User talk:Aarnott

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Welcome to D&D Wiki[edit]

Hello Aarnott, and welcome to D&D Wiki! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like D&D Wiki and decide to stay. I am the owner of the site, and if you have a question feel free to ask me, however when contacting anyone on D&D Wiki through talk pages please sign your name using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Also, if you want to help D&D Wiki but just don't know how drop me a note and I'll see what I can do. However, when dropping me a note please tell me how much time you would like to spend working, how well you know the Wiki Format, and how well you know D&D. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a D&D Wikian! If you need help ask me on my talk page, or just right here. Again, welcome! --Green Dragon 22:13, 4 January 2007 (MST)

Re:The Weathercaster[edit]

Hey. I know that you did not originally design the class, but you were responsible very much for fixing it up and making it what it is now. I must admit that at this point I have very few suggestions (the epic progression might be slightly powerful, since extend spell, call lightning, and call lightning storm all continue to gain power, but it is very minor. I wouldn't worry about it.). Since I'm basically out of suggestions, I decided to simply rate it for you. I just wanted to congratulate you here on an excellent job and a fantastic addition to D&D Wiki. Thank you for all that you do! —EldritchNumen 11:33, 8 March 2007 (MST)

Thanks a lot :-). I worked pretty hard on making the class as "published material" as I could. It had a good success too. The player who originally designed it is about to gain another level (and be able to pick it). Statistically they aren't sure whether to pick the Weathercaster or wizard. Role-playing wise though, they are going straight for this prestige. I'm glad you think it turned out well too. --Aarnott 13:29, 8 March 2007 (MST)

Spider Rider[edit]

I have altered said class according to your rating, and it is now a PrC. Could you have a look at it, please? --Sam Kay 10:39, 24 July 2007 (MDT)

Guess who's back![edit]

I am back from my holaday now, and I have now added the Presteige Class of the Spider Rider. It is here. Please can you let me know how balanced it is? Thanks for all your help!--Sam Kay 03:30, 11 August 2007 (MDT)

I will look at it in detail soon :). --Aarnott 14:27, 13 August 2007 (MDT)
I'm looking forwards to it. Please can you not rate it though- I would like to improve it from critism (like we did with the spider rider) first. Thanks! --Sam Kay 12:24, 14 August 2007 (MDT)
I've actually already taken a look. Look at the talk page :). --Aarnott 12:26, 14 August 2007 (MDT)
Thanks! I have read your comments and altered the class accordingly. --Sam Kay 04:18, 15 August 2007 (MDT)

Spell levels[edit]

Yay, spells per level categorization is done, what shall we do next? My priorities would be

  1. create dplc entries for feats
  2. create dplc entries for spells so the autocreated spell list mimics the one in the PHB, or
  3. update all SRD pages with the right footers and merge the current 3 templates in all pages to one.

--Mkill 10:18, 13 August 2007 (MDT)

It does look good doesn't it :). Great idea on your part! Right now I'm actually working on php forms for this site to try to make it so that people with little wiki knowledge can add content. Also so that new content gets added correctly... So that means I will help periodically with whatever task you decide to do, but my focus will be mainly on the forms. The SRD pages would be best dealt with using a search/replace, so when we have figured out how we want the pages to look, I'll figure out a regular expression search/replace and give it to Blue Dragon. Then he can run it directly on the server files (after backing them up of course). I think a dlpc for spells would definitely be good, and in fact should be a new SRD project (as well as a User Content project). --Aarnott 10:26, 13 August 2007 (MDT)
The spell dlpc is pretty easy, all you need is a template with two arguments, one is the spell name and the other the effect, and the template creates a unsorted list entry with the square removed by CSS style. --Mkill 11:46, 13 August 2007 (MDT)
So do you want to start that one next? --Aarnott 14:26, 13 August 2007 (MDT)
If you guys want to make a dplc that deals with the spells you may want to ask it on Talk:DnD Spells/Powers as this is really not the place to discuss it... Sorry. --Green Dragon 15:31, 13 August 2007 (MDT)
Fair enough. I'll post the idea there. --Aarnott 07:56, 14 August 2007 (MDT)


