Doozer Do

New Doozers need to speak with Boo about getting their own sections. Or if they are comfortable with Wikidot code, they are welcomed to insert it themselves.

  1. Let Boo or PirateSpice know that you'd like to help out with descriptions and would like the password for the wiki so the following can be done.
  2. Make a Wikidot account.
  3. Join the Dawn's Early Light Wiki using the big "Join the Wiki" button on the home page with the password you were provided.
  4. Look over the Needed Lists below to decide where you can help.
  5. When you pick the things that interest you, only choose a few at a time, that you intend on doing within a few days. Please, no more than 5 items should be reserved at the same time.
  6. On the chosen pages go to the bottom of the page and click the TAGS link next to the FILES link at the very bottom of the page.
  7. Put an * next to the wip subcategory tag. Ex: wip:desc, so it looks like: *wip:desc
  8. Include a new tag that's wip:name. Ex: wip:boobear. This lets everyone know that you intend to do the desc so there's no toe stepping and multiple people doing the same thing.
  9. Save the tags.
  10. Do the work, preferably using a word processor of some sort that will help you with typos and grammar.
    • Grammarly is a free add-on for Firefox and Chrome, and it's really helped Boo out. All you need is some text box in the browser to use it.
    • Towards the bottom of this page are Mad-Lib Templates for Descriptions, Relationships, and History. They can be used to get the wheels going.
  11. When the work is done. Put it into a +request. Put all descriptions or info for one thing/location/person into one +request. Please use the formatting in the example below for descriptions:

+request DESC: <Name>=<wikilink> %r%r<submition of descs.>

For example: +request DESC: 403 Birch St. - Crane's Bakery=wiwimush.wikidot.com/location:b-4-3 %R%R EXTERIOR DESC: %R%T Outside of the bakery in front of the shop… %R%R INTERIOR DESC: %R%TThe smell of fresh baked bread and pastries fills the air of the small bakery. …

Doozer Description Dos-and-Don'ts

In an effort to keep things uniform in appearance even when having so many different people working on the description here are some Dos and Dont's of Doozering.

  • Do not use 'you' or 'one' in your descriptions. This is called Meta-Descing and is not the style of describing used here.
  • Do not use what is known as 'Tour Guide' style of describing. Example: Through the front door is a large sign that says welcome, moving on into the living room to the right of the entry there is several stuffed chairs.
  • Do present a description of it was seen from any and all angles and spots. Like what some gaseous form would see from any spot in the location. Directionals or lean into more vaguery like west, north, east side of the room or on the far side of the room from the entry instead of instead of, to the right of the door. Because right and left become rather confusing, is it left of the door with it in front or behind you if you are standing at the door? Etc.

To-Do Lists

Adrienne To-Do

BooBear To-Do

Fobok To-Do

LexicalGavot To-Do

LuckyCricket To-Do

PirateSpice To-Do

Signature To-Do

Tree To-Do

WraithOwl To-Do


Needed Lists

Descriptions Needed

See below for some templates to help get the motor running for descriptions.

History Needed

See below for a History template that is good for filling out and tweaking to make it more personal to the character.

Relationships Needed

See below for the relationship template and some examples that can be easily edited and used.

Story Hooks Needed

See below for a story hook template and some examples that can be easily edited and used.

Templates

Through the Building and Doozer-Do process, there is a lot of just filling in things or updating things. Below is some templates to help with this a bit:

Resources and Realty Levels

This template is for the Location Boxes for Realty and Resources.

Resources ●●●●● (Rich)
Resources ●●●● (Affluent)
Resources ●●● (Prosperous)
Resources ●● (Comfortable)
Resources ● (Poor)
Resources X (Destitute)

Story Hook Templates & Examples

* **Title**: <Blurb about the Hook.>

* **Schooling**: <NAME> started Miluk Elementary school in <#### (birthyear +5). They began the ACCEL Program then as well>. <He/She> also went to Walker Middle School from #### - #### and finally moved on to Rocklin High as the Class of ####. After gradutating <he/she> went to _____ University/College and majored in _____ and _____ earning a degree in _____ and graduating with the Class of ####.
* **Subculture**: While in school (and still to this day), <NAME> is considered <a/an> <Academic Cuttthroat/Beauty Queen/Comic Geek/Dorks/Dramatics/Gamer/Geeks/Goths/Hippies/Jock/Jokesters/Literature Geek/Muscle-Head/Music eek/Nerd/Punk/Sci-Fi Geek/Skaters/Social Butterfly/Techy>. Within this subculture <NAME> is known/infamous for _____.
* **Notorious Family**: The <Surname> Family were convicted of the serious crime of ____. <NAME> has every intention of clearing the family name and proving that <his/her> family is innocent.
* **Drama Club**: <Name> is a member of the Rocklin High Drama club and is interested in putting together an on-camera performance of _____. Please contact <Name>/<PlayerBit if Applicable> to get involved.
* **Iron Brigade Member**: <Name> is <a/an> <Full Patched Member/Initiate/Sandy/Old Lady/Girlfriend> of the Iron Brigade Motorcycle Club. They have been associate with the Club for ## years now. <Any other little tidbits other IBMCers should know.>

