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Revision as of 10:09, 31 January 2018

The guys over at the PC-game Eternal Crusade want to retcon their background-story and create a go-to encyclopedia for in-game lore. Rather than setting up a new Wiki, they want to use Lexicanum as a vehicle. I suggested to one of the guys responsible for this to simply put everything into the article for Eternal Crusade, but he wants specific articles for places, people, items... http://forum.eternalcrusade.com/threads/lore-team-story-campaign-status-report-1-29-18.70447/

My questions:

  1. Are there precautions we should take?
  2. Do we regard this new lore as canonical while in the writing-stage? Or do we only regard it as canonical once it has been approved by GW and shows up in the game?
  3. Do we regard this lore as canonical with a caveat (similar to DoW-lore and Ragnar Blackmane-lore)?
  4. When adding lore-info into already existing articles, should there be a disclaimer that this is EC-lore?
  5. When creating new articles, do we incorporate them just like any other lore from games or should we create a new name-space for Eternal Crusade-articles to indicate that this is a wiki-within-a-wiki?

My opinion:

  1. No idea.
  2. We should only regard this lore as canonical once it's in the game and can be sourced, because that means it has been approved by GW.
  3. Hard to tell whether we need a caveat: The game-mechanics clearly ignore lore. The old background-story adds a few weird things that might not fit lore. The new background-story could be true to lore.
  4. No idea.
  5. Treat them like any other similar articles.

--DetlefK (talk) 03:09, 31 January 2018 (MST)