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Lexicanum permitted material

Here is a list of all the material that's permitted to be posted on Lexicanum. It's important that everyone reads it, so we avoid people working on elements that will then be deleted.

This table is agreed, and is now official.

Topic Permitted?
Information related to Warhammer 40k Yes, see below for details
Information related to Battlefleet Gothic Yes
Information related to videogames on Warhammer 40K (Example.: Dawn of War) Depends on the information. Background relevant information yes, tactics and stuff for playing the game, no
Information related to Warhammer Fantasy No, please use the Fantasy Lexicanum
Any information written in a language different from English No, only English in here. Please use the proper localized Lexicanum web site if present. informations contained in other language official GW publications: yes, with the right country-specific tag
Names of characters taken from novels Yes
Names of places/planets taken from novels Yes
Names of characters taken from rule books Yes
Names of places/planets taken from rule books Yes
Summary of novels/books/manuals content with your own words Yes
Spoilers on how a book/novel ends Yes if they have a "spoiler" flag.
Copy/paste of novels/books/manuals content No, no copy/ paste except for an overview of content and similar. Issue needs to be clarified for a definitive yes/no list.
Images taken from novels/books/manuals Yes if they have proper copyright disclaimer and if are not full scan of the novels/books/manuals. And if they are cropped to the relevant section of the picture. Other image rules regarding formating and such apply.
Full scans of novels/books/manuals No
Codices background information (story, names, places, ...) Yes
Army Organization intended as list of troops/units. Yes, but those should NOT be organized in the way the Codex does. For example "Fast Attack" is not permitted because is a game rule and not an army organization. A list based subdivided into for example Characters, Troops, Vehicles is not a problem, but should not look like in game rules.
Armies special weapons and equipment (ex.: Shuriken Pistol, Shokk Attakk Gun, Quickening Psychic power,..) Yes , obviously without explaining their in-game effects but strictly describing how they work background wise
Codices special rules (like bonuses and tabletop mechanics: Chaos Rhino can take Daemonic possession) No
Codices unit costs (Example.: Obliterators: 75 points) No
Your own invented armies/chapters/characters No, those can be only mentioned in your personal pages. Only if you are a regular contributor and not excessively.
Images of your own painted minitures No, those can be only mentioned in your personal pages. Only if you are a regular contributor and not excessively.
Drawings made by you of GW characters, places, vehicles, battles. No, those can be only mentioned in your personal pages. Only if you are a regular contributor and not excessively.
Official images of GW blisters, sprues Yes when available. If no official pictures are available we might permit privately taken pictures.
Official images of GW painted miniatures Yes if those are not full scans of a manual. And if they are cropped to the relevant section of the picture. Other image rules regarding formating and such apply. Also note that we normally prefer single miniature pictures instead of group pictures.
Detailed information on miniatures, like year of production, designer, material, rarity, packaging, ... Yes
White Dwarf summary information, like table of contents and interesting articles Yes (as long as it's not a copy and paste of the article in question but a summary.)
White Dwarf full articles, or big portions of articles No
White Dwarf images and front cover Yes if they have proper copyright disclaimer and if are not full scan of the magazine
Information that belongs to previous editions of the warhammer universe (codices, miniatures, names, places,...) Yes if those are properly tagged with the edition
Portals dedicated to a specific area (Miniatures portal, Necron portal...) Only after Sysop approval to avoid confusion and chaos
Prices of GW material/miniatures current or past Yes, but it should contain also country of origin and date of the price, like: 3 pounds, June 1990, UK.
Advertising for selling your own armies/miniatures/... No

Canon

Canon is an official part of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. It is published in one or more of the following:

  1. Rulebook
  2. Codex
  3. White Dwarf Magazine
  4. Black Library Novel
  5. Games Workshop website
  6. Background Books
  7. GW licensed Comics and Graphic Novels
  8. GW licensed computer games based in the Warhammer 40,000 universe
  9. Collectable Card games licensed by GW.
  10. Games and background material published by Black Industries and Fantasy Flight Games (under license)