Coming Soon: Add more information the CME pages. Confirm/Add Blind Hexes on the Map Ranges Topic Page. Fix ssh login. Update costs list. Enable user editing of pages. Test user editing of pages. Review updates made by other players and add to the Update History. More riddles and Kin-strife NPC info.
MEPBM Wiki will continue to be updated after launch. Future updates will include...
A list of MEPBM Wiki updates from Wiki Site Administrator Raven Zachary:
22 May 2021: Upgraded to Wiki.js 2.5.282.
17 April 2021: Upgraded to Wiki.js 2.5.201.
6 April 2021: Added a left-nav link to Nic Tall's MEPBM YouTube Channel.
20 March 2021: Added The Oracle Speaks Index from Whispers of the Wood compiled by Ned Merrick. I need to improve the spacing and layout of this page when I have more time.
12 March 2021: Added a Rewards System page.
19 December 2020: Added the Snow-white starlight blooms riddle.
23 October 2020: Upgraded to Wiki.js 2.5.159.
1 August 2020: Updated the Daelomin dragon page.
15 June 2020: Upgraded to Wiki.js 2.4.107.
7 June 2020: Riddles updates - 13 new riddles and updates to 7 existing riddles. Thank you, Scott Baltes!
6 June 2020: Upgraded to Wiki.js 2.4.105 - this version now allows users to leave comments on pages, which I will use as a primary means to collect feedback and changes from the community. Updated the Contribute Content page to include information on leaving comments on the page. Updated the navigation links. Added notices to the top of the CME and Kin-strife pages regarding new content. Updated the Wizened Old Man and Celgor encounter pages. Updated the Donate page.
I have time set aside this weekend to make a number of content updates to MEPBM Wiki. Check back for more details.
26 April 2020: Upgraded to Wiki.js 2.3.77. Added content to the CME page.
25 November 2019: Upgraded to Wiki.js 2.0.12.
18 November 2019: Upgraded to Wiki.js 2.0.1. Now running Wiki.js as a background service for automatic recovery after server reboot. Added a link to the MEPBM Wiki Forum topic from the MEPBM Wiki navigation. With the release of Wiki.js v2, I am going to enable user editing of pages in the near future after further testing.
29 September 2019: With the migration to the new MEPBM Forums having been completed, expect more MEPBM Wiki updates in the future.
17 September 2019: Added website monitoring.
15 September 2019: Started experimenting with the new tagging system in Wiki.js 2.0.0-beta.303. My ultimate goal will be to tag every page on the site.
14 September 2019 Upgraded to Wiki.js 2.0.0-beta.303.
9 September 2019: Bobbins has been redirected to here. All of the Bobbins content has been migrated over.
8 September 2019: Backed up and removed The Library on mepbm.com. All of that content was included on the wiki already. Confirmed that all Bobbins content has been migrated to MEPBM Wiki. Addeed two strategy articles - How to Make Killer Agents and Kill The Dragon Lord (1650) both by Kevin O'Keefe.
4 September 2019: The Encounters Wiki and the Kin-strife Encounters Wiki by Middle-earth Games have both been redirected to this site now.
3 September 2019: Added Turn 0 files for all nations in Third Age 1650 and Third Age 2950. Thank you to John Davis from Middle-earth Games for contributing these. Consolidated all downloadable files for MEPBM Wiki into one Google Drive folder. Added the Third Age 2950 Smaug Encounter. Updated a number of Encounters pages based on the Encounters Wiki review process. Confirmed that both the Encounters Wiki and the Kin-strife Encounters Wiki by Middle-earth Games have been migrated.
2 September 2019: Added the encounter text for all Dragons. Added a note to all Dragons that can be recruited by artifacts or gold that not having the required items or gold will result in combat. Thank you to Jeremy Richman for the recommendation.
30 August 2019: MEPBM Wiki has launched!
29 August 2019: Content walkthrough and cleanup.
28 August 2019: Added Song of Heroes, The Abandoned Mine, The Statue of Elendil, The Strange Guest, The Thrush, and The Tirkhorian Librarian encounters. Fixed email configuration setup.
