PC Page Creation Guide

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You've created your beautiful new Runner, now it's time to craft a wiki page to show them off.


The first thing you need to do is to go to http://www.shadowhaven.info/RUNNER_NAME

Then you need to replace RUNNER_NAME with the name of your runner and hit enter to go to that page. There should be a title of your runner name and a short blurb of text beginning with "There is currently no text in this page...". At the end of that text there is a 'create this page' hyperlink that you should click now. You should now be presented with an empty textbox which brings us to the next step.

Basic outline

We've included a pre-made template for you to use. Navigate to Template:Player_Character and click 'View source'.

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A textbox starting with "{{Infobox..." should appear, copy the entire contents of that textbox and paste it into the empty textbox on your own page.

Click 'Save page' and you'll be faced with a page like this (only with your runner name where this example has 'Crash'):

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To edit your character's wiki page you will want to click on 'Edit' in the same place where 'View source' was on the PC template page.

The infobox

  1. Replace Name as the 'title' value with the name of your character.
  2. For now we will leave the placeholder image be but we'll return to that later.
  3. The Archetype value for 'header1' should be replaced with an archetype that best describes your character, e.g. "Adept Wheelman", "Swarm Rigger", "FLR Street Sam", etc. The values for 'header2' through 'header4' can be left blank or filled with short descriptors for your character according to taste.
  4. From here on out you should only edit the values for 'dataX' tags, 'labelX' values should not be changed. The value for 'data5' is a link to your reddit profile. Your_Handle_Here should be replaced with your reddit name and Your_Handle can either be the same or your discord name. What you put instead of Your_Handle becomes the display text for the hyperlink to your reddit profile.
  5. The value 'data6' is for your character's metatype or metasapient type, e.g. "Human", "Elf (Nocturna)", "Oni", "Pixie", etc.
  6. Some qualities alter your Street Cred, Notoriety and Public Awareness. You'll find your values in the 'Character Info' tab for Chummer and [HeroLabHeroLabHeroLabHeroLabHeroLabHeroLabHeroLabHeroLab]. In most cases these values will be '0' at character generation.
  7. The date in our living world is the current real life date +61 years, knowing your characters age you can calculate back to the year of their birth and then you just need to choose a date for their birth.
  8. As was previously established in Step 5 of the Character Generation Guide you need to have a folder on Google Drive or Dropbox where you store your PDF file and your chum5 or por file depending on which character creation program you are using. 'data14' is where you put the link to that folder, external URLs are formatted with [http://your_url.com display_text].
  9. Here you replace the 'X' values with the priority letters you chose for each category. For example, changing Metatype - X to Metatype - E.

At this point you should save your page if you haven't already, save often and then save some more applies here as well as everywhere else when dealing with computers.

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Character information

  • Here you should put a short summary of your character. Can be in whatever style you prefer, we recommend browsing through Category:Player_Characters if you are unsure how you want this to look and see the different ways people did this section.
  • Giving your character attainable goals that can be worked towards during play can result in a very rewarding play experience. Something like "Kill a Great Dragon" is very unlikely to happens or even have any actual progress made towards completion, while "Retire to a permanent High lifestyle" or "Join the New York Slashers Urban Brawl team" are something that can be worked towards.
  • Not all goals need to be long-term, at retirement type of things. Shorter-term goals that you replace once they are done are also fun.
  • Short or long according to your taste and writing prowess, some are so short that they are non-existent while others can be a few paragraphs. We recommend not writing a full short story on the wiki, if you are interested in doing that you could save that to a document on Drive or Dropbox and link it here.
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Narrative Significant Qualities
  • Here you should tell us the story behind those qualities that contribute to your characters story or need a description. We'll be giving a few examples here but for more you can look at the wiki pages of other characters at Category:Player_Characters.
    • Distinctive style
      • Huckster has a long, flowing pink mohawk that makes him stand out.
      • Tack is never seen out of his old racing outfit.
    • Dependants
      • Lourdes' husband is a stay at home dad and occasionally he needs to vent about their 4 y/o twins.
      • Wall's mom is in bad health and frequently asks him for assistance with things around the house.
    • SINner
      • Nox is a citizen of the CAS.
      • Quinn has an Ares Limited Corp SIN, his registered address is at Belmount Drive, Bellevue and has licenses for his Augmentations, Firearms and Concealed Carry. His occupation is listed as Security Consultant.
    • etc.
Run History
  • If you choose to, this will be filled out during play. You can link the After Action Reports of runs you've been on and/or write short descriptions of your own.
  • Some characters have connections to certain affiliations at character creation or establish them during play. A player might choose to list here the factions that their character's contacts are in.
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  • Our public contacts library can be found at Category:Contacts.
  • Internal wiki links, like to the wiki page of a contact are done with the following formatting [[Joe Smith]] which then looks like this on your page: Joe Smith.
  • The minimum information that should be included for each contact is:
    • Connection
    • Loyalty
    • Type, e.g. Swag (Guns), Fixer, Street Doc, Taxi Driver, etc
    • Feel free to include further info on how your character knows the contact, where they met, etc.
  • You also need to go into editing mode on the pages of any contact you add to your character and add your character in the section 'Player Characters with this Contact'.
  • Some qualities give characters Organizations as group contacts, if this applies to your character here is where they'd be.
  • E.g. JackPoint - C5L3 (which could be a result of a character having the Prime Datahaven Membership quality).
Allies & Enemies

In many cases the information that might fit here would be duplicated from elsewhere, your contacts should certainly count as your allies and an enemy from the Vendetta negative quality should be detailed in the Narrative Significant Qualities section. If you find use for these two parts of your wiki page go wild but you can also safely leave them blank.

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Photo Upload

If you've found a photo that you like for your character you can upload that to the wiki server on Special:Upload. Follow the directions on that page to upload the file from your computer, then copy the last part of the new url File:Pic_Name.jpg.

Paste that part into the top part of the infobox, replacing the File:Placeholder.jpg.

You can either edit the picture to a good size before uploading (width of 200 - 300 px is recommended) or you can add syntax to the infobox that limits how big the picture appears on the wiki page with this formatting [[File:Pic_Name.png|200px]].

If you are like me, and have no skill for drawing, here is a link to download the portraits from the Shadowrun Returns games.

Basic Formatting

Italicized words are done by putting two (not a double) single quotes around the ''word or phrase''

Bolded words are done by putting three quotes around the '''phrase'''

Bolded and italicized words are done by adding five quotes around the '''''phrase'''''

  • To make bullet points, put a single asterisk at the start of the line
    • or do two, I won't judge

Internal links to other wiki pages, such as your fleshed out contacts, (which you have, right?) are done by putting double brackets [[Contact_Name]] around the name

External links have the format [ url.com link_text]

Section headers are designated with equals signs around the title:

= One sign =

== Two signs ==

=== Three signs ===