Creating an Account
While the Dark Ridge wiki allows anyone to view pages, users require an account in order to create or edit pages. In the top right of the screen there is a Log In button. This is where you will create an account. After your account is created, an admin must approve it. Please contact an adminafter you have created your account, we will approve it. This is nearly always within 24 hours, and on a typical day only takes an hour or two.
After you have created your account, you can start making your page!
Making a Page
There are lots of pages all over the internet on making and formatting a page, and there is no right or wrong way to do one. However, the first thing you must do it create it. This is pretty easy.
1) Search for the page you want to create in the search box. If there is no page with that name, you will see "Create the page "(Your Page Name)" on this wiki!" at the top of the results. Click on the red link and it will create the page.
2) Start working on your page!
Here are some guidelines on making your Dark Ridge Page:
Guideline #1: Know what you are posting
For the purposes of this wiki, pages fall into the following categories:
PC or NPC groups (coteries, houses, factions, shadow cults etc.)
In game locations
In game events
Out of Character
This is not an exhaustive list, but it does focus on the primary purposes of the wiki as a storytelling tool and organizational network. When considering posting something outside the scope of this list, consider if it would fit onto another page (giving it context) or if it is appropriate for the wiki at all.
Guideline #2: If you don’t want it public, DON’T post it
All information on pages falling under the IC category is considered fair game for play, unless specifically noted on the page. However, noting this on your page is not a guarantee that it won’t come into play. Even with everyone acting on their best intentions, individuals will forget there they learned that juicy bit of gossip or super hidden secret of yours...and it might slip into a conversation. You are free to take that risk, but this is your official warning: don’t post your secrets!
Guideline #3: ...but you can lie.
Rumors sections are a popular part of many character pages, and are often filled with tantalizing half-truths. But what if your PC is a Invictus infiltrating the Carthians? As long as the ST knows the truth and approves, put your cover story on the wiki. It is a repository of what one might consider common knowledge...and that isn’t always the truth. However, this must be misinformation that your PC is actively trying to pass off as the truth.
Guideline #4: Customize all you want, but you must include these items:
For PC pages, you must include anything about your PC that can be learned through a Politics check. This includes items such as covenant status, city status, positions or titles, clan, bloodline, etc..
IC locations require a grid location listed somewhere on the page. You can find a Map here
Additionally, all character pages are required to use the PC Template. It can be found here.
Lastly, here is a handy page of pictures and icons you can use: Icons