Just curious, do you know how to program AJAX? I am wondering because it might be nice to add a little of that in to the NPC Generator... --Green Dragon 12:18, 14 August 2007 (MDT)

I don't know AJAX. I've heard it is the new kid on the block when it comes to web-based applications, but that is about as much as I know. Do you know what its advantages over javascript are? I will learn it if it has clear advantages. --Aarnott 12:20, 14 August 2007 (MDT)
I do not program, so this may be a load of crap. Anyway, I think it can expand and collapse something without the page re-loading. So the NPC page could have a section for "Race" and by clicking that the entire thing can expand... I do not know if other languages can do this. However, I think GMail and many Google applications use AJAX, so it does have power... I don't know, I would ask a coder (Blue Dragon, Sledged, etc) if it would be an advantage. --Green Dragon 13:54, 14 August 2007 (MDT)
That's the sort of thing I was going to use javascript for. I'll research it myself though (could be more useful). Thanks for the suggestion! --Aarnott 14:15, 14 August 2007 (MDT)
Oh... As I said before I do not know how to code and so I do not know what certain languages can do and cannot. Sorry for not really helping :S. --Green Dragon 14:16, 14 August 2007 (MDT)

Spider Rider PrC[edit]

I have altered the Spider Rider according to your comments. Can you have a look at it, please? Thanks!--Sam Kay 05:15, 20 August 2007 (MDT)

Made the new improvements to the Spider Rider PrC. Can you please check to see if any more improvements can be made? --Sam Kay 12:15, 21 August 2007 (MDT)
I think the Spider Rider is ready for a rating now, so can you rate it please? Thanks! --Sam Kay 05:27, 22 August 2007 (MDT)
I have, yet again, improved the Spider Rider PrC according to your rating. How is it now? --Sam Kay 12:56, 22 August 2007 (MDT)
I have clarified those things on the spider rider now (HD, feats). Could you check it, please? --Sam Kay 09:05, 23 August 2007 (MDT)


Congratulations about the marriage! Sorry about not seeing it — I was away at the time (did not see the edit) and I have not looked at your user-page in a while. Anyway, 7/7/7 is a lucky time to get married, and I hope all turns out well! I hope the honeymoon was fun, and congratulations again! --Green Dragon 22:24, 29 August 2007 (MDT)

Thanks! It's been a honeymoon so far, and I know it'll stay that way :). --Aarnott 14:33, 4 September 2007 (MDT)

Specific Monstrous Spider[edit]

Hey, Aarnott. Do you think you could help me balance out the Specific Monstrous Spider Template, please? Thanks! --Sam Kay 05:27, 30 August 2007 (MDT)


Thank you, Aarnott, for assisting me in fixing the numerous errors in my Superpseudo Drake, as well as helping me to finally understand how to add links. You are a scholar and a gentleman. Uvū the Realm 12:37, 6 September 2007 (MDT)

If you feel that this is very nice please do not hesitate to give Aarnott a Barnstar. They are the way of saying "Thanks" on a wiki. --Green Dragon 15:01, 6 September 2007 (MDT)
Oh, yeah, that reminds me...--Sam Kay 08:39, 7 September 2007 (MDT)


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I give you this barnstar for especially helpful advice for the Spider Rider and one or two other things... The advice was great, and helped hugely in making the Spider Rider the class is should have been when it was first written. Thanks!! --Sam Kay 08:47, 7 September 2007 (MDT)

Away for a Bit[edit]

I haven't had much time to make updates here, but I do plan to come back when stuff dies down. Hopefully when I get back I'll have the NPC generator done... Just in time for 4.0 :P. --Aarnott 16:02, 25 September 2007 (MDT)

