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Welcome to D&D Wiki[edit]

Hello Calidore Chase, 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 and how well you know the Wiki Format. 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 23:05, 3 December 2006 (MST)

Glad to be here, I've been looking for an outlet for my creations for a while; I hope everyone finds them to be balanced, fun, and useful. -Calidore Chase
I am glad this site suits your needs. Anyway, as a side comment, when you post something on a discussion simply put a --~~~~ after what you wrote and it will correctly sign your name. Thanks. --Green Dragon 12:30, 4 November 2006 (MST)

Editing Thanks[edit]

Thank you for editing my fireblade for spelling errors! It's really helpful! --Shadow of the Storm 07:55 15 December 2010

Not a prob, always happy to help --Calidore Chase 09:51, 17 December 2010 (MST)

Rating the PrC's[edit]

D&D Wiki has quite a bit of Prestige Classes, with only two having been rated on D&D Wiki's rating scale. So, on a small mission to try to get ratings of PrC's done, I would like you to help. All you would have to do is go to DnD Classes then to any PrC page. Click on the PrC you would like to rate; then rate its balance by clicking on the "here" in the Please, help D&D Wiki by rating the balance of this item here. I hope you can take the time to help D&D Wiki become a useful tool for every visitor that comes here; and thanks in advance. --Green Dragon 22:29, 29 November 2006 (MST)

Adminship[edit]

Would you like to be Nominated for Adminship? --Green Dragon 19:01, 5 December 2006 (MST)

Sure, go ahead and nominate me.... --Calidore Chase 07:18, 6 December 2006 (MST)
The voting will be going on for 1 week, however please finish filling out the Requests for Adminship/Calidore Chase to let voters better understand how you will help. --Green Dragon 20:00, 6 December 2006 (MST)
Congratulations, you are now an sysop (admin). I hope you like the privileges, and decide to keep contributing a lot! --Green Dragon 22:01, 13 December 2006 (MST)
I feel bad I got sysop and then had to disappear for so long. Will try to work in some time for this wiki whenever I can. --Calidore Chase 15:46, 21 July 2007 (MDT)
Glad to hear it :). I was worried that as soon as you got adminship you left for good... Glad to hear that that is not the case. --Green Dragon 01:05, 5 August 2007 (MDT)

Baby[edit]

Congrats on the baby-to-be. Mine first showed up on Feb 26. Mine is six months old now, and quite the handful. Babies are a team sport! My iPod shuffle has kept me sane, and my wife's nano kept her sane. I've listened to many old radio shows via podcasts. Librivox provides fee audiobooks. All that baby is why I don't do so much on the wiki as before.

--Dmilewski 12:31, 8 September 2007 (MDT)

You're also going to have a child? Congratulations in advance. --Green Dragon 16:20, 8 September 2007 (MDT)
Yep, actually this is going to be my second. My first is 15 months old. Fun stuff! My baby is definitely part of the reason why I posted so little for quite a while. It's definitely a joy though. --Calidore Chase 02:38, 9 September 2007 (MDT)
The Dmilewski syndrome... ah... (just kidding Dmilewski :P). --Green Dragon 20:43, 9 September 2007 (MDT)

Second baby was born on Feb 13th at 0805 in the am at a whopping 9 lb 8 oz and 21 inches long. His name is Darius Alexander. --Calidore Chase 19:18, 15 February 2008 (MST)

Congratulations! --Green Dragon 22:52, 15 February 2008 (MST)

Third baby was born on 3 Sep 2010 at 0108 in the am at a slight 7 lb 8 oz and 20 3/4 inches long. his name is Isaac Matthew. --Calidore Chase 06:42, 3 September 2010 (MDT)

Linking in SRD[edit]

FYI, when fixing or making links inside the SRD, please use links such as [[SRD:Link]]. We need to maintain disambiguity within the SRD. With the new version coming out, link-fights are bound to arise and I want to keep the SRD out of that. If you think that there is a redirect that the SRD should have, create a link in the SRD: namespace, then redirect it to the proper page, then lock the redirect. Thanks. --Dmilewski 07:23, 7 November 2007 (MST)

