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This help page serves as a guide for adding a new Lukas ruling into ANCUR.

Getting Started

First thing's first, you'll want to make sure a ruling page doesn't already exist for your question/answer. Try looking at the pages for the rules or cards that your question addresses. If none of them have links to any rulings, check the Rulings category page to see a list of all rulings entered into ANCUR thus far.

Once you've determined that your ruling is new, it's time to add a new page! You can do so by opening the "Contribute" menu in the top-right of any page on the wiki.

What to do if you find a previous ruling

If you find that someone else has already asked the same question you did, you may still want to put the answer you received up on ANCUR. If you think your answer adds to the discussion or understanding of the previous ruling, see More than one Question/Answer.

When in doubt, just go ahead and start a new page anyway! Moderators will do our best to move your content to a relevant ruling page if necessary.

Name

The first thing you'll need to do is decide a name for the ruling page. Choose a name that is descriptive of the question given and the answer received and add "Ruling" to the end. A more generic name should be used if the ruling has implications for rules or how the game is played, for example the Gaining and Losing Subtypes Ruling. If the question is asked about a specific set of cards or interaction, be sure to use the names of the cards where applicable, such as the Multiple Awakening Centers Ruling.

Cards from Both Sides

If the ruling deals with an interaction between specific cards from both the Corporation and Runner sides, use v. in the name to separate the two sides from each other. For example, the Parasite, Ice Carver, Datasucker v. Tollbooth Ruling has a name that includes all the related cards and shows that the question regards three Runner cards and how they work against one particular Corporation card.

Content

Each ruling page must have each of the following sections:

  1. Summary: Sum up the answer received from Lukas for quick reference. This should be the only section without a heading.
  2. Question: Copy and paste the rules question you sent to Lukas.
  3. Answer: Copy and paste the answer you received from Lukas. You may, but do not have to, include his greeting, signature "hope that helps", and salutation.

In addition, you may include an optional Implications section to write down some thoughts on what this ruling means for other cards or interactions. This is especially useful if the ruling you are adding contradicts rules text or another ruling.

Citations

If you or someone else posted this ruling to another community (such as the Board Game Geek forums, r/Netrunner, etc.), be sure to include a source link to the original posted answer, including the date of the post and a credit to the person who received the answer. Put this under a Source header as the final section of the page.

More than one Question/Answer

Example ruling: Cascading Triggers Ruling

If you are entering more than one ruling for the same subject (or adding a new ruling to a page for a previous ruling), you will want to make sure the name appends "Rulings" (plural) to the end of the page title to indicate that more than ruling is available. If necessary, move the old ruling page to a new one, and then add your new question and answer.

Each question asked of Lukas should receive its own header. Then the answer should be listed in the section under a subheading of Answer. If there are sources for the questions, differentiate the questions by putting the original poster's name in the heading, for example "Tim Meng's Question".

In this situation, it is easier to cite the questions by using Wikia's built in <ref></ref> tags. As part of the header, add a <ref></ref> link, and then at the bottom of the page under the Source section put the code <references/> to generate an automatic numbered list of sources.

Categorization

The final step to adding a ruling page to ANCUR is to make sure that your new page is categorized correctly. All ruling pages should have the Ruling category.

There are three types of rulings, which determines which canonicity a ruling should be categorized under.

  1. General: Most ruling pages should be classified as Semi-Official by default.
  2. Confirmed: If the ruling has been confirmed by a published FAQ, then the category should be Official instead. Be sure to also add the Confirmed rulings category.
  3. Reversed: If the ruling has been completely reversed by either another ruling or a published FAQ, then do not categorize the ruling page as any of the three canonicity tiers, but do add the Reversed rulings category.

The only other category that should ever be applied to a ruling page is the Contradictions category. Apply this category to both ruling pages that constitute the contradiction.

Tips

The sections address some additional tips for making ruling pages.

Links

Remember, ANCUR is a wikia, so all the content can link to itself! If your ruling from Lukas talks about specific cards, make the names of those cards links for the convenience of the reader. Rules pages are also useful links when talking about specific game terms or effects.

If you work in the source of a page, you can make any text a link by adding double brackets around it, e.g. [[Account Siphon]] creates a link to the page for Account Siphon.

Housekeeping

A big part of what makes ANCUR useful is the aforementioned link-iness of wikis. After entering a new Lukas ruling, please consider going to all the relevant rules and cards pages and adding a link to your new ruling under those pages' Related Rulings sections.

Page Markers

All reversed ruling pages should use the ruling reversal template at the top of the page. Entering the code {{Ruling reversal|source=''some text''}} into the source of the page will create a red boilerplate at the top of the page indicating that the ruling no longer applies to playing the game and is just here for archival purposes. The source text is used as an explanation after the text, "This ruling was reversed..." It is optional, and if omitted will result in a boilerplate that simply says, "This ruling was reversed officially."

All confirmed ruling pages should have a hatnote linking to which FAQ confirmed the ruling. Make a hat note in the source of a page with a : and italic text. For example: :''This is what a hatnote looks like.'' will result in:

This is what a hatnote looks like.
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