Guideline: Skill Articles

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Here is a set of guidelines for writing an article about a particular skill that your hero has or may acquire. If you can't complete all of the necessary points, mark the article as a stub so other people can fill it in. Feel free to be as elaborate or as concise as you want.

Structure for writing a skill article

  1. Create a title. The title should be the name of the skill. Use sentence capitalization. In other words: "First word capital letter with the rest lower case." For example: Foot massage, Bad breath, and Clinical strike. DO NOT USE YOUR SUPERHERO PAGE AS THE CAPITALIZATION AUTHORITY because skills capitalization varies by superhero page.[1]
  2. Add a picture of the skill either in action or one of its effects. (If you can't, add "{{picture}}" at the top of the page to mark it as requiring an image.)
  3. Indicate what type of skill it is by saying "Type: " followed by either Combat skill, Trade skill or Transportational skill. (Make sure that the word "Type" and the first letter of the skill name are capitalized.)
  4. Now, provide some general information about the skill (at least three or four sentences), such as when it is used, what general effect it may have, and how hard it is for the hero to master. If you want you may also provide instructions about how to use the skill.
  5. Give an idea about what effect each level may have, with level bands of 1-5, 6-10, 10-20, and 21+. This is completely made up so you can be as creative as you like, just so long as each "level" is more devious/powerful/painful/effective. Label the section "Effects" (level 2 header), and for each subsection, make sure you use a level 3 headline; for example: "===Level 1-5===".
  6. After you have done as much of the above as possible, categorise your article by adding "[[Category:Skills]]" and "[[Category:Combat skills]]", "[[Category:Trade skills]]", or "[[Category:Transportational skills]]" at the end.

Examples

If you are struggling to find inspiration or still don't know how to structure your article, look at one of the following completed articles for inspiration or guidance:

Good luck and happy writing!

References

  1. For example, the skill Palm of the panda is capitalized at least three different ways: (1) Palm of the panda God Delirium, (2) palm of the Panda God Maledar, and palm of the panda God CeNedra. Skill capitalization inconsistency is common across Godville. For a broader picture, conduct an internet search for "Godville <skill>" to see the differences or click this example for Cri de coeur.


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