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This page contains the Nukapedia's article layout guideline for creatures and robots. It describes the standard layout for articles about organic and mechanical creatures (e.g. animals or robots).
Policyintro
  • Guidelines describe desired etiquette and common practice in the creation, editing and organization of articles on this wiki.
  • Any registered editor is free to edit this page to improve its readability as long as the essence of the article remains unchanged.
  • If you would like to suggest content changes or propose a new policy or guideline, please use the wiki discussion forum.
  • See the policies and guidelines page for an overview of this wiki's policies and guidelines.

Infobox and categoriesEdit

A few additional pointers regarding the applicable infobox and categories:

Creature article layoutEdit

The layout is composed of three tables. The top and bottom tables are standard layout items found in every article; they are only included here for completeness and are collapsed by default. The middle table contains the actual specifics for creature pages.

  • yesIcon check in the "headline" column means that the article should have a headline of that name if you want to include such a layout item.
    noIcon cross in the "headline" column means that this layout item should not have a headline.
  • yesIcon check in the "required" column means that every creature article should include this layout item.
    noIcon cross in the "required" column means that not every creature article needs to include this layout item.
Item-specific layout items
Layout item Headline Required Explanation
Lead section noIcon cross yesIcon check Short summary that usually looks something like this:

"{{PAGENAME}} is a creature living in the Capital Wasteland of 2277."

In general, it should contain:

  • Name of the creature (and alternative names) in bold.
  • General area in which the creature can be encountered (e.g. Capital Wasteland or Mojave Wasteland).
  • Time when the creature lived/is encountered in one of the Fallout games (the starting date of the respective game). For creatures in FO1 this would be 2161, for FO2 2241, for FO3 2277, and for FNV 2281. Refer to the timeline for the starting time of other games.
Background yesIcon check noIcon cross If there is any background story/history for the creature.
Characteristics yesIcon check yesIcon check Characteristics of this creature.
Biology/Specifications yesIcon check noIcon cross In-universe characteristics of the creature, such as its physical attributes, behavior or habitat in general terms.

The section should be called "Biology" for organic creatures and "Specifications" for mechanical creatures (e.g. robots).

Gameplay attributes yesIcon check noIcon cross Game-specific characteristics of the creature. For example, details about the creature's attacks or attack patterns should be placed here.
Variants yesIcon check noIcon cross Variants/subspecies of this creature. A sub-section (with the name of the variant) should be made for each variant.

Each variant sub-section should contain:

  • A description of the variant.
  • An image (no larger than 180x150px) of the variant, floated right.
  • The appropriate game-specific variant of {{Stats creature}} with as many rows as necessary.
Related quests yesIcon check noIcon cross If there are quests which are related to this creature, list them here (just link them, no need to go into detail).
Notes yesIcon check noIcon cross For interesting things about the creature which do not fit into the other categories. Try to keep this section to a minimum.
Appearances yesIcon check yesIcon check Which games/add-ons this creature appears in.

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