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Old January 17th, 2017, 04:29 PM
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You can specifically export the game system settings so it should work. What system are you using?
Primarily D&D5e and then thinking of imputing Shadows of Esteren as well.
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Old January 17th, 2017, 04:32 PM
Ok my suggestion would be to take a look at the way they have setup the 5e game system currently and even consider waiting. They have announced that large changes are coming to the 5e game system in the next 1-2 weeks. This could change the answer for you.

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Old January 17th, 2017, 04:34 PM
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Ok my suggestion would be to take a look at the way they have setup the 5e game system currently and even consider waiting. They have announced that large changes are coming to the 5e game system in the next 1-2 weeks. This could change the answer for you.
Ok thanks bro. I was just reading that huge post from Rob in the other forum where he was discussing this. I think I will resist the urge and wait a little bit.
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Old January 17th, 2017, 11:59 PM
I just put all my monsters in alpha order under dangers. I use tags to sort by type, challenge rating, environment, and other attributes that I find important.

Same with spells.

I find that I do a lot more categorization by foldering in with topics than I do with articles. I just browse, search, and reference them differently.

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Old January 18th, 2017, 06:51 AM
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I just put all my monsters in alpha order under dangers. I use tags to sort by type, challenge rating, environment, and other attributes that I find important.

Same with spells.

I find that I do a lot more categorization by foldering in with topics than I do with articles. I just browse, search, and reference them differently.
Did you structure them under a main topic like A,B,C,D,E, etc.. or did you name them so they all are ordered alphabetically in one long list?
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Old January 18th, 2017, 11:54 AM
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Did you structure them under a main topic like A,B,C,D,E, etc.. or did you name them so they all are ordered alphabetically in one long list?
One long list. I do use aliases so for some the same monster may appear more than once in the list. Like Eye of Grummsh will also appear as Orc - Eye of Grummsh.

If I start importing the entire MM, Volo's Guide, Kobold Press's Tome of Beasts, etc. (assuming I can buy from the content market), I may want to create contains: Beasts A, Beasts B, Beasts C... etc. Just so I don't have to scrool so much. Then again, that is what search is for. :-)

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Old January 18th, 2017, 12:30 PM
The long lists type of layout is one thing that gets my OCD twitch going, lol. My preference is having everything organized within containers and if need be, sub-containers. I organize that way more for aesthetics, I like seeing my topics/articles in a compact format.

There's really no "right" way of organizing your information, I've had to change my strategy several times and I'm sure I'll end up changing it many more times until I find what works for me. Though, I am super grateful to all those who shared their videos with us, as they gave me an insight into how others do things and good starting points. If not for those videos, I'd probably still have an empty realm
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Old January 18th, 2017, 02:00 PM
For something like an orc specific prestige class I either wouldn't have an entry at all, too much work, or if I intended to have the PC's encounter a lot of orcs I'd have it be contained by the orc topic.

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Old January 18th, 2017, 02:05 PM
You know... If I was to remove all the content... I'm pretty sure we could get away with sharing the articles with just the names. This would save people a fair bit of work.

As far as monsters go I have the following entered:

MM, Volo's, Fifth Edition Foes and Tome of Beasts

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Old January 18th, 2017, 03:51 PM
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The long lists type of layout is one thing that gets my OCD twitch going, lol. My preference is having everything organized within containers and if need be, sub-containers. I organize that way more for aesthetics, I like seeing my topics/articles in a compact format.
Ah, if you really want to scratch that OCD itch, use tags. :-)

With something like monsters, once you have hundred of them, no amount of foldering is going to be satisfactory. You'll use search to pull them up by name or will want to filter by CR, type, environment, etc.

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