“My name is Hayanth, a Cleric of the Merfolk, I am 15 years old; and this is my story. Four years after my birth, my father abandoned my mother and myself to fight in a war that was not his; and so, my mother began to train me in the ways of the magic arts. However, everything changed on my tenth year of life. I was born with too great of a magical potential and, unknowingly, I unleashed my latent power and I destroyed my home town in a great flash, killing all that I held dear. I ran from my destroyed home and crossed the seas to find my father; I searched all over but I never found him. I was found by a Goliath called Omnirok who took me as his weapon and slave, using me to kill anyone he desired for the sheer entertainment of it.
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Based on this edit to the Kamordah page and this edit to the Hupperdook page by Abelhawk, I figured we (the active editors of the wiki) should probably have a discussion about how we're going to tackle writing articles going forward, so we're not tripping over each other any more.
There has been sparse discussion about it in various isolated pockets on the wiki already, but given that blog posts are much more visible than the Discussion board (given that blogs appear on the front page and also the Special:RecentChanges page and Discussion board posts do not), I thought I would make this blog post to collect the discussions that I've seen and increase their visibility.
Here are threads that I've seen discussing the various approaches:
- This thre…
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When thinking about what my inagural blog post would be, I find myself back in my college senior days: looking at the thing as an essay/journal entry to express thought and opinion. So, I present possibly the dorkiest titled post that could have easily have been created by any grade school nitwit. Though the title of this blog post may sound a tad overdramatic, I find that it truly encapsulates how I feel about this game.
Game...truly mindboggling to remember that such epic tales and adventures can be weaved over several periods of 3-4 hours a night by playing a game.
But nevertheless, Dungeons and Dragons has helped me in ways I could have never imagined.
I first played when I was a freshman in College; where I came from in rural Virginia of…Read more >
First blog to post, mainly my edits focus on the details and referencing of things. More to come...Read more >
Does anybody know if critical role knows about this Wikia and if they even use it.Read more >
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So we've officially started chapter 10 now? I saw lots of pages were edited to include a chapter 10 but I couldn’t find where the decision was made. Where and how is it even usually decided when a new chapter begins?
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Just a place for me to compile spellings that have been confirmed, mostly through CR Transcripts, occasionally through the map or Twitter.
CR Transcript key: Bold: Additional name or additional part of name revealed this episode. ?????: Spelling contradicted within transcript or that contradicts a previous transcript Map key: [?]: Best guess of spelling Letters replaced with question marks: I don't understand what has been written here
- Places/Political Things
- Menagerie Coast
- Clovis Concord
- Cyrios Mountains
- Ashkeeper Peaks
- Greying Wildlands
- Dwendalian Empire
- Zemni Fields
- Marrow Valley
- Wuyun Gorge
- Nestled Nook Inn
- Hillsbrook Parchment and Binding
- Hills Ward
- Loch Ward
- Amber Road
- Julous Dominion (defun…
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- Places/Political Things
Hello everyone! As you've probably noticed, I've updated the character and episode infobox templates as I mentioned last week. Everything seems okay on my end, but if you encounter any problems or see something that looks strange, please let me know in a comment below and I'll do my best to fix it.
Also, if any of you want to use the old style of infobox on a personal user page (like I do), they're still available at Template:Infobox Character/Old and Template:Infobox Episode/Old. Just insert the infobox template like you would normally and then add /Old after either "Infobox Character" or "Infobox Episode".Read more >
Here's the breakdown for episode summaries by chapter. A complete episode, at a minimum, has summaries for parts I and II. Announcements, recap, and inventory, as well as pre-, mid-, and post-stream sections (where applicable) are preferred, but lower priority.
Summaries don't need to be extremely detailed, so long as a reader can glean the major events of the episode. We have a range of detail on this wiki from abstract, one-paragraph overviews to in-depth, blow-by-blow accounts. While it would be nice to move toward some consistency, I think getting anything on these pages at all is ambitious enough for now.
Tips for writing summaries: Personally, I aim for a middle ground between detailed and concise: several solid paragraphs, broken up unde…Read more >
EDIT 10/14/17: I'm going to try to implement the new infoboxes today. My apologies for any bugs, glitches, or other inconveniences you may run into during this time.
Hello everyone. I have a quick announcement to make regarding infoboxes. Most people who have used a wiki before at least recognize what an infobox is, so I'm not going to explain that here.
