-of-darkness-classic and world-of-darkness-new, with owod and nwod as synonyms. But the systems really do have separate names. – Jadasc Dec 30 '11 at 16:51
• Then is there a way of making the system tags more distinct? See here for a similar discussion about similar sounding board games. – AncientSwordRage Dec 30 '11 at 17:12
• @Pureferret By that solution, one answer would be to make the storytelling-system tag into a storyteller-system-nwod tag and explain that it's actually called the Storytelling System in the tag wiki. – Jadasc Dec 30 '11 at 17:17
• I really like that solution. – AncientSwordRage Dec 30 '11 at 17:45
• I'd add cwod as a synonym for world-of-darkness-classic. I've seen it used on rpg.net a fair amount already. – mirv120 Dec 31 '11 at 7:37
• @mirv120 A fair point; that's what WW is calling it, too. – Jadasc Dec 31 '11 at 13:59