Talk:3.5e Homebrew/Archive 1
From D&D Wiki
Looking at all this stuff on the D&D section, d20 Modern looks awfully bare. Though I wonder how well a d20 Star Wars section would fare.
Actually I already posted something in the StarWars RPG threads, and they already have a Wiki, so a StarWars section would have no point. Nice idea however.
 Regarding Conversions
Hi -- I think this wiki is a pretty cool idea, and I'm rather digging it. I was wondering what your policy might be regarding conversions of material from 1st or 2nd Edition AD&D to 3.5? I've converted some material (mostly PC races) and I thought it best to ask before posting anything.--Filby 13:59, 21 February 2006 (MST)
I have not really though about other editions much, but... I think that if they are not converted to 3.5e they should, at the top of the page, say what edition they were made for. I hope this works...
Cool, thanks.--Filby 16:40, 21 February 2006 (MST)
 My stuff is on its way
You should get everything I have done that I would love to have posted soon. Since your PM box was full.
I will add it soon, hopefully today. Thanks for sending it to me.
 I have started adding some of it on my own
Yep I have just so you know. The spells list should just grown pretty fast I think :).
Thank you, I don't really have all that much time to add them all, so thank you for adding the material. Also, on the things you add you should put yourself as the author. Thanks again.
 Luckily I got a log in
Since I have a log in it adds me as the maker of it already. So that should have that taken care of :).
OK so I need to add it in one my own. All well that's easy to do ;).
 Who cares about permission
Who gives a crap about getting "permission". If you see a good idea, put it on here and don't waste time trying to get a hold of the "author" of the idea. This site won't survive if it isn't completely open-source. It needs to be a community effort and not a competition between "authors".--Sand-reckoner 00:32, 3 March 2006 (MST)
How about putting character ideas on here? Or even current characters? I enjoy looking at various character descriptions on the forum, I see a lot of cool class and roleplaying ideas...it would be cool if this site could serve as a database for characters.--Sand-reckoner 00:44, 3 March 2006 (MST)
Builds for really kewl characters should go in the Character Optimization section.
Do you mean characters that are currently being played, or Optimized Character's?
Either one. If I just want to put a Dnd character on the site, than can I create a catagory called "D&D Characters"?--
Sand-reckoner 23:23, 3 March 2006 (MST)
Actually the main D&D page is locked, so you might first want to put it in the "Other" category, just to see if enough are posted.... If 2-3 are posted, I will make a new category. Thanks.
 Could we get a bit of cleanup on the D&D front page?
I'm not trying to be a whiner or anything, especially as I haven't contributed yet, but when the D&D front page includes inconsistencies in the spelling (abbreviation) of the game's name, and then the page is locked to prevent cleanup... Could someone who is permitted at least go in and change the "DnD"s into "D&D"s?
Corvus 08:59, 10 March 2006 (MST)
 DnD vs D&D
Green_Dragon has decided to switch over from D&D to DnD, and it just has not fully taken effect yet. The reason is because it is quite a bit harder to link to pages with ampersands in them, as compared to having "n" in the link. This problem is mainly seen when comming from a BB scriptable link site (such as D&D Forums). An ampersand is %26, but if the browser incorrectly takes that as an ampersand in the text on the link, then it will understand the link as a new GET field. A workaround which is not easy if you do not know what to do is to manually change the links from %26 to %2526. (%25 is literally a "%")
-- Blue Dragon 17:29, 10 March 2006 (MST)
So just use the "DnD" term in the page titles then? Or anywhere on the page?
--Sand-reckoner 05:18, 14 March 2006 (MST)
 Deiaties on the list
Could we have a DnD deiates section? Only DnD gods where mentioned in relation to this Wiki on WotC forums and there is no way I can get my hombrew pathelion onto my homebrew campaign setting without getting the "some browsers willhave trouble editting a post this long" warning. I will put them under other (as one post preferably) for now but there are a lot of them
-- Evil DM Mk3 09:54, 11 March 2006 (GMT)
I think that Dieties will be good having their own section, I will add it right now. Also, Blue_Dragon made the switch over WAY confusing. Simply, it is very hard to link to things tat have the "&" in their title, simply because of how browsers work. Linking to something like "DnD" will work while "D&D" will not (linking from another site to this site). I hope this helps.
