Hey there, I tried to write the Ep/Switcher code for the latest episode to accommodate the ways the "&" symbol gets processed, but it didn't quite work so I modified "Lost & Found" (2x13) to not use the pagename in calling Ep/Switcher. The thumbnail caption text somehow mangled the ampersand within the called episode title, so if you know how to fix that, please do. This is a little beyond my coding skills.
On another note, I accidentally made a page on accident that's just a delete template at this point. There's nothing important on it, so feel free to delete it if you get the chance.
I haven't actually been around for an ambiguous situation like this before, but it seems to me like episode 127 or 128 marks the beginning of a new chapter of Campaign 2. How do the limits of chapters get decided on?
The chapters started before I joined the wiki, but I wrote a summary about how the chapters were divided.
Sadly, I've been so busy with my day job and family obligations that I've fallen behind again. <sigh> I'm still on "Steam and Conversation" (2x09), so I don't have much insight into where the division between chapters 9 and 10 should be.
Good afternoon, or maybe late morning, depending on where you are!
So I've been helping write episode summaries, and AFAIK all of the summaries that exist on here are fan-written. (Come to think of it, I feel like I've seen your name on some of them.) As of "Steam and Conversation" (2x09), D&D Beyond is devoting a weekly article to recapping each episode. The articles come out fast (the day after, it looks like), are profesionally written, and are comparable in detail to some of the summaries on here.
I've hesitated to write any summaries for new episodes until I know what kind of relationship, if any, this wiki's episode pages should have with the DDB articles. Should we just continue with business as usual? Should we see if they would let us use those summaries on here, with credit? (I mean, I doubt they would, but I also feel weird sort of "competing" with them.) Is there maybe a precedent for this that you know of?
For now, I've linked the articles on the episodes that have them (just 9x09 and 9x10), but I'm curious to hear your thoughts as an admin.
Given that D&D Beyond's articles are copyrighted by a company, it's not appropriate for a communally-authored wiki that is itself licensed as CC BY-SA. Essentially, D&D Beyond would need to give permission for the wiki to publish, alter, and continue revising their synopses—and for the general public to do the same.
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That means people could use text content from the wiki for commercial uses by crediting the wiki, not by crediting D&D Beyond (which would have been only one of many contributors to the wiki). Credit would be fairly fleeting anyway, as the synopses would no doubt change dramatically from whatever D&D Beyond publishes as they're revised to fit the style and structure of the wiki. As a simple example, this wiki uses present tense for episode synopses (like similar wikis) whereas D&D Beyond uses past tense. Other changes to the text would be more significant.
I lean toward business as usual. Several Critters have published episode synopses on various websites over the years. If those Critters decided to contribute their synopses to the wiki, then that would be a straightforward community contribution (as opposed to a derivative work based in part on a company's copyrighted content, like with D&D Beyond).
Since it seems that most of the synopsizing Critters are not editors here at the wiki, and since there's too much content for us to handle with so few editors, maybe it would be worthwhile to reach out to the synopsizers and ask if we can integrate their synopses into the wiki. Some of the sites I know about:
Also, and maybe this is just me, but I see the role of the wiki as less of a "here's an episode synopsis the day after it airs" and more of a "here's the encyclopedic entry for this [episode/character/item] with timestamped references and also cross-referenced details from previous and future episodes", so I don't see the wiki and other synopses as competitions. (A pre-written synopsis from someone else would definitely help create that article skeleton, though!)
What are your thoughts (or anyone else reading this)?
A unique flower that is pretty in its own right, but you know it because the places where it’s used are usually fenced off in a way that children can’t get to them, because they are known to be poisonous. Not to the point of death but to the point of severe nausea and vomiting upon ingestion.
The flower is very red, and she know because she once tried to make a paint out of one of the flowers, and it made her seriously want to puke her guts out, and kind of do the spins.
Also there is a Clarify on the Bryce page to look into.
There's some art I think would be useful for the Pumat Sol article or the article on The Gates of Zadash, but I'm a little hesitant to ask for permission myself. Can you ask these people for either specific or blanket permission to use their art on the wiki?
Sorry I removed the spelling template without adding a citation. The source is this google doc, the CR Transcript currently being written for Hush. At the moment, a table under the time slots lists 14 standardized spellings. I felt this was firm enough evidence to change the spelling from "Crown's Guard" to "Crownsguard," but I'm not sure I feel comfortable citing it in an article due to the impermanent nature of a google doc.
Thanks! However, there don't seem to be any verifiable sources mentioned in that document. I'll reach out to CR Transcript tomorrow to see if anyone has e-mails/DMs/something they can provide for us to use as official confirmations.
My understanding is that the gnoll priest was a person wearing the skin of a gnoll carcass what's the jaw section missing from the head so they can wear it like a hood and their hands popped through arm holes in the carcass as if they were sleaves. Though I'll have to rewatch to section for further clarity.
Could be! It was stretching 1am when I watched it live, so we should definitely fix it if it's wrong. I'm headed to bed soon, but anyone should feel free to fix things in the meantime. Thanks for your help! :-D