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Vandals[edit]

Some IP has been vandalizing this page Starcraft Marine (5e Class). I am not sure if you guys think it is worth dealing with but I figured bring it to your attention. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by TeslaFistforge (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts.

SirSprinkles appears to have handled this. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 17:31, 10 September 2020 (MDT)

Several IPs have been editing this page despite the author asking this to not be done. I reverted the changes but the IPs in question have also been causing problems elsewhere, so I figured I would bring it to your attention. TeslaFistforge (talk) 22:24, 20 September 2020 (MDT)

Some Questions[edit]

Hopefully I am not bothering anyone but I have a few questions. I have been doing cleaning up by reverting malicious edits, and I was wondering: one, how do you revert an entire page back to a point before any of the malicious edits were made, as often times people will make multiple edits and the revert feature only does one edit at a time; two, would the administration as a whole rather that I report it here or just fix it myself? TeslaFistforge (talk) 13:44, 12 September 2020 (MDT)

1) If you click on the timestamp of when the edit was made in the "history" tab, it will show you what the page looked like at the time of that edit. If you then click "edit", the edit screen will warn you that you are editing an old version of the page. If you change nothing and click "Save", you'll revert the edits made since then.
2) There's no real need to report vandalism if you have already cleaned it up yourself, unless you judge the edits to be particularly problematic. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 20:44, 12 September 2020 (MDT)
Alright, thanks for the help! TeslaFistforge (talk) 21:16, 12 September 2020 (MDT)

Homebrewing Subclasses and Subraces for an existing Homebrew Class[edit]

I've been hanging around looking at some of the homebrew here for quite a few years now, with little actually making of my own. The other day I thought about trying and making a couple subraces for a homebrew race that I thought could do with more, but then I realised that as said race was locked it probably wouldn't be a good idea to add subraces directly to it. Then, today I thought about perhaps trying to make a subclass or two for an existing homebrew class, but then as well as thinking against it but remembering the previous time. I then thought - would it be possible to have a separate page for a homebrew subrace/class for a homebrew race/class, similar to how we have those for existing races and classes? If, what would be the recommended thing for me to do? Flamechar33 . . 17:49, 20 September 2020 (BST)

Creating all the homebrew entries is not really good, because you need to use the homebrew page anyway for the reference. For this reason, everything should be accessible from the main page for the homebrew creation. --Green Dragon (talk) 14:16, 20 September 2020 (MDT)
What I think GD means is that if you make your own sub(race/class) for an already homebrew race or class, it will end up as an orphaned page because there aren't any DPLs for sub-parts of homebrew races/classes. Although, this could be rectified easily by just adding an "other/uncategorized" section to 5e Subclasses, and there is already such a section for 5e Subraces. If you make your own sub-part for a homebrew page, though, I think the general preference is for it to be added to the existing homebrew page for that race or class. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 15:12, 20 September 2020 (MDT)
Ok, I understand. Sorry for the late answer/thanks, and thanks! Flamechar33 . . 19:58, 24 September 2020 (BST)

Keyblade Edit Warring[edit]

I'm afraid |Hypershadic46 and I are at it again. I'd like to request that the page be locked.--SlaadSack (talk) 11:36, 16 October 2020 (MDT)

Intentionally Collaborative Environment or Campaign Development[edit]

I'm interested in starting an environment or campaign development of "Sunken Rlyeh" which is H.P. Lovecraft's city where dead Cthulhu waits dreaming... I have developed some ideas about the nature of this underwater city, its inhabitants, and some special rules pertaining to interactions and the city's non-Euclidean geometry. I've also made some encounter tables and a table of city locations/structures. The concept is that below the surface of a prime material ocean, at the point farthest from any surface landmass, is a gate to the Elemental Plane of Water. On the other side of the gate is the city of Rlyeh, which sank and reformed itself as an underwater sphere. The sunken city is dark and sinister and slimy, and filled with many horrific denizens (but appropriate for the level of the adventuring party). The encounter tables include one for the prime material ocean surface, a deep water table appropriate for either side of the gate area, and one for the city itself. The encounters include creatures from standard 5e material, as well as many D&D Wiki creatures. I am hopeful that others would contribute significantly to this effort, especially those who have submitted Lovecraft-based creatures and races. Has anything like this been attempted, and has it worked out? Any suggestions/advice? If it seems doable and has a chance to succeed, how might I get started?

