4E Character Template Bugs and Assistance

I'm finishing up my character now. But, I've taken it a different direction then I intended when I started, so I need to change my character's name. Is there a simple way to rename the template, or do I need to just copy it all into a new template with the correct name?

Thanks,
T
You can click the "move" button at the top of the page, which will redirect passerbys to the correct page.
 

weldon

Explorer
How can I contribute to the templates for L4E? I'm pretty handy with SQL, HTML and CSS so I figure I can learn mediawiki in short order if given a little push in the right direction.

Are we still working in the old wiki or are we ready to move to the new Vault wiki?

I'd really like to get into the guts of the wiki and spruce up the templates for things like secondary attacks, animal companions, etc.
 

stonegod

Spawn of Khyber/LEB Judge
Morrus is going to pull the plug on the old wiki at some point as he has repeatedly said. We will have to move to the new wiki (or offsite). Before we do that, we need to test/fix the ported templates to see if they work correctly.

Its less of a direct HTML/CSS port as one template system->another port.
 

weldon

Explorer
We will have to move to the new wiki (or offsite). Before we do that, we need to test/fix the ported templates to see if they work correctly.
Is anyone coordinating this effort? Is there anything I can do to help?

I'm sure I can figure out how the templates work if someone will show me where they are defined.
 

stonegod

Spawn of Khyber/LEB Judge
Is anyone coordinating this effort? Is there anything I can do to help?

I'm sure I can figure out how the templates work if someone will show me where they are defined.
I've been heading up the (1 man) effort over at LEB. No real coordination over on the L4W side. Best thing to do is start with an existing working character and move it over to the new wiki in the appropriate place and start seeing what works/doesn't.
 

weldon

Explorer
I've been heading up the (1 man) effort over at LEB. No real coordination over on the L4W side. Best thing to do is start with an existing working character and move it over to the new wiki in the appropriate place and start seeing what works/doesn't.
OK. I'm working on an overhaul for my character right now anyways, so I'll just do it in the new wiki and see what I learn.

I created a new thread for the New Wiki Working Group for anyone that wants to jump in and contribute to working out details of the new vault wiki system and coordinating moving content from the current MediaWiki pages.
 

Ser Berus

Visitor
Having a problem with 'character power template'

Hi yeah; was going through the course of making a new character up for this fine site, but got lost when I got to making his list of Powers - been awhile and I cannot really remember what I did (i think I basically wrote my own code in on accident). finally found away to edit the sheet; but am unsure what the character power template is or what I do. awfully sorry.... anyways the character is PC: Rom (Ser Berus) on L4 wiki.


Thanks!!:)

You PM me if you want or I'll check back here later - sorry to make anybody go to all the fuss, but I really am stuck and I really am excited to get a game going!!!
 

meribast

Visitor
this thing (google spreadsheet) is driving me crazy. Neither letting the script run nor stopping it lets me adjust my saved copy which has absolutely no changes because I can't click into any of the text squares. The darn thing shouldn't be write-protected but its totally non-interactive for me.

Every 3 minutes the document blanks out. I have to refresh it and the script box keeps opening up. Its very frustrating and the computer center blocks all outside blogs or wikis that it recognizes as such even ones that are "legitimate" too the computer center use during the restricted job search time but still blocks them all outside that time too. ARRGGGGGH! Ive got such a headache.
 

hafrogman

Visitor
Does anyone else have problems with the wiki pages showing different amounts of white space depending on if you're logged in or not? Trying to get the spacing in my background worked out to make it readable, but when I log in, lines that show up normally disappear. But if I format it for logged in users, it's really spread out when logged out.
 

dimsdale

Visitor
I have had the same issue with the white space last night when trying to update Kruk and Max. Anyone know what's going on there?
 

hafrogman

Visitor
I have had the same issue with the white space last night when trying to update Kruk and Max. Anyone know what's going on there?
From the developer's blog, it seems they've been updating the style all over Wikia. For a while we were caught inbetween, with the logged out users seeing the old style, and logged in seeing a (possibly faulty) preview of the new style. But the changeover (for l4w, at least) has happened now, so we see the same style both ways, and the spacing issues have settled down at least.