Relationship Template

[[include RelationshipBox
| name=<Name> | pagename=<firstname-lastname>
| relationship=**<Relationship Type>**: (<BirthYear> - <DeathYear>) <Name> <is/was> a <Origin> and <PC>'s <TYPE>. They <were/are> <close/never close/always distant/on again off again>. <Month> <Day> <Year> was when they first met. Together they <activity> and <enjoy/hate every second of> it. <Name> <verb/values/loathes> <PC> and <PC> <verb/values/loathes> <Name>.
]]

Description Mad-Libs

+++ Exterior

Set <on the street, just on the other side of the <Name> Street sidewalk / in the <front/middle/back/far reaches> of a <tiny/small/medium/large/massive/sprawling> property is a <one/two/three> storey <residence / commercial building>. With <color and type> walls and <color and type> windows. The front entrance is <a/an> <color and type> door<. / on a <color and type> stoop / at the end of a <color and type> pathway.> The <color and type> roof is in <adj.> condition. <A/An attached/separate <color and type> <one/two/three/four> car garage is on the <north/east/west/south/directional> side of the building.> <The <size> yard has at least one <Streetname> tree on the property close to the road as is town tradition. <Describe yard/garden further here» Along the street, lamps that are hung with baskets of flowers and seasonal banners that all have Mythic Wood and <TREENAME> Street on them illuminating the area quite well after dusk.

Player-Ownable Residence Interior Mad-lib

+++ Interior

An empty residence. Bare <color and type> <hardwood/laminate/carpet> floors and <color and type> walls with <color and type> windows have been renewed and cleaned as much as possible. The stringent scent of cleaning products and fresh paint is strong and ever lingering. This home is comprised of <one big open space/several rooms/a couple of rooms/numerous rooms and sprawling space>. An entry area inside the front door has space for racks and storage for outside wear and poor weather accessories or just a place to put some surface for keys and mail. <A <carpeteted/wooden/glass/metal> stairway leads up to the second floor of the home.> Like in every home there is a living room area with enough space for a sitting area and a center for a TV and other entertainment devices.

Sharing the common living area of the residence is a <small dinette/dining/formal dining room> area. Attached to the dining area through <an open walkway / an archway / a swinging door / a door> is a <tiny corner / massive / professional level> kitchen. Including the usual appliances such as a <hot plate / stove>, <oven / double oven>, <small/large/double> sink, <dishwasher,> <garbage compactor/can,> and a refrigerator. Between these appliances along the <color and type> walls <and in the center of the kitchen as an island,> is <color and type> counters and cabinetry with <color and type> handles. The bathroom for guests and residents alike adjoining the main living area is <a small / a half / a full> bathroom with <color and type> walls and <color and type> floors. <Color and Type> toilet«, a/an> small stall shower,/ tub, / tub and shower, / huge walk-in shower, / luxury jacuzzi style tub and separate shower,> and «color and type> pedestal / in <color and type> counter> sink. Generally, this is the sort of home <a destitute / a poor / a comfortable / a prosperous / an affluent / a rich> person or family could afford to live in.

Bedroom Description Templates

+++ Master Bedroom

The master bedroom has enough space for a king sized bed with pretty good size walkway of a thick brown wall to wall carpet. A walk-in closet is separated from the main area by accordion style doors. If a smaller sized bed or much smaller multiple beds were in place, there would be plenty of space for a dresser, vanity, entertainment center, those sort of things along the whitewashed walls. On the opposite side of the room from the walk-in closet is an en-suite full bathroom.

+++ Large Bedroom

The large bedroom has enough space for a queen sized bed with pretty good size walkway of a Berber beige wall to wall carpet. A walk-in closet is separated from the main area by accordion style doors. If a smaller sized bed or much smaller multiple beds were in place, there would be plenty of space for a dresser, vanity, entertainment center, those sort of things along the whitewashed walls.

+++ Small Bedroom

The small bedroom has enough space for a full-sized bed with pretty good size walkway of a Berber beige wall to wall carpet. There is no closet in this room, but if a smaller sized bed or much smaller multiple beds were in place, there would be plenty of space for a dresser, vanity, entertainment center, those sort of things along the whitewashed walls.

