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- 1 Frequently Asked Questions:
- 1.1 What is a Wiki?
- 1.2 What is this site?
- 1.3 What are OGL, OGC, SRD, and GNU FDL?
- 1.4 Is the System Reference Document also Open Game Content?
- 1.5 Is all Open Game Content also part of the System Reference Document?
- 1.6 Can I post the stuff from XYZ book?
- 1.7 How do I know if my book has any Open Game Content?
- 1.8 Can I use things from this site for my campaigns?
- 1.9 There is a really cool idea on D&D Wiki, how can I print it so it looks good?
- 1.10 How can I post my creations on D&D Wiki?
- 1.11 How can I delete a page that I no longer want?
- 1.12 How do I talk to other People?
- 1.13 What can I do to help the Wiki?
- 1.14 How to use #dpl commands?
Frequently Asked Questions:
If you have a question that you would like to be answered, please ask it in the "Discussion" tab, and it will be added to the list of FAQ's.
What is a Wiki?
A wiki is a website that is changeable by anyone. One advantage to this is that if anyone sees something wrong, they can fix it. For example, if a feat is greatly overpowered, anyone can tone it down, and make it balanced.
The largest and most widely used wiki in the world is Wikipedia.
What is this site?
This site is a D&D and D20 Modern compendium, a place for ideas that people make. Many ideas that are posted on D&D and D20 Modern forums around the world are soon never to be seen again, as they are deleted, or they are moved down the list of active threads. This site is all about ideas that last, and are usable by anyone, at any time.
What are OGL, OGC, SRD, and GNU FDL?
- Open Gaming License—any works published under this license are allowed to be used by third parties with a few stipulations.
- Open Game Content—any works published under the Open Gaming License, as defined therein.
- System Reference Document—a comprehensive toolbox consisting of rules, races, classes, feats, skills, various systems, spells, magic items, and monsters compatible with the d20 System version of Dungeons & Dragons and various other roleplaying games from Wizards of the Coast. You may consider this material Open Game Content under the Open Gaming License, and may use, modify, and distribute it.
- GNU FDL (or GFDL)
- GNU (GNU's Not Unix!) Free Documentation License 1.2—another license comparable to OGL. Feel free to read each license to see what the differences are. By default works posted in this wiki are under the GNU FDL.
Is the System Reference Document also Open Game Content?
Yes, all ducks are birds.
Is all Open Game Content also part of the System Reference Document?
No, not all birds are ducks. The SRD is only core rule information of the d20 (or the d20M) system.
Can I post the stuff from XYZ book?
Only if it's OGC (i.e. published under the OGL).
How do I know if my book has any Open Game Content?
Look in the front of the book where the credits are. If it says something to the effect of "This game product contains no Open Game Content," then the game product contains no Open Game Content. If it does say that it contains Open Game Content, it usually explicitly states what parts are OGC. If it doesn't say either way, by default nothing in it is Open Game Content.
Can I use things from this site for my campaigns?
Yes. Everything on this site is considered to be released under the GNU Free Documentation License 1.2 (specific and labeled parts of the site are released under the Open Gaming License v1.0a, which also allows nearly free use). Please, feel free to use things from this site, that is what it was made for.
There is a really cool idea on D&D Wiki, how can I print it so it looks good?
Printing something is easy. MediaWiki comes with a special option "Printable version", so all you have to do is go to the page that you want to print, and then press "Printable version". The "Printable version" link can be found on the left hand bar of the site (the toolbox), near the bottom. "Printable version" will get rid of all the extra frills (such as the left hand bar, etc.) and make the page look better when printed.
How can I post my creations on D&D Wiki?
Go to the corresponding sub-category (classes, races, feats, etc) and press on "Add your own _____ to D&D Wiki by clicking the link and following the instructions." This will bring you to a page with everything you will need to add your creation.
How can I delete a page that I no longer want?
Please refer to Category:Candidates for Deletion.
How do I talk to other People?
The way to talk to other people in general (or about specific things that you wish to talk about), go to their user page and just add on either by the edit buttons, or (if you have an empty screen that wants you to type something) just start typing on their page. Please be sure to follow these rules.
What can I do to help the Wiki?
We have a running TODO list that always needs tending to.
How to use #dpl commands?
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