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About the feat you added...[edit]

I don't think powerful build is a feat, simply a Race ability. Unless you're making the feat "powerful Build," Then I've screwed up. Anyhoo, just making sure it isn't incorrectly labeled as "SRD" --Pz.Az.04Maus 11:45, 21 June 2006 (MDT)

Thanks for the heads up, but, yes, I'm creating a feat that grants the benefits of powerful build. Perhaps I should rename it to avoid confusion. --Sledged 11:56, 21 June 2006 (MDT)
A renaming could be in order... :D --Pz.Az.04Maus 11:59, 21 June 2006 (MDT)

Just added something to your user page, hope you didn't mind...[edit]

Welcome to the D&D Wiki, Sledged... :3 --Pz.Az.04Maus 20:20, 21 June 2006 (MDT)

Knew Something Was Missing... Thanks --Sledged 21:55, 21 June 2006 (MDT)

Yes, welcome to D&D Wiki. Also, I wikifed your user-talk page, hope you don't mind. --Green Dragon 06:07, 28 June 2006 (MDT)

Any more User Page requests?[edit]

Might be an idea to get your user page up and rolling if you wish to keep on with good ol' D&D Wiki. I could copy mine and edit it until it has all --Green Dragon 22:03, 5 September 2006 (MDT)your info on it. *shrugs* --Pz.Az.04Maus 22:41, 21 June 2006 (MDT)


So, here is a Barnstar for changing DnD Feats around. Thanks for doing everything you did with DnD Feats, it makes it a lot more accesible and quicker to find what one is looking for. Thanks. Anyway, what one is supposed to do with a Barnstar is to put the below text on your userpage with the Barnstar Image as an award (See Dmilewski's userpage for an example). Anyway, here is the "below text".


I give you this Barnstar for organising DnD Feats into a area that follows Wizards of the Coast's "Feat List" format more closely. DnD Feats is much nicer with the new tables, and it is easier to find what one is looking for. Thanks. --Green Dragon 08:13, 31 July 2006 (MDT)


Thanks again, --Green Dragon 08:13, 31 July 2006 (MDT)

Yay! --Sledged 13:28, 31 July 2006 (MDT)
Hey Sledged, congratulations on getting a barnstar, however it was a Barnstar, not a Working Man's Barnstar (the two that Dmilewski have)! Green Dragon gave you a barnstar because Barnstars are the original, and Green Dragon does not want the Working Man's Barnstar to be the normal Barnstar on D&D Wiki. He wants to model this site more after Wikipedia, and there Barnstars are the normal congratulations. I will change it for you, so do not worry about it. (Barnstars are not congratulations for a lesser deed done than a Working Man's Barnstar, just for a less Tedious task.) --Blue Dragon 13:50, 31 July 2006 (MDT)


Hey, I noticed that you recently asked Green Dragon whether or not we have ParserFunctions installed, and we did not, but we do now. It looks like a good extension, and I hope that you find a good use for it! --Blue Dragon 23:08, 2 August 2006 (MDT)

Excellent! I'm using it to make a template for NPC blocks similar to what's in the DMG II. I want the empty areas of stat blocks to be omitted. --Sledged 23:54, 2 August 2006 (MDT)
Hope your NPC stat block goes well, and if there is anything else you need installed just tell me. --Green Dragon 12:32, 3 August 2006 (MDT)
Thanks. I can tell you now that if they ever decide to implement loop functions and variables to the ParserFunctions extension, I'll definitely want that. --Sledged 16:39, 11 August 2006 (MDT)

I'll be gone for 1-2 Weeks[edit]

Hello. I know you are not an admin, but this still may interest you. I will be going away for about 1-2 weeks. So, if you see any malicious edits, non-wikified pages, or other things that should not be, please make them correct. I am not trying to make you do any more work than you want to, I just want to make sure my site does not turn into something it should not. I hope you can find some time to check Recent Changes and see what everyone is doing, hopefully changing bad edits and making them correct. I hope you decide to help, and thanks already. --Green Dragon 12:42, 3 August 2006 (MDT)

I'll try to keep an eye out. --Sledged 14:03, 3 August 2006 (MDT)
Sadly to say, I'm also having to leave for about 2 weeks (Damn me forgot to tell before the whole thing was done), so I'm sorry to say that you guys are going to have to do update/malicious user duty, and start scrubbing the floors with a toothbrush (^_^;;). --Pz.Az.04Maus 18:24, 13 August 2006 (MDT)
Sounds like a prime opportunity for me to fill the site with pro-Sledged propaganda. --Sledged 20:05, 13 August 2006 (MDT)
Lol.... except for Dmilewski :). Anyway, I'm back, just letting you know. Also, I hope D&D Wiki was fine while I was gone, I am checking up on it now. This might be to much to ask, but could you give me a heads up on what happened while I was gone on my user-talk? --Green Dragon 21:31, 16 August 2006 (MDT)

Character Template[edit]

I took at look at Artemesia today. The stat block looks great. I fixed Sir Silvershield. I now know that PCGen has issues.

