Template:StorylineBox

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Storyline
Details
Author(s): N/A
Games: N/A
First Issue: Issue for Part 1
Date Published: N/A
Last Issue: (Ongoing)
Date Published: (TBA)
Total Number of Issues: N/A
Main Character(s)
N/A
Series Involved
N/A
Additional Notes
No additional information available.


The StorylineBox as presented here is a template with a lot of placeholders for the most basic of data for a comic storyline. If there is a parameter you think should be included, please message Sin Stalker, Battlerock X, or any other admin/mod.

How to use the ComicBox

The long and involved process works thusly. If you just want the damn Box, go directly to the Cheat Sheet.

Trigger the use of the StorylineBox on your page if you plan to include it. At the top of your edit window, enter:

{{StorylineBox

Below that, you'll want to fill out all the parameters that you can fill out or care to fill out. For this, you'll need the name of the parameter that corresponds to the field you'll want to fill; in most cases, the parameter names are the same as the name of the field, but they differ in some. A complete list can be found below. The format for filling in a parameter is as follows:

| parameter = value
eg.
| Storyline = Title

This will replace the {{{Storyline}}} placeholder in the original StoyrlineBox with 'Title'. Each parameter should be put in a new line for ease of parsing and debugging in case something goes wrong.

The last fields of the StorylineBox use a smaller font because they're designed for a potentially long list of additions. How you fill the Main Casts, Websites and Programs Used fields and whether you want to add any footnotes is essentially up to you, but for easiest readability, you'll want to offer single terms that summarize some or all info there. This could still be a veritable laundry list of things, or it could be as simple as an entry saying 'Bill' or whatever. Either way, the main body of the page allows sufficient room to expand on things, the StorylineBox is mostly meant for an at-a-glance summary of the most important character data.

Close the Template. This is done by appending the following at the end of your list:

|}}

And with this, you're set.

List of Parameters

  • image - Special image for Storyline. Just put the filename of the image in. Should not be wider than 300 pixels. If the image is too wide (or too small) it will be automatically shrunken (or expanded) to the appropriate size (clicking on the image will display the actual image rather than the adjusted version). If you have no image, don't include this parameter and it will default to a placeholder image instead.
  • caption - If there is a catchphrase or quote that best summarizes this storyline, this is where it would belong. If there is none tha tcome to mind, don't include this parameter and there will be no blank space between picture and name.
  • storyline - The title of your storyline. This will appear in big bold letters.


  • author - The name of the author or authors involved with the storyline go here.
  • games - The MMO game(s) that the storyline takes place in.
  • first issue - This is the series title and issue number of the first part of the storyline.
  • first published - This is the date the first part of your storyline was published.
  • last issue - This is the series title and issue number of the last part of the storyline. If this issue has not yet been published you can use the default entry of "Ongoing".
  • last published - The date the last part of the storyline was published. If this has not yet been published, you can use the default entry of "TBA".
  • total issues - The total number of issues involved with the storyline.


  • main cast - A place for a short listing of main characters involved in the storyline.
  • series involved - This is where you can list all of the series involved with this storyline.
  • notes - Room for any notes you want available at a glance that aren't covered by the above categories. This can include whether or not this storyline follows up or leads into yet another storyline.


The StorylineBox Cheat Sheet

Just copy/paste the below list into your character's Edit box and fill in any categories that you might care to fill in. Leave all other lines blank to default to their original entries.

{{StorylineBox
| image =
| caption =
| storyline =
| author =
| games =
| first issue =
| first published =
| last issue =
| last published =
| total issues=
| main cast =
| series involved =
| notes =
|}}

  • This template is based on the HeroBox originally created by Eisregen from www.virtueverse.com and pulled from that same site.