Wow.. thats quite a while. Have fun, and I hope getting away from D&D Wiki will be a nice break. --Green Dragon 23:03, 27 September 2007 (MDT)
Oh I didn't mean I'd be gone that long -- I was making a joke at how long my NPC gen is taking. I'm not sure how long I'll be away, but it should probably be until the end of my current school term. I'm working 20 hours a week plus taking a couple really tough courses (semiotics... shudder). Once that is over I should be able to participate more. -- 06:36, 28 September 2007 (MDT)
Good luck! --Sam Kay 07:52, 28 September 2007 (MDT)
Wait, your NPC gen is done, right? I thought that it's just compiling and had been done for a while... :P --Green Dragon 23:45, 1 October 2007 (MDT)
School is winding down (ends Monday for me), so I should be able to participate again soon! I have a lot of cool ideas I will be posting (including a simplified edition of D&D d20 that I' writing to introduce my wife to the game). My big projects when I come back include:
  • Finishing the Summon Monster templating. This way we can have the Summon Monster table be much more useful (since it is already templated for you).
  • Posting the simplified D&D variant (I won't post it until I'm actually done it though -- and I'm only done 1 of the four base classes)
  • Finishing the NPC generator I was working on. I have a lot more web-app experience from work now, so that shouldn't be a problem.
  • Working on random tasks that need help.
It feels good to be able to contribute again! Semiotics is the devil. --Aarnott 12:22, 6 December 2007 (MST)
Looking forwards to it! :) --Sam Kay 06:36, 7 December 2007 (MST)
Same here! --Green Dragon 21:36, 9 December 2007 (MST)

Specific Monstrous Spiders[edit]

Hey, Aarnott, now you are back, do you think you can help me with Specific Monstrous Spider, please? Thanks. --Sam Kay 10:55, 13 December 2007 (MST)

Will do :). --Aarnott 11:02, 13 December 2007 (MST)
Thanks. --Sam Kay 11:05, 13 December 2007 (MST)

Specific Monstrous Spider[edit]

I've had a look what you think, and I agree. What is the next step? Oh, thanks for your help! --Sam Kay 12:41, 13 December 2007 (MST)


Thank you for your generous donation Aarnott! You may use the donation badge:
Atlas1.jpg Aarnott has helped to hold up and support D&D Wiki. He has donated $30 to help out D&D Wiki during the first end of the year fundraiser.
Blue Dragon (talk) 20:36, 20 December 2007 (MST)
I would also like to say thank you, so... Thank you. --Green Dragon 22:19, 20 December 2007 (MST)
You are most welcome guys :). D&D Wiki deserves every penny. --Aarnott 07:42, 21 December 2007 (MST)

User talk:Aarnott/Epic Spider Rider Suggestion


I feel you have been here long enough, and know enough about D&D Wiki, to become an admin. So, I am wondering if you would like me to nominate you for adminship. Let me know what you decide :). --Green Dragon 12:30, 1 January 2008 (MST)

