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Thanks for fixing my link[edit]

I thank you for fixing my link- Cjscorpion

Thanks for fixing Cole[edit]

Thanks for the help as you can tell I'm a bit new to the Wiki, I'm very grateful thank you so much.--JumpyBoss (talk) 16:21, 7 January 2021 (MST)

Thank you for helping me balance the skill with my homebrew class[edit]

That was very sweet of you and works way better, have a wonderful day! Stay fresh (talk) 17:17, 22 February 2021 (MST)

Thanks for fixing some of my balances! Hauptmann.[edit]

As you could probably tell, I'm not the most experienced with 5e and the wiki. Yes, I play a ton of it and my party is obsessed with homebrew, but I just do not have the time some of you experienced players do. I'd just like to say thanks for helping me out, it's appreciated. I'm hoping to balance enough things to get the hang of writing pages and concocting concepts well enough to make my own things with a good foundation soon enough. Anyhow, keep up the great work bro. +Rep - Hauptmann Burner (talk)

Thanks for the assist on Boon of The Eldritch Master[edit]

Thank you for the help with the Epic Boon I added - would it be possible to link it to the Epic Boons List? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by kampfertum89 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts.

No problem. Just checked, it’s still there. Between Eldritch Knight and Elemental Fire, easy to miss. --SwankyPants (talk) 21:01, 26 March 2021 (MDT)

Edit Summaries[edit]

Wiki's information to understand D&D Wiki's information. Cheers! Red Leg Leo (talk) 09:05, 23 April 2021 (MDT)

Aw. --SwankyPants (talk) 09:06, 23 April 2021 (MDT)

Regarding edits[edit]

thank you for taking the time to reach out to me regarding corrections. if it wouldn't be too much trouble could you contact me via discord? my username is CommanderBeepo#9116 but back on topic, thank you for taking time out of your day to review my effort at homebrewing Arknights into 5e --AshKnight (talk) 5:57, 14 May 2021 (PST)

Sorry, that might not work out too well right now, but I can still do stuff on talk pages if that’s okay. If you absolutely must talk to me through discord, I am still on the communities discord, and if you can’t reach me there, my full tag is SwankyPants#8553. By the way, you could’ve just responded on your own talk page, might make things a bit easier. Thanks for not being too angry. --SwankyPants (talk) 07:08, 14 May 2021 (MDT)
hey, me again. Just coming by to remind you not to make edits without consultation, thanks.: --AshKnight (talk) 20:21, 15 May 2021 (MDT)
Well, you don't own the page, so that's wrong, actually. I'll take my time to explain it then.
  • Originally, the natural weapons were split into three different traits, which wasted space. Even then, the tail was by far the best one, having the additional "knock prone on str save" thing. So, I merged them all into one trait, letting you choose what you want.
    • The Sauria Strength trait was meant to depower the tail and give you a reason to use the other damage types. Nothing else.
  • On that undo, you also deformatted a few things, namely making Strength into Strength, and other such things.
  • As per above, you lowered the maximum height to 5'10".
My edits seemed more than fair while still trying to maintain the original spirit of the page. In practice, this race probably now functions much better, as you no longer have two useless traits, and some extra fighty stuff other than the "knock prone". I'm curious to see why you're against it. --SwankyPants (talk) 06:55, 16 May 2021 (MDT)
I created the page. Your being incredibly rude by altering another's work with consulting them, this is even mention by the websites rules as something to avoid. I'm trying to stay true to in game lore, lore that you aren't aware of. I don't need your opinions or your overbearing hand, id like my work left alone.: --AshKnight (talk) 08:01, 16 May 2021 (MDT)
So be it. I rescind my comments about you not being angry. Thanks for your time. --SwankyPants (talk) 08:41, 16 May 2021 (MDT)
I'm not angry, just annoyed. I shouldn't have to watch all my work like a hawk to ensure my vision is left alone. --AshKnight (talk) 08:51, 16 May 2021 (MDT)
I would appreciate it if you both were a bit more cordial, but that is just one of the points I want to make. What I would like to say is that it seems like you may be confused AshKnight. Homebrew on the wiki can be edited by anyone and the goal of the wiki is collaborative creativity. By having multiple people edit a work, you get several different perspectives on what works best for that homebrew. In addition to that, you don't have to inform the creator before editing their work, as while informing other users of your plans for a homebrew page is for the best, it is by no means necessary. Also, when editing a page, below the edit box is a text blurb which details some info about creating homebrew on the wiki which includes the following " If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here".
Because it seems like you were not aware of all of this, I would like to ask you and to a lesser extent SwankyPants to please respect other people's opinions. For AshKnight, in all likelihood, there will come a time when people edit homebrew you worked on to vandalize it/make it worse, but try to not simply revert the edits other users do in good faith, which it seems like SwankyPants's initial edits were. Either way, if you believe an edit needs to be reverted explaining why an edit has been reverted can also helpful(either through the edit summary or talk page), with the relatively recent lumberjack being an example.
Anyway, for SwankyPants, I ask that you try to be cordial and discuss things when issues arise. I do understand that you too may be upset, but explaining things and being calm is better than letting a situation devolve. Either way, edits do need to be made to the race, but this is not the forum to have them. I have since locked the race and will be giving my own personal thoughts about the race on its talk page a latter date when things are calmer.
My closing thoughts are for AshKnight. I do understand wanting to stay true to source material when creating homebrew, but at the same time would like to say that taking some liberties with how something works for the sake of balance/flavor/ect. to translate it to another medium is ok. A homebrew's final appearance may different than what you or I would have imagined, but in the end we all are trying to creating usable and balanced content for 5e.--Blobby383b (talk) 09:47, 16 May 2021 (MDT)

