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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide

Post Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:09 pm

Hello, de-lurking here. I love the game and I greatly appreciate what the work you all are doing with the field guide. However, might you consider renaming the Wogg in the final product?

I think get what you're going for, being froglike and all, and I know it's a fantasy game, but "wog" is an real-life old racial slur. It's a little jarring to see something similar listed in the guide as " a race of nasty, brutish humanoid[s]".

My two cents.
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide

Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:18 am

Well then, that's awkward. I just took Bullywug and Pollywog and blended them together. No objections to changing it from me.
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide

Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:44 pm

I didn't know that either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wog

What would be a better name for this monster?
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide

Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:50 pm

How about Wug as in Bullywug...
Woog?
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide

Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:15 pm

How about "Foulthug"? Feels similar in the mouth, sums up their concept well...
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide

Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:43 pm

I like Bullywug

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullywug

But let's double-check it's not Product Identity from Wizards first!
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide

Post Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:08 am

I would say Bullywug myself. But I don't know if that is protected or not. If nothing else Wugs or Wug would work nicely.
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide

Post Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:27 pm

I think they are. Pathfinder uses "Boggard" for their equivalent monster, and S&W uses "Thugtoad", both of which are in their SRDs, so I think we'd be safe with either of those.
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide

Post Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:28 pm

I'm good with Wug, if that's not a slur of some sort. If we use either of the other names, we likely need to copy the additional copyright statements from their OGL to be safe.
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide

Post Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:04 am

A quick internet search turns up nothing in the Wug department other than this (http://www.internetslang.com/WUG-meaning-definition.asp) which is completely harmless.
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