Talk:Publication List

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To Do[edit]

This will take a LONG time. The purpose of the publication list is to list all D&D and d20 products that ever existed.

  • Category:Publication Stub - We have pages, we just need information.
  • Category:Publications Missing Product Blurb - This is what the publisher has to say about their product.
  • Category:Publications Missing Cover Art - This is the advertising and front image of the product.
  • Added Category:YEAR to each publication.
  • Build <- and -> for publications over various years.
  • Identify FreeDoc sources of information and recycle shamelessly.
  • Apply template to all information pages.
  • Add product blurbs to all products.
  • Create a template for product blurbs.
  • Document what each product contained. (If OGL, this will be the landing page for this product.)
  • Add commentary, history, and other "scholarly" information.
  • Documents and footnote articles.
  • Web enhancement and errata links

Nifty![edit]

This is going to have to be the coolest idea yet. I cannot believe that my itty bitty list inpired this kind of greatness. It makes me happy.

You are a creative powerhouse, my friend. I respect that. One of these days I may have to offer you a job, or else lose you to someone else.

Best wishes to you. Thanks for all the work on this page. I will keep watch on it, and add when I can. -- xido 15:53, 23 January 2008 (MST)

Great minds think alike. I had been adding books for months here and there. I just hit the point where I decided to put them ALL in. Now that I look at the scale of the project, I am astounded at the sheer RPG output of the last 30 years!--Dmilewski 05:39, 26 January 2008 (MST)

Quantity[edit]

This is eventually going to have to be split up into several pages, given in some years TSR produced upwards of sixty products. —Sledged (talk) 16:04, 23 January 2008 (MST)

I agree. I was thinking something along the lines of just having links to the publisher and on their page having everything they have published (in a way like DnD Deities). Do you think this would work better? --Green Dragon 22:53, 23 January 2008 (MST)
It'd be good to break it up by both publisher and edition. —Sledged (talk) 09:34, 25 January 2008 (MST)
I agree. This project is rapidly growing. Fast! Sledged is a wizard at redesigning landing pages, so I'll leave that task up to him. --Dmilewski 09:57, 25 January 2008 (MST)

Publisher Category Names[edit]

"Mongoose" or "Mongoose Publishing"? "White Wolf" or "White Wolf Publishing"? "Sovereign Press" or "Sovereign Press, Inc."? "Atlas" or "Atlas Games"? —Sledged (talk) 11:39, 25 January 2008 (MST)

You're listing sources. Logic and etiquette would dictate that you use the publishing company's full name. --Sulacu 11:43, 25 January 2008 (MST)
I vote "White Wolf Publishing", "Atlast Games," etc. Use the full name.--Dmilewski 11:44, 25 January 2008 (MST)
Full name it is. —Sledged (talk) 11:46, 25 January 2008 (MST)
One more question: "TSR" or "Tactical Studies Rules"? I'm leaning towards "TSR" primarily because most people I've encountered don't know for what TSR stands, and therefore, probably wouldn't recognize "Tactical Studies Rules" for what it is. —Sledged (talk) 11:50, 25 January 2008 (MST)
According to Wikipedia, "TSR, Inc." was the actual name.--Dmilewski 12:34, 25 January 2008 (MST)
After "TSR Hobbies, Inc." (alongside the international "TSR, Ltd.") which was after "Tactical Studies Rules". Technically, Tactical Studies Rules and TSR Hobbies, Inc. where two separate companies, whereas TSR Hobbies, Inc. merely changed it's name to "TSR, Inc." So we could, actually, have a category for each company "TSR, Inc." and "Tactical Studies Rules". —Sledged (talk) 12:52, 25 January 2008 (MST)
I think you did the right thing to just combine them together. --Dmilewski 05:36, 26 January 2008 (MST)

Wikipedia[edit]

We've started something of the same on the big wiki. Some cross-collaboration might be a good thing. Of course we can't go into as much detail on that one but we'd atleast like to make sure its accurate. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:D%26D_materials and its associated pages for the info.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   11:52, 11 November 2008 (MST)

Oh ya, cool. You can always export the main publication pages (like Wizards of the Coast) and replace them with external redirects to D&D Wiki, if you are interested. --Green Dragon 07:40, 20 November 2008 (MST)
I think its a good idea. Bring some traffic here and give more in-depth information than Wikipedia will or can.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   08:04, 20 November 2008 (MST)

Authors[edit]

Maybe we could go into a bit more depth with the authors too. Have a back story on at least the primary ones. I was just thinking that this would be good for the likes of Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. --Sabre070 09:30, 15 May 2009 (MDT)

I agree. We could go much more in depth on them than their wikipedia pages allow. Even if a person's page here is almost a match for their one on the big wiki, they should be here too since this is D&D related.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   12:24, 15 May 2009 (MDT)
I disagree. What makes an author with a few published classes better then some of the people on D&D Wiki with hundreds of creations? If they want they can make a username and add to their userpage. --Green Dragon 00:04, 18 May 2009 (MDT)
What about people that can no longer do that? (And I was more thinking book authors) --Sabre070 02:04, 18 May 2009 (MDT)
True. Maybe we could have an article about then on their category page (however not a special page made for them). Thoughts? --Green Dragon 12:47, 28 May 2009 (MDT)
Yes, I was thinking something like that. That would also be easier to access than another page too. --Sabre070 02:41, 26 June 2009 (MDT)
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