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Title: [SR5] FAQ Wiki
Post by: falar on (10:21:14/02-13-16)
I've always thought that there was a need for a place for people to collect all the questions and answers of weird (or just hard-to-understand) things about SR5 in one place that links out to references of why the given answer is the right one.

So, this week, I made the SR5-FAQ wiki. (http://sr5faq.wikia.com/wiki/SR5-FAQ_Wikia) Here's what it's for and how it's meant to be used:



There is a general feeling among many of the members of the Shadowrun community that there are large elements of the rules of Shadowrun Fifth Edition are in need of clarification. At the same time, there has been a lack of standardized errata releases for later products in the release line. This means that answers to common questions like "what attribute does a rigger use when jumped in to a drone for Pilot tests?" are hard to find and hard to source why the correct answer of Reaction is the correct answer.

This wiki will serve as a place to collect answers to these questions, organized both by book and by topic. In the case of each answer, it will need to be sourced so that the level of veracity is obvious. The acceptable sources are:




There's not a lot of content yet, but that's why this is a community project. If you're too lazy to add it in yourself, please feel free to drop questions and references to the answers in this thread and I'll eventually get them on the wiki.

House rules should not be posted on this wiki. If there is a desire for a place to collect house rules, someone should start and manage another wiki for that purpose. I recommend SR5-House Rules and I'll clean up both mine and /u/Bamce's Alchemy rules and toss them up.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: FST_Gemstar on (11:10:26/02-13-16)
I already love this. Thanks for taking the initiative, Falar
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: AJCarrington on (18:15:40/02-13-16)
Thanks Falar, I've stickier this for future reference.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: PiXeL01 on (00:17:11/02-14-16)
Great initiative! Thanks for doing it
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: Pap Renvela on (03:19:45/02-14-16)
I guess I'll start the ball rolling and create, What metamagics can mystic adepts learn? in the rules question.

Of course the RAW answer is the metamagics listed under the Undecided Way plus the metamagics under what ever Way they follow. Additionally, if and only if a mystic adept follows the Magician's Way, any non-adept metamagic they meet the perquisite for.

The last sentence is entrenched in the Magician's Way but lots of people seem to want to ignore it or say it's wrong, so I guess they ought to get their say.

http://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?topic=23400.msg433844#msg433844

Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: AJCarrington on (09:51:24/02-14-16)
Great initiative! Thanks for doing it

Given any thought to putting your work up in the FAQ?
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: odd on (18:06:51/02-14-16)
I added an entry for Drugs and augmented maximums and where to find size modifiers.  Should folks post here when they update?
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: falar on (19:23:06/02-14-16)
I added an entry for Drugs and augmented maximums and where to find size modifiers.  Should folks post here when they update?
Nah. There's no reason to put it in both places and eventually it will get pretty fleshed out.

If the GM Screen videos illustrate an area well, linked out to them is a good Community Decision.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: Novocrane on (04:15:45/02-15-16)
You could add a 4th source to that; Missions FAQ.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: falar on (09:02:37/02-16-16)
My kneejerk was to say that counts as Word of Catalyst, but you're right  - that's a separate source and basically is a table-level source. This ranks it at about the same level of weight as community decision - it's just a very specific community.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: CoyoteNZ on (15:36:54/02-16-16)
Great idea.

Question though; if we have a question about the answer in the wiki, and want to discuss it, do you want us to
A. Leave comments in the wiki page
B. Leave comments here in this thread
C. Leave comments here, in its own thread?

Cheers
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: falar on (16:04:38/02-16-16)
I'd go with it's own thread in the Rules Forum. Once it is figured out (tm), put the answer up and link to that thread.

Secondarily, I'm mainly doing editing on things at the moment. I've noticed at least one behavior that I'm not a huge fan of - putting advice about how to GM things inside a question. That's more editorializing a rule interpretation. Instead, I want this wiki to be as much cut and dried "These are the rules" with little to no editorializing. I will move things like that into comments on the question/answer.

This is not a platform to talk or advise ways to run things. That muddies the water. This is a place to put rulings to commonly asked questions and what basis that ruling is on.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: CoyoteNZ on (19:42:22/02-16-16)
I'd go with it's own thread in the Rules Forum. Once it is figured out (tm), put the answer up and link to that thread

...

This is not a platform to talk or advise ways to run things. That muddies the water. This is a place to put rulings to commonly asked questions and what basis that ruling is on.

Based on the above, is it possible to turn off the comments section on the wiki, otherwise I can see people getting into debates over rules in the wiki, where this forum is really the place that should be.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: falar on (10:14:50/02-17-16)
Based on the above, is it possible to turn off the comments section on the wiki, otherwise I can see people getting into debates over rules in the wiki, where this forum is really the place that should be.
I can, but that's kind of the nuclear option. I'd rather have somewhere people can discuss, then I can redirect and delete instead of people not knowing what to do.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: RacoonSF on (11:59:14/02-19-16)
Great job, Falar!

What about another category?

"Word of Hero Lab"

To my understanding, the Hero Labs developers are in close contact with Catalyst, so it's kind of semi-offical.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: Dinendae on (12:08:57/02-19-16)
Great job, Falar!

What about another category?

"Word of Hero Lab"

To my understanding, the Hero Labs developers are in close contact with Catalyst, so it's kind of semi-offical.


Yes, and no; Hero Lab's devs are often as in the dark as we are on various rules, and as such have unfortunately had to adopt the harshest interpretation of the rules when they're in question. While we can generally use clarifications posted on the forums here, they need to have it in an actual errata first. By that time, it should have already been covered by one of the other categories here.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: falar on (12:13:08/02-19-16)
I lean towards them being a specific Community Decision, rather than their own category. I lean towards Dinendae's interpretation of their role.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: Pap Renvela on (23:31:13/03-07-16)
You should add that Ways don't count toward positive quality limit and they don't cost double post chargen. The dev that said it is in SG Errata thread.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: tequila on (07:05:17/03-08-16)
Is this the post you were referring to in the Street Grimoire Errata topic?

http://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?topic=17166.msg431661#msg431661
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: odd on (08:21:04/03-08-16)
It's a wikia so anyone can go and update it.
Title: Re: SR5-FAQ Wiki
Post by: NoxMortem on (17:12:04/04-04-16)
Just as a suggestion and nothing else[!sic] I would recommend to use something like question2answers  (http://www.question2answer.org/)instead of wikia. For the same reason as you I have set up a project to gather FAQ solutions (http://sr.midneid.at/qa/) but as there was no possibility to get neither CGL nor Pegasus on the boat I just opened it as a free community driven site (it's neither used much nor frequently visited, I just post it here such that you can click through a bit. It is german but I want to show the software more than my own project. If you know "stackoverflow" -> it is a similar software. You can try the translate.google.com (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fsr.midneid.at%2Fqa%2F) version but this breaks some design stuff and the translation is horrible)