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The Setting Template

Use the Setting template on all of your pages to assert the name of your setting. Alternatively, put the Setting template in your own custom header template.

Example: {{Setting|MySetting}}

This template will automatically put any page that includes into a category with the same name as your setting. It will also set variables that allow the L template (see below) to work properly.

Root Page

Instead of MySetting:Main_Page, your main page should be called simply MySetting.

Place the root page of your setting in the Campaign Settings category, using the following code: [[Category:Campaign Settings]]

Setting Up Your Setting in the Main List

Once you have come up with a setting name, and have put the Setting template on your main page, go to the List of Settings template, click "Edit," and add your setting name to the list. Make sure you spell exactly how you spell it on your main page, and also be sure to put it in alphabetical order!

New Pages

It is no longer necessary to use any sort of MySetting:Page notation or any other kind of "namespaces."

For things specific to your setting, such as invented races, notable characters, areas, and so on, you need not do anything special to the page at all. For example, if you have an area called "Exampleburg" in your setting, simply create a page called "Exampleburg." No MySetting:Exampleburg or the like is necessary.

If the page is a common noun, such as "History" or "Races", you should instead append the name of your setting in parentheses. For example, you'd create a page called "History (MySetting)" (Instead of MySetting:History).

Linking

The L (for link) template is designed to behave almost exactly like a normal wiki link, except to help with disambiguation issues.

Rather than creating a link to "Exampleburg" with a wiki link ([[Exampleburg]]) use the L template instead: {{L|Exampleburg}}

If you want to link to your history page, you can do that with L too. All you need to type is {{L|History}}. The L template will automatically go to the right page for your setting-- that is, "History (MySetting)".

As mentioned above, L works almost exactly like a normal wiki link. That means L will let you rename the link, such as {{L|Page|Title of link}} or link to sections like {{L|Page#Section}}, or both combined, too.

If you find yourself writing a lot of {{L|Page#Section|Section}}-type links, you might want to use the SL template. Then you need only write {{SL|Page|Section}} and the subsection link will be formed automatically.