Groovy, will keep that in mind. --Calidore Chase 08:16, 7 November 2007 (MST)

Birthday[edit]

Happy Birthday (I am assuming from the change on your user-page...)! --Green Dragon 15:57, 10 December 2007 (MST)

Thanks! And yes, my birthday was the fifth. --Calidore Chase 20:10, 10 December 2007 (MST)
Happy birthday, again!! --Sabre070 04:24, 5 December 2008 (MST)

Going Away[edit]

I might be gone for about 5 months. Not sure if I'll have internet access while I am away. Definitely not for the next month though. --Calidore Chase 13:52, 19 July 2008 (MDT)

Where are you off to? Someplace exotic? --Aarnott 14:56, 19 July 2008 (MDT)
Fort Polk first, then Fort Benning - somewhat less than exotic. --Calidore Chase 11:02, 20 July 2008 (MDT)
Now that I am back from Fort Polk I can absolutely guarantee that is definitely less than exotic. In fact it may be the least exotic place I have ever been.--Calidore Chase 09:52, 21 August 2008 (MDT)

Art Commission[edit]

I'd love to talk to you about doing a drawing. Please e-mail me at susan.tardif@gmail.com. --Rowan 00:50, 25 October 2008 (MDT)

Sorry[edit]

Sorry I've been gone for so long - I'm currently in a military school with very little access to the internet. As soon as I can get back on reliably I wil be go back to my role as an admin. --Calidore Chase 07:56, 8 February 2009 (MST)

I forgive you! --TK-Squared 08:00, 8 February 2009 (MST)

AdminBadge[edit]

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 16:16, 11 April 2009 (MDT)

I don't have a problem with that. --Calidore Chase 10:43, 12 April 2009 (MDT)

No longer an Admin?[edit]

Am I no longer an admin? --Calidore Chase 12:50, 15 August 2009 (MDT)

Big badda boom, everything exploded. --Ghostwheel 12:53, 15 August 2009 (MDT)
Interesting. Not gonna read that long series of postings. Will I be an admin again soon? Rather like it here. --Calidore Chase 13:03, 15 August 2009 (MDT)
After you read that long series of postings, you will not like it here anymore. -Pun-Pun 16:10, 15 August 2009 (MDT)

New Home[edit]

Well, living in Germany now. Lets see if I get any free time to actually work here :) --Calidore Chase 14:15, 20 October 2009 (MDT)

Oh nice. Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Welches Bundesland? Schönes Land, Landschaften, Kultur usw; oder? --Green Dragon 20:24, 20 October 2009 (MDT)
Das es mina bruda on de tofel!! --129.123.252.131 22:25, 20 October 2009 (MDT)
Der ist mein brüder; der an den tofel (was bedeutet tofel?)... --Green Dragon 23:06, 20 October 2009 (MDT)
Tofel means Chalkboard. My brother got into trouble frequently in his High School German class. He was always in detention writing German phrases on the chalkboard. Things like "I will not teach German swear words to others". As such, the only German phrase I ever learned was "That is my brother of the chalkboard". :p --129.123.252.131 23:23, 20 October 2009 (MDT)
Unfortunately, no Deutsch yet. I can drive over here now. mwahahahahahahaha --Calidore Chase 14:31, 21 October 2009 (MDT)
Found a home today, get closer and closer to having real internet!--Calidore Chase 11:05, 2 November 2009 (MST)
Well, internet connection in my new home town are utter crap (384Kbs max) so we need to look into satellite interent. Craziness. I swear I will eventually be able to once again take up my duties here. --Calidore Chase 05:53, 28 November 2009 (MST)
Oddly I've been in two homes since I last wrote on here... My newest home has pretty good I-net.. I, unfortunately, just do not have time... --Calidore Chase 16:14, 18 May 2011 (MDT)

Review for my new class Presto


Hi Calidore Chase,

I would kindly ask you as creator of the class “Prestidigitator” to review my first self made class “Presto”. I should warn you in advance that my English is not my primary language. http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Presto_%283.5e_Prestige_Class%29

