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Helpful Edits & Talk Page Edit[edit]

Hey Coaldstone, I have recently noticed all the edits you have made to improve upon a variety of equipment pages, and I would like to say you have done an amazing job improving upon the wording on a lot of pages. With that said through, I also must ask you to not edit other user's talk page comments as you did so here as normally users shouldn't edit other user's comments on talk pages, as outlined by Help:Talk Pages#Editing or Deleting Existing Comments. I don't believe you did so harmfully though, as you seemed to only delete the issues I raised that has since been fixed, so no harm no foul, it is easy enough to revert the edit.--Blobby383b (talk) 19:46, 12 September 2018 (MDT)

You're Breathtaking!![edit]

So i'm gunna guess you're WAY better at this class creation thing than me, and i thank you for helping me modify my Lucario Race. i would link it here but i think that would be a Shameless Plug. oh well. Happy Trails!

Barnstar[edit]

WMBarnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For your recent work with many races, in particular, fixing formatting issues, I award you this barnstar. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 11:02, 20 October 2018 (MDT)


Thank You[edit]

Thank you for editing my Blood lord class(had to make a new account cause i wasnt allowed to edit anymore) see you understand that something being different doesnt make it bad so Thank you sir


Your Work is Appreciated[edit]

Hi Coaldstone, I'd just like to say that your contributions to the wiki have been very valuable and I really admire your work. Give yourself a well-earned pat on the back. Quincy (talk) 18:13, 13 December 2018 (MST)

-I must thank you as well for fixing the formatting on a lot of my pages, it saves me a lot of trouble and I will now copy your template since it works so good xD JohnSmith82 (talk) 14:13, 15 September 2019 (MDT)

WikiCookie[edit]

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For adding preloads, fixing table entries, general formatting, and fixing mistakes in the footers of multiple pages, I award you this WikiCookie. Keep it up! --Green Dragon (talk) 22:39, 8 January 2019 (MST)


Talk:Oath of Silence (5e Subclass)[edit]

Hi Coaldstone! Many great edits by you so I come your way seeking thoughts on the subclass I linked. Cheers! ~ BigShotFancyMan (talk) 10:57, 17 January 2019 (MST)

Working Man's Barnstar[edit]

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Coaldstone thanks for fixing incorrect categories, removing unused categories, and adding missing categories on pages with these problems. Your organization for these pages is very appreciated. --Green Dragon (talk) 23:34, 11 July 2019 (MDT)


Thanks, but I do want to mention one thing. The categories which were not created on 4e racial feats should have still been kept, since the dpl on the race's page calls these categories. The categories should be created with Category:Racial Feat. --Green Dragon (talk) 23:34, 11 July 2019 (MDT)


Request for Adminship[edit]

You have done a very good job helping to maintain the wiki, such as fixing formatting problems and making sure that pages have the correct title format. I feel that the admin tools would suit you very well, and would assist you well in your maintenance work. Would you like me to nominate you? — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 23:07, 19 August 2019 (MDT)

Hey, it’s fine if you don’t want to be an admin m, but it would be nice if you said so so that I’m not left wondering. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 15:50, 22 August 2019 (MDT)
Thanks for responding to my inquiries. It sounds fine to me. Coaldstone (talk) 03:39, 23 August 2019 (MDT)
I have posted your nomination here. Please answer the questions when you get a chance. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 13:12, 23 August 2019 (MDT)

Administration[edit]

All aboard the S.S. Adminship!

Welcome to Adminship. You are now part of "The Face" of D&D Wiki. You have more burden on yourself now that you are an admin because users will be looking at you for editing help, knowledge about pages, etc. Make sure to familiarize yourself with Meta Pages to help address this burden. I recommend you take a look at Special:ListGroupRights if you have not already. Some of the new feature's uses follow: 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.

  • Deleting pages is normally done through Category:Candidates for Deletion. Anything with a good reason to be deleted on that page should be deleted. Other times pages should be deleted is in the case of vandalism, spam, or even when someone makes a page and after a few edits they either blank the page or replace it with something like "Please delete this". If this page consisted of close to just the preload it is fine to just delete it.
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  • Editing every page on D&D Wiki mostly means you can now edit the 5e SRD, 3.5e SRD and the MSRD. Feel free to edit them if inaccuracies are found. If interested further please look at their To-Do lists; I am sure your help will be appreciated.