History Mad-Lib

<NAME> was born on <BIRTHDATE>, <a/an> <ADJ.> <winter/spring/summmer/fall> <day/night> in <BIRTHPLACE> to <FATHERNAME> <SURNAME> and <MOTHERNAME> (<MAIDENNAME>) <SURNAME>. <FATHERNAME> <is/was> a <ORIGIN> who <is/was> <a/an> <Title and maybe Role> for a living. <MOTHER> <is/was> a <ORIGIN> who <is/was> <a/an> <Title and maybe Role>. They were <ADJ.> parents to <NAME> and childhood for <him/her> was <Rearing Description>. Since the family was <WEALTH LEVEL> <she/he> <had/didn't have> access to <adj.> schools and activities. A few of <her/his> favorite hobbies growing up were <HOBBY1> and <HOBBY2>. The <SURNAME> and <MOTHER MAIDEN> families are both <adj.> and <adj.>, and <NAME>'s relationship with all of them is <adj.>.

When at <School>, <she/he> <was/wasn't> a good student. Due to <her/his> <adj.> and <adj.> nature, <he/she> <was/wasn't> popular with other students. <Name> went to <Miluk Elementary/___ Elementary> School, then to <Walker Middle/___ Middle> School< and finally to Rocklin/___ High School>. <He/She> <will> graduate(d) in ####. Subculture in school is strong and <NAME> <is/was> considered <a/an> <Academic Cuttthroat/Beauty Queen/Comic Geek/Dorks/Dramatics/Gamer/Geeks/Goths/Hippies/Jock/Jokesters/Literature Geek/Muscle-Head/Music eek/Nerd/Punk/Sci-Fi Geek/Skaters/Social Butterfly/Techy>. <Being magically gifted, <NAME> was in the ACCEL Program.> <Subject1> and <Subject2> <were/are> the subjects <he/she> excells at while <Subject1> and <Subject2> tend to suffer. <Club1>, <Club2> and <Club3> were some of <Name>'s extra-curriculars.

Below is for Adults to include in the history.

After graduating <he/she> became <a/an <Title and maybe Role> at <Business>. <Name> <a/an> <adj.> worker and <verb> what <she/he> did. <Affiliation? Married? Kids? Other jobs? put them here.>

Character's Physical Description & Desc Madlib

Height and Weight

Staff knows how tricky it is to figure out how tall a character of a certain age should be or how much they should weigh, etc. Below is hopefully useful tables in aiding with this up in the air decision making for your characters desc.

Average Height and Weight for Girls and Women
Age Average Height Average Weight
10 51" or 4'3" 70 lbs.
11 52" or 4'4" 80 lbs.
12 - 13 60 - 63" or 5' - 5'3" 95 - 105 lbs.
14 - 15 63 - 64" or 5'3" - 5'4" 105 - 115 lbs.
16 - 17 64" or 5'4" 115 - 120 lbs.
18 - 20 64" or 5'4" 125 - 130 lbs.
Average Height and Weight for Boys and Men
Age Average Height Average Weight
10 51" or 4'3" 70 lbs.
11 52" or 4'4" 77 lbs.
12 - 13 58 - 62" or 4'10" - 5'2" 85 - 100 lbs.
14 - 15 63 - 66" or 5'3" - 5'6" 105 - 125 lbs.
16 - 17 67 - 70" or 5'7" - 5'10" 130 - 150 lbs.
18 - 20 68 - 70" or 5'8" - 5'10" 150 - 160 lbs.
Height to Weight Ratio for Girls and Women
Height Low Weight Target Weight High Weight
4'10" 100 115 131
4'11" 101 117 134
5'0" 103 120 127
5'1" 105 122 140
5'2" 108 125 144
5'3" 111 128 148
5'4" 114 133 152
5'5" 117 136 156
5'6" 120 140 160
5'7" 123 143 164
5'8" 126 146 167
5'9" 129 150 170
5'10" 132 153 173
5'11" 135 156 176
6'0" 138 159 179
Height to Weight Ratio for Boys and Men
Height Low Weight Target Weight High Weight
5'1" 123 134 145
5'2" 125 137 148
5'3" 127 139 151
5'4" 129 142 155
5'5" 131 145 159
5'6" 133 148 163
5'7" 135 151 167
5'8" 137 154 171
5'9" 139 157 175
5'10" 141 160 179
5'11" 144 164 183
6'0" 147 167 187
6'1" 150 171 192
6'2" 153 175 197
6'3" 157 179 202

Below is a bit of code for those that find it difficult to churn out a description for their character. With all of the character's, I've ever made I find this sort of boost helpful and decided to offer it to the masses with the hope that it helps everyone. The Descs themselves aren't perfect, but they are just truly supposed to be an inspiration that is manipulated into a final more personal product. ~~ Boo

Just copy and paste everything (I know it's a lot but when it's done it's not all that much at all, the options just inflate it visually at first) in the box below into the section on your wiki page for Description. Alter what comes after the ='s picking one of the many many many options I've given or put in your own! This will provide a base, two-piece outfit, and dress/gown separated descriptions. Things such as scent/perfume, tattoos, scars and makeup lines can be attached to the base desc if you prefer, where you prefer. Only fill in up to the accent= line if you only care about the base desc and don't want to worry about the outfit parts.

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