These are not ironclad rules, but are merely a first draft of guidelines and reccommendations intended to serve the wikia and OpenD6 community. If major restructuring of categories and page are made, update this page to reflect the changes.
Page categorization on the wikiaEdit
Please check which category new page are smart to place under, and if many page about some specific topic are made, create a new subcategory for those page. An example could be if many Mini Six homebrew pages are created, it could be better to group them under a new Category:Mini Six Homebrew. Pages can also be Named with a slash separating the parent page's name from the sub-page, like "Cinema 6/Weapons". In that way the page have a "go back to" button to the main Cinema 6 page. The examples: Cinema 6, Cinema 6/Weapons.
When the wikia expands, the community should discuss if the current category structure needs changes.
For more about tags, consider looking at Article Format Reference Guide(possibly outdated)
D6 System, D6 Adventure, D6 Fantasy and D6 Space and their OpenD6 books are considered the core of the wikia, and their page hopefully can be fleshed out a bit so one doesn't have to download/open the pdfs for all the information. Use "OpenD6" on all these pages Rules is meant for OpenD6 rules.
All smaller fan-creations, settings, rules, conversions are preferably placed here, unless they are of considerable size/quality, but should generally be categorized here.
Homebrew should be the top category for Homebrew Rules and Homebrew settings
More freeform pages can be placed under Related Articles
If you write an page you can tag it with Article as not to be confused with actual rules or if it isn't a structured homebrew rules
Only pdfs and/or physical books should use this category, preferably by publishers
Relevant publishers of OpenD6 /D6 System material can be added to the wiki, but preferably not much else. If they have made their own varians of the OpendD6 system place them under "Category:OpenD6 Variant" .
3rd Party MaterialEdit
All Books, pdfs published by companies using the OpenD6 or D6 system license should use this Category. Good rule of thump, if it can be found in RPGNow or another online shop as a physical book or pdfs, its qualifies.
D6 or other closely related systems
Pages of significantly higher quality can be given this.
Major pages to update/createEdit
Main D6 pagesEdit
OpenD6 page itself needs to be revritten to accually explain Opend6.
page for the core OpenD6 BooksEdit
D6 System, D6 Adventure, D6 Fantasy, D6 Magic, D6 Space and their respective "Locations" and "Monsters" books should preferably have their own pages, and a good summary of their content, and maybe their Table of Content for a quicker overview of the respective books.
The Links page have a lot of old links and is the most popular page of the wikia, and only some of the links have been review recently(2018). It's top priority to update and clean up here, moving relevant links/systems to their own pages like was done with D6 X-Com when possible. If some smaller Homebrew system/setting is added, they should be place the Homebrew category, which is a subcategory to Systems. Some of the links don't work any more but can be looked into by using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. then a link can be replaced with the link to the archived version of the page.
If some defunct page have only small amounts of text, or some self-contained material that could be added to the wikia, please do so and at least copypaste it to a page and leave a link at the bottom to the source. Moving material from archived pages to the wikia is a good thing.
OpenD6 rules page Edit
Very few page about actual OpenD6 rules have been made. OpenD6 Project could be used to import or copy pages here, which probably is easier than copying directly from the books. Wild Die is one requested page
The originator of the OpenD6, should have more mentioned.
All existing communities should be mentioned here and possibly given a short rundown. Old (defunct) forums and former communities could be mentioned at the bottom together with a archived link.
Related Communities Like those associated with Star Wars D6 are also be mentioned here.
All found pages that host mirrors of the OpenD6 books should be recorded here. If a pages is dubious in some form mention it next to the page.
Other nice pages to haveEdit
- OpenD6 History timeline with milestones
- page for notable years for OpenD6?
- Other loosely related rpg systems that use d6 as base, like Risus?
- Move some things from D6 Links to Game Resources, useful for playing OpenD6, physically or online(maptools, VTTs, random generators)
Guidelines definitions that may differ from dictionary definition of the word.
If a Game company have made a product it's "professional". Good rule of thumb, if it can be found in RPGNow or another online shop as a physical book or pdfs, its qualifies as "professional". Star Wars Revised, Expanded & UPdated by [Swamp Rat Press] is a subjective example of fan products/conversions/edits so massive and of such quality, that they could be called professional, even if they aren't a company.