Now that you are an admin I would say more burden is placed on you, 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, you're now part of "The Face" of D&D Wiki. --Green Dragon (talk) 23:11, 1 September 2019 (MDT)

Congrats Coaldstone; I'm happy for you. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 00:29, 2 September 2019 (MDT)
You did it, your an admin now! I hope that the new tools you have are of great assistance to you, good luck and happy editing.--Blobby383b (talk) 07:47, 2 September 2019 (MDT)
Congratulations!   ~BigShotFancyMan   talk   07:31, 6 September 2019 (MDT)

Block me please as I kept editing a page by mistake[edit]

I kept editing the vampire (stone mask) page by mistake adn I think its a bug as I just went to the page via the new pages so I would like to be blocked, but with talk page unblocked so I don't edit pages by mistake please. It was a mistake and I don';t want to ruin pages.

82.14.241.125 10:29, 11 October 2019 (MDT)

Celestial Storm[edit]

You know, it's just nice if when you mess with a guy's article, you leave a message describing what you did. I don't mind that you did something to help, but I would've liked a message. Flamestarter (talk) 07:57, 19 October 2019 (MDT)Flamestarter

I left an explanation in the summary of the edit. I didn't change the content, I fixed an error; a somewhat common one. As it was a trivial change, I didn't think it was necessary to notify you. What are your expectations for such an edit? Your use of the word 'mess' seems to indicate that I have tarnished the article, but then you state that you don't mind that I did something to help. In addition to your expectations, I would also like to know your stance on the edit in question. Coaldstone (talk) 10:52, 19 October 2019 (MDT)
You're right in that my wording was off. My expectations are simple: If you edit my page, leave a comment in the description page, even if it's just like a "did this" or "I liked this page", because it helps me understand that you did something that I should check on. As for the edit itself, it was so small I couldn't even see it, so I guess it doesn't really matter. For that matter, what exactly did you do? I don't mind it if you fix a minor problem, just please don't change anything about how the item/race/class/spell/etc. works or operates. I'll handle that once you give me a message or comment on the page. Thank you for not changing the content itself and I'm sorry if I seemed overly upset over this small edit. Flamestarter (talk) 17:42, 19 October 2019 (MDT)Flamestarter
I thought the edit summary was sufficient, and required no further explanation. I don't know how familiar you are with the site, but the way you state that you couldn't see the edit leads me to believe you may be relatively new. If not, ignore the following statement: You can see comments left with an edit, and the differences between versions of a page through the 'history' tab. The only comment I could think to leave on the page is that, by the book, paladins cannot cast level 7 spells, which is why the category for 'Paladin 7' is red. Coaldstone (talk) 03:42, 20 October 2019 (MDT)
I am really confused as well since they fixed categories, and that was the edit the summary, and when you check the edit log via history it shows the difference.
Good Job Coaldstone.
Flamestarter, I think it'd be more appropriate to start of a conversation that you can't figure out what edit someone did and ask them what change they made. OR! if you can see it, but don't understand it, ask the person why they made that and I think most people here will explain the reasoning. I am also now curious how a paladin will get a 7th level spell.....   ~BigShotFancyMan   talk   08:33, 21 October 2019 (MDT)
BigShotFancyMan, this is a matter of principle. I changed the level problem, but I still want a message when something on my items are changed... especially when that change is casting time and duration! I made those so it would be a fast spell that doesn't hurt the caster's team and I don't appreciate it when people don't give me a heads-up before they mess with the MECHANICS of my spells/items/classes/races/weapons/etc. The edit may look reasonable to you, but I make these with hard thought/work and I want you to give my items the same respect you expect from others concerning yours. Flamestarter (talk) 15:06, 25 October 2019 (MDT)Flamestarter
You do get a message, on your watchlist. I too am confused as to what the issue is; Coaldstone didn't make a change to the actual content of the page; he just fixed a formatting issue. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 15:16, 25 October 2019 (MDT)
Geodude, he more than doubled the casting time and actually doubled the effects of my Celestial Storm spell, making a hazard for anyone on the caster's spell. Flamestarter (talk) 15:54, 25 October 2019 (MDT)Flamestarter
Sorry, maybe we're talking about different pages. I am talking about Celestial Storm (5e Spell), which shows no such change in the page history. What page are you talking about? — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 16:08, 25 October 2019 (MDT)
The exact same thing. And it does show a change on the history. What are you looking at? Flamestarter (talk) 19:38, 25 October 2019 (MDT)Flamestarter
As you can see here, on the edit that created the Celestial Storm page, the casting time was 1 minute and the duration was 2 minutes. In the very next edit by Coaldstone, he edited only the categories, and made no other changes to the page, and did not edit the page again as you can see in the page history. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 19:59, 25 October 2019 (MDT)
But that... I don't... I don't understand.... It... It wasn't like that when I saw it... Flamestarter (talk) 05:19, 26 October 2019 (MDT)Flamestarter