--Green Dragon 10:28, 11 March 2006 (MST)
 There is a workaround for the ampersand issue, but...
Simply put, the page names themselves can continue to use the easy-to-link "n", but the links could display an ampersand thusly: DnDblahblah|D&Dblahblah. However, it would take a massive effort to go through and standardize every link throughout the extant contents to display the ampersand while linking to the "n", and it would require additional work on every single link being written in the future. I fully understand the effort involved in trying to work around the linking difficulty just to get it to read "D&D". Stuff happens, nothing can be done about it, and we do the best we can, right?
Should there be some kind of notice about this, reminding people to create pages and links with the "n" instead of the ampersand? My natural habit is to write "D&D", not "DnD", and I'm sure many other people have the same habit.
(Also, hooray for a deities section; thank you, EDM3 and Green! I have some minor work done on an entire pantheon based on Finnish mythology, inspired by the old first-edition AD&D Deities and Demigods section. This is inspiring me to go back and actually do some hard work on it and contribute.)
--Corvus 10:28, 12 March 2006 (MST)
 I will post a reminder....
I will put a reminder to use "DnD' instead of "D&D" on the Dungeons and Dragons page, thanks for the idea.
--Green Dragon 19:42, 12 March 2006 (MST)
 Points to look at
A few points to look at (excuse me if any are redundant and I just missed them on the Wiki):
We need to post the OGL.
We have someone using Melf in a spell title. The OGL does not grant us the right to use WotC trademarks.
- We need a written policy for how we handle common issues, such as Trademark violations. (This is called covering yourr legal ass).
- We need a written policy for how we handle copyright violations.
- We need a policy page.
- We need a links page.
- Do we want stubs for old-style DnD (DnD, ADnD, DnD 2.0, etc.)?
Do we want to host the SRD? At what level?
- We should have a page of adventures/encounters by CR.
--Dmilewski 05:09, 14 March 2006 (MST)
 Would there be a way to insert things from this website into Programs?
It would be a great idea if somehow we got these things into programs, like PCGen or OpenRPG, or at least copy them into files. It would be a Wonderful Idea, I'd bet. --PzAz04Maus 05:13, 14 March 2006 (MST)
I did not see User:Sand-reckoner's question (not in the normal format), and I would say do what you like the best. Personally I prefer putting D&D on the actual page (not the title), so I would use D&D not DnD. This is your choice of course.
Also, about all the problems, yes they are problems, and I will start changing things (I might add the OGL...)
Lastly, I do not know about exporting to programs, and I am not sure at what you are getting at... Do you mean like making a "book" that anyone could download of all the spells, or what?
--Green Dragon 19:53, 14 March 2006 (MST)
 Adding stuff from Wizard's boards
There are several threads at Wizards that are chock-full of useful stuff that could be added here. I don't understand why it would be a big deal (as long as you don't try to take credit) to add stuff from the Wizards boards. The posters that posted ideas obviously didn't care much about their intellectual property, since they posted it on a completely public internet forum. What would be the big deal about simply copying it over here to a public wiki? I am not trolling here I am honestly just asking a question...--Sand-reckoner 23:36, 15 March 2006 (MST)
 Re: Adding Stuff
The problem is that it is their intellectual property and maybe one or two might not care but a good chunk will care, they created it and if they want to put it on the Wiki then they can. It is not our responsiblility to plagerize their material, nor should we ever. Jejyman
 Re(2): Adding Stuff
I think that you should not use someone else's idea without permission, someone will get mad. If you really wants to add it, ask them, I have asked many people, and most say "yes". Simply, PM them and then put it on, the more things on D&D Wiki the better :) .
--Green Dragon 19:41, 21 March 2006 (MST)
 Knowledge Arcana, WotC's community magazine
I posted this on the WotC boards (http://boards1.wizards.com/showthread.php?t=612913). If someone would like to work with me on writing an article for Knowledge Arcana about what the Wiki is for, what you hope it can be, etc., etc., I'd love to help.
I'm the D&D patron editor for Knowledge Arcana, the WotC community magazine (http://wizo.wizards.com/ka/).
Please email me at davencarol[at]verizon[dot]net if you're interested.