How to Earn Wiki Points
Wiki points are a major change, introduced in an attempt to garner more participation in growing the wiki content. Most ways to obtain them involve adding content to the wiki. They have multiple ways that they can be spent. I will start by detailing the ways that they can be spent, then move on to ways that they can be obtained. If you have ideas on new ways to obtain or spend wiki points, feel free to discuss those ideas with me. Chances are good that, even if the metrics need to be adjusted, your ideas will likely be implemented somehow.
Spending Wiki Points
- 1 point can be spent to purchase 1 Bonus point. Bonus points will give you a ±2 to any roll that you make or affects you. Bonus points stack but are capped at 3 points per roll (for a total bonus of ±6). Use of Bonus points must be declared before the roll is made.
- 2 points can be spent to purchase 1 Luck point. Luck points work like a one-time use of the Luck advantage, and do not impact schedules of existing Luck traits, should the character have it.
- 5 points can be spent to purchase 1 Super Luck point. This allows you to dictate the results of a single die roll; must be used prior to rolling, just as with the Super Luck advantage.
- 5 to 15 points may be spent to purchase a one-time player requested Serendipity. The cost is 5 points per tier of the Serendipity, with three tiers being available (explained below). “Player requested” means that the player needs to request the specific form that the Serendipity is to take, although the GM is free to make suggestions. As with the actual advantage, the GM is also free to deny any particular Serendipity request. That said, as long as it’s not outlandish or imbalanced, chances are quite good it would be approved.
Tier 1 provides a minor benefit, something along the line of noticing something present that benefits them but was quite the coincidence that it even existed.
Tier 2 provides a moderate benefit, something along the lines of a Favor or single-use Legal Immunity; substantial in impact but not overwhelming.
Tier 3 provides a major benefit, something along the line of a life-altering event. Current examples include finding your perfect soul mate.
Obtaining Wiki Points
- 5 points can be obtained by providing a well-written adventure journal entry from the player’s perspective.
- 5 points can be obtained by providing an adventure journal entry from the character’s perspective. The journal must remain in-character. Unlike other content, the journal will not be evaluated for spelling or grammar. Bonus points can be earned for continuity, raising the benefit above 5 points per journal entry.
If you do both a character journal and a player journal, there must be substantial differences between the journal entries to qualify for both rewards.
- 10 points can be obtained by adding your character info to the wiki, in the characters’ section. Note that it breaks down as follows: 2 points for an embedded picture (not just a link), 2 points for a basic bio, 2 points for listing notable & obvious advantages, 2 points for listing notable & obvious disadvantages, and 2 points for listing the primary features. Do not list aspects that would be hidden from other characters; the purpose here is to better identify what other characters would know about you after meeting you and being around you for a day or so. For example, compulsive behaviors would be included, but secrets would not. Avoid metrics and mechanics, such as levels. For more information regarding the expected character info, please see the PC Template in the Characters section.
- 3 points can be obtained by adding original content that is GM-approved for the campaign. This includes new, custom spells, location information, custom items, and so on. Points will be deducted if it requires GM intervention and correction beyond adding elements that only the GM can decide; anywhere from 1 point for spelling and grammar to the full 3 points for something that is only a line entry or placeholder.
- 2 points can be obtained by adding preexisting content from a source book. This includes standard spells, items, creatures, and so on. Points will be deducted as above. An additional point can be awarded if the preexisting information came from multiple sources.
- 1 point can be obtained by adding a new NPC page, supplying basic information. More information can result in more points gained.
- 1 point can be obtained by adding a new Location page, supplying basic information. More information can result in more points gained.
- 1 point can potentially be obtained by updating pages as needed. This does not apply to updating a page recently added by the same person. This particular means will be carefully monitored, and judged accordingly.
The GM reserves the right to provide Wiki Points for other contributions to the wiki. Amounts and requirements are open to GM determination. In all cases, including the listed scenarios above, GM’s decision on deductions or bonuses are final.