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.


  • \$\begingroup\$ Being barely familiar with the system, what would you suggest? Which tags do we need? \$\endgroup\$
    – C. Ross
    Commented Dec 30, 2011 at 14:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ @C.Ross This is my system of choice; I've got you covered. :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Jadasc
    Commented Dec 30, 2011 at 15:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ Closing this in favor of the newest slobberknocker! \$\endgroup\$
    – mxyzplk
    Commented Sep 16, 2014 at 2:02

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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:

  • \$\begingroup\$ so synonym wod to world-of-darkness? \$\endgroup\$
    – C. Ross
    Commented Dec 30, 2011 at 15:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ That's already been done, I believe. It's on the synonym page. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jadasc
    Commented Dec 30, 2011 at 15:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ 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. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 30, 2011 at 16:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ @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. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jadasc
    Commented Dec 30, 2011 at 16:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ Then is there a way of making the system tags more distinct? See here for a similar discussion about similar sounding board games. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 30, 2011 at 17:12
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    \$\begingroup\$ @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. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jadasc
    Commented Dec 30, 2011 at 17:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ I really like that solution. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 30, 2011 at 17:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'd add cwod as a synonym for world-of-darkness-classic. I've seen it used on rpg.net a fair amount already. \$\endgroup\$
    – mirv120
    Commented Dec 31, 2011 at 7:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ @mirv120 A fair point; that's what WW is calling it, too. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jadasc
    Commented Dec 31, 2011 at 13:59

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