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manfred's comment on 2007-10-09 07:09 PM
It is true, forums can hide things well. And here we can link them more comfortably (speaking of which, it was linked to Curses). Though I have to wonder: is the "Phobias" freetext actually useful?

Anyway, this submission, though not groundbreaking, has its uses. Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2007-10-12 02:42 PM
To keep the record of the past, here are the sources of phobias and insanities buried in the forums:
http://www.strolen.com/guild/index.php?topic=1831.0
http://www.strolen.com/guild/index.php?topic=1578.0

(So, if you haven't used these for inspirations, check them to see if anything is missing.) Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-10-10 03:29 AM
Love it. Go to Comment
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Dozus's comment on 2012-12-15 09:47 AM
No one's afraid of the Walloons. Now Flemishphobia, that's where it's at.

This isn't bad as a stub, but it could be cleaned up a bit. One is unlikely to find Walloonphobia or Teutophobia or the like in most game worlds. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2007-10-09 03:39 PM
This is a lot of fun obviously, and a GREAT reference! I'm just not sure it qualifies as a main-site submission, since its merely a list. Again, its exhaustive, fun, and useful, but just a list.

We have something like this in Forums as well, I believe. Every phobia listed, though you have certainly found a few new ones!

And may no one ever suffer from Venustraphobia! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2007-10-10 10:07 AM
Upon a night's reflection, you guys (val and manfred) are right. Lets say we had this exact list in Forums...who the heck would ever know? No one.

*fades away thinking of ways to make the hidden Forum goodness be less hidden* Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2007-10-11 11:12 PM
I cant believe how rapidly I'm changing my mind on this piece. This is a great list! One question, did you copy paste this list from a single source, or culled it from various sources? I am merely curious. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2012-12-15 12:49 AM
Walloonphobia- Fear of the Walloons. Really? C'mon. Phobias have jumped the shark.
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-12-15 07:01 AM
This list scared the hell out of me. Of course I have a terrible anxiety and trepidation when it comes to synonyms, and

Agateophobia- Fear of insanity
 Dementophobia- Fear of insanity 
 Maniaphobia- Fear of insanity 
 just sent me in to the fetal position.
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-12-15 10:53 AM
I had to goggle Wallons,

The English, The Dutch, The Wallons I detecting a pattern of disliking modern pidgin cultures. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2007-10-09 06:55 PM
Well, he did post it as a Game Mastering Resource.

Some of the others in this category are rated well, but when come down to it, are lists.
Sure they are one liners, but the sheer number helps.

Gold solid idea - not exceptional, but useful.

Personally, I find things in the forum seem a bit hidden - more good resources should be drawn out from there. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2007-10-09 07:39 PM
I think a more useful one would be 'Fear' perhaps. Then one can hang things like Demons, Sorrows, etc off the topic. Go to Comment
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Wulfhere's comment on 2007-10-09 04:10 PM
Just the ticket for those Call of Cthulhu keepers... Go to Comment
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Corinth's comment on 2007-10-11 08:17 PM
Glad you like it. Players need a crutch. As long as it's not overused. Go to Comment
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Railus's comment on 2007-10-09 07:04 PM
I like it as a resource, but its not complete to me. It has some promise,but is circumstantial. Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-27 10:33 PM


This sub seems to be little more then a reformatting of a wikipedia phobia listing with a paragraph stuck on the front of it to give it credence. 



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Phobias

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MoonHunter's comment on 2007-06-06 06:56 PM
While I like this sort of things, this seems quite incomplete. I am holding my vote and hoping it will be finished. And if not... welll... Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-06-09 03:05 AM
Excaliber's original English name (since Excalibar is a french name) is Caliburn. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-06-06 04:53 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Chaosmark's comment on 2007-06-29 01:42 PM
I find this to be interesting in its own way, but honestly can't give it a good vote. It seem incomplete, and jumps around slightly in spots...And yes, I'm sure the religious bashing had /something/ to do with it. Remember, however, some of the best mathematicians in Europe were firmly and devoutly religious. It was their belief that in fact drove them to discover some of the things that they did. Go to Comment
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