I'm back!! With a question...or four....

KenSee
KenSee
edited July 2012 in General Archive
Hey guys! I am back on OP! Its been a while as I have been working and haven't had time for GMing. That's all gonna change soon as I go back to school in the fall!

Now my question, I have noticed that some of you have a large "meta" wiki for you campaign settings. How would you suggest I go about doing that? I will be having 3 GM's, over 20 players split into 4 groups and all this in one world. How do I begin the process of making a super wiki for the setting? Its pretty daunting.

Any ideas?

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  • Baalshamon
    Baalshamon
    Posts: 585
    Sorry for the delay in getting to you.

    I think that an expansive wiki is awesome but you need to break it down in a logical manner.

    Look at Star Trek Late night and see how I seperated the different elements of the game. I think that could have been done better but it is a great starting point.
    When you work up the outline of subjects post it here and I will happily tell you what you are missing if anything.



    -Steve
    "Star Trek Late Night":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/star-trek-late-night
    "Duskreign's CotM December 2011":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/wyrmshadow/wikis/122011
    "CotM January 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/star-trek-late-night-januarys-cotm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=star-trek-late-night-januarys-cotm

    Check out my Universal Sandbox Drama Deck, "Clockwork Drama":http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1452186107/clockwork-drama?ref=users and help me go to the printer.
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,956
    I really suggest getting a PM out to DM Loki, who has multiple campaigns under his Planejammer banner, including the Campaign of the Year for 2011, Spelljoined. Also, I would start with an outline- yes, the old dreaded writing tool- it will help you organize everything.
    Welcome back! I enjoyed your last campaign, and look forward to the new one!
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "Duskreign's First Ever COTM":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011
    "OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/

    Just trying to help out.

  • KenSee
    KenSee
    Posts: 93
    Thank you guys very much! Working on an outline as I type! I do have one question though.

    As I type the outline out I notice that its a great goal to have but in all honesty its something will take months if not years to flesh out. Would you suggest I simply stick to one wiki for now and work on the meta-wiki on the side? So that I can get my game running and my players happy?

    Or should I go for it and start now on the meta wiki?

    -Ken
  • KenSee
    KenSee
    Posts: 93
    Oh and here is my outline:


    Setting Wiki:
    1. Front Page – Annosus, The Paths of Destiny Campaign Setting

    a. List of Links
    i. Link to a Campaigns Page
    ii. Link to Setting Wide Rules
    iii. Link to Characters Page (PC’s)
    iv. Link to Adventure Logs Hub Page
    v. Link to Setting General Forum
    vi. “Explore Annosus” link

    b. Welcome and BRIEF explanation of Annosus
    c. Acknowledgements

    2. Campaigns Page
    a. Links to various campaigns.
    b. General Setting Timeline

    3. Setting Wide Rules
    a. Rules listed and explained

    4. Character’s Page
    a. Each character listed with bio and picture. Separated by Campaign.

    5. AL Hub Page
    a. Use Setting Wiki logs as News Updates
    b. Logs separated by Campaign and Character.

    6. “Explore Annosus” Page
    a. Sepearated by Continent

    i. Continent page:
    1. Separated by Regions

    a. Regions Page:
    i. General Info and Geography
    ii. Settlements
    iii. People
    iv. Points of Interest
    v. Organizations

    Campaign Wiki:

    1. Front Page – Campaign Name, Tagline
    a. Video
    b. Links to Party Pages
    c. Current Events Page
    d. Link to Adventure Log Hub
    e. Link to Campaign Forum
    f. Link to Setting Wiki

    2. Party Pages
    a. Page for each Party.
    b. List of Player and Character names with links to character pages.
    c. Number of Sessions played.
    d. Link to Party Forum

    3. Current Events Page
    a. Current Adventures being played
    i. Match Party to Adventure
    b. Campaign News
    c. PC Deaths

    4. Adventure Logs
    a. Must have in Tagline – PC Name, Party, Log Number
    b. Protocol for titles – use proper English, no more than 8 words, use proper capitalization.

    So, what do you think so far? I know its a lot to take in, but any and all input is appreciated and will hopefully be reciprocated in your OP endeavors!

    -Ken
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,956
    "As I type the outline out I notice that its a great goal to have but in all honesty its something will take months if not years to flesh out. Would you suggest I simply stick to one wiki for now and work on the meta-wiki on the side? So that I can get my game running and my players happy?"
    Yes! Get your game running! Rule #1- Happy players mean a happy gm!
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "Duskreign's First Ever COTM":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011
    "OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/

    Just trying to help out.

  • Baalshamon
    Baalshamon
    Posts: 585
    Looks fairly complete and quite extensive. Remember not to let it get out of control. Work subject by subject and interlink whenever possible with back buttons and cross buttons to make it easy to use.


    -Steve
    "Star Trek Late Night":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/star-trek-late-night
    "Duskreign's CotM December 2011":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/wyrmshadow/wikis/122011
    "CotM January 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/star-trek-late-night-januarys-cotm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=star-trek-late-night-januarys-cotm

    Check out my Universal Sandbox Drama Deck, "Clockwork Drama":http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1452186107/clockwork-drama?ref=users and help me go to the printer.
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