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yronimoswhateley

Great idea, Leo!

 

If it helps (and it took me a while to figure it out, I'm still new at this), links to categories start with a : , as in:

[[:Category:CoC:Gnoph-Keh_scenarios]]

 

or, alternatively, for a cleaner-looking link,

 

[[:Category:CoC:Gnoph-Keh_scenarios|Gnophkeh Scenarios]]

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JMG

Danial, Yronimos, and Leo, many thanks. I'll give both those a try and see if I can at least get the articles I've revised stocked with scenarios.

 

(Later, cackling wildly, having shed a few dozen sanity points...)

 

Sweet. Many thanks again; that worked very nicely, and I've got the relevant scenarios linked to the Hounds of Tindalos, the Moon-Beasts, the Men of Leng, and the Gnoph-Keh. I'll get the rest of the articles I've edited as time permits, and then proceed to world domination or something like that. ;-)

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leonardolad

Hey, no problem! :)

 

I saw that you listed the scenarios one by one in References. That's one way to do it, but take into account that scenarios are being created constantly. Also, only a small part of the already existing scenarios have pages so, as scenario pages are being created, your References will become lagged. You would need to periodically check if new Gnoph-Keh scenarios, for example, were created.

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JMG

Leo, fair enough. I want to include direct links to actual pages when those exist, but a link to the category's also an option. And of course anybody can edit!

 

It may be a bit before I have the chance to do much more -- my spouse and I are packing to relocate to HPL's old stomping grounds in Rhode Island, and getting all the shoggoths into shipping crates is taking a lot of time. ;-)

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leonardolad

Of course! It will be a question of personal taste, after all. All the work is really appreciated :)

 

Don't worry if you don't have the time right now. I used to edit a lot more, at least 1 scenario a week or so. Now my 3-years-old daughter has turned into a small Hound of Tindalos. One that will find me even in the darkest corners of our house, hungry for Lego towers and bicycle rides. There's no escape.

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Cthothcraft

I was hoping to possibly create pages on the wiki for any characters from non-Lovecraft created Cthulhu Mythos media like from the video games and RPGs, ie Jack Walters from Dark Corners of the Earth. I was wondering if this would be considered permissible?

 

In addition, an additional sub-category could be included to identify characters and locations from these expanded works ie "Category:Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth characters" to help denote where these characters originate from.

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yronimoswhateley

If I'd thought of it, I would have totally have done that without thinking twice about it, it seems totally appropriate to me.  I'm not necessarily the best judge of that, though.

 

Does anyone else have any objections to pages for "Mythos"-related video game characters?

 

As for the sub-category, maybe a more general video game character category might work better, since I don't expect there to be too many such characters out there?  e.g.,

  • "Category:Video Games" for video game titles and descriptions, etc.
  • "Category:Video Games:Characters" for video game characters
  • "Category:Video Games:Settings" for video game locations and settings (Anchorhead (Maine), Silent Hill (Maine), UAC Mars City, whatever...)
  • "Category:Video Games:???" (what else might be useful to note?  monster Races?  Tomes and Artifacts?)

 

At least, that's what I might have done, based on the way some of the other pages (like the scenario pages) seem to be organized.  I'm not picky, and I still consider myself new to this, so I'm sure your proposal would work more or less the same, or one of the Great Old Ones who've been doing this longer than I have might have a better idea.

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Graham

A category for films that we might need to add is "Film: Jungle", I've been going through a few of the 'Jungle Adventure' films that were popular as B-movies in the 1930s & 40s and they are good sources for ideas/npcs for pulp scenarios.

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yronimoswhateley

Sounds like a good idea to me, Graham.  The categorization system I started with was pretty skimpy, but gets a little better all the time, and a Jungle Films category would be a great addition.  (One of the newer film categories, for "Film:Weird World War", recently came in handy for suggesting a few scenario ideas for a Cthulhu/Star Wars crossover, of all things!)

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Graham

Thanks. You may also want to have a quick look at the last set of PMs I sent you, one of the items I have located is a case of interesting idea, very bad execution.

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Graham

I've just added the basic details (No article as yet) for the free scenario (Site Registration Required) "For The Love Of..." by Jon Hook released by Miskatonic University Press. Once I've read it though a couple of times I'll add the article.

 

Later: Something that might be useful is additional maps in the style of the one included on the Foxfield page for the smaller settlements of Lovecraft County (Where such maps are provided in scenarios of course.)

