Fatt Wiki:Style Guide

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This style guide is a work in progress and subject to change.

Formatting[edit | edit source]

  • The name or topic of the article should be in bold the first time it appears.
  • Parentheticals in page titles should be lowercase, unless they include a proper noun.
    • e.g. Marielda (season), Marielda (city)

Titles of works[edit | edit source]

  • The show itself and its individual seasons should all be italicized.
    • E.g., Friends at the Table, PARTIZAN, and Autumn in Hieron.
  • Other podcasts, as well as television shows, books, games, and other major works should also be italicized. See Wikipedia's style guide for further details.
    • E.g., A More Civilized Age is a Star Wars: The Clone Wars rewatch podcast.
  • Episode titles should be enclosed in double quotation marks when referred to in text.
    • E.g., "Four Conversations", "An Animal Out of Context", and "godspeed, glory Pt. 1". (Note that adjacent punctuation is placed outside any quotation marks when the punctuation is not part of the title itself.)
    • No need to use quotation marks in navigation elements, since it can create a lot of visual clutter.

For further clarification, see Wikipedia's style guide.

Pages[edit | edit source]

Episodes[edit | edit source]

  • All episode pages should use Template:Infobox episode. See the documentation on the template page for an example/instructions of how to fill one out.
  • Episode pages should contain the following headers:
    • Episode description: copy the episode description from the podcast feed. You may have to fix some of the spacing and formatting in the process. No need to use blockquotes.
      • Opening: A transcription of the episode's opening. Use Template:Quote to format it.
    • Plot: A user contributed plot summary. If there is no summary, use Template:No plot.
    • Cast: A list of the cast members who are on the episode. Use parentheses to indicate the name of the character(s) they are playing, if applicable.
      • Other Characters: If there are notable characters outside of the player characters, list them here.
    • Notes: If there is any additional information about the episode not in the Infobox, it can go here.

Wikitext example[edit | edit source]

==Episode description==
Whether you're a brand new listener or a long time fan, welcome to Friends at the Table, an actual play podcast about critical worldbuilding, smart characterization, and fun interaction between good friends...
{{Quote | It had been fifteen years since the forces of the Boy-Traitor Samot were turned away from Marielda by the violent ingenuity of the Artificer Divine Samothes. }}
{{No plot}}
* Austin Walker (GM)
* Ali Acampora (Hella Varal)
===Other Characters===
* Samot
* Red Jack
This episode was recorded live at Gencon.

Characters[edit | edit source]

  • All character pages should use Template:Infobox Character. This infobox is the same for PCs and NPCs. See the documentation on the template page for an example/instructions on how to fill one out.
  • Character pages may contain the following headers:
    • Appearance: Summarize descriptions from the show and, if possible, what episodes they're from. Avoid plot spoilers here.
    • Personality: Describe the character's personality. For player characters, there may be game mechanics that describe their personalities.
    • History and Involvement: Summarize the character's backstory and plot involvement here. If this section gets long you may want to break it up by arc/season or time period.
    • Relationships: Use a subheader for each person you're describing a relationship with. Game mechanics about relationships can also go here.
    • Abilities: For player characters, if they have abilities/moves specified within a game system, list them here. If they change throughout the show, make a note of what and where the changes are. You could also use this for NPCs who have specific and notable abilities if there's nowhere else to put them, but most NPCs won't need this section.
    • Possessions: For player characters. If the character has possessions specified within a game system, list them here. If they change throughout the show, make a note of which episode they changed in. If the possessions are in-fiction rather than mechanical, don't list them. (e.g. No need to say that Arrell owns an easel, the easel can be mentioned in his Involvement section)
    • Mech: If the character has a mech, talk about it here.
    • Trivia: Name origin, stuff the cast said on Twitter, etc.
    • Quotes: If you want to include some notable quotes this character said, put them here.
    • Appears in: List of episode appearances.
    • Notes: If there's something that doesn't go in any other section it can go here.
    • See also: List of related articles.
    • References: If the page uses citations, make a References header for them at the bottom.
    • You don't have to use all of these headers if they're not relevant, but they should generally have these names and be in this order. If there's something notable and unique to that character that seems to deserve its own header, use your best judgement on where to put it.

Wikitext example[edit | edit source]

==History and Involvement==
==Appears in==
==See also==