This one's for @Graham; I'd like to hear some explanations of what Cthulu and other games like it need of the fringe-off-topic/too-localized "trivia" questions we discussed in the question Why did the automobiles and telephones thread close?
I mean, if we're open to including LARP we should at least try and figure out if and how we're boxing out valid needs.
So @Graham and anyone else who feels that these questions are necessary (@Jmstar) I invite you to answer this question and explain what games need this kind of information and how, more intricately: please focus on your needs, not on insisting the questions are appropriate; focusing on the need opens up the possibility of alternative solutions.
Because the reality is, it's true, I'm a DnD gamer and don't understand. But I'd like to :) and we're still in Beta, so what the hell!
So I hope any and all of those users can step up and argue the needs they have which these questions reflect, so that we - as a community - can figure out how to accommodate those needs, or whether the whole thing's out of scope.