List Of Tags

As described in the Arcana Wiki Style Guide, you can give pages individual tags. These have two uses:

This page represents a list of "canon" tags which are used for various functions of the Arcana Wiki. You can freely create new tags, but keep those guidelines in mind:

  • As with page titles, use the singular form of a word instead of its plural unless you have a really good reason for doing so. I.e. use "city" instead of "cities".
  • Don't create new tags if existing tags already cover essentially the same thing. I.e. don't use a "place" tag if there is already a well-established "location" tag.

Click on the tag names to see a complete list of all entries tagged with them. If you want to add new tags to the "canonical" list, you should either create a page with a random generator or propose it on the discussion thread of this page.

Tag Name Description
aquatic_animal An aquatic or amphibious animal. Used by the Random Animal Hybrid generator to make mer-creatures.
character Describes the role of a character in a story (as opposed to his personality, although there may be some overlap). Used in the Random Characters generator.
combat_role Describes the role of a character in a fight scene, such as whether they rush into melee or hold back to cast support buffs. Used in the Random Characters generator.
crime Criminal activities used in the Random Crimes generator.
criminals Perpetrators of crime used in the Random Crimes generator. Note: Should probably be altered to criminal.
day This is reserved for specific days of the year referred to in news articles, events, and in the timeline.
event This is reserved for specific news articles listed in the timeline.
female_characterization Describes the personality of a character (as opposed to her role in a story). Female Characterization pages describe personality traits which are predominantly or exclusively found among females. Used in the Random Characters generator.
horned_animal Any animal with horns, antlers, ossicones or other notable head adornment. Not yet used by the Random Animal Hybrid generator, but I've been wanting to add that once there's enough pages to make it interesting.
index This is reserved for any article which does not belong to the above categories and is not a normal entry but either serves as an index pointing to more interesting entries or discusses the wiki itself (like this page). As a rule of thumb, if a page has entries in its Game and Story Use section, don't use this tag. The primary use of this tag is to keep pages tagged with it out of certain random generators, such as the Random Adventure Seeds generator.
legged_animal Any animal with legs. Used by the Random Animal Hybrid generator to determine the look and properties of the legs of a chimera.
location Places - both those with an identifiable physical location (such as the Palisades Rathouse and more general place categories (such as Shopping Mall). Used in the Random Crimes generator.
male_characterization Describes the personality of a character (as opposed to his role in a story). Male Characterization pages describe personality traits which are predominantly or exclusively found among males. Used in the Random Characters generator.
map_resource This is reserved for pages which feature external links to useful, gameable maps. A list of such pages is automatically generated on the Map page.
natural_animal Used on real-world animal species (including extinct species). This is used in the Random Animal Hybrid generator.
news This is reserved for specific news articles listed in the timeline.
profession Occupations and professions. Used by the Random Characters generator to determine the character's day job.
rng_arch Architecture and building types of all sorts. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_creature Monster races and dangerous creature types. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_culture Nations, cultures, ethnicities, and entire religions (but not individual religious practices). Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_deity Gods and other mythological beings that might be worshipped (such as angels, demons, saints, great old ones, unique named monsters, etc). Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_economy Economic systems and major categories of currency. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_ftg Trade goods and equipment of a magical or supernatural nature. Stands for "fantasy trade goods". Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_government Forms of government, such as monarchy or communism. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_history Major historical events. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_location Famous locations that could well be known on a global, or at least national, scale. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_mtg Trade goods and equipment appropriate to eras from the industrial revolution to the very near future. Stands for "modern trade goods". Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_org Organizations of people. Political groups, religious orders, crime families, major corporations, etc. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_people Famous historical characters. Fictional or legendary characters are okay as well, provided they are archetypical, well-known, and/or easily adapted to other settings. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_pitg Trade goods and equipment appropriate to a pre-industrial nation or era, from the Stone Age up to the Renaissance. Stands for "pre-industrial trade goods". Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_politics Major political issues, scandals, and news stories that operate on a national level. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_project Large projects, the likes of which might require the efforts and resources of an entire city or nation. The projects may be construction, scientific, or cultural. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_race Species of sentient and intelligent beings that might build entire cities. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_religion Individual religious practices and rituals. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_resource Basic natural resources, such as crops, livestock, ores and crude oil. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_sftg Trade goods and equipment appropriate to the far future or high-tech interstellar civilizations. Stands for "science-fiction trade goods". Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_terrain Natural terrain that can occur on normal worlds, and could potentially cover a large area. Used by the Random Nations generator.
rng_xterrain Exotic terrain. This includes fantasy, unearthly, sci-fi and man-made terrain. Used by the Random Nations generator. Real-world terrain is fine here as well, if it's sufficiently unusual or affects just small areas.
rps_alienlife Scientific concepts relevant to xenobiology. Also, tropes associated with aliens. Used by the Random Planetary System generator.
rps_badplanet Planet types on which human life would be impossible or require major terraforming and/or sealed environments. Used by the Random Planetary System generator.
rps_habitable Planets that could support life of a familiar (carbon-based, oxygen-breathing) sort. Used by the Random Planetary System generator.
rps_hazard Things that might make exploration or colonization of a star system difficult or hazardous. This is a broad category that overlaps with several of the other rps_ tags. Used by the Random Planetary System generator.
rps_mega Massive stellar megastructures. Used by the Random Planetary System generator.
rps_starmultiple All types of stars and star-like phenomema, even those that don't generate enough light or heat to support life. Used by the Random Planetary System generator.
rps_starsingle Stars that can theoretically support life or fuel an entire system. Used by the Random Planetary System generator.
tailed_animal Any animal with a tail. Used by the Random Animal Hybrid generator to determine the shape and properties of the tail of a chimera.
universal_characterization Describes the personality of a character (as opposed to his role in a story). Universal Characterization pages describe personality traits which can be commonly found among both genders. Used in the Random Characters generator.
winged_animal Any animal with wings. Used by the Random Animal Hybrid generator to determine the look and properties of flying chimeras.
year This is reserved for specific years listed in the timeline.

Please insert these tags whenever appropriate. You can see all tags currently in use in the following tag cloud. Please strive to reduce redundancy!

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murder murderer museum museums music mutant mutation mystery myth mythological_character mythological_creature mythology nation native_american native_americans natural_animal nature naval navy nazi nazis nebraska needs_cleanup neologism nevada new_mexico new_orleans news newspaper newspapers new_world new_york nicaragua nickname nigeria nikola_tesla ninja nixon nobility nocturnal noise norse norse_god norse_myth north_america northrhine-westfalia nuclear nuclear_power nuclear_war nukes numbers occult oceans oil_rig old_world omnivore oops oranization organisation organization organized_crime origins orrery otherworld otter outer_space outlaw out_of_place_artifact oxygen pacific_northwest palestine panspermia pantheon paper parallel_worlds paranormal parasite parent party pennsylvania people performer persia person pet petroleum_product pharaoh philipines philosopher philosophy phlebotinum phobia physics pigment pillow pilot pirate pistol plane planet plant plants plasma plastic plea 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