Thanks for the vote of confidence but I would prefer to wait a while. Between work and university, I can't be sure if I will be able to remain active on the site. I don't think it would be fair for me to be voted in and then in a few weeks I have to cut back on recreational activities (such as D&D Wiki) because of courses being tough. --Aarnott 14:31, 1 January 2008 (MST)
I understand completely. In the future if you ever want to get nominated feel free to nominate yourself, as I will probably forget, however I will continue to be a supporter. --Green Dragon 20:43, 1 January 2008 (MST)
I'd support you for adminship, too. --Sam Kay 09:22, 10 January 2008 (MST)
Still no? --Green Dragon 12:41, 19 February 2008 (MST)
I had actually been thinking about nominating myself soon as you suggested in January. I think I will be able to remain active for at least the near future, so yeah -- seems like a good idea. --Aarnott 12:46, 19 February 2008 (MST)
Requests for Adminship/Aarnott. --Green Dragon 13:04, 19 February 2008 (MST)
Welcome to Adminship. You are now, as Dmilewski once put it, part of "The Face" of D&D Wiki. Honestly, as you will notice, not much has been changed now that you are an admin. If anything, I would say more burden is placed on you. But first, for the the new features and their uses. You can now delete pages, protect pages, rollback edits, block users and IP's, edit every page, patrol edits, and do a couple more minor things.
What it is
  • What deleting pages is, is self explanatory.
  • What protecting pages is, is also pretty self explanatory.
  • Rolling back edits is a method for removing spam. It is more powerful than the conventional method of undoing edits. Instead of showing a diff of the edit in question once clicked, it instantly rollsback all the edits by the user or IP in question on a certain page. For example if I edited my user page and you clicked "rollback" on that edit it would rollback all the edits up to the point where someone else has edited it. Be careful using this, it can be very helpful but also very harmful.
  • What blocking users and IP's is, is also self explanatory.
  • Editing every page is another self explanatory one.
  • Patrolling edits is a method for keeping RC in check, it can be seen once a diff is clicked. All it does is, once "Mark as Patrolled Edits" is clicked, it marks the edits as patrolled so the edit will no longer show up on RC when "Hide Patrolled" is marked.
When or how it should be used
  • Deleting pages is normally done through Category:Candidates for Deletion. Anything with a good reason to be deleted on that page should be deleted. The other time pages should be deleted is when someone makes a certain page and after a few edits they either blank the page or replace it with something like "Please delete this". They don't want to work on it, and unless it is really well made and fleshed out, just delete it.
  • Protecting pages has quite a few different times when it should be used. Pages should be protected according to the author's wishes (with Template:Locked Page added to the top of the page in question), in case of conflict (with Template:Temp Locked Page added to the top of the page in question), in case of OGC published materials (with Template:OGL Top added to the top of the page in question and Template:OGL Bottom added to the bottom), or finally if the page is a vital part of D&D Wiki's organization. If it deals with D&D Wiki's organization it either needs to be be protected from IP edits or all non-sysop edits. As a rule of thumb pages up to two tiers deep from the Main Page are normally locked to anyone but sysops and all the others are just protected from IP edits. For Example Dungeons and Dragons is protected from all non-sysop edits whereas a deeper in page like LA 0 Races is only protected from IP edits. No template has to be added to pages if thay are part of D&D Wiki's organization (even though some do exist like Template:Admin Locked Page)
  • Blocking a user or IP should only be used after an IP or user vandalizes a certain page. To block someone just click "block" (found either on RC or the diff in question) and fill out the corresponding form. For a typical vandalism attack I normally block the user for two weeks. If I'm in a bad mood from vandalism or a certain discussion, then I sometimes block them for up to a month. No standards have been set for block lengths, so it is currently really up to you when you block the user or IP.
  • Editing every page on D&D Wiki mostly means you can now edit the SRD and the MSRD. Feel free to edit them if you find inaccuracies. Also, if you want to, for lack of a better word, major in the SRD (as Dmilewski has done) or the MSRD (as EldrithNumen has done) take a look at SRD Talk:System Reference Document#SRD ToDo List or MSRD Talk:Modern System Reference Document#Tasks to see what needs to be done within the SRD or MSRD. There is never enough help to get it all done, so I am sure your help would be appreciated.
  • Patrolling edits should, in a nutshell, be used when you have looked over an edit and fixed everything that needs to be fixed (this includes answering questions, sending MoI's, etc). If you decide to, for a lack of better words, major in RC (as I have :)) then marking edits as patrolled will become commonplace and extremely helpful. Below is how to "major" in recent changes, which would be a great help to D&D Wiki and I. First off load recent changes and press "Hide patrolled edits". Next click any diff and look at the change. Only if you are 100% sure that the edit is okay (taking formatting standards, page-linking (using the "what links here?" function), answering questions, sending MoI's, and line spacing between comments and/or the "Back to" footer into consideration) then mark the edit as patrolled. If the edit is not okay then all you have to do is fix the problem then mark the edit as patrolled. It's simple, but looking over every edit on D&D Wiki really keeps it looking and running well. In my opinion, it is the most vital part of D&D Wiki. Even marking only 20 edits as patrolled every day would be extremely helpful with this never-ending task.
I know this is really long-winded, so I'll keep the rest short. You have more burden on youself now that you are an admin because users will be looking at you for editing help, knowledge of the standards, etc etc. It's a bit more work, but I really hope you enjoy being an admin and I hope you decide to stay around on D&D Wiki for a while more to come. Welcome to Adminship, again, as Dmilewski once put it, you're now part of "The Face" of D&D Wiki. --Green Dragon 15:57, 12 December 2007 (MST)
Congratulations! and good luck :) -Hawk 22:50, 26 February 2008 (MST)