 

Settlements with published maps that I know of, are (With the scenario name following):

 

Brammelville (The Horror on Old Hill)

Dean's Corners (Watcher in the Valley)

Dunlow (The Dig)

Falcon Point (Bless the Beasts and Children)

Martins Beach (Dust to Dust)

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WinstonP

Blackwater Creek Blackwater Creek

Foxfield Proof of Life; expanded map in The Crystal Cave

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Graham

Thanks for listing those two, YWatley has created a hand drawn Foxfield map which is linked to the page on that town.

 

One other map is the one created for the Lovecraft County version of Partridgeville in the Challenge Magazine Issue 46 scenario The Horror out of Partridgeville.

 

I've also linked to the download pages at Yog-Sothoth.com for the scenarios, The Loch Carrig Monster, Shadows from the Past, Art of Madness, Sprits over Arkham & The Horror on Haldon Hill. I have done the same thing for the scenario that the MUP made available, For The Love Of...

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yronimoswhateley

Thank you.  I had some vague plans for sketching out some maps for some of the smaller towns, like Ross' Corners and such, as well as maps for some Stephen King Country locations (Collinsport, Derry, Jerusalem's Lot, Castle Rock, etc.), but they've all been on a back burner for a while now.

 

That's in small part because I don't want to create a new version of a map that will contradict an existing one, and I had no idea where existing maps might be - this list of maps is quite welcome!  (And if there's anyone out there who enjoys cartography who doesn't mind creating a series of maps for use in the Wiki, feel free to do so - I'd enjoy doing these maps eventually, but I have a tendency toward trying to do too much at once!)

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Graham

I have two of the maps uploaded to the Wiki, I will send the links via PM.

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Graham

This is an open request. One thing the wiki needs are Keeper notes especially for the more obscure scenarios (For example the four scenarios written by Terry White.) and the magazine scenarios, this is becoming important as older gaming magazines become available again in PDF form.

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JS113

I just added all the Protodimension magazines that had CoC in them, haven't done the individual scenarios yet, I'll try to read them and do next.

 

Is there any sort of listing for Free CoC adventures such as these? I think that would be helpful.

 

Also, the Eras in Scenarios don't link anywhere, can we do a page for that? I think it would be great to be able to search for a scenario for a particular type of game you are running, I see lots of posts about that. Also, what about a list of Scenarios by monster and/or GOO? This would be helpful too, but I worry it would spoil it since many scenarios have a secret bad guy that you must uncover. Maybe just a "Keepers only" warning on that page?

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leonardolad

Also, the Eras in Scenarios don't link anywhere, can we do a page for that? I think it would be great to be able to search for a scenario for a particular type of game you are running, I see lots of posts about that. Also, what about a list of Scenarios by monster and/or GOO? This would be helpful too, but I worry it would spoil it since many scenarios have a secret bad guy that you must uncover. Maybe just a "Keepers only" warning on that page?

 

This kind of list already exists in Categories. Look here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/wiki/index.php/Category:CoC:Scenarios :)

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JS113

ah ha! I think I had seen those and then forgotten.

 

Should the Era column on the main Scenarios page link to those lists then?

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leonardolad

Right now, the link to those lists is at the bottom of each individual scenario page, in the Categories session. You use, for example, [[CoC:1920s scenarios]] to list the scenario in that era. The same for other eras, creatures, deities, hooks, etc, etc. The limitation is that only scenarios that have pages will be listed.

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yronimoswhateley

You can always build those Red Link category pages yourself, if you have the interest and inspiration for doing so.  I don't recall whether there's a template for them or not - if we don't already have a template, I might be interested in making one.

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JS113

I'm a little confused by some categories in the wiki, the difference between Scenarios and Supplements.

 

For example, For the Love Of...(Supplement) is put into the http://www.yog-sothoth.com/wiki/index.php/CoC:Scenarios list, but it's just a Scenario. Shouldn't it just be listed in the Scenario Title column and the In Book(s) column say something like "N/A" or just relist the link from the Scenario Title column?

 

The way it is now, it creates a deadlink for the scenario and what seems to me to be a mislabled (Supplement) entry, and when I tried to link it over into the http://www.yog-sothoth.com/wiki/index.php/Category:CoC:Scenarios page you get the weird listing of a (Supplement) unless we want to duplicate everything to make a second page for it as a Scenario.

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Graham

I've just undid your addition and the mistaken listing on the main scenario listing. Privately published single scenario supplements are tricky to handle, though it is best to treat them in the same way as gaming magazines. I will be doing a write-up of the scenario proper when time permits.

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JS113

Hmmm okay. They had a license from Chaosium though, doesn't that move it into Professionally published?

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leonardolad

Shouldn't we treat For the Love Of... the same way did with The Star on the Shore?

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