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I have a strong hunch that the response to "Have you played Scrolls?" would be "What?" "You know, Oblivion/Morrowind/Daggerfall" (choose the right one) "Oh yeah I've played that, maybe bit too much."

That's a good point... maybe my prompting question was wrong. "Are you familiar with Scrolls lore" or "Scrolls style of play?" or "Do you like the Scrolls games?" maybe better options so they are grouped.

As others have said, nobody ever refers to them like that. They might say, "did you like Oblivion", or, if they're gamers hanging out in a gaming-specific forum, "are you a fan of TES?" Never, ever, have I heard anyone refer to the games as "Scrolls". It's simple not done. In the same vein, you would never refer to gcc as "collection".

Same here. Calling it just "scrolls" sounds horribly wrong and I've done a lot of gaming. I can't imagine being confused by this.

I think this is a total waste of money and wish they'd taken Mojang up on that offer to play a game for it.

Can anyone point to any comment, prior to this lawsuit nonsense, where someone actually referred to any game or the series as just "scrolls"? In all the comments over this, not one person has done that. And it's a huge internet, so someone, somewhere has probably done that. But everyone I know will say Elder Scrolls or ES or TES or Morrowind or what have you.

I've only ever heard it referred to in the plural sense as 'elder scrolls' series, across quite a wide variety of people. This is from casual players, console version players, d&d geeks, as well as the hardcore modding communities. In almost all cases someone refers to a specific game by its subtitle though, and noted above.

I'm not sure many people would realise what you meant if you asked "Do you like the Scrolls games?", whereas s/Scrolls/Elder Scrolls/ and you'd have much higher recognition. I might try asking a few people and seeing how it actually works out, but IMO the names are sufficiently distinct as to not cause confusion.

Hmm, then I retract my assumption that "Scrolls" was clear, I was under the impression that to some extent it was similar in clarity to saying "Warcraft" and people generally knowing what you mean, or saying "Warhammer".

Thanks for the clarification.

None of those things have ever been said. Cf. my other comment.

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