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I give Aarnott this barnstar for making DnD Race's LA pages into dynamic page lists. This task had been on the backburner for well over half a year and it had gotten to the point were it almost seemed that it would never get done, until Aarnott stepped up, took the initiative, and finally made all the LA pages dynamic. Thank you so much. --Green Dragon 10:44, 28 January 2008 (MST)

Specific Monstrous Spiders[edit]

I've had a look at your comments and tried to improve things abit. Can you have another look, please? I apreciate your help. Thanks. --Sam Kay 12:29, 8 February 2008 (MST)

Updateing old pages with semantic data[edit]

I noticed you'd started to add semantic data to old pages. perhaps we should get the forms done first that way the forms can do most of the work for us when we input the data into the form any addition semantic properties could be added afterwards. Just something to consider --Hawk 07:38, 29 February 2008 (MST)

I'm mostly making sure which properties I want to use for races. --Aarnott 07:44, 29 February 2008 (MST)
Fair enough, I just saw your update for Wee'diox (DnD Race) and just in case you did plan on adding it all like that I thought I'd offer a suggestion to lower the amount of work we have to do. I didn't want you doubling up on work your fingers will fall off from all the typing :). --Hawk 07:49, 29 February 2008 (MST)
Also I forget what is the difference between string and text. --Hawk 07:50, 29 February 2008 (MST)
Text has unlimited length. String has 256 characters. --Aarnott 07:52, 29 February 2008 (MST)
Gotta go to class >< I'll be back on the project this afternoon (Which I guess is around midnight for you aussies). If you complete anything really cool, MOI me :). --Aarnott 07:53, 29 February 2008 (MST)
Well perhaps you mean midday because it is currently 3:19am (Timezone Sydney Australia +10 GMT, +11 GMT during daylight savings) Take a look at Form:DnD Equipment I have added to Blue Dragons form it now allows a Type category ie magical non-magical etc and a subtype category ie outfit. Unfortunately currently it does not allow for more than one of each. as I mention on the main talk page any page with category:equipment now has a tab at the top to edit the page with the equipment form. But that is all for one night i'm going to bed! lol --Hawk 09:25, 29 February 2008 (MST)


Your so mean :P I was trying to format Discussion:What color is Adamantium? and add a reply and got two edit conflicts *I hit Arnott with my +2 Sword of wiki errors* --Hawk 08:28, 5 March 2008 (MST)

Hehehe. As a practice (since that has happened to me several times before), I do multiple edits -- first formatting, and then my response. --Aarnott 10:14, 5 March 2008 (MST)
Lol, you can always just press "Back" on your browser and copy your changes. --Green Dragon 21:06, 5 March 2008 (MST)
No need to hit back your changes are in a box at the bottom of the page you just need to copy them into the box at the top but I did that and then got another conflict error lol. So he still gets hit with my sword of wiki errors :P --Hawk 21:10, 5 March 2008 (MST)


edit it as you see fit

im open minded im not gonna murder you in your sleep for doing it



do whatever

Template Troubles[edit]

