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The Name[edit]

I'm thinking of changing the name slightly to something unique (so that if you make a web search for the name, this should be the top result). On scribd, the magazine has poor visibility if you search "Homebrew", but does appear on the first page if you search "Homebrew Magazine". For example. Marasmusine (talk) 02:39, 30 March 2015 (MDT)

If I am making a name for a big magazine (which I am right now) I would try to make it:
  • short and easy to remember
  • make the name similer to something searched in d&d frequently.
  • it should be neutral, that mean it is not like flaming homebrew just because the first theme was fire.
  • It would be nice if the name had a good shorter name using capital. (like: D&D H.W.M for D&D Homebrew Wiki Magazine)

Azernath (talk) 03:56, 30 March 2015 (MDT)

I got one Homebrew World, it could work. Search it on Google and see what you find, there isn't much on that subject. Azernath (talk) 11:20, 30 March 2015 (MDT)
Got a few, mostly based on the beer reference of the name homebrew. Wiki Ales (Get it? cause its a homeBREW magazine?), DungeonBrew, Dragons Keg/Barrel, Dungeon MoonShine, stuff like that. --Salasay Δ 20:09, 6 April 2015 (MDT)

Well I am done, I got no other name, this is driving me crazy. Azernath (talk) 09:52, 11 April 2015 (MDT)

The Roles and Creators Parts[edit]

We must decide the most basic roles and who will be assigned to them, I got few main ROLES:

  • Editor In Chief:
  • Marasmusine (vote 1)
  • 5E Associate Editor: Azernath
  • 4E Associate Editor:
  • 3.5E Associate Editor:
  • 5E Designers: Kydo
  • 4E Designers:
  • 3.5E Designers: Calidore Chase?
  • Staff writers:

These could be replaced as anyone see fit. Azernath (talk) 09:52, 11 April 2015 (MDT)

Can we get role definitions? I'd like to help with 3.5e stuff, but I don't have the time to dedicate much to it.--Salasay Δ 10:07, 12 April 2015 (MDT)

This is not a requirement, it is more of being a reference to others and choosing what will be in the issue, but you don't have to be obligated to it. Azernath (talk) 11:22, 12 April 2015 (MDT)

Roles seem to work better in a ad-hoc fashion, people can do what they can and as much as they feel able. Marasmusine (talk) 11:26, 12 April 2015 (MDT)


Do we have an article for D&D Wiki Magazine 2 ? Because if not I can try to add something. Azernath (talk) 00:55, 16 August 2015 (MDT)

Publication Vectors[edit]

Does anyone object to me making the magazine available at Drive Thru RPG? (still for free of course) Marasmusine (talk) 16:04, 15 August 2015 (MDT)

Sure, go for it. Azernath (talk) 00:55, 16 August 2015 (MDT)

I've made a publisher account and uploaded the magazine, I have to wait for approval before it goes public, I'll let you know. Marasmusine (talk) 10:33, 16 August 2015 (MDT)
Okay, it was accepted, and it's here. Look Azernath, you ended up as the first author listed. Marasmusine (talk) 14:45, 17 August 2015 (MDT)
I wonder did they put my name because it start with an A, or did they really consider me the first author :) Azernath (talk) 16:13, 17 August 2015 (MDT)
I don't think that it is okay to list the "authors" at the end. I have given tremendous work onto some of the pages, for example the Illusionary Weapons Master (3.5e Prestige Class) (dif) but there is nothing listed. At least a link to the history and something accurate would be okay. --Green Dragon (talk) 00:54, 17 September 2015 (MDT)
I did experiment with showing the authors with the item itself, but it made for awkward formatting on pages with lots of items. It looks like I can add a html link to a PDF document, I wasn't sure if I could do this but apparently this is possible with Word 2013 exports. I will link to page histories in the next issue. I've also looked at the GNU FDL and am unsure how to make it compliant. I have to include a copy of in the magazine? I'm not sure if it counts as a Combined Document (section 5) or a Collection of Documents (section 6), or where I have to list the authors. Marasmusine (talk) 13:02, 17 September 2015 (MDT)
Its okay to list the "main author" in whatever format but then at least linking to the HTTP history would be nicer for users like me who put lots of work into some pages but now it seems like I do not get recognized for it. Better, of course, it a more comprehensive search of who is "authoring" the pages. I'm not saying it needs to be republished, but for future reference that will make less users have bad feelings about possible outcomes.
With the GNU FDL you do not even need to list the authors if you are taking it from a MMC site and then "publishing" it. See also GNU Free Documentation License 1.3#2. VERBATIM COPYING. If you take this route you need to include at least a link to the history page (or D&D Wiki like is there at the start works too I think). It is possible that I am a little mistaken. Its a copy-left license, but it needs to remain under the GNU FDL license since that it how it was originaly published. --Green Dragon (talk) 13:53, 17 September 2015 (MDT)

