I was just looking through my old Arabian Adventures book... man, I had some good times playing my dwarven merchant-rogue... Does anyone know the Dale Reckoning timescale for Al-Qadim? Since most of Al-Qadim is 2nd edition... it probably is 1367 DR, just like the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised). Ideas? Darkwynters (talk) 22:58, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
- Heh, what a bastard of a question to answer! This has been touched upon over at Candlekeep but the answer is that there is no canon source for timeline integration. So that sucks. I say we need to put this on the wiki's timeline, so I have an idea.
- We can make a conclusion here on the wiki that it is 1367 DR as you say, since that's a logical conclusion to draw. Then, we can make a template that adds a footnote that explains that the timeline is non-canon and it's a decision we've made on the wiki. Then, each time an Al-Qadim article mentions a date, we just insert that template next to the date, and the footnote is automatically added. Does that sound reasonable? Fw190a8 (talk · contr) 00:19, October 7, 2012 (UTC)
- I have tried to create such a template - so far without documentation. Please see it in action at Marrake al-Sidan al-Hariq ben Lazan. You need to manually insert <references group="note" /> at the bottom of the articles so far. Please change and improve if you have any other ideas. Daranios (talk) 15:17, March 22, 2014 (UTC)
For those interested, the choice of 1367 DR for the Al-Qadim setting has been further discussed and affirmed at Forum:Complete Book of Necromancers Date. Daranios (talk) 21:55, December 31, 2018 (UTC)
- Thanks! In addition to the edition I was also wondering: The two Dragon articles already under the 3.5E heading are clearly crunch, while this article title sounds a bit different. Is it more fluff or crunch? And if it is more fluff, should it matter? Daranios (talk) 15:58, June 12, 2016 (UTC)
Magazine Article Section ProposalEdit
I just found this! Very good idea.
I have a proposal on how to format it, it is below:
- Jeff Grubb (March 1992). “Wonders of the Land of Fate”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #179 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 66–77.
- Jeff Grubb (February 1993). “Sounds of Wonder & Delight”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #190 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 84–88.
- Wolfgang Baur (October 1993). “Campaign Journal: Scimitars against the Dark”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #198 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 65–71.
- Steve Kurtz (January 1994). “The City of Lofty Pillars”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #201 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 10–14.
- Gregory W. Detwiler (February 1994). “Campaign Journal: Arabian Adventures Galore!”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #202 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 96–100.
- Steve Kurtz (November 1994). “Topkapı Palace”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #211 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 60–66.
- Paul Culotta (June 1995). “The Ecology of the Bird Maiden”. In Wolfgang Baur ed. Dragon #218 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 75–80, 94.
- Allen Varney (July 1995). “Role-playing Reviews: A Thousand and One Adventures”. In Wolfgang Baur ed. Dragon #219 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 48–54.
- Rudy Thauberger (Feburary 1996). “Campaign Classics: Magical Sands of Zakhara”. In Pierce Watters ed. Dragon #226 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 80–83.
- Jim Parks (September 1996). “Campaign Classics: Scions of the Desert”. In Pierce Watters ed. Dragon #233 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 40–47.
- Wolfgang Baur (November 1997). “Campaign Classics: The Roof of the World”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #241 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 88–95.
- Paul Fraser (August 1998). “Arcane Lore: Secrets of the Arch-Geomancer”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #250 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 92–94.
- Paul Fraser (February 2000). “Secrets of the Brotherhood of True Flame”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #268 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 50–54.
- Wolfgang Baur (January 2007). “Al-Qadim: Magic and Intrigue in the High Desert Tribes”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #351 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), pp. 28–31.
- "The Assassin Within" (by Paul Culotta, Dungeon magazine 47)
- "The Object of Desire" (by Gary O'Connell and Lucya Szachnowski, Dungeon magazine 50)
- "The Last Oasis" (by Peter Aberg, Dungeon magazine 51)
- "The Rose of Jumlat" (by Jeroen Grasdyk, Dungeon magazine 57)
- "Blood & Fire" (by John Baichtal, Dungeon magazine 63)
- "Side Trek: Al-Kandil" (by John Baichtal, Dungeon magazine 68)
- Rob Nicholls (September 1992). “Of Lamps and Logic: A Brainteaser From The Land Of Fate”. In Jean Rabe ed. Polyhedron #75 (TSR, Inc.), p. 28.
- Gregory W. Detwiler (February 1994). “Arabian Wonders: Magical Items for the Al-Qadim Setting”. In Jean Rabe ed. Polyhedron #92 (TSR, Inc.), p. 20–22.
- "The Tower of Gold: Scenario" (Polyhedron 100)
- I like the division by publication. I'm kind of divided about the presentation of the indivdual articles: Using the citation templates would be the proper and complete way. But like this they take up quite some space (well, two lines for each entry at any rate), especially compared to the list of sourcebooks before. So I tend towards keeping something like the minimalistic format we have now, and whoever likes to know more can use the link to the magazine article.
- Speaking of which: Thanks for creating all of those!
- Are there other opinions out there? Daranios (talk) 17:37, August 9, 2018 (UTC)