2005-06-16 [Pinkdonkey]: hi ! is this wiki working and can we sign up or not ??
2005-06-24 [xido]: I can't promise a quick beginning, but you can post your name and keep watch on the page. It will be mostly informational, basing on D&D concepts, but there will also be room for otherworldly ideas and concept discussion, toward the end. Maybe this will be several classes, but I will try to make it simple to begin with. If you wish to contribute as an educated teacher on the subject, you may, but please let any final posts be looked over and edited by me, to fit the purposes of my own tabletop games based off of these wikis. Jashnia and the other Children of Selen are the main worlds of focus, and a further discussion could touch on topics like religion, evolution, etc.
2005-07-02 [xido]: Just adding in some links for future use. The first is an image gallery for the D&D book, Draconomicon, and the second is a full list of the D&D books and publications that art galleries are featured on.
2005-07-02 [xido]: It's a start. Anything else you'd like to know, that couldn't be covered there?
2005-07-02 [Pinkdonkey]: nope, I think everything's there =)
2005-10-10 [xido]: I think this could be run in a class-format style, with student/teahce
2005-10-12 [Nicolai Antredias]: this could be intresting
2005-11-02 [xido]: add your name, and I'll try to get it moving along soon... I will most definitely accept the help, no matter what it is... If I think it totally doesn't fit, I'll just edit it to make it fit. Otherwise, it's all in the book. ;)
2006-07-17 [xido]: This page is functional, though class material is still undergoing construction, since according to copyright law, it must be my own interpretation of the material, and not copied information. This class also will specifically refer to the use of such fantasy and real-world terms as they apply to Earth, to the Wiki Fiction Roleplay / Wiki Fantasy Roleplay, and the WFR's most common realm, Jashnia of the Selenar System. Anyone interested and willing to contribute info from their own WFR-supported realm is welcome to do so, upon proper application by [xido]. Feel free to field questions and comments to the Open Forum Classroom Area. Thanks, and best wishes! -will
2006-08-10 [Hiuko]: Wow, this is big.
2006-08-15 [xido]: This is true. But, it will be complete and effective. ;)
Hopefully I will get my laptop fixed soon enough so that I can begin writing it out... :(
2006-08-31 [Avalyn Bastian]: *smiles* do I say it here then? ^^
2006-09-12 [xido]: Yes, indeed. Thanks for joining. ;)
I added one final comment on the Dragons page before I found this response. Let me know what you think about that, and we may do a session on 'Earth Realm Dragons' in later times, after I have properly done some more work with my core subjects: the biology, culture and magic of dragons.
2006-09-12 [Avalyn Bastian]: I think your theory is well said and the 'Earth Realm Dragons' is a fine idea. ^_^
2006-09-16 [xido]: That section may well come in time. I am in real true college classes currently, and I will have to wait until I have a little more time to post the info presented here. Thanks for the comment and any other theories or ideas are always welcome.
2006-09-17 [Avalyn Bastian]: You're welcome
2006-11-17 [xido]: This class will consider each student based on his/her attendance, participation, research and storyline creation skills, as defined by [xido], and based on individual work:
I earned my Dragon Scales on Elftown!
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
1. Blue Dragon 2. Violet Dragon 3. Ruby Sapphire Dragon 4. Red Dragon 5. Sunwyrm 6. Brass Dragon 7. Gold Dragon 8. Woodland Drake 9. Emerald Dragon 10. Crystal Skywyrm
Initiate: Woodland Drake
Neophyte (Chromatic): Red Dragon, Blue Dragon, Violet Dragon
Quester (Metallic): Brass Dragon, Gold Dragon
Sage (Gem): Ruby Sapphire Dragon, Emerald Dragon
Master (Wyrms): Sunwyrm, Crystal Skywyrm
Please also see the Elftown Mood Contest!
2006-11-17 [Avalyn Bastian]: cool ^^
2006-11-20 [xido]: Feel free to add your name in if you want. It will keep going, the more I write about what I see in the resources we have available. ;)
2006-11-20 [Avalyn Bastian]: Thank you! Should I put my name under students?
2006-11-21 [xido]: Yes, please. I will post degrees as they are measured for each student, and I welcome all input, even if it is just your username on the Student List. ;)
Feel free to add comments or info on the Open Forum Area, or in the comments as you please.
2006-11-21 [Avalyn Bastian]: Thank you!
2006-11-22 [xido]: Absolutely, and thank you for posting your own name and degree up there. Excellent work! Just to let you know, because comments can be made in full, with new lines and coding and everything, all contribution posts can be made in the comments field here now instead of on the page. That way, I can edit the page for final content without everybody doing it, and everyone can still make comments openly to the page. I HOPE I just made it so that non-ET people can comment here....
2006-11-22 [Avalyn Bastian]: You are welcome. I felt proud to add my name up there. *smiles*
That's wonderful!!! I hope so as well. ^_^ You have an awesome way of working with things! I suppose this comes with being a teacher outside of the internet world? lol. I love the wiki so much!