Additional Arm[edit]

I believe the edition was 5e for this. I came across a series of the parent page's "subpages" and these subpages were redundant. They simply repeated what was/is on the main page. I don't recall the parent page anymore but in case you wondered, this be the story! Oh, and I went ahead and marked it for delete since it has been fixed.   ~BigShotFancyMan   talk   10:57, 9 December 2019 (MST)

Appreciation[edit]

I would like to thank you for help with formatting all those spells today --Leíf (talk) 12:10, 27 January 2020 (MST)

Boons[edit]

Please see Talk:5e Epic Boons, thanks. Marasmusine (talk) 11:52, 1 March 2020 (MST)

Request[edit]

Hey, thanks for the help editing the Master Dual-Wielder class. I would like to make 2 requests to improve the class format; 1-Can you add Improved two-weapon defense and Greater two-weapon defense (Complete Warrior) to the wiki? So that I can link to the page. 2-How could I change the main name of the class? The main name of the page is "Master Dualwielder", I would just like to make a simple change to "Master Dual-Wielder", so that it appears in the class list as well. I can't edit this on the page normally Fragorff (talk)

I moved the page, and changed out the note for the WIP (Work in Progress) template. As for the feats, I can't add them unfortunately as I don't have the source. Additionally, to add them to the wiki it would have to verified that doing so wouldn't violate copyright. Coaldstone (talk) 16:36, 23 March 2020 (MDT)
Thanks ;) Fragorff (talk

Samurai, 2nd Variant (5e Class)[edit]

Hi! You added a list of some of the problems on a 5e class I made, could you help me fix some of the problems with it?https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Samurai,_2nd_Variant_(5e_Class) --Samurai Rabbit (talk) 15:26, 11 September 2020 (MDT)Samurai Rabbit

Pathfinder Deity Preload[edit]

Hey there! First of all, thank you so much for improving and cleaning up my revamped Pathfinder Deity Preload. Now I must ask, I've noticed you added the Greater/Hero/Lesser etc. category prompt back to the preload, but as far as I know these don't exist in any official Paizo material. Are those custom designations used by the D&D Wiki? If so, I'm sorry for the mess I made by removing them, and either way I'm grateful for your great work. Best wishes! --PokeLinkEs (talk) 05:24, 14 September 2020 (MDT)

I added the rank based on the setup of the Pathfinder Deities page. The only Pathfinder material I own are NPC Codexs so I don't know about deities. If that page should be set up differently be sure to drop suggestions/fixes in the talk page. I think it was mostly copied from the 3.5e page with some minor changes. From the little research I did, it seems that the only distinguishing ranks might be demigod, and full deity. Coaldstone (talk) 04:24, 15 September 2020 (MDT)
I've taken the liberty of redoing Pathfinder Deities myself. If something about it seems wrong or if I shouldn't have done that on my own for whatever reason, please let me know. --PokeLinkEs (talk) 12:48, 15 September 2020 (MDT)

Upsetting Article[edit]

Hello Coaldstone,

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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