Category talk:April Fools

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Submission of a SRD entree[edit]

WotC made a bit of a funny, I think. they made the arcane focus of the SRD:Detect Thoughts spell a copper piece, or a penny. A penny for your thoughts? I think this pun might be worthy of this catigory. --  Tug   talk    contribs    email   19:45, 8 February 2009 (MST)

Most SRD spell components are a joke. Silent Image for instance (pulling the wool over their eyes, or "fleecing" them). --Aarnott 19:50, 8 February 2009 (MST)

April Fools FAs[edit]

I think it would be neat if we began putting up a Category:April Fools article up as a "joke" featured article each year on april fools. What does everyone else think of this? Also, I'm looking for ideas for a joke Wil Whaton 3.5 deity, if anyone has any good ideas just shoot me a message.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   20:36, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Horatio Caine[edit]

If I wanted to make one about Horatio Caine, what content would it contain (I literally know NOTHING about D&D)


Updated description to show priority of rules over communication/organization. --Kydo (talk) 10:09, 28 December 2016 (MST)

Question On Usage[edit]

If I wanted to make a page intended to be imbalanced, but not necessarily funny, would I still be able to use this tag for it, or no? -- Alice-chan 20:00, 20 November 2018 (EST)

No Alice, you shouldn't put the April Fools template on a page unless you're actually trying to be funny. I believe that what you're thinking of is more along the lines of what the design disclaimer template is for. Quincy (talk) 18:14, 20 November 2018 (MST)
That still isn't quite the thing I was looking for, as it does explicitly state "This template is not justification for broken, overpowered, unfinished, unbalanced, or incomprehensible design", and I've been thinking about uploading a race which I already know wouldn't be entirely balanced, but thank you for the answer. If I could get confirmation that it is, in fact, okay to use that template for something imbalanced, then I'd be more than happy to upload my race idea using that template. -- Alice-chan 21:26, 20 November 2018 (EST)
Shoot, you're right! Well, I'm afraid that limits your options. I'd still like you to know that you have the following means of uploading your race without having to meet most standards, however, and you should consider consider them appropriately:
  • You can upload the race as part of a campaign setting or sourcebook. Although that would require a lot of work, you have a lot of leeway in what you're including in a campaign/sourcebook, since an overpowered race is still "balanced" in a setting or ruleset where everyone is assumed to be overpowered.
  • More simply, you can upload the race as a userpage. Nobody's allowed to edit your userpages, so you can put it in your space and you can have the reasonable expectation that no-one will try to make it more balanced. Quincy (talk) 19:44, 20 November 2018 (MST)
Hm. Well, I suppose my most viable option for the time being is to upload it as a user page. Thanks for your help. -- Alice-chan 21:59, 20 November 2018 (EST)

Qualifications for April fools[edit]

I think the text on this page gives a very misleading idea of what April fools articles are supposed to be. Specifically this text: "Pages with this template, as long as they are not breaking policies or guidelines, should not be edited as spam or vandalism, or marked for removal, review, or editing." It gives the impression that basically anything is allowed as long as it has this template on it. The text on this page should be changed to reflect what the actual rule is, whatever that may be. --PJammaz (talk) 08:26, 21 June 2020 (MDT)

I've looked everywhere I can think and cannot find the conversation that took place. I can see above that Alice-chan mentioned the detail I keep reciting, "This template is not justification for broken, overpowered, unfinished, unbalanced, or incomprehensible design", but I haven't seen it listed on ,Category:April Fools, Category talk:April Fools, Help:Improving, Reviewing, and Removing Templates, or Help talk:Improving, Reviewing, and Removing Templates.
Would adding the sentence Alice-chan says above, and I think long time users believe the template work for years, be the changed you'd be seeking PJammaz? Or are there other qualifications you are seeking? Red Leg Leo (talk) 13:13, 22 June 2020 (MDT)
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