About the DeathKnight page[edit]

Hey SwankyPants, I have been working a bit on your Death Knight page. I'll check if I can balance other things and will do when I'll come to play the class if something appears to be under or overtuned. I've been working on the balance on a Google doc that I translated in French. Since it's mostly your work, feel free to use it if needed. Here is the link : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k8MfViFBi3knatpPMNRzY1_5dybfAhJvTqL5GA_haYw/edit?usp=sharing - Phypo 08/08/2021

Hey, thanks for reaching out, but I think you might be mistaken, I didn't make that page. I've made 3 edits to it, total. None earlier than today. I assume this is confusion based on what I said about Obliterate (5e Spell), which I did rework, but that's about it.
The original creator, User:Raynerxr, hasn't made an edit since early 2016, and is for all intents and purposes, dead.
Either way I'm still willing to help with the page, but I just wanted to clear this up. Also I don't really speak french. --SwankyPants (talk) 10:33, 8 August 2021 (MDT)


Wither[edit]

I'm a new member and decided to post a 5e creature page for a creature I've been working on for a while: The Wither from Minecraft. Since I saw you helped make a race page for the Wither Skeleton, I thought you might like to take a look at it and offer any advice. Knight9910 (talk) 04:14, 17 August 2021 (MDT)

Hey! I took a look at the page, and it seems pretty solid, nice job. Ran calculations on the CR and got CR 18(Offensive 20, Defensive 16) from it, although I could've easily done it wrong. In my personal opinion though, the CR looks fine as is. Overall, I don't think I'd change anything about it. --SwankyPants (talk) 08:46, 17 August 2021 (MDT)

Oath of rot subclass[edit]

Hi swankypants, please use the talk page on my subclass to discuss changes with it to me, the changes made comppletely rewrote the subclass and made it so that the class my player was playing (because it was made alongside him) difficult to corroborate for rules questions. if you have other questions, feel free to discuss them with me over discord Var'uun#6962 --Varuun

Hey, I just left a comment on the page. I was at work when you first came back and only now do I really have time. --SwankyPants (talk) 07:30, 12 September 2021 (MDT)

Wonderful, please contact me through discord so this matter can be resolved quickly. Var'uun#6962 --Varuun

Variants[edit]

Hello, I'm the person that's made the variant abyssal dragon class and has been "told 3 times now to edit the original". So now I'm coming to you, I've edited the original, all of the damage numbers and additions I made, and since, everything was deleted by the original creator. So where should I go now? Please tell me, what's the purpose of variants? --Artif (talk) 18:39, 23 September 2021 (MDT)

I genuinely have no idea why Lavie(not the original creator) reverted the edit. While it did introduce a few formatting problems, it definitely fixed some other glaring stuff. Just quickly sum up your changes and their purpose on the talk page, and sign in when making the edit. That should get the pigs off your back. --SwankyPants (talk) 18:46, 23 September 2021 (MDT)
Alright, thank you, I will try that then. --Artif (talk) 23:58, 23 September 2021 (MDT)

Hetzi Dracon Wording Help[edit]

Hi! Could you help me with the rules wording on my page Hetzi Dracon? Thanks in advance! Bowler1234 (talk) 11:36, 24 September 2021 (MDT)

I guess I can take a look, sure. --SwankyPants (talk) 11:40, 24 September 2021 (MDT)
Okay, did a once-over. Much more condensed now. I made a few adjustment, namely bringing the 1st, 2nd, 3rd level spells down to cantrip, 1st, 2nd, but otherwise I left most of everything alone, balance wise. --SwankyPants (talk) 12:07, 24 September 2021 (MDT)
Thank you so much! I have a hard time with wording, so thanks for your help! Bowler1234 (talk) 12:10, 24 September 2021 (MDT)

"Calling Out"[edit]

Its adorable that you two are trying to team up since i called one of you out! :D im glad you have all the free time to do this editing, its keeping me busy! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by thefakejoker69 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts.