Yay. I'm trying to make certain parts of the table in template:4e Power appear only when certain parameters are given information. Example, the target line doesn't necessarily have to be there, so I made a parser
{{#if:{{{target}}}|{{4e Power Table Fix}} {{!}}'''Target:''' {{{target}}}}}
after I had a few troubles. It still doesn't work though. I have the bit for the table in the template:4e Power Table Fix because at first I assumed it was the second template:! being ignored that was causing my troubles. I'm not sure if it was now. --Taritus 16:05, 1 August 2008 (MDT)
Template {{!}} is used to create a | character inside of a template. That is why I used it for table rows. So you will want: {{#if:{{{target}}} |what you want to appear if target exists |what you want to appear otherwise }}. --Aarnott 16:43, 1 August 2008 (MDT)
I understand that, but when I have
{{#if:{{{target}}}|{{!}}- style="padding: 0.0625em 0.625em 0.0625em 1.25em; text-indent: -0.625em;" colspan="2" {{!}}'''Target:''' {{{target}}}}}
instead and and add |target=test to one of the previews nothing changes. I don't see the nice 'target' line. I don't want anything to show when the target parameter is blank. To get the text along with the formatting I have to have a pipe there, so I threw in a {{!}} hoping it would work. Neither attempt does, however.--Taritus 17:10, 1 August 2008 (MDT)
Got It! You needed a | after target (otherwise it would always be true) and the dash after the first {{!}} was unnecessary. --Aarnott 19:09, 1 August 2008 (MDT)
Lol. I knew it was something simple. Thanks again.--Taritus 20:41, 1 August 2008 (MDT)
I finished the template thanks to all your editing help. Would you mind doing a run through to make sure it's bug free and has correct syntax?--Taritus 11:25, 2 August 2008 (MDT)
Oh, great... Well, when I made the 4e Ritual form I got the drop down menu's to work by adding the options for them by adding them as allowed values to a property linked to the parameter in the template. I did that again, but I'm not getting any nice drop downs. Any ideas? --Taritus 15:07, 2 August 2008 (MDT)
Nevermind. I had the wrong template listed in the form. It's fixed now.--Taritus 15:37, 2 August 2008 (MDT)
The template looks good. I would make it an explicit width, however. --Aarnott 15:45, 2 August 2008 (MDT)
Yeah, I was thinking I'd need to do that, but I'm not too certain how.--Taritus 22:08, 2 August 2008 (MDT)

Bot-Assisted Changes[edit]

What's with the changes to 3e feats lately? It looks as though the result creates bad links and errors. Can I have the lowdown on what the changes are for? Regards. --Sulacu 22:14, 1 August 2008 (MDT)

The changes I am making puts the feat information into a standard template. This will allow us to change the way all the feats are formatted on the fly. It is also helpful for making sure all the feats have particular values (for Semantic Media Wiki) so that we can automatically generate feat tables. Take a look at DnD Abyssal Heritor Feats for an example of this. --Aarnott 03:46, 2 August 2008 (MDT)

Strange bits with 4e Power template...[edit]

Well, whenever someone creates a power using the 4e Power template there are a few extra lines of blank space at the end of the table for the power. Another problem involves the form. Before I consolidated a few of the templates into just the 4e Power template the form used to give drop downs for some of the parameters. Now these are missing from the form. --Taritus 16:29, 6 August 2008 (MDT)

I'm not sure how the forms work, but I will take a look at the template. --Aarnott 11:06, 7 August 2008 (MDT)
I finished a version of the template that is a lot easier to read/modify and works well. See it at Template:4e Power Test. --Aarnott 14:51, 7 August 2008 (MDT)
I saw you were working on it. Glad to see it works perfectly with all the old parameters. I added in a default value for the little bit of information it throws in the 'header' of the table on the right side, it just needed to have the default be the same as the class to avoid any problems with the form.--Taritus 17:32, 7 August 2008 (MDT)
It would be great if you would delete the old template and move that to it's location. That way everything ought to work out. All preexisting powers will use your updated template.--Taritus 17:36, 7 August 2008 (MDT)
Nevermind. Just copied everything over.--Taritus 17:57, 7 August 2008 (MDT)

What's up with the new power template?[edit]

Hey, dude. I don't know if you're the man to speak to about this, but with this updated power template, my flavor text and hit effects are overlapping with that box thingy on the right-hand side that tells the author and status. Also, the previous half-the-width-of-the-page size for the power chart was more visually pleasing than this wider, more space-efficient version. - Yamamoto Kesuke, 7:40 MDT 7 June 2008