With kind regards. Onra77


Hi Calidore Chase, me again, on the topic: Prestidigitator http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Talk:Prestidigitator_%283.5e_Prestige_Class%29 I had placed the following: “The loss of one level of spellcasting was supposed to help balance out the additions of the abilities. “. I suppose that this was necessary when this class had 5 levels but know it has 10 levels I would add “+1 levels of Existing Class” for the first level. --Onra77 20:30, 6 July 2011 (GMT) What's your opinion on this --Onra77 15:25, 13 December 2011 (MST)

Barnstar[edit]

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I award you this WikiGnome Barnstar in recognition for your many tidying-up edits. Marasmusine (talk) 02:15, 24 January 2013 (MST)
Thanks :D --Calidore Chase (talk) 02:35, 24 January 2013 (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)

Anti-Vandalism Barnstar[edit]

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I give you this anti-vandal barnstar for your assistance with removing vandalism and blocking vandals. Thanks for helping upkeep D&D Wiki! --Green Dragon (talk) 01:22, 11 November 2013 (MST)

Thanks! --Green Dragon (talk) 01:22, 11 November 2013 (MST)

I'm back![edit]

Looks like you're still active and an admin!

Getting back into the swing of things. Got a Pathfinder game I remote into (played face to face until I moved) and looks like my office is starting up a 3.5 (maybe give 5th a shot) game with me co-DMing.

--Xenophon (talk) 09:17, 27 March 2014 (MDT)

Hey hey! Running a 3.5/pathfinder game myself right now.... expecting the players to show up any minute... doing a variation on the dwarven outpost that I ran ya'all through. Plopped it into a world where there is a crusade going on and they have hired adventures to assist in clearing out 'difficulties' --Calidore Chase (talk) 16:13, 30 March 2014 (MDT)

Some homebrew balance[edit]

So I recently started making homebrews and i was wondering if you would look at them and give me your opinion. Wisplings_(3.5e_Race) particularly the level adjustment question on the page. Sorcerous_Scholar_(3.5e_Class). respond on their talk pages if you could so its easier to keep track of. Mordred the dark (talk) 19:14, 11 October 2014 (MDT)

Will try and look Calidore Chase (talk) 19:46, 14 October 2014 (MDT)

Master Prestidigitator (3.5e Feat)[edit]

I thought this feat could go in the magazine along with Palour Tricks. To save me from reading through the talk page, can you tell me if it is publication-ready? Is the spell to be bolstered chosen when you take the feat, or can it apply to any (up to 2nd level) spell you cast? Similarly, is the bonus chosen when you take the feat, or do you choose one when you cast the spell? Thanks. Marasmusine (talk) 04:42, 5 May 2015 (MDT)

It has been hashed out and is publication ready. I added a line clarifying that the choice is made each time a spell is altered through the use of this feat. --Calidore Chase (talk) 05:29, 5 May 2015 (MDT)
I thought the Master Prestidigitator would be a bard-like prestige class!!! --Redrum 14:27, 17 March 2018 (MDT)
The Prestidigitor prestige class would make a great addition to a bard character IMO. Calidore (posted from my phone)

Castles[edit]

Hello Mr. Chase, a theme you voted for on the magazine was selected, and I'm wondering if you had anything in mind, thanks! Marasmusine (talk) 04:42, 27 September 2015 (MDT)

Yes, I have a couple of wall features (Drunk tank, gravity shifted floors, unusual building materials (e.g. shell), traveling towers (tents that harden into stone keeps), I'm sure I can come up with more. As a side note the Drunk Tank wall feature is an actual medieval feature that I have encountered while visiting a walled city in Germany. It was a tiny little room set in the city wall, it had a sloped floor with a small drain pipe into the moat, and a door that locks from the outside - drunks would be thrown in for the night to sleep it off. --Calidore Chase (talk) 04:47, 27 September 2015 (MDT)

Thanks, there's no hurry for now, 1st month of production is just gathering stuff. Marasmusine (talk) 06:15, 27 September 2015 (MDT)

Presto[edit]

Hi Calidore Chase, in case you have forgotten about it, could you review this class? Or give some pointers in the right direction of being well balanced.

