There are quite a few characters that appear in the flavor text of various sourcebooks (e.g., Ch. 5 of the GM Guide has characters Tyla, Anderi, and Kapos). Should there be a page for flavor text characters and subjects that centralize all of these characters and what information is available? --User:Retired deer
- I think those characters can easily be added to the wiki as inhabitants of the setting, but they're not necessarily part of fiction as we define it on the wiki. Unless they appear in a distinct work of fiction, such as a novel, comic book, audio drama, or short story, they are considered NPCs as far as the wiki goes.
- The intent of the characters section of the portal is, as I understand it, to allow users to see what other novels or works of fiction a recurring character appears in. Those who are neither a major character in a fictional work nor a recurring character when not themselves the protagonist don't really need to be listed here, else we'll end up with hundreds of names on the list.— Yoda8myhead (talk) 22:40, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
- I think adding them here would be a bit much, What I've been doing for these blurbs is updating the List of works page when a new book/song/poem/journal is listed, and red-linking to the (in world) author's page, creating a citation to the book and page number. I think the GM guide is a little more unique in it's flavor headings than many of the other products (I don't have it in front of me as I'm at work) where the flavor sections aren't represented by snippets of in world books, so this may not work for this case.
- I left a sample section on the GM guide page.It's very basic at this point.--User:Retired deer