The Big Lake
Useful Big Lake Links
Places in Big Lake. If you add a place, give it the tag “Place” and it will show up in this list.
Non-Player Character’s in Big Lake. If you add an NPC, give it the tag “NPC” and it will show up in this list.
Factions in Big Lake. If you add a Faction, give it the tag “Faction” and it will show up in this list.
Rules specific to the Big Lake Campaign.
General Wiki Tips! Please Read!
This is your wiki Main Page. It serves as a starting point for your wiki. From here you can begin organizing your campaign!
The cool thing about wiki’s is that anyone can add stuff. Not only that, but you can edit things too! You might do this to fix typos, to correct fuzzy information, or to add further information so that everyone can have access to it. The (not that) hard part is to make sure we add stuff in an orderly way. Thats where tags come in.
The information below applies not only to the wiki, but to all tabs, including items and the Adventure Log.
A Note on Tags
Tags are how you make articles on this site easily findable. For example, The links at the top of this page are tag searches for the Places we’ve been to in Big Lake, and the people (NPCs) we’ve interacted with. An article can have multiple tags, so that they can be found in any number of ways.
For example, the City of Saleen is a place, so we give it the Place tag. Casa Deek is also a place, so it has the Place tag. Further, we know that it’s a house in Saleen, so we can also give it the saleen tag. That way we can use the Tag Search in the column to the right of this page to find all things related to the city of Saleen. We can do the same thing for King Thrommel (an NPC in saleen), Hommlet (a Place in the saleen sphere), and the Order of the Answerers (a Faction in saleen). Then, we’ll find all of these things if we search on saleen.
We could do something similar with the place Skazka to associate articles on Bim and Bom and even the player Zolotinka to Skazka when those articles are created.
Choosing tags may seem a little tricky at first, but be sure to give any page you create whatever tags you think will be useful. We can always change the tags later, and over time as the site grows, we’ll settle on certain tags conventions. Again, with a wiki it’s always possible to go back and change things later, no harm no foul.
Getting Started Creating Pages
To get you started, here are some examples of what you can do with the wiki. To see how these work, click on the ‘Edit’ button at the bottom and just start playing around. Don’t worry, you won’t break anything.
Creating a new page
To create a new page, just make a name and surround it with double square brackets like so: A New Page. When you save the page, the link will show up and you can click on it to create the new page.
If you’re creating a new page for something not specifically related to one of your characters, it’s useful to do a quick search to verify that the page doesn’t already exist. That way, we avoid duplicating information in different places. Please don’t let this scare you away from adding new things!! We can always merge duplicates later if need be. If the page exists, then great! Add any addtional information. If you can’t find the page, go ahead and create.
Editing an existing page.
If there’s something you want to change or add on an existing page, just find the Edit Page button, usually at the bottom of the page. For Adventure Logs there is usually an edit icon next to the title of the blog entry. Don’t be shy about editing pages, unless you’re planning on removing large parts of the entry. The point is that we’re all collaborating together to make these pages as informative as possible, and if any one person is doing all the work, they can very easily get burned out.
Linking to existing pages
To link to existing pages, use the same double square brackets. For example, here’s a link to the this page: Main Page. There are also helper buttons at the top of the edit window that will do this as well. If you hover over one of the buttons, a tooltip will appear telling you what it does.
Linking to a page with different text
If you don’t want to use the page’s name as the link text, you can specify your own text by placing a vertical bar | and the link text in the link like so: The Text To Display
Linking to characters
For PCs and NPCs in your campaign, the easiest thing is to use the PC/NPC Link Lookup in the sidebar to the right. It’s quite handy! Otherwise, the links behave much like a wiki link, just with a colon at the start.
HTML and Textile
To style things how you want, you can use either HTML (with some restrictions) or a simple formatting language called Textile. It’s up to you, but Textile is pretty easy, while simultaneously allowing for lots of customization.