The new template has been a bit of a joint effort between Aarnott and I, with the occasional help from Sledged. From my POV, the template doesn't cover anything, and fits fine. May I ask the resolution of your monitor? That's about the only thing I can think of that would cause any overlapping.--Taritus 19:54, 7 August 2008 (MDT)
What browser is everyone using? I'm using firefox, and it looks fine to me. —Sledged (talk) 20:03, 7 August 2008 (MDT)
I'm using the same version of FF and it is fine. Also I tested it in IE7 and Safari and there are no hiccups. I did make the width explicit, which could be causing the problems. It is fixed at 600 pixels, which with a bad resolution (800x600), it will take up most of the screen. Otherwise it is just too crammed, however. --Aarnott 08:38, 8 August 2008 (MDT)
I see the problem, now. When I narrow my browser window the author template and power block overlap. Neither resize themselves. Something to do with one table having a fixed width and the other being a floating table. —Sledged (talk) 09:46, 8 August 2008 (MDT)
I'm running at 1024 by 768 on Firefox 3.1. - Yamamoto Kesuke (talk) 12:04, 8 August 2008 (MDT)
Ok. I will test FF 3.1 when I get home. --Aarnott 11:55, 8 August 2008 (MDT)
Thanks. Also, I noticed something strange with the new build option field. Once the page was saved, the code looked like this:
|buildoption:(Text typed into the "Build Info" field)
|buildoption:(Text typed into the "Build Info" field)
which produced a page that looked like this:
(Text typed into the "Build Info" field): {{{buildinfo}}}
Just letting you know. Thanks for your efforts. - Yamamoto Kesuke (talk) 9:28, 9 August 2008 MDT
Yeah, that was the form doing that. I fixed it now.--Taritus 13:06, 10 August 2008 (MDT)
It looks fine in FF3 for me... --Aarnott 19:30, 10 August 2008 (MDT)
Then let's just assume that my problem is an isolated incident and have done with it. Thanks for your help. -- Yamamoto Kesuke (talk) 6:49 PM MDT, 11 August 2008.
Well, how large is your screen resolution? I think this may be a problem for people with smaller screen resolutions... --Green Dragon 02:21, 12 August 2008 (MDT)

Clothen Master[edit]

Hey i was just wondering if you could rate the clothen master 4e class. I hear your good help. Thanks --Shadow Dragon 12:24, 11 August 2008 (MDT)

I'm not too familiar with 4e yet. I know that Sam Kay adopted 4e pretty early, and there are also several people in the Tavern that use the 4e rules. Once I understand 4e better I will definitely give it a look. --Aarnott 08:19, 12 August 2008 (MDT)

Woot, more templates...[edit]

Well, looked on Sledged's user page, and noticed he had a list of templates he needed to make for 4e. I really need to stop doing that... Oh well, I'm currently working on template:4e Magic Item, and I'm using a lot of code from template:4e Power, mainly the entire setup to keep it clean. So, to get the 6 columned table I made template:4e Magic Item/Subtable which adds the rows for the level, enhancement bonus, and cost for the item. The level and enhancement bonuses are determined using {{#expr:}} so you only need to put in the bases for them, but I've left cost open to whatever you want (mainly because I don't feel like writing out the formula for it). When I added this template to the Magic Item template, just about everything worked fine, amazing, ain't it? Well, there is the dandy problem of the subtable having an ugly border around it because it's a subtable. Mind taking a look and seeing what you can do?--Taritus 08:48, 21 August 2008 (MDT)

Dandy. Just noticed that not all leveled magic items have progressions of 5. Some go by 10...

Tavern bug[edit]

Hello Aarnott!

Would you mind letting me know more information about this "backspace bug"? I do not know what it is at all, and will be happy to hand over CGI files, but would also like to know what is going on. Sorry about the delayed response! — Blue Dragon (talk) 15:36, 29 August 2008 (MDT)

Dynamic generation question[edit]

Hi Aarnott,

I've been investigating how to get the [Fiend] feats into automagic generation like the Abyssal Heritor feats page. I think I understand what's going on here, but it is very hard to find documentation. A straight {{#ask: [[Category:Fiend Feat]] |format=template |template=Feat Description}} seems to leave stuff like {{{1}}} inside the output, and it really doesn't look like that template was built to deal with this sort of thing to begin with. I've taken a look at what you've done, and it appears that you use a level or two of indirection and wrap all the {{{1}}} calls into a {{#sub: {{{1}}} }} call of some sort. Is this necessary to get the template output to display at all, or is there a way I can get it to display without a level of indirection? I've been unable to find documentation for the {{#sub}} call, and I'm a bit confused. Could you explain what's going on here? Thanks a lot. Surgo 21:33, 12 October 2008 (MDT)

D&D Wiki Mag[edit]