27 August 2019: Upgraded to Wiki.js 2.0.0-beta.275. Fixed the left nav icons due to the upgrade changes. Renamed the Administrator user to Raven Zachary. Did a Flush Pages and Assets Cache update to refresh the Last Edited By username.
23 August 2019: Confirmed that all The Library on MEPBM.com content was migrated. Added Topic Pages for Tracking NPCs & Dragons. Updated Topic Pages for Army Combat & Character Combat.
21 August 2019: Added Map Ranges Topic Page. The site is now up to 900 pages.
19 August 2019: Added Orders to Topic Pages.
18 August 2019: Moved the Topics section above the Modules section in the left nav.
17 August 2019: Added pages for Combat Spells, Battle of the Five Armies Module, and The Untold War of the Ring Module. Updated the Other Modules & Variants, Sequence of Events, Movement, The One Ring, Fourth Age 1000, and Kin-strife pages. Cleaned up the Army and Navy Encounters pages. Upgraded to Wiki.js 2.0.0-beta.241.
15 August 2019: Added Topic Pages for Character Limit, Hostages, Double Agents, Companies, Fortifications, Loyalty, Magic, Population Centre Combat, Naval Combat, and Artifacts. Updated Topic Pages for Movement, Population Centres, Production, Sieges, Armies, Navies, Army Combat, Economies, Nation Relations, and Victory Conditions. Added the article, "Advice for a Healthy Economy".
14 August 2019: Added Topic Pages for Armies, Army Combat Equations, Movement, Nation Elimination, Victory Conditions, Relationships, Sequence of Events, Rumours & Secrets, Navies, Seasons, Skills, Orders, Health & Death, Stealth, and Special Abilities. Updated Character pages.
13 August 2019: Added content to Characters pages. Added Population Centres & Fortifications Topic Page. Added Sieges Topic Page. Added Economies Topic Page.
12 August 2019: Added more Encounters details. Added content to Character pages. Added a Character Combat Topic Page. Shipped issues of Whispers of the Wood back to Michael Blomquist. Thank you, Michael!
11 August 2019: Added the Kin-strife Encounters. Added some additional Encounters and Encounter details for other modules.
10 August 2019: Added 105 more riddles. All riddles from Bobbins, The Library on mepbm.com, and the two ME Games Wikis are now all listed here.
9 August 2019: Added 50 riddles.
8 August 2019: Added Whispers of the Wood Volume XIII articles to the Articles pages.
7 August 2019: Optimized Whispers of the Wood issues and re-uploaded them. Added article links to the Artifacts and Encounters pages. Added a number of scanned magazine articles to the Articles pages. Add Whispers of the Wood Volume XIII.
6 August 2019: Updated the Kin-strife Artifacts list. Scanned Whispers of the Wood Volume XIII Issues 8-11. Scanned other print magazine articles (e.g. Paper Mayhem. White Wolf, etc.)
5 August 2019: Scanned Whispers of the Wood Volume XIII Issues 1-7.
2 August 2019: Added Whispers of the Wood Volume XII.
31 July 2019: Updated content on the About pages. Added the Third Age 2950 Encounters. Added the Third Age 1650 Encounters.
29 July 2019: Added the Fourth Age encounters. Started scanning Whispers of the Wood Volume XII.
28 July 2019: Added notes to the Dragons, Riddles, and Encounters pages asking for more information from players to improve the content. Added index for all known Encounters - 179 in all. I will start filling this in over the next week. Added five Fouth Age Character Encounters to test the Encounters template.
27 July 2019: Created a taxonomy for Encounters. I will need to allow users to browse by Enounter type and by module due to the overlap in some Encounters. Added Whispers of the Wood Volume X. The site is now up to 500+ pages - 507 pages and growing on the wiki.