If you've ever viewed this wiki from a mobile device, you've probably noticed that the infoboxes are...kind of a mess.
I did my best to make the new infoboxes match the old ones. Hopefully the change isn't too jarring to anyone.
That being said, there are a few changes to the new infoboxes. Some sections of it can be be collapsed/expanded; the episode appearances section, for one, since those …Read more >
Within the next 24 hours, my city will receive a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. At first we thought it would pass us by and we'd just get the edges, but the forecast has shifted over the last few days so now it looks like Irma will pass directly over us. At the moment it's still at the tip of Florida, but those of us in the north can already hear the wind howling.
Irma is currently a Category 4 Hurricane but it will slow down a bit before it gets here, so we're expecting to be hit with winds of 95mph, maybe even up to 110mph. The worst of it will be around midday Monday, but we'll be experiencing hurricane-force winds for about 18 hours, from Sunday night to Monday night. Because my city has a lot of trees and above-ground …Read more >
I have spent, easily, a full work day on this wiki today. Possibly more. I don't care to do the math. I did almost forget to pick up my roommate from work because I got so engrossed. (That's a lie, I did forget until she texted me. Sorry, K.)
Anyway, no one had written the pages that I most wanted to read in light of the events of Chapter 8, so I wrote them myself. Bam. Living the cliche. "Be the change" and all. Here they are.
- History of Exandria
- The Prime Deities and the Betrayer Gods
- The Chained Oblivion
- The Rites of Prime Banishment, covering the creation of the Prime Trammels and the usage of the Tome of Isolation.
Here's a funny thing I noticed. As I was skimming through the Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting guide, which is my current favorite thin…
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From somewhere upwards of 450 stub articles (wish I had recorded the exact number!), or about 70% of all pages on the site, we are now down to 269 and only 37% of pages. In addition to that, many of the articles that need work have been marked for cleanup, with notes on what exactly is missing. My hope is that this will encourage new contributors to join in the fray, but we'll see.
I ended up relaxing the 250-word stub cutoff that I had originally planned on. Of course there were the short but complete articles that I knew to expect, but apart from that, there were also a number of shorter articles that I felt covered the basics and only needed some cleanup. The cutoff for those "cleanup" articles ended up being the more subjective "two sig…Read more >
The goal was to get below 290 stubs out of 728. Just checked, and we're now sitting at a comfy 284!
I'm just getting into the V section, so there's still more to be done; I'm guessing we will probably end up right around 250-260 stubs. Then I get to figure out what my next project will be.
Some things that I know for sure need doing:
- We need some solid content on the history of Exandria, particularly the Divergence, the Betrayer Gods, and the Divine Gate. That's the kind of background info that, in light of current episodes, people will be looking to brush up on. (At least, I know I am.)
- We need episode summaries, particularly for the newest episodes.
- Many, many articles still need work, whether it be timestamp citations or character biographie…
My target percentage, remember, is 40% stubs or less. With 728 articles on the site, that means I can have 290 stubs left at the end of this audit. Only 45 more to eliminate!
I've been making great time as I've hit my stride in figuring out what should be a stub, what's complete, and what just needs some cleanup. That said, I'm about to hit the giant block of "Talks Machina" episode summaries. I'm 90% sure that every single one of those is a real stub, so... that might be rough on my numbers.
Hopefully I've done well enough elsewhere to make up the difference.Read more >
Just getting into the "L" section and noticed that we're down to 399 stubs! (We started around 440-ish.)
My goal is to get from 60% stubs down to about 40%. (Less would be even better, but possibly unrealistic simply because almost all of the 150-odd episode articles count as stubs.) If my math is correct, that means I need to un-stub about 3 in every 10 articles.
In the last three batches of 10 that I checked, I was able to eliminate six, six, and five stubs, respectively, so that seems more than realistic!Read more >
I said I wasn't going to do it, but then I realized it may actually be the best use of my time, so... I'm doing a stub audit. :D
- When I was trying to get oriented on the wiki, the first thing I wanted to do was help fill out stubs, but it was almost impossible to tell what articles actually needed work and what didn't because almost everything is a stub. So, hopefully this will prevent new Wikia contributors from getting discouraged like I almost did!
