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What does everyone thinkl about starting to include specific feats and skills within the wiki? There are a few scattered references already in the wiki(such as Jumping and Precise) but so far we have not really followed through with them. I for one think the idea would be good, but I of corse dont want to step on WOTC's toes by including rule-related info. Also, I'm not sure whether or not it would be considered crunch. Any thoughts?
Johnnyriot999 21:45, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
It feels too much like crunch to me. Sure, we could post a basic description as has been done in the articles you referenced, but there's really no lore value to them. Even the descriptions in published material are kept brief as much as possible, written to focus on the mechanics of the ability and cutting out fluff that's really not needed.
Heaven's Agent 21:54, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
Imo, if it's just base feats and skills, I don't really care for them. The only exceptions would be FR-specific spells/feats (Khelben's Extended Silence, Blackstaff, Halaster's Fetch etc.). But if it really floats your boat, go nuts! But yeah, there's also a DnD wikia for the generic stuff which isn't cool enough for FR ;)
Zerak talk 00:43, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
I figured that'd be the general feeling and if the consensus remains the same I'll go ahead and start deleting two references and keeping my eye out for any more. I'm not married to the idea and I suppose the lore value is pretty minimal. Thanks for the hasty feedback.
Johnnyriot999 01:08, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply. It is my view that crunchy details should only be included for comparison, and even then only very cautiously. In general, put yourself in the shoes of an inhabitant of the Realms. (Not Drizzt. Come on, I know you were thinking about it.) Would this Realms inhabitant know about it? Certainly an inhabitant of the Realms wouldn't go around saying, "I have four ranks in the Precise skill!" However, it might be noted that this particular inhabitant is very precise.

On the other hand, something like the challenge rating of a monster or the level of a spell should be included because it gives the entries comparative value. Without this, it's difficult to categorize and give the impression that wish is infinitely more powerful than faerie fire.

Fw190a8 08:57, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
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