I'd like to sign up as a Writer for the magazine, if that is ok, I was wandering if it would be ok to have a generic page for like articles on role-playing that can be adaptable for pretty much any system, I would happily write stuff for this. ShadowyFigure 15:21, 28 November 2008 (MST)

Anyone can be a writer, we are working out the details right now about how articles are picked and how they are submitted and such. Once we have that ironed out more I will let you know! --Aarnott 15:51, 28 November 2008 (MST)


Thanks for the comments on my RfA, it is really valuable to have people's honest thoughts. Thanks again.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   17:36, 19 December 2008 (MST)

Feat Bundles[edit]

Great work on the feat bundles, Aarnott. I'm a bit confused about the wording, however. Could you provide an example progression. My present understanding is the following: At 1st level I select Dodge for a feat. At 3rd level, I can pick another feat, and I get another feat from the bundle (say Mobility), correct? And at 6th level, I pick another feat, and get Acrobatic, and then at 9th I pick another feat and pick the last in the bundle, Acrobatic.

I'm confused, but I don't think I get two-for-one immediately, I only use up one feat slot, but its an investment in free feats later on. But the language says they gain a feat for gaining a level INCLUDING THE LEVEL THEY PICK THE FEAT BUNDLE, but later AT THIS POINT, THEY DONT GAIN ANY NEW FEATS FROM THE BUNDLE.

Your Build is Awesome[edit]

So I made a character today using that Ursa Major (DnD Optimized Character Build) i helped you with. i just wanted to show you the sheet so you could see how impressed i was with the results, i changed a few things. I used what my forum uses to create charcters, a 36 point buy and a free background feat. I gave him a vow of poverty for extra goodies and a bit more of a hermit wanderer flavor. I get an abominable snowman vibe from him. [[1]] It is! i'd like your thoughts, but i understand you are busy. oh, and i havent finished the skills yet. thank you. Summerscythe 03:53, 29 March 2009 (MDT)


I'd like to label you as an admin with the [[Template:AdminBadge]] on your user page. If you have a reason you don't think you should have the badge or you don't think the badge is a good idea, please discuss it on the badge's discussion. -Valentine the Rogue 15:59, 11 April 2009 (MDT)

Pounce & Flying Kick[edit]

Upon reading your Ursa Major Optimized Build, I have discovered something I didn't know: Using the Complete Champion to trade the Barbarian's Fast Movement for Pounce (Lion Totem). I was surprised because Pounce usually not possible to get unless your character is some beast or animal. I was wondering if it was possible to include the Flying Kick feat (Oriental Adventures p.62).

Pounce: Make a full attack after a charge.

Flying Kick: When fighting unarmed and using the charge action, you deal double damage with your unarmed attack.

Combining the two feats should allow the unarmed Barbarian to do a charge followed by a full attack, doubling the damage of each attacks.

Is this correct?


I have been reading your conversation with GD on the elect-an-admin page. I find it enlightening that you thought GD's account had been hacked and that you banned him in order to protect the site. Myself and many others have always wondered about that specific plan of action. I am glad to finally hear it out loud. As a matter of fact, I would now gladly approve of you becoming an admin of this site. Yes, I understand this no longer interests you. But you rock, none the less. Woot woot! Peace! -- 17:40, 3 December 2009 (MST)

Dungeon Dash[edit]

Hello Arnott, I noticed that the time your Dungeon Dash (3.5e Variant Rule) page was last changed was in the far-off glade of 2010. If you have truly abandoned it, I would happily adopt it. Woot woot! Peace! --Raweno (talk) 11:07, 28 November 2012 (MST)

Helpers Page[edit]

I am attempting to implement a "Helpers" page to assist users with their problems. If you would like to help other users with wiki problems, simply add all of the following categories that you feel that you could assist in to your User Page. The Categories available are: [[Category:3.5e Balancing Helper]], [[Category:4e Balancing Helper]], [[Category:Proofreader Helper]], [[Category:Flavor Helper]], and [[Category:General Helper]]. If you choose to put one of the above categories, please also add [[Category:Helper]] as well. Thank you, Salasay Δ 13:44, 5 February 2013 (MST)

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