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I took a stab at rewriting the Help:Categorizing spells page and I'd like to get feedback on it before it goes public. Please take a look at my sandbox and let me know what you think and make suggestions. Of course, this begs the question, "Is this how we want to categorize spells?", so feel free to wax philosophical on that as well. Thanks for your time.

Moviesign (talk) 02:17, August 19, 2013 (UTC)

It looks like a good start. The format we've developed for NPC classes seems to be working well and would be a good fit for the spells as well. We could use category sorting by numbers for sorting by spell level.

So, if we're going all the way, let's have editions included in the categories, like [[:Category:1st level wizard spells (3e)]]". That would help distinguish the 4th-edition Evocation powers and the older Evocation school spells, or the like.

Having categories for domain/sphere spells per level is rather redundant. The average domain has only one spell per level, with about eight planar domains with two per level. I think a single-entry, never-to-be-expanded category is rather unnecessary.

— BadCatMan (talk) 10:12, August 20, 2013 (UTC)

Great idea, BadCat :) You have my vote!!!

Darkwynters (talk) 22:27, August 20, 2013 (UTC)

I have released the new Help:Categorizing spells page, so the sandbox is once again a wild magic zone. Feel free to give it the once-over and improve it.

Moviesign (talk) 04:14, August 24, 2013 (UTC)

Should the 2nd edition spheres be renamed to have the (2e) on the end, like the 3rd edition domains? This could be done by moving the spheres2e values into the {{spell table}} which, for a Weather sphere spell would then generate Category:Weather sphere spells (2e). I think it would make it more clear for those not familiar with earlier editions. What say you?

Moviesign (talk) 11:53, August 28, 2013 (UTC)

If we're doing it for all the other spell categories, then that sounds like a good idea.
— BadCatMan (talk) 09:36, August 29, 2013 (UTC)
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