As to the NPC template, you have a layout problem. There's a white-space issue when you put the text next to the stats. That arrangement is a big page-layout no-no. I just looks bad. Stats should be at the top and easy to spot, while the text goes below. Every edition of D&D has used that basic layout unless they needed to save space. We don't have that problem on a wiki, so there's little payoff for saving space.

Finally, I know that you've put lots of good work into this template, but I must question whether the template is so complicated that no one will use it. --Dmilewski 17:20, 23 August 2006 (MDT)

Oh... A little harsh, but I think it will get some use, well maybe just from people that know D&D Wiki in and out. I think that any of the major D&D Wiki people (me, Blue Dragon, Dmilewski, Pz.Az.04Maus, you, Oneiros) will use it, but even that still helps. I believe that if we make the material on D&D Wiki look as good, possibly better then the D&D Books, then we have accomplished a major feat. I think that the NPC Template will help the D&D Wiki NPC's layout very much, helping to accomplish this major feat. Thanks for making it, and I hope it gets a lot of use. --Green Dragon 19:49, 23 August 2006 (MDT)
Usability was one of my concerns, as well. Eventually I came to the conclusion that at worst, no one will use it and it will have been a very enlightening exercise in manipulating wiki code, and another template will be made in its place. Middle ground is that those that try to use it and have problems will ask others for help. Personally, I find figuring out what abilities go where in the stat block more difficult than using the template.
Also, I rearranged the layout a bit. Take a look at Artemesia and tell me what you think. —Sledged 22:06, 23 August 2006 (MDT)
That looks sweet.
Excuse me if I'm a bit harsh. I come from the school that says, "It's better to ask the hard question." I've seen usability erode on too many projects, so I voice my concern.
If you wanted to learn templates, you certainly picked the corner case. I can't think of anything more complicated and irregular than characters. You have my respect for getting as far as you have, believe you me.
--Dmilewski 09:27, 25 August 2006 (MDT)

Becoming a Sysop[edit]

Hello, because you have been helping D&D Wiki a lot over time I am wondering whether you would like to become a sysop (admin). Would you like this, or prefer not to become a sysop (admin)? Please get back to me on what you would prefer. --Green Dragon 17:00, 27 August 2006 (MDT)

Thanks for the offer. Beyond the obvious and implied, what exactly would my duties be? —Sledged 23:39, 27 August 2006 (MDT)
Nothing other than you do now.... I look after all the edits on D&D Wiki, and most the other things. You would just gain the ability to delete pages, etc. Sound good? --Green Dragon 23:24, 28 August 2006 (MDT)
Oh, ok. Then if you'll have me, I'll be one of your sysops. Thanks again. —Sledged 10:31, 29 August 2006 (MDT)
Welcome on-board! You also get the ability to protect/unprotect/edit protected pages. Together with deleting, that's most of what I do.--Dmilewski 11:48, 29 August 2006 (MDT)
Welcome as well, and I just gave you Sysop privileges now (Me and Blue Dragon are the only ones that can change user-privileges), sorry for taking so long. Anyway, hope you like it. --Green Dragon 19:37, 29 August 2006 (MDT)

Barnstar when finished with NPC's[edit]

So, I have been thinking about it, and I think that all the work you have been doing with the NPC's will deserve a barnstar when you are finished with it. --Green Dragon 18:14, 27 August 2006 (MDT)

So, here is another Barnstar:
I give you this Barnstar for formatting all the DnD NPCs into WotC's new NPC format. I also give you this Barnstar for making WotC's new NPC format available on D&D Wiki, through the DnD NPC Template. Thanks. --Green Dragon 14:06, 3 September 2006 (MDT)
--Green Dragon 14:06, 3 September 2006 (MDT)
Thank you! I'll put it up when I finish the last three NPCs: Namfoodle, Nami Mako, and Aelan Mooneye. It's slow going with these guys, because I'm taking the time to confirm their abilities, feat selections, classes, etc... pretty much everything except skill modifiers which is a whole different can of worms. —Sledged 14:55, 3 September 2006 (MDT)
Thought you were done, sorry. Oh well, it will work with you putting the Barnstar up once you finish the last NPC's. Thanks again. --Green Dragon 17:48, 4 September 2006 (MDT)

NPC Template[edit]

It's having the 60 second problem again, right? --Green Dragon 23:39, 18 September 2006 (MDT)

Not at all. I haven't experienced that since Blue Dragon changed the timeout limit. —Sledged 13:54, 20 September 2006 (MDT)
Oh, never mind then. --Green Dragon 14:38, 23 September 2006 (MDT)

When editing your skin[edit]

When you edit your skin, always be sure to run updateskins.cgi and use your skin name "Sledged". This will update your skin for everbody on the website who is using it. Thanks, --Blue Dragon 10:13, 30 September 2006 (MDT)

