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Here is a set of guidelines for writing an article about a particular [[:Category:Skills|skill]] that your hero has/may acquire. If you can't fill 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:
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{{for|more overall recommandations and tools about how to write an article'''|Creators Manual}}
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Please follow these guidelines for writing a [[skill]] article. This will help to keep the wiki clean and consistent. Feel free to be as elaborate or as concise as you want.
  
= Structure for writing a skill article =
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'''IMPORTANT:  Use the {{tlx|Skill}} template.''' This will make the article look nicer and will automatically categorize it as an skill article.
  
1) Add a picture of the skill either in action or one of it's effects (If you can't, add "<nowiki>{{picture}}</nowiki>" at the top of the page to mark it as requiring an image).
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For complete info on how the {{tlx|Skill}} template can be used, read the documentation at [[Template:Skill]].
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== Structure for writing a skill article ==
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=== Step 1: Use the {{tl|Skill}} template===
  
2) State what type of skill it is by saying "Type:" followed by either [[:Category:Combat skills|combat skill]], [[:Category:Trade skills|trade skill]] or [[:Category:Transportational skills|transportational skill]].  
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Fill out the words in the [[Template:Skill|Skill Template]]. This gives a reader the important information in a concise manner. It should also reduce your writing time.
  
3) Now, give 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.
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You can copy and paste this code into your article and fill the blank with your content:
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<pre>{{skill
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| image      =
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| caption    =
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| type        =
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| description =
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}}</pre>
  
4) Now give an idea about what effect each level may have, going up in five level bands up to 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.
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===Step 2: Add a Picture===
  
5) After you have done as much of the above as possible, categorise your article by adding "<nowiki>[[Category:Skills]]" '''and''' [[Category: Combat skills/Trade skills/Transportational skills (one of the three, depending on the type)]]</nowiki> at the end.
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Add a picture of the skill (''In Template'').  If you cannot add a picture, leave it blank. A default image will be used, and the {{tlx|picture}} template will automatically be shown at the top of the article to mark it as requiring an image.
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=== Step 3: Write an Introductory Sentence ===
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Write the first sentence using this format: "The '''name of the skill in bold font''' is a <nowiki>[[type of skill]]</nowiki> that <insert remainder of sentence here>.  Here is an example: "The '''Generic Skill ''' is a [[combat skill]] that can destroy everything, or so it is told."
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Starting with a brief summary sentence provides the reader with a quick piece of information. For further examples of first sentences, see any wikipedia article.
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===Step 4: Write the Substance ===
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Give background information about the skill, such as how it is performed and how powerful (or not) it is.  Also, mention how the legends or stories about it and how the heroes may use it.
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=== Step 5: Add a See Also, if Applicable ===
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Add a "See Also" section if there are other wiki articles that contain similar or relation information.
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'''Note:'''
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If you cannot fill all of the necessary points of information, mark the article as a [[stub]] so other people can fill it in.  Place "{{tlx|stub}}" in the first line of an article to flag it accordingly.
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== Examples of Skill Articles==
  
 
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:
 
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:
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* [[Geometric laughter]] (Combat)
 
* [[Geometric laughter]] (Combat)
 
* [[Relatively honest robbery]] (Trade)
 
* [[Relatively honest robbery]] (Trade)
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* [[Homesickness]] (Transportation)
  
 
Good luck and happy writing!
 
Good luck and happy writing!
  
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Latest revision as of 13:47, 22 November 2019

For more overall recommandations and tools about how to write an article, see Creators Manual.

Please follow these guidelines for writing a skill article. This will help to keep the wiki clean and consistent. Feel free to be as elaborate or as concise as you want.

IMPORTANT: Use the {{Skill}} template. This will make the article look nicer and will automatically categorize it as an skill article.

For complete info on how the {{Skill}} template can be used, read the documentation at Template:Skill.

Structure for writing a skill article

Step 1: Use the {{Skill}} template

Fill out the words in the Skill Template. This gives a reader the important information in a concise manner. It should also reduce your writing time.

You can copy and paste this code into your article and fill the blank with your content:

{{skill
| image       = 
| caption     = 
| type        = 
| description = 
}}

Step 2: Add a Picture

Add a picture of the skill (In Template). If you cannot add a picture, leave it blank. A default image will be used, and the {{picture}} template will automatically be shown at the top of the article to mark it as requiring an image.

Step 3: Write an Introductory Sentence

Write the first sentence using this format: "The name of the skill in bold font is a [[type of skill]] that <insert remainder of sentence here>. Here is an example: "The Generic Skill is a combat skill that can destroy everything, or so it is told."

Starting with a brief summary sentence provides the reader with a quick piece of information. For further examples of first sentences, see any wikipedia article.

Step 4: Write the Substance

Give background information about the skill, such as how it is performed and how powerful (or not) it is. Also, mention how the legends or stories about it and how the heroes may use it.

Step 5: Add a See Also, if Applicable

Add a "See Also" section if there are other wiki articles that contain similar or relation information.

Note: If you cannot fill all of the necessary points of information, mark the article as a stub so other people can fill it in. Place "{{stub}}" in the first line of an article to flag it accordingly.

Examples of Skill Articles

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!

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