Much appreciated Onra77 05:46, 7 November 2015 (MST)

Houserule Issue 4[edit]

Hi Calidore Chase, we are starting on the next magazine, the theme chosen at random is "holy", let me know if you can help. Marasmusine (talk) 11:02, 4 March 2016 (MST)

Templates[edit]

I would appreciate your input on Help talk:Improving, Reviewing, and Removing Templates please. --Kydo (talk) 23:43, 14 September 2016 (MDT)

D&D Wiki Plays D&D[edit]

You're Invited! --Kydo (talk) 21:12, 22 January 2017 (MST)

Sounds interesting, unfortunately I don't play 5e and sadly have no free time at the moment. :( --Calidore Chase (talk) 18:21, 23 January 2017 (MST)

¿Usted también es un Burqueño?[edit]

You're in my neck o' the woods. If you've the time, we could grab a drink at one of the local breweries. —Sledged (talk) 10:26, 9 October 2019 (MDT)

-Heck yeah! You SCAdian by any chance? Or where do you hang out? --Calidore Chase (talk) 22:13, 6 January 2020 (MST)
Not in a long, long time. I tend to hang out around the Wells Park area. It has a number of good breweries near me. Hit me up at sledged at dandwiki dot com. —Sledged (talk) 15:59, 14 January 2020 (MST)

Upsetting Article[edit]

Hello Calidore Chase,

I am writing you concerning the following article: https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Lizardfolk_Biology_(Paludia_Supplement)

It was brought to my attention after one of my fellow players was looking for information regarding her race in DnD, she had stumbled onto this article believing it to be the official class. We’ve all made this mistake at least once, we’re not concerned with her not recognizing this wiki’s purpose. Instead we (her entire DnD group) were appalled with the content of this page. This race is written with an inherent sexist bias that is unrealistic and harmful. It isn’t super clear on your Warning Policy page if this sort of speech is accepted.

Here are a few of the upsetting ideals written into this race:

“Hence, the lizardfolk have inferior endurance, especially the females, who have even more serious problems metabolizing lactic acid. In a long fight, a lizardfolk will tire faster than a human and will probably retreat if the fight isn't won in a couple of minutes.”

“An average male requires an average of 8 hours of sleep, while a female requires an average of 10 hours of sleep, although many females prefer to sleep for 12 hours.”

"Without exception, within the same species, male lizardfolk are larger, heavier, stronger, faster, more durable, more resistant to pain, fatigue and sickness, and less easily tired than female lizardfolk. Additionally, male lizardfolk have higher average intelligence and are wiser than female lizardfolk. This is due to the need for the males to do the hunting and fighting for the tribe. Additionally, male lizardfolk naturally live longer than females, but the habits of war and violence tend to equalize their lifespans with the females. In no case does a female lizardfolk ever control a tribe, clan, or village; the purpose of the female lizardfolk consorts is to make heirs, not to rule. If a chief were to die and a daughter or wife was his only relative, then the strongest males would fight to see which one of them was the strongest, and the winner would become the new chief.

It should be obvious that male lizardfolk are excellent front line soldiers. With more strength and constitution than an average human, they ought to make great fighters. At home, they are excellent hunters and fishers, and can apply their hunting skills to aid whatever party of adventurers they may join. The males can also make skilled rangers.

Female lizardfolk are often unable to take care of themselves, as they aren't very good at competing with males for hunting or fishing grounds; the very few that have ever tried have been outclassed in every way. As a result, they have to find a mate or else depend on male relatives. In isolation, a female lizardfolk actually would be able to do some hunting or fishing, but even the least competition from a male will be enough to see her outdone. Female lizardfolk are more flexible than their male counterparts, but not nearly so much so that they would get any bonus to dexterity because of it.

For game purposes, to get the stats of a female lizardfolk, first calculate the stats normally for the male, and then factor in the following:

-4 strength, -4 constitution, -2 intelligence, -2 wisdom. Female lizardfolk also only have +2 natural armor instead of the male +5 natural armor (in common lizardfolk, but in no case do females have more than, or as much natural armor as the males, no matter the species.) Females can only hold their breath for only three times its constitution score before drowning (instead of 4X for the male.) Females by necessity, are supposed to lay eggs and raise children, thus ensuring the continued survival of the race. Biologically, this necessitates certain physiological adjustments that may impede the females from combat, but in no way reduce their value to the race; in fact, their value actually increases in some ways because they can lay eggs. Lizardfolk females are acutely aware of this, and very few females will live their lives without reproducing.