Some formatting changes may still be needed to correct to the new style. But at least everyone will be seeing the formatting now.
 

garnuk

Visitor
Power templates

Hi I'm new here:

Is there a list of power template for me to pick from? It would be nice if I could copy and paste the info from powers that others have already made, but I'm not exactly sure how to do that.

Thank you.
 

BenBrown

Visitor
Hi I'm new here:

Is there a list of power template for me to pick from? It would be nice if I could copy and paste the info from powers that others have already made, but I'm not exactly sure how to do that.

Thank you.
Technically, there's only one "power template", although in practice, since no power uses all of the slots in the template, you get different ones popping up.

The templates are a bit hard to find, so here it is: Template:L4W:power - L4W Wiki

And here's what's in it:
Code:
{{L4W:Power
|Name=power name
|Frequency=Daily, Encounter, or At Will
|ActionType=Standard, Move, Minor, Free, Immediate Interrupt, etc. 
|TargetType=Melee, Ranged 10, Close blast 3, Area burst 2 within 10, Personal, etc. 
|Keywords=[Martial, Weapon, Fire, Arcane, etc. ]
|Requirement=[e.g. You must be using a shield]
|Target=[One creature, All creatures within area, Allies within 3, etc. ]
|Trigger=[An ally in range is hit by an attack, etc.]
|Attack=[+5 vs. AC, +3 vs. Reflex, etc]
|Weapon=[e.g. If you're wielding a polearm, target is slowed until next turn on a hit]
|Hit=[e.g. 1[W]+2 fire damage and allies get +2 to defenses]
|SecondaryTarget=[One creature, All creatures within area, Allies within 3, etc. ]
|SecondaryAttack=[+5 vs. AC, +3 vs. Reflex, etc]
|SecondaryHit=[e.g. 1[W]+2 fire damage and allies get +2 to defenses]
|Miss=[e.g. half damage]
|Effect=[effect text, e.g. +1 to next attack roll against target]
|Special=[special text, e.g. use this power up to twice per encounter]
|MagicItem=[yes, if the power comes from a magic item]
|PowerOrigin=[Race, Feat, Magic Item]
|Sustain=[Action and effect of sustaining]
|Aftereffect=[aftereffect text, if the power has an aftereffect]
|Properties=[Properties of the magic item]
|Critical=[Effect on a critical hit for an item]

}}
Just paste this in, replace the text in each line with the stuff you want, and remove the lines you don't use.
 

garnuk

Visitor
Great thank you. That helps a lot.

As a follow up, is there a page of just powers sorted by race/class/level that have been collected from the various character sheets already created?
 

BenBrown

Visitor
Great thank you. That helps a lot.

As a follow up, is there a page of just powers sorted by race/class/level that have been collected from the various character sheets already created?
Alas, no. Doing that by hand is too time consuming, and writing a script for it would just end up with all the mistakes as well as the good ones.

If you have access to the on-line compendium, I tend to copy the text out of there when I'm adding a power. Since it's on-line, cut and paste works wonders.

If you're just working out of a book, I recommend trying to find some characters of the same class or race as you and copying from there.
 

Faraque

Visitor
I'm trying to post a character for review, and in the tables, it appears I've broken the math engine or something. It starts in the senses table, and just gets worse the lower you go.
http://l4w.wikia.com/wiki/PC:Rilissa_Shandalar_(faraque)
If someone could have a look at it and tell me what I did wrong, that'd be awesome.

Thanks

edit: Never mind, I figured it out. All tables have to have values in the numerical section, even if it's zero. Following the template it says to leave it blank. Blank is bad.
 
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Phiktional

Visitor
I am trying to get my math done at the moment. I am trying to get my HP part done and I am coming across a problem. As a Dragonborn My Surge Value should be 7 + My Con Mod. How do I accomplish this? Here is the code that I am using.


Code:
{{L4W:CS:Health

|ClassBase = 17
|Con = 14
|PerLevel = +7
|Race = 0
|Feat = 0
|Equip = 0
|Level = 1}}
<b>Surges per Day</b> 11(Class 9 + ConMod +2 )
 

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