--Dain (talk) 22:20, 28 October 2020 (MDT)

Hello there Dain, it is good to see that you are interested in starting up a large project. Working with other users on large scale projects will be difficult, but has been done before. Off the top of my head, a notable example I remember are the several issues of D&D Wiki Magazine, which went well, but has since fallen off in recent times. To start making the project a reality, I would suggest reaching out to users who have recently make Lovecraft inspired homebrew on their talk pages and ask them whether they would be interested in working together to create the campaign/environment. Besides that, you can also reach out to a bunch of other users on the D&D Wiki discord. For more information on the discord, you can check out the D&D Wiki Social Media page. Either way, gl on the project.--Blobby383b (talk) 21:18, 5 November 2020 (MST)
Should I attempt contact via the discussion page or the relevant material, or via the original contributor's "talk button" on the history page, or some other means? Or does it matter how I do it? I'm assuming that the person I'm attempting to contact will get an email from the dandwiki alerting them to a message? Thanks... --Dain (talk) 20:41, 6 November 2020 (MST)
I would suggest reaching out to them on their talk/discussion page, but it doesn't matter too much how you go about contacting the user. If a user has not disabled emails from the wiki and has watched a page, when you contact them on a page they have watched they should get an email.--Blobby383b (talk) 19:18, 7 November 2020 (MST)

Captcha problems[edit]

When trying to create a page, D&D Wiki asks me to solve four captchas at once. Even after doing so multiple times it still won't let me post. I suspect this might have something to do with the captchas appearing both above and below on the same page: this screenshot shows what I mean. 2405:8100:8000:5CA1:0:0:C9:A916 13:06, 13 November 2020 (MST)

Hey there anonymous, while it unclear what exactly caused D&D Wiki to cause you to solve so many captchas, you can resolve the issue by creating an account as users don't have to solve captchas. You can create by yourself or contact blue dragon on their talk page as they are the admin in charge of technical stuff on the wiki with your IP address / desired username / ect. info. I am sorry that you have issues with the wiki's captcha and wish you the best.--Blobby383b (talk) 12:55, 17 November 2020 (MST)
Did you change the same thing with adding content into the page? --Green Dragon (talk) 11:12, 18 November 2020 (MST)

This is the same anonymous user again. If the solution is to require a user to create an account in order to create a page, why bother with this step at all? I don't know who here has access to LocalSettings, but it's fairly easy to deny a user group the permission to create a page. [1] Fewer users would be alienated that way, I imagine.
I appreciate your input Green Dragon but I'm not sure what you're asking, and I'm not very sure if you're addressing Blobby383b or myself. To clarify, I have this problem whenever I try to create any new page. When I try to edit an already existing page (like this one), I only receive one set of captchas and those captchas are able to resolve. 2A0B:F4C2:2:0:0:0:0:1 07:57, 19 November 2020 (MST)

Unregistered users can create pages. I just am asking if you tried the steps you did above with adding information into the page? Maybe it has something to do with your cookie settings, or forms. --Green Dragon (talk) 10:27, 20 November 2020 (MST)

Redirect Retraction.[edit]

I'll cut to the chase. I'm am relatively new and barely understand the mechanics of this wiki. I have contributed already because I know basics of other wikis, but I'm figuring out the finer details on this one. Anyhow, I have finished reading the editing help page and learned a lot of what I needed to know. So I redirected an empty template my page made to a category. I realized the further I read on what a template does. Once I try to edit said template I realized what I've just done. So I would like to request all redirects going to the "Category:Mark of Prestige" category I made be removed/wiped or however this is resolved. Please and thank you.

PS. I am working on an empty page for a setting, so I thought I'd spend my time working on it because I am currently in a campaign for said setting. It's more work than I expected, but I'll get it done.

Thanks for letting us know about the issues you have been having. It seems like the major issue was that in 5e, there are blessings so you can use the already existing template and formatting to create homebrew blessing for a campaign setting, but marks of prestige are an original thing that is only really used in the Hyrule campaign setting, and as such, a template did not exist for it. Because of this, I have gone ahead and made a template for it, moved the mark of prestige page so it has the (Hyrule Supplement) identifier, and fixed up how the Marks of Prestige (Hyrule Supplement) and Hero of Hyrule (Hyrule Supplement) work. In the future, you can use the existing formatting on Hero of Hyrule (Hyrule Supplement) for all new marks of prestige.--Blobby383b (talk) 10:13, 20 November 2020 (MST)
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