- As I've been writing episode synopses, I've made a number of stub articles to mark things I need to come back and do proper research on. Being able to find those articles more easily, or have other people find them, will be a boon.
I'll be relying pretty heavily on the Wikipedia artic…
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SPOILER WARNING for Episode 85.
The warning is placed there to try and honor the request of Matthew Mercer to avoid posting about a certain thing for now. If you have not seen Episode 85, you WILL be spoiled by this post.
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About Taryon Darrington. Our new Player Character, played by Sam Riegel after the departure of Scanlan Shorthalt.
I don't know whether or not he should be considered part of Vox Machina yet. The majority of the other player characters are currently hostile towards him even though he has joined them for now. But the fact is that Taryon is Sam's new character and will most likely become an official part of Vox M…
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I apologize for my unexpected absence after my grandfather's funeral. We've moved him from his lifelong home (several states away) to my parents' house. Things are settling down for them, and I'm back at my home and work now. I'll try to catch up on wiki maintenance next week.Read more >
Talks Machina has aired five episodes as of this post, and in that time it has shown itself to be a valuable resource.
For those of you unaware, Talks Machina is an official aftershow hosted by Brian Wayne Foster where the cast and crew of Critical Role discuss the most recent episode and answer questions sent in by fans. Geek & Sundry uploaded the first four episodes. The first episode can be viewed here and the other three are here.
Talks Machina has already provided a good amount of information: explaining motivations for character decisions, clarifying details that were uncertain at the time, and discussing events that took place pre-stream.
Because of this, I propose that the episodes of Talks Machina be included in this wiki. Being able to ref…Read more >
As I go through the episodes to write the synopses, I will be keeping my ear out for any needed citations. If you have a request for one from chapter 1 you can added it in the comments here.Read more >
Since this has come up a few times, I figured I'd use a blog post for easy reference to explain why this wiki uses chapters when Critical Role and Geek & Sundry do not, as well as to lay out a few reasons for the current format. Of course, this (and everything else) is always up for community discussion!
With over two hundred hours' worth of Critical Role episodes (see the "Running Times" spreadsheet by CritRoleStats), this series has already produced more content in about a year than most multimillion-dollar TV shows produce over their entire lifetimes. That means there's also a lot of content for this wiki to cover—and a lot for Critters to remember.
Toward the end of what we now call Chapter 1, this wiki's founder, Dexcuracy, s…
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I created a FAQ taken from Matt's twitter feed and from the live stream and reworked some of the pronouns. I am not sure where to link it directly on the top of even how to do that so if anyone can do that, that would be great.
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The previous message I had here is no longer releveant.
Originally I thought there were grammar mistakes in Yug'Voril and K'Varn's name spelling. After looking through some of the episode descriptions, it appears that the names for these locations and characters are also somewhat inconsistant. I'll revert the changes I made on both of these pages for now. But as a warning, if future information is inconsistant as characters and locations are introduced, this could be confusing to others as the Critical Role universe expands.Read more >
I've been switching events to past tense, specifically when referring to the events of a battle on different characters pages e.g. Rimefang, Murghol, etc. Should I continue or do we want articles to be in the present tense?Read more >
Hey guys, quick post here: As this wiki is growing, I find it tedious to communicate through user message walls and page talk pages. I think a more centralized discussion will benefit the wiki, which is why I created a Slack Team for Critical Role: criticalrole.slack.com
Slack is a chat client designed for collaboration in teams and I think it is pretty neat. Slack will be the optimal place to ask questions about the wiki, discuss the content of pages and stuff like that, as everybody (that wants to) gets notified of chat messages. This way we can all help eachother out and questions will not get hidden by Wikia's system of talk pages. This Slack team might even grow into a place to chat about Critical Role when it is not on stream. I hope …Read more >
Hello everybody. We are already 15 episodes into Critical Role and the wiki is already 12 weeks old, so I can't think of a better time to do an introduction than now. (:3)
So hello everybody, wether you have been with the Geek and Sundry community from the beginning or just joined (perhaps one of the 300 subscribers, a crazy amount, from last broadcast), welcome to one of the best communities on the internet, and one of the few to have a Twitch chat you actually want to read ;D.
Other than a quick welcome, I don't have much to say for now, other than a quick question about cutting Critical Role into seasons.
It is, as of now, not yet clear if Critical Role will be cut into seasons or if it will be a long string of episodes, effectively withou…
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