Everything you wanted to know about writeups.org (and related subjects)
Back in the 1990s we'd call this a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section. It's the part of the site where we answer questions our readers commonly have.
The FAQ is divided in ten chapters - click on one of the underlined, green chapter titles to read it.
1/How to use the site
How do I read about what's going on and the new entries?
How do I check the new and modified entries straight away?
How do I print out an entry?
How do I check out a random pack of entries?
How do I search for specific entries?
Tell me more about role-playing games.
Tell me more about super-hero comic books.
So what does the game data in the articles mean?
Is this site solely a DC Heroes/Blood of Heroes project?
Is this site solely about comic books?
3/The community who does this site
Goal of the community
Real short history
Advice on joining the community
4/How the entries are written
How do the version numbers in the writeups (v1, v1.2, v2
What is the basic research methodology?
How much research does a writeup involve?
When does made-up stuff have to be used in writeups?
What is this “No-Prize” thing?
5/An introduction to DC Heroes/Blood of Heroes
Standard version of the game
Real short history of the versions of the game
Current status of the game
Distinctive features as a rules system
Common Internet talking points about the game
Current status of the game system ownership
6/Technical section for DC Heroes/Blood of Heroes players
Where can I find the Powers, Advantages, etc. that are not in Blood of Heroes Special Edition?
Do you use the stats benchmarks in the sidebars in the rulesbook?
Powers that do not function as their own AV
Use of Martial Artist-enhanced EV
What is Vehicles (SEAL)?
7/Technical section for DC Adventures players
How do I find the M&M stuff on writeups.org?
Does writeups.org stat to PL?
What is an averaged PL?
What is the “uncapped” section in some DCA/M&M3 writeups?
How closely do you stick to official Green Ronin stats for benchmarking purposes ?
8/Contributing to the site
Are you looking for new contributors?
How about people who don't play DCH or DCA?
How can one contribute?
What is the expected level of quality for a writeup?
Does one have to follow a specific format?
Tell me more about your management of copyrights.
Tell me more about quoting from other web sites.
Main research sites
DC Heroes and Mutants and Masterminds sites
Comic book blogs
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Credits and contacts
The entries are always credited by author(s). As to the site delivering that content :
- The second version was the first version as an actual database, and was kindly hammered out by Yann “POV” Coupin and Aymeric “Mric” Barantal.
- The third, “blue fade” version had code done by my friend Joël “Joekid” Marcadet, though I was the one to blame for the layout and integration (if you can call them that).
- The fourth version (aka the early 2009 version, or the Godot Version) was done thanks to Ann Sophi Digsmed's Photoshop templates based on my crowded, amateur design - she delivered those come Hell or high water (literally, in the case of the high water), and I cannot thank her enough for that. Some of the pictograms were drawn by Sara Crubellier when Annso ran out of time. The brand new code was energetically written by the inimitable Emmanuel Magnier.
- Evolutions from 2009 to 2012 were mostly coded by me, with technical advice from Greg Rushton. Much of the Open Search Server implementation was done by the master, Emmanuel Keller.
- WORG 2012 (aka the “Clean Green” version) is mostly my fault. The PHP adaptations that required actual skill were done by Bryan Gittens, a sleuth who solved such mysteries as the All-Conquering Input Field or the Non-Euclidian Resource Pathing.
To contact us, the simplest solution is to drop by the community space on Yahoo! (there's a minimal registration to prevent spam). If you must send a mail to the webmaster, click