Will do. —Sledged 13:20, 30 September 2006 (MDT)

Editing MediaWiki:Monobook.css[edit]

Just a heads up... if you edit MediaWiki:Monobook.css then it will only affect users that are using MonoBook. This is not the case with most users, however (the default has been switched to the skin Sledged. If you want the entire site to see the modification, then use MediaWiki:Common.css. Thanks, --Blue Dragon 14:10, 2 October 2006 (MDT)

Thanks for the heads up, but I'm aware of how the changes affects users. I originally threw in some custom CSS classes and styling for tables in the sledged skin. Specifically they're for class progression tables, true dragon tables—including dragons by age and dragon abilities by age—monster tables, and the NPC/monster stat block. After I realized that some might prefer to stick with the monobook skin, I decided those users shouldn't be short-changed just because they like the look better. So I copied the styles into MediaWiki:Monobook.css with the only difference being that they use monobook colors instead of Sledged colors. —Sledged 14:37, 2 October 2006 (MDT)

Going away for 4 Days[edit]

Hello. I am going to be going away this weekend (Today to Sunday night). So, if you have some spare time it would be very appreciated if you could check Recent Changes and make sure things are correctly wikified and their are no spam edits. I hope you can help, and thanks in advance. --Green Dragon 11:43, 12 October 2006 (MDT)

Back. --Green Dragon 11:37, 15 October 2006 (MDT)
Welcome back! How was the trip? —Sledged 20:24, 15 October 2006 (MDT)
Good thank you, I went to some nice sand dunes, and it was very pleasant overall. Thanks for asking. --Green Dragon 20:57, 15 October 2006 (MDT)

SRD Material Needs Headers & Footers[edit]

As I was looking over your SRD creations, I noticed a problem. Every page that is SRD needs the appropriate header & footer (Template:OGL Bottom and Template:OGL Top). If you could do this I would be very grateful. Thanks. --Green Dragon 20:44, 15 October 2006 (MDT)

They're there, but I've commented out the header for now, because I don't want them to show up in any of the category lists, and the header template has the OGL category assignment. Once I'm done and ready to change the SRD, I'll uncomment them along with the other category assignments. —Sledged 20:51, 15 October 2006 (MDT)
That makes sense, I should have thought though that... Sorry, I now understand what you are doing better. --Green Dragon 20:55, 15 October 2006 (MDT)


Thanks for your perciptive observations of Namfoodle. The PC was created with a mishmash of different systems (2e Wild Magic plus 3.0e) in addition to the headaches of a highlevel character so I expected there to be some hangups. I saw that you mentioned on your page the Wild Mage PrC, I'm looking that up presently to see what I think of it. Anyway thanks for the good spots.--Sand-reckoner 23:43, 15 October 2006 (MDT)

Personally, I like the 2E version better, mostly because they had their own unique spells. I've thought about putting the wild spells in the 3.5 format, but instead of having a Wild Magic school of magic, creating a new descriptor: "Unstable". —Sledged 10:40, 16 October 2006 (MDT)


Hi, I was wondering if you could help me understnad a little more on HD for monsters. --DeadlyNightShade 08:00, 19 October 2006 (MDT)

What would you like to know? —Sledged 09:13, 19 October 2006 (MDT)
I believe the questions relate to Talk:Deann-Trù (DnD Monster). --Green Dragon 22:35, 19 October 2006 (MDT)

Going away for the Weekend[edit]

I am going to be going away this weekend to Southern Utah. So, if you have some spare time it would be very appreciated if you could check Recent Changes and make sure things are correctly wikified and their are no spam edits, etc. I hope you can help, and thanks in advance. --Green Dragon 12:42, 27 October 2006 (MDT)

Back, and I am very sorry about the sites down time (new Linux Kernels can be dangerous...). --Green Dragon 08:37, 30 October 2006 (MST)
No problem. Preventing spam edits had never been easier. How was your trip? —Sledged 11:09, 30 October 2006 (MST)
I guess not, seeing the server crashed almost as soon as I left... Anyway, the trip was nice, if quite a bit dangerous. I went on a couple dirt-roads, and it had rained a week earlier, and rain in the desert is a very bad thing. Anyway, I went on a washed-out road, had to make my own path as the road was so washed out. And, as I was making one of my own paths off the road (passing a deep ditch) I high-topped the car on a sand bank. I spend the good part of the day jacking up the car, then digging the dirt away from beneath the car to lower the ridge-line of the dirt. As the car was jacked up I also put rocks under the wheels, to make it so the car had something to get support from. After a couple tries the car finally got free, and I continued down the road quite a bit more cautiously, as their was no one to get help from in 20 miles. Anyway, the trip was very fun and very exiting. --Green Dragon 23:04, 30 October 2006 (MST)
Wow! Quite an adventure. Glad you enjoyed it. —Sledged 11:16, 31 October 2006 (MST)
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