I know this is a complete waste of my time to even bother trying to interact with you, but did you even read what he said? All of your stuff is still there, just commented out so he could remove the stub tag and make it show up properly. This is all phenomenally petty for something that isn't even a problem. --SwankyPants (talk) 11:59, 30 September 2021 (MDT)

Request[edit]

SwankyPants, please don't delete Nonsense Statblocks (5e Variant Rule). I already stated it is mostly used for fun and fooling around, not for most gameplay. --Post by User:MythicActions2000.

As are April Fools pages, but those don't need a special variant rule denoting that they aren't meant to be played. It just says so.
Listen, as of late we've got enough non-functional content on our plates, and the last thing we need is this behavior to be encouraged.
If you really want a silly page, use an April Fools template, and at least try to make it playable. Please. I beg you. --SwankyPants (talk) 09:33, 11 October 2021 (MDT)

Thanks for replying --User:MythicActions2000

Mythic Actions[edit]

Hey, SwankyPants. I've created a page called Mythic Actions (5e Variant Rule). Feel free to use the rule in a creature you make. For more information, please visit the page. I have 2 things to ask you. 1: how can I get the page to keep track of all creatures with Mythic Actions? 2: How do I make a template for Mythic Actions description so users don't have to keep writing the whole desciption themselves? I want one like there is for legendary actions where you can specify the creature's name and the number of mythic actions gained. Please let me know if you have any advice or comments. --User:MythicActions2000

  1. DPLs are the main example of how the wiki goes about listing stuff based on categories. You could steal the one from 5e Humanoid Monsters, and replace the |category={{{1}}} with |category=Mythic Monster, then add Category:Mythic Monster with double square brackets to any page that uses them.
  2. For making the mythic stuff automatic, I'd look at how it's handled by Template:Legendary Actions on a page like the vampire statblock, where it requires the creature name and the number of actions it has. Using this information, you can also add the category to the template, not needing you to add it on your own.
This is just some of the basic setup stuff, I can get more into the nitty gritty if need be. --SwankyPants (talk) 10:14, 11 October 2021 (MDT)

Thanks a bunch for the help! By the way, could you take a look at my Clown Trumpet (5e Trap)? I think it needs an April Fools tag.

Opinion Search[edit]

Hey, SwankyPants, what would you think about this wiki starting hypothetical creature battles? --User:MythicActions2000

In my opinion, it doesn't sound great. When it comes to throwing one monster at another(especially when it comes to 5e), it's just a competition of who is either the most debilitating or who deals the most damage. For example, your suggested example with Cthulhu and the Ruler of Warriors. Cthulhu could easily initiate a grapple and badger the ruler with intelligence saves, but it then has to fight against a hit bonus higher than it's AC, and an average damage of just under 200, before legendary actions. Cthulhu is dead in three turns, essentially.
5e isn't really built for monster mashes at same CR, as they are, or at least should be, equally capable of killing eachother, and this is often left up to chance. Other than that, it's just crunching numbers.
If you really want to throw big monsters against eachother, I would look into wargames specifically around that premise. I know Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar both have plenty of huge beasties. Pick up tabletop simulator, build a 2000 point list, and you've got your monster mash. It'll be a hell of a lot more interesting than running it in 5e, at least. --SwankyPants (talk) 08:32, 13 October 2021 (MDT)

I don't mean like an actual dnd fight using damage and hit points. I mean like friendly discussing the attributes and abilities of the creatures that the stablocks represent and coming up with a likely winner. Also, it doesn't have to be powerful monsters. Creatures with low CR would work, too. But still, thanks for replying. --User:MythicActions2000

Crown of Akura`m[edit]

The crown of akura`m.png Crown of Akura`m                            
SwankyPants, I crown you leader of Akura`m. You have been very helpful in answering my questions and you were the only one to take interest in my Mythic Actions page. You have been a good advancment for this community. Keep up the good work! --MythicActions2000

Mythic Actions2[edit]

Hey, SwankyPants, could you find any other creatures with mythic actions? I already got the Loch Ness monster and Kielo Feht, but there may be more.

Edits[edit]

Hey, SwankyPants! I've been trying to fix up some of the 5e creatures that had maintenance templates on them. I was wondering if you could take a look at some of them and tell me if they're okay now. You can find the list on my user page. —MythicActions2000 (talk)

I've looked through most of them as they pop up in recent changes, didn't spot any glaring issues. Formatting seems good. --SwankyPants (talk) 18:22, 14 October 2021 (MDT)

Thanks. --MythicActions2000 (talk)

Teamwork[edit]

Hey, SwankyPants, don't take this the wrong way, but what do you say about us working together to make a page? Any ideas or thoughts? Please send your reply to my talk page. --MythicActions2000 (talk)

Hey, SwankyPants! I've got some new thoughts about that race on my talk page! Thanks for brainstorming ideas for the new race with me. (We still need a name) --MythicActions2000 (talk) 15:39, 15 October 2021 (MDT)

Featured Pages[edit]

Hey, SwakyPants. What eexactly re featured articles and how can you get one of your pages onto featured articles? --MythicActions2000 (talk) 16:26, 15 October 2021 (MDT)

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