Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Bindier

  1. #1
    Ehrshegh of Spelling Thelandrin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,084
    Downloads
    64
    Uploads
    0

    Bindier

    Discussion thread for Bindier.

    Stormwatch Abbey is staffed by traditional, Western mediaeval, monks, not the "my ch'i is better than yours" Eastern variety. Whilst the hotlink currently points to the d20 class, what would be a more appropriate link to indicate this difference?

  2. #2
    Site Moderator kgauck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Springfield Mo
    Posts
    3,562
    Downloads
    2
    Uploads
    0
    I suppose you'll need to make a link for Monastic and either call such people monastics, or use [[Monastic|monk]]. I think calling them monks would be confusing, though and we need a different word.
    • abbot, runs an abbey
    • anchorite, a hermit, one who has gone into seclusion to contemplate
    • brother, since our mythology doesn't much use family terms, I'd drop this one
    • cenobite, from the latin coenobium meaning convent, it refers to any person living in a religious community
    • eremite, another hermit, this term implies a religious vow, not just extreme piety
    • fakir, Khinasi example of a member of a religious order
    • friar, often implies a mendicant
    • monastic, one who lives in a monastery
    • votary, one who has taken solemn religious vows

    initiate, postulant and novice are good for the students who hope to join.

  3. #3
    Ehrshegh of Spelling Thelandrin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,084
    Downloads
    64
    Uploads
    0
    Hmmm. Perhaps we should just keep the Western meaning and keep the d20 term as a sideline?

  4. #4
    Site Moderator kgauck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Springfield Mo
    Posts
    3,562
    Downloads
    2
    Uploads
    0
    I am concerned that even if we never mention the D&D monk, the mere fact that this has been a D&D setting will imply that my Ch'i is better than your Ch'i. Certainly friar or monastic are familiar enough terms without the issue of confusion.

  5. #5
    Ehrshegh of Spelling Thelandrin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,084
    Downloads
    64
    Uploads
    0
    Well, perhaps if we clarify the monk page to indicate what "monk" means in Birthright. The rest of the article talks about D&D monks and how to simulate them, but not about Cerilian monks.

    I modified the Monk page thus.

  6. #6
    Site Moderator Sorontar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    3,942
    Downloads
    23
    Uploads
    1
    Okay, time for me to put my BR wiki mod hat on (and wait for you two to do likewise).

    Yes, I agree that a better explanation is required of what "monk" means for Cerilia.

    No, don't put it on BRCS:Chapter one/Character/Monk. The rule we have been trying to maintain so far is the the BRCS pages are not be edited. They are HTML versions of what is in the pdf. They don't get changed until the pdf changes. However, it is okay to make disambiguation comments at the head of the page, or put SeeAlso links in the middle of the page. So if we want to change/add things, then write it on a separate page and do one of those "edits" on the BRCS page.

    In this case, I am going to stop the monk page being a redirect, and move the new edits there. This will restore the BRCS to what it is.

    Yes, we may be repeating content but the BRCS is a special case for the wiki and we need to make sure we keep it clear which pages are "sanctioned" and which are "fan work".

    Sorontar.

  7. #7
    Ehrshegh of Spelling Thelandrin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,084
    Downloads
    64
    Uploads
    0
    We should probably protect the BRCS pages then, but I forget what our policy is on that.

    Setting up "monk" as a separate page definitely makes more sense, I agree.

  8. #8
    Site Moderator Sorontar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    3,942
    Downloads
    23
    Uploads
    1
    The BRCS pages are protected I believe.... except from the BR wiki moderators, cause its our job to be able to edit anything.

    By BRCS pages, I mean any page that actually has BRCS:... as its title. A lot of the wiki has BRCS pages that haven't had their page names changed simply because I haven't had the time to go through all of them and visually check they still match the PDF. These pages normally have the breadcrumb to other parts of the BRCS at their top.

    So far, most of Chapters 1 and all of the introductions for the other chapters are protected.. The Main Page for the wiki is also protected. Look at Category:BRCS.

    Sorontar

  9. #9
    Ehrshegh of Spelling Thelandrin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,084
    Downloads
    64
    Uploads
    0
    Right, well then we need to just protect the entire BRCS category. The monk page wasn't, so my mistake.

  10. #10
    Senior Member cccpxepoj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Neoplantis, Republic of Serbia
    Posts
    205
    Downloads
    33
    Uploads
    0
    cloistered cleric, the cleric variant class in Unearthed Arcana( page 50) give up some of cleric martial powers, for more skills and spells, i use them as monks( western definition of them) in my birthright campaigns .

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
BIRTHRIGHT, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, D&D, the BIRTHRIGHT logo, and the D&D logo are trademarks owned by Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and are used by permission. ©2002-2010 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.