Potential Ooze Issue[edit]

I think that if we can pull this one off, get the right/enough articles, it'll be fine. Firstly we need a list of stuff that we need to include, a lot of which will need to be made from scratch. Ooze dragon MUST happen. Also, Marasmusine, do you remember that really roughly made Ooze PC race that I made a while back, the Trïefen? Something unique like that, if we can get it to work, would make the issue. Also, ooze class, ooze templates, stuff like that. Giving ooze-idge to the player instead of just random encounter tables is the best plan for an ooze issue. I also propose that we put the ooze project on essentially the sideburner, have some stuff getting worked on for it while we do the next issue. As I'm seeing right now, we could do the Hybrid Issue this time while the we work kinks out of some articles for the ooze issue (like making the dragon, class, race, and/or template). --Salasay Δ 15:38, 10 September 2015 (MDT)

ِAll I care about is what color is ooze of the dragon? Azernath (talk) 16:03, 10 September 2015 (MDT)
This is my favorite theme! It could go off of the Ooze Type and Ooze Keyword and even include Jelly spells, environemnts, etc. --Green Dragon (talk) 00:45, 17 September 2015 (MDT)
I have noticed that in the Ooze Type, Ooze Keyword, and Jelly creations are mostly for 3.5e, so if we chose Ooze as our theme for issue 4 then we will have to make creations for both 4e and 5e. Azernath (talk) 10:05, 17 September 2015 (MDT)
I'm thinking oozes, slimes (I made a 4e olive slime and sand slime here, puddings, gelatinous whatevers, mimics and other amorphous critters; elementals/mephits from the elemental plane of ooze or mud. This might be a monster-heavy issue. Can also include traps and hazards, ooze-related equipment. Marasmusine (talk) 12:22, 17 September 2015 (MDT)
If we pick this theme we can broaden the pallet by also including another theme (Oozes & Ogres; Oozes & Organs?) Marasmusine (talk) 13:09, 17 September 2015 (MDT)
Ogre Jelly! Marasmusine (talk) 13:13, 17 September 2015 (MDT)
Could you un-delete the Trïefen so I can start getting it up to snuff? Either that or a similar ooze PRC would really help the potential ooze issue, and what i already had is a good enough starting place as any. --Salasay Δ 22:19, 19 September 2015 (MDT)
I can't find it. Was it 3.5e? Did the title have the umlaut? Marasmusine (talk) 02:40, 20 September 2015 (MDT)
Yeah. It was deleted Nov 28 2012 a according to deletion logs.--Salasay Δ 06:55, 20 September 2015 (MDT)
Trïefen (3.5e Race) here we go, although there's not much there. Marasmusine (talk) 08:34, 20 September 2015 (MDT)
Alright, I added to the racial traits. I need someone to help with the flavor stuff, and a little help with the issue of how they carry stuff. Right now they have a skull floating in their body that has an extra-dimensional space inside, but I'm not sure how to define weights, sizes, and stuff like that for the space. --Salasay Δ 14:11, 20 September 2015 (MDT)
I put "slimes" with the oozes issue too, since pages like Slime Child (3.5e Race) are similar to oozes. --Green Dragon (talk) 01:38, 26 November 2015 (MST)

My votes[edit]