2006-11-23 [xido]: I'm very glad that you feel that strongly about the class. I do try to make things as good as they can be, and I do try to teach as often as I can, so in that way it does help to teach outside the wiki. ;) I am very glad to have students and contributors to make this as informative of a page as it can be. ;D
2006-11-24 [Avalyn Bastian]: ^_^
May I please upload art that has to do with dragons?
2006-11-24 [Avalyn Bastian]: Thank you. ^_^ I shall
2006-12-07 [xido]: I have added your Blue Scales. Please refer to my msg to you about why I did not add the Violet Scales.
2006-12-08 [Avalyn Bastian]: *nods* I will. thanks! ^_^
2006-12-11 [xido]: I will be able to do more work on these pages between Dec. 17th and Dec. 31, when I am on break from classes.
2006-12-22 [DanClark]: And how does one join this interesting group?
2006-12-23 [xido]: Consider yourself in. Begin by watching the involved pages (Begin watching this wikipage) of the units, and the art/media page, and feel free to contribute your ideas, input, questions, and personal motivations/re
I am open to all comments, suggestions, and questions of all topics. I will add your name above if you would like me to, and watching all of these pages earns you a Woodland Drake degree in Dragon Scales... It means that you are a newly-applied student with an interest in the classroom area and its discussions on Dragons and the above page content. All pages can be commented on, and I will answer them as I have more and more time. Content will be posted to the page as I develop more discussion and rhetoric for the pages. ;)
Happy holidays, and thanks for your interest!
2006-12-27 [xido]: Thanks, and let me know by comment when you are watching all of these pages, Dan. ;)
2007-01-23 [Avalyn Bastian]: Thanks, will! ^_^
Thanks for helping out. I appreciate it. ;)
Give me ideas if you ever come up with another idea for assignments or future topics, too. I will post info that I like, but I will also try to cover topics that gain more and more interest, too. Assignments are open to discussion, but my degree offers are always final, unless noted otherwise. ;) I think that's fair. They are pretty clear on that page.
2007-01-23 [Avalyn Bastian]: You're welcome! Okay. ^_^
2007-01-24 [ArchangelGabriel]: Acctualy i was going to make a suggestion, i'd love to know what people think: How about combing the two pages? Adopting a common template and admin forum and let all the teachers do as they want. I realise looking back on it that dracology has gone pretty stale because the only person who ever worked on it was me. I think it would be good to get more people working on the same project. I would love to know what people think?
2007-01-28 [xido]: Anyone who openly opposes being posted on the Draconic Clan's members will be removed with care and understanding. Expect a few shifts in how to join and watch this page's content.
2007-02-07 [xido]: Lobsang, I am ready to see what you propose. The password is removed and the content prepped.
However we choose to separate it, it should be clear and concise. Whatever we create for content, let's create it in divions. I am open to and and all suggestions and edits, provided we use some measure of this content, and keep my language pages the same (or at least separately-for
If you would like, I would love to ask [Artsieladie] for some input on graphics, because she can make transparent images suitable for ET's wikipages.
2007-02-27 [DanClark]: Handbags?
2007-02-27 [Artsieladie]: I see I'm not the only one that's questioning the "handbag comment"! >..<
2007-02-28 [SilverFire]: Seems to be one of the problems of exported pages. -.-
2007-02-28 [Artsieladie]: Oh, you're right! That's it, b/c it's set at non-members can comment. Dah, me! Now why didn't I think of that? >..<
2007-03-06 [xido]: Should I pull that ability down to simply those who are on Elftown? I did it so that we could get web commenting from outside input as well, and I have many wikipages which are experiencing this issue....
(Thanks for the message, M'lady Artsie.)
2007-03-06 [Artsieladie]: You're welcome, but as long as comments with links of potential threats can be deleted, I, myself, like to know what outsiders think & there's always the possibility that some of these outsiders might like enough of what they see to want to join ET. If it becomes or is a bigger hassle than you feel it's worth, then I'd change the setting, even if for awhile. Sometimes things come in waves & then peter out. It's not like the setting can't be changed or adjusted. :P
2007-03-06 [xido]: Very true. Thanks for the input.
2007-03-06 [Artsieladie]: Eh, no thanks necessary for it just a mere thought, but you're welcome. :)
2007-04-27 [xido]: Thank you all who have been so patient with the changes to the classroom area. Please keep watch on this page and Dracology for more updates. Thanks to everyone who is willing to contribute. After we finalize the layout and list of pages, you will all get a note about which pages to watch and contribute to. Hopefully, all classroom pages will utilize the 'Dragon Handbook', wherever that ends up being.
We are currently developing a template on draco_tp which, when finished, will format all pages linked to it for graphics and formatting.
The ECM's next session is going to be for Dragons (which will most likely happen this spring-summer). The final content will be posted to Dragon on the Creature_List, and Dracology will set the bar high for others to showcase their writing and artistic talents.
The Draconic Clan is going to support these contests, and will most likely have a group to sponsor in the session.
Any other ideas or input? ;)
2008-08-12 [xido]: Holy gods, I have had no time to work on anything I really wanted to have finished. I hate life. :P ;)
2008-08-13 [Avalyn Bastian]: Would you like me to help with anything?