Is there already a plan how to distinguish (and abbreviate) the original Dungeons & Dragons publications from AD&D, First Edition, which would be abbreviated "1e" when counting backwards from the established 4e, 3.5e,...? Daranios 16:01, July 23, 2010 (UTC)
- So my suggestion would be "Oe" for "Original Edition". I personally would find it funny, that it looks almost like "0e", even so I would never say the original edition had null importance. Daranios 12:31, July 31, 2010 (UTC)
- I don't really think it's worth putting 2e and older books on the publication list, simply because I don't see much point to it. Cataloging all the books and such is more wikipedia work (and they probably have all the books already there--someone could just surf over to there if they wanted to get a reference for the books), while I think that the books put up here are more for OGL content (such as the Dread Codex that Surgo uploaded), or as a reference point for homebrew. Since we focus primarily on homebrew on the wiki, specifically 3.5 and 4e, I just don't think that having all those older edition books would contribute very much. --Ghostwheel 09:49, August 1, 2010 (UTC)
- Those books are usually not on Wikipedia, because they are not deemed noteworthy there, even though D&D in general is. Apart from that, by importing stuff from D&D Wiki and introducing the Publication and Canon namespace I hope that this wiki will no longer be focussed only on homebrew material, even so homebrew is by far and will very likely remain the larger part. My vision is to have a place for anything related to D&D in this wiki in the long run. Daranios 17:53, August 1, 2010 (UTC)
- And accepting that expansion of vision came along with the merger. We're becoming a DnD homebrew / encyclopedia site (and referring people to other wikis for more in depth information), which suits me just fine.
- I think for older editions, we can should add editions even if they aren't aren't in the edition title, but we don't have to be super concise about it. So "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" stuff would get a 1e appended to it to be "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 1e", and stuff from older material might be "Dungeons and Dragons (Red Box)" or whatever. The latter might not even make sense, my knowledge of editions earlier AD&D1e is poor, but hopefully the idea is clear. I don't see a reason to avoid a couple of words in exchange for an ugly or confusing abbreviation that just muddles clarity. - TarkisFlux 19:56, August 1, 2010 (UTC)
- To add, I'd really love a complete publication list. My hope is to eventually expand into AD&D. Surgo 00:39, August 2, 2010 (UTC)