Big Mac wrote:
Do you, by any chance, know the people who have translated some of Night Druid's stuff into Russian?
I think some of these materials can be found in my DM files
but not many. I have no problems with reading
in English and I strongly prefer to use original materials. All (A)DnD translations known to me, official or fan-created, are terrible.
Since I never met another Russian-speaking DM who would run SJ campaigns, I'm afraid I can not be of much help
Well if your files were the ones that Night Druid saw, then you have the chance to speak to him here or on the SJML.
And if your files were not what he saw, then there are at least two Russian SJ fans in the world!
I've checked my lists on my Facebook account and have no Russian friends, but when I checked the stats for the two Spelljammer pages I run, I found that one of the two had one person who speaks Russian (but who had not listed Russia as their country of origin). If that is not you then you are not alone.
Actually, with Russia (or rather the USSR) being the first real-world nation to send a person into space, we kind of "need" to have Russian Spelljammer fans within the SJ community. What took you so long to get here?
Big Mac wrote:
Maybe one day, there will be a Russian version of the Spelljammer Wiki encyclopedia.
To be honest, I don't like Wiki-style format of the data, but everything is possible
It is mostly plain and bland at the moment. I've been learning how to do some templates and that has made it a bit more interesting than when I started. I could also work on the CSS file, but that isn't something I'm bothered about at the moment. My main focus is to try to get any new vounteers to add citations to all of their work. For me, the entire purpose of Spelljammer Wiki is that you can look up something, get a description of what it is, get a list of all the D&D books that the "facts" come from, grab those books, flip them open at the appropriate pages and read the sections that relate to the article.
As someone who taught themself to hand code HTML, I have to say that I did not like the way that you code wiki websites, when I first signed up to Wikipedia. (I've got more used to it now, and found a Wikipedia cheat sheet, which I laminated and now keep near my computer at home.)
On Spelljammer Wiki I am more bothered by the barrage of adverts (especially the ones that download videos without clicking on them), the large areas of Wikia links on the top and bottom of each page and the removal of the navigation needed to get to special pages. When I started it, it looked similar to Wikipedia, but now it looks fairly awful.