Anyone who is interested: let's update the indices, one book at a time. I've already done both Fantasy and Banestorm. It looks like someone has already done Space, Mysteries, and Monster Hunters 1. Basically, go through the Characters chapter in each book, and if a trait is mentioned, make a reference to it. Some books, like Social Engineering, are basically big references to existing traits, and it will help to go through the index of each one to see where there are discussions of certain traits.
Interested? Yes. But regarding the time for it… let me get back to you next month. ;)
Well, I'll keep plodding through these one-by-one. I did PU3 Talents last night; I also did PU6 Quirks some time ago. I might have to do the Wildcards one to make sure that list has structure before going further.
By popular demand, I have created the Books Added to Index page. Not sure if it is complete, though.
Organize the Pyramid article one like the DragonDex archive, or go issue-by-issue. Either way, you need:
- Issue, with number and title, maybe an explicit theme if the title is snappy rather than explanatory
- Article name and page number
- Author name
- Topic, if possible to summarize, and if it the article pertains to a specific GURPS subline (e.g., Dungeon Fantasy) or subsystem (e.g., Ritual Path Magic)
Speaking of RPM, you'll want pages for its crunch, as well as those of Divine Favor, Path/Book Magic (I'm going through the Pyramids I have, and there's more pertaining to this than I remembered), Sorcery, Imbuements, and so on, as well as power-ups, at some point. Right now, I'm skipping gear since that will take way too much time, far more than entering all of GURPS Magic. This is for the future, when we get a handle on the core things.
Is anyone planning to at some point add descriptions to advantages, disadvantages, skills, talents etc.?
This does have the moral problem of making the books less important but it would be nice to have a quick index through base rules and the extra rules and modifiers from different books.
It also will take more effort to implement, and leads to the decision of: opening boxes, cramping the UI; or having a big chunk of descriptive text next to each and every entry, which both makes the page very long and not really an index anymore.
Anyway, I just discovered there is actually no page for talents, either those in books or home-made. Are you ever going to make one?