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Mooncrow

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Re-making abandoned Handbooks
« on: October 11, 2011, 01:29:43 AM »
I've been reading through a lot of the old handbooks, and I noticed that there are quite a few that are incomplete and abandoned, including several for my favorite classes.  I've been toying around with the idea of writing up replacements, but I wanted to check if that was ok.  (I mean, I don't see anything that says "You must be this |-| tall to post a new handbook, but sometimes unwritten rules can be a bitch to find^^)

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Re: Re-making abandoned Handbooks
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 06:18:28 AM »
In general, emailing/PMing the original poster for permission would be the only thing we ask you to do. However, some posters who put up a handbook haven't been online in years. For them, it's usually OK to just repost it, so long as you credit their original work properly (including a link to the original in the first post).


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Re: Re-making abandoned Handbooks
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 06:24:19 AM »
If you're working completely by yourself and doing it from scratch, then it's probably fine so long as you credit the original poster where credit's due. If you're fixing up or completing something they did, you'll probably want to ask them first.

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Re: Re-making abandoned Handbooks
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 07:15:05 AM »
Yeah, I was referring to the ones where the author has been MIA for years, and that type of thing.  I will, of course, credit the originals - after all, I've used several of them over the years^^ 

Thank you both for your advice - I wanted to check before I just started posting stuff.

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Re: Re-making abandoned Handbooks
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 03:20:19 AM »
Which ones were you thinking of?

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Re: Re-making abandoned Handbooks
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 03:25:32 AM »
Which ones were you thinking of?

Hopefully AC's Cleric handbook. That needs some updating and is close to the end of it's lifespan.


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Re: Re-making abandoned Handbooks
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 03:28:37 AM »
I'm not sure I want more effective clerics.  ;)

How about some love for monks, shadowcasters, warlocks, and samurai?

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Re: Re-making abandoned Handbooks
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 09:08:02 AM »
Well, I had the Archivist Handbook as my immediate goal, but I'm open to suggestions for more^^  I quite enjoy writing handbooks (whether I'm any good at it or not is another question entirely though :p)