My votes still stand. Sorry been gone for so long - work has been a bit tense lately. Might get tenser, read in the paper today that KJU is threatening Nuclear again. Sigh. --Calidore Chase (talk) 17:20, 16 September 2015 (MDT)

What does KJU has to do with your work? Are you working with the CIA? Azernath (talk) 18:44, 16 September 2015 (MDT)
Didn't you know? CC is the CIA.--Salasay Δ 20:02, 16 September 2015 (MDT)
The CC what? Azernath (talk) 22:38, 16 September 2015 (MDT)
Please keep our discussions in focus with what the topics that D&D Wiki deal with. We don't want to lead to any extraneous opinions or ideas that have nothing to do with this site. --Green Dragon (talk) 00:44, 17 September 2015 (MDT)

Your selections that have a 2nd vote are Castles, Fiends, Undead, so we'll put those on the shortlist with Hybrids. Marasmusine (talk) 13:12, 17 September 2015 (MDT)

D&D Wiki Magazine 3 Final Vote[edit]

So to set this up once and for all, we are going to make a vote just so that things are cleared up. We have two options between Hybrids and Ooze, so cast your votes not your spells or voodoo on your choice, and please choose only one:

  • Hybrids (1 vote)
  • Ooze (0 vote)
Actually I'm thinking of listing all the themes that have 2 or 3 votes then letting a die roll decide. Marasmusine (talk) 16:28, 20 September 2015 (MDT)
Then allow me to do the honor. Azernath (talk) 16:45, 20 September 2015 (MDT)
  1. Castles
  2. Dungeons
  3. Fiends
  4. Holy
  5. Hybrids
  6. Ooze
  7. Steel & Machines
  8. Undead
The die roll is "1", so issue 3 will be about castles. Marasmusine (talk) 09:09, 21 September 2015 (MDT)

DrivethruRPG downloads[edit]

For those interested in numbers, at the time of writing Issue 1 has been downloaded 298 times, and Issue 2 has been downloaded 362 times. Thank-you again to everyone involved! Marasmusine (talk) 02:12, 1 October 2015 (MDT)

Just wanted to say: that is the coolest thing ever. --Kydo (talk) 15:48, 14 October 2015 (MDT)


How exactly does the voting work? Looking at the page, it looks like some people have voted for nearly everything on the list? Where are votes collected? And when? Azernath is the only one I can find who has openly posted his picks. Do previous votes continue to count in future selections, like a cumulative voting process? --Kydo (talk) 15:44, 14 October 2015 (MDT)

Cumulative voting. Works because some people aren't on all the time, but the cumulative continues to express their interest in particular topics. --Calidore Chase (talk) 21:53, 28 October 2015 (MDT)


I have added a compiled list of the magazine's trinket boxes to our 5e Trinkets page. --Kydo (talk) 11:55, 20 October 2015 (MDT)

Content Ideas in advance[edit]

Thought it might be interesting to start a 'content ideas in advance section' - so here it goes:

