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Roleplaying Games[edit]

Is there any specific reason Portal:Role-playing games is referred to as Games on this template? Or can I change this to Roleplaying Games? --Ricardo Gladwell 11:26, 9 May 2006 (CEST)

It was just a stylistic decision to keep the titles around the same length. Feel free to change it if you don't like it. Angela Beesley 12:17, 9 May 2006 (CEST)
Perhaps a better alternative would be to use RPG instead of either Games or Role-playing games? Angela Beesley 05:40, 10 May 2006 (CEST)
I'm not sure people would be familiar with the acronym. Of the top of my head I can't think of an alternative. --Ricardo Gladwell 09:22, 10 May 2006 (CEST)
RPG often means Rocket-Propelled Grenade in shoot'em'up games. Also the abbreviation would be difficult to understand for non-native English speakers. --Antoine 13:07, 10 May 2006 (CEST)
That's interesting. I'd assumed "RPG" was more commonly used than "Role-playing games" by non-English speakers. Perhaps Template:Portals should be translated anyway to avoid that problem.
MMORPG certainly seems more widely used that the full term "massively multiplayer online role-playing game", so perhaps I was thinking the same applied to RPG when it doesn't. Angela Beesley 19:47, 10 May 2006 (CEST)
In French the full form is often used, that is "Jeux de Rôles", and there is an abbreviation but it is JDR not RPG ;-))
But perhaps Role-Playing Games and Video Games should really be subcategories of a broader category named Games? --Antoine 20:15, 10 May 2006 (CEST)
I'm not sure there are a lot of non-RPG games in the free content arena: AFAIK only RPGs are working in this area at the moment. Free content video games would come under the heading of free software, would it not? --Ricardo Gladwell 18:22, 12 May 2006 (CEST)