It was suggested that this question of mine be split into multiple questions. I agree with this suggestion and apologize for the burden this now places on the community.
The problem is, it has two sizable answers already, so closing/deleting it and re-creating it in two or three questions might not be a great option. So, at the risk of great irony, I will ask two questions here:
- How do I retain the answers and split this question into multiple questions?
- Should it be two or three questions?
Update: I've since split it into a second question addressing only the formerly third part of the original question, visible here: How can I describe Hack-and-Slash effects?