In comparison to a human, a typical female lizardfolk has -2 strength, constitution, wisdom, and -4 intelligence (minimum of 3). In an adventuring party, this can prove to be quite a problem. Being neither good at combat nor skilled in magic, the female lizardfolk would at first glance appear to be a liability for any party. However, this weakness can be turned into a strength... of a sort. Having little combat proficiency frees the female lizardfolk PCs from having to develop such skills, enabling them to class as bards and rogues and develop other skills. With little need to give them fighting skills, one can develop a female character's non-combat skills, and use them to the party's advantage. Female Paludian lizardfolk bards receive a +2 charisma bonus upon entering that class and lose it when leaving it. This reflects the exotic, eye-catching nature of the females; this is only able to be exploited by a class which requires the female to be looked at and paid attention to. For a female fighter or paladin, appearance and grace matter less, and the rest of the world knows it, so only the bard would logically receive a bonus for being eye-catching in a performance. Skills for the female lizardfolk that are worth focusing on include Balance, Diplomacy, Disguise, Escape Artist, Gather information, Move Silently,Open Lock, Perform, and Sleight of hand. Chances are, one can easily fit an exotic, alluring female lizardfolk into a party, especially if one's party needs someone agile and charismatic (while there is no particular bonus for dexterity, it ought to be focused on in order to make the PC worthwhile.) These can be good PCs because they can excel in certain niche roles that a party might need from time to time, such as having to send someone to balance on a narrow plank in order to get an item, or having to sneak through a dark room.

During the prime mating season (spring, roughly 1/4 of the year), females receive a special +4 modifier to certain charisma checks to represent the release of pheromones and their greater desire to mate (though females always wish to mate more than the males do, but even more so during mating season), but it wears off after the season ends. In the wider world, female lizardfolk are considered to be rare, exotic and eye-catching, whereas the ferocious males simply intimidate and frighten others. Hence, the outside observer can see a dichotomy between the two roles of the lizardfolk sexes; male strength vs female exoticness.

There is one native Paludian class which allows female lizardfolk to circumvent some of their disadvantages, that of the Hierodule, a divine casting class with no offensive capability. The education required for this class enables the females to avoid the -2 intelligence and -2 wisdom penalty, and this will apply only for the female if her first class is that of Heirodule. For no other class does the training for being a Heirodule apply, so if the female should switch classes, the penalties to intelligence and wisdom apply."

“Like all other species of lizardfolk, the males are much heavier, larger, stronger, and more durable in every way than the females, who only weigh between 90-120 pounds (on average), are at least a foot shorter, are nowhere near as strong, and have softer skin, weaker bones, and less resistance to pain, fatigue, and injury. The females also have a lesser capacity for logic and reason, being creatures of hormones, feelings, and passions. The common lizardfolk are the most numerous type of in Paludia, forming a plurality of the entire lizardfolk population in Paludia.”

I understand the desire to create races that mimic animals and cultures but no animal puts this strong of a disadvantage on all females. This article appears to be written with a ridiculous amount of harmful language and ideals towards females. It explicitly states that women of this race are useless for all things other than mating, it frequently uses the problematic work “exotic” and only gives women any use if they are used as a sex object as a bard and any advantage they get from that goes away if they leave the party. I’m not sure if the class started this way or was added later. Regardless, it seems inappropriate to have an article like this for a game that should be about inclusion and acceptance.

I am posting this for all of the moderators so the article can be reviewed. I understand if this isn’t found to be against your community guidelines but please do consider the harm this type of article might impose on someone who might be quick to make parallels with human females or young females who might believe this about themselves.

Thank you —The preceding unsigned comment was added by ConcernedViewer (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts.

I've handled this. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 21:34, 3 December 2020 (MST)
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