3.5e Combat Shovel (3.5e Equipment), Dumathoins Draught (3.5e Equipment), Breathe that Foul Air (3.5e Feat), Sonn-Sabrak (3.5e Equipment), Pocket of Endless Cigars (3.5e Equipment), Born by the Forge (3.5e Feat), Summon Cigar (3.5e Spell)
Martial Arts:
3.5e Flurry of Throws (3.5e Feat), Greater Monkey Beats the Gong (3.5e Feat), Monkey Beats the Gong (3.5e Feat), Gloves of Marking (3.5e Equipment), Gloves of the Funny Bone (3.5e Equipment)
5e Unarmed Strike Variant (5e Equipment), Brass Knuckle (5e Equipment), Luchador (5e Class), Gladiator (5e Class), Drunken Brawler (5e Class), Gunslinger (5e Class), Berserker (5e Class), Blade Dancer (5e Class), Assassin (5e Background), Battlesmith (5e Background), Gladiator (5e Background), Slayer (5e Background), Mercenary (5e Background), Multi-Weapon Fighting (5e Variant Rule)
3.5e Banner Ring of the Undead Lord (3.5e Equipment), Crepitus Crutch (3.5e Equipment), Bloodstone (3.5e Curse)
5e Skeleton (5e Race), Revenant (5e Race), Zombie (5e Class)
5e Centaur (5e Race), Dhampir (5e Race), Elf orc (5e Race), Elftaur (5e Race), Half-Dryad (5e Race), Half-Minotaur (5e Race), Half-Troll (5e Race), Half-Vampire (5e Race), Harpy (5e Race), Lamia (5e Race), Satyr (5e Race), Ogrillon (5e Race), Mongrelfolk (5e Race), Minotaur (5e Race), Minotaur, Variant (5e Race), Merfolk Erectus (5e Race), Experiment (5e Background), Feral Child (5e Background), Hellborn (5e Background), Monster (5e Background), Partial Armor (5e Variant Rule), Torch Mace (5e Equipment), Torch Staff (5e Equipment), Slingstaff (5e Equipment), Scissor Sword (5e Equipment), Subrace Human (5e Race Variant)
--Calidore Chase (talk) 02:39, 3 November 2015 (MST)
I agree. --Kydo (talk) 12:27, 8 November 2015 (MST)
OK everyone, now that he is in the process of putting together issue 3, we should start thinking about issue 4! This way, those of us who want to create brand new content for the next issue have as much time as possible to ponder the subject. Currently, of the above, I think Martial Arts has the most from 3.5e and 5e, but lets hear your voices on what ya'all want to see! --Calidore Chase (talk) 18:42, 7 January 2016 (MST)

Category removal[edit]

I think we can remove the 'Furniture and Flare' category as it is pretty much rolled into the Castle theme. --Calidore Chase (talk) 23:25, 7 November 2015 (MST)

Issue 4[edit]

Let's settle on the theme for issue 4. Thank-you for everyone's patience, I know it's slow going (2 issues per year?), I have problems finding times when I can concentrate on this. I appreciate everyone's contributions and help. Marasmusine (talk) 13:09, 3 March 2016 (MST)

As usually, the themes with 2 or 3 votes are considered as the next idea:

  1. Dragons
  2. Dungeons
  3. Fiends
  4. Holy
  5. Hybrids
  6. Martial Arts
  7. Oozes and Slimes
  8. Steel & Machines
  9. Undead

Roll 1d10, and rerolling at 10. Now if only Marasmusine could do the honor. Azernath (talk) 08:57, 4 March 2016 (MST)

I rolled a 4, so the theme is "Holy", unless anyone wants to use their veto. Marasmusine (talk) 09:15, 4 March 2016 (MST)

Issue 4 Ideas[edit]

The main theme should not only consider holy, but also honor, divine, and maybe even celestial. Items for clerics and paladins are wanted, divine creatures are necessary addition, and classes and archetypes like the Inquisitor (5e Class) and Oath of The Inquisition (5e Archetype) are good caniddiets but not nearly as good as needed. This is just to get things clear for the future searches, and in hopes of getting things with no rejections. Azernath (talk) 11:20, 4 March 2016 (MST)

I'm moving this discussion to Talk:D&D Wiki Magazine/Issue 4. Marasmusine (talk) 11:49, 4 March 2016 (MST)


While issue 1 and 2 got a couple of hundred downloads, issue 3 has had no downloads at all since publication. What did I do wrong? Can anyone help promote it? Marasmusine (talk) 12:05, 18 March 2016 (MDT)

I don't think anything was done "wrong". I think North America is in a really bad spot right now. People are having difficulties keeping their homes, let alone keeping up with their hobbies. I think in general things are kind of grinding to a halt in a lot of areas right now. --Kydo (talk) 17:09, 18 March 2016 (MDT)
Also, with the Dungeon Masters Guild open and blaring with the full volume of the WotC marketing machine, anyone without marketing assets is going to get drowned out. Part of that comes from history. The longer you're around, the bigger you are. We probably won't be a big splash until we've put out a considerable amount of material. --Kydo (talk) 21:40, 18 March 2016 (MDT)
I'd do more promoting, and will eventually, but I am currently in the process of moving back to the states. I doubt you've done anything wrong. We just need to advertise more. --Calidore Chase (talk) 23:34, 21 March 2016 (MDT)
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