26 July 2019: Reorganized the Future Updates section on this page.
25 July 2019: Moved server to HTTP/SSL, now https://wiki.mepbm.com. Added Dragons Encounter Tables & Notes from Bobbins. Reviewed 3rd Age 2950 turns for appearance of Dragons in that module, listed as discovered. Added a list of which Dragons are in which module with notes.
24 July 2019: Switched over to using wiki.mepbm.com as the site address, renamed the site to MEPBM Wiki as it is no longer using the domain name mepbm.wiki. Added pages for all dragons, including background information. Updated the contact email address for the wiki to email@example.com. Updated the wiki mail settings to use the new email address.
23 July 2019: Added Kin-strife Artifacts by Category. Added dates to articles hosted by Middle-earth Games. Added 4th Age Secondary Powers for Artifacts.
22 July 2019: Added links to articles hosted on the Middle-earth Games website. Added Manuals & Maps to the External Links section of the nav. Reviewed and fixed the 3rd Age 2950 Artifacts By Category Listings. Added Kin-strife Artifacts.
21 July 2019: Added From the Mouth of Sauron articles to the Articles index. Added article listings for each News from Bree issue page. Added News from Bree articles to the Articles index. Re-organized the Articles page into sub-pages as there are now a large number of indexed articles.
20 July 2019: Added Whispers of the Wood Volume X. Alphabetized the Articles index. Created sub-pages for all issues of News from Bree.
18 July 2019: Reviewed and fixed 3rd Age 1650 Artifacts By Category Listings.
17 July 2019: Upgraded to Wiki.js 2.0.0-beta.230. Cleaned up the Artifacts hierarchy. Added the 3rd Age 1650 Artifacts, 3rd Age 2950 Artifacts, & 4th Age 1000 Artifacts lists. Added 4th Age Artifacts by Category list. The site is now up to 411 pages.
16 July 2019: Added 800 & 900 series Orders entries.
15 July 2019: Added 600 & 700 series Orders entries.
13 July 2019: Added 300, 400, & 500 series Orders entries.
12 July 2019: Added Healing, Conjuring, Movement, & Lore Spells. Finished adding Orders listing (not entries yet). Added Orders listing by category. Added 100 & 200 series Orders entries. The site is now up to 250+ pages - 281 pages and growing on the wiki.
11 July 2019: Added Whispers of the Wood Volume IX Issues #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, & #12. Added Spells listing by category. Added Combat Spells.
7 July 2019: Added Whispers of the Wood Volume VIII Issues #6, #7, #8, #9, #11, & #12. Added articles from Flagship magazine and Suspense & Decision magazine. Added all Orders and Spells to be filled in later. Added a link to the Yahoo mepbmlist Mailing List in the navigation.
6 July 2019: Added the MEPBM-related text from many back issues of Whispers of the Wood magazine from GSI. Volume, VI, VII, and half of Volume VII from the time period 1989-1991. There are many more to go, and I suspect this process of entering the Whispers of the Wood back issues will take many weeks to complete. Then there's the future step of converting PDF scans into text articles for the site.
5 July 2019: Added a "What's New?" section to the home page linking to the Announcements page. Added the Kin-strife Usurpers and Neutral Nations. Added Nation Map Ranges & Blind Hexes for 3rd Age 1650 & 2950 modules. Added Artifacts lists for Third Age 1650 & Third Age 2950. The site is now up to 150+ pages. I expect it will surpass 1,000 pages at some point.
4 July 2019: Added the 3rd Age 1650 Dark Servants and Neutral Nations. Added the 3rd Age 2950 Free Peoples, Dark Servants, and Neutral Nations. Added the Kin-strife Loyalists Nations. Ordered a new flatbed scanner to start scanning in issues of Whispers of the Wood.
3 July 2019: Added the 3rd Age 1650 Free Peoples Nations.
2 July 2019: Added a top-level navigation item for Newsletters and the back issues of From the Mouth of Sauron and News from Bree newsletters. I have a placeholder page to add scanned Whispers of the Wood issues as they are available. Michael Blomquist is sending me his archives and I will be scanning them in and adding them to this site, over time.
2 July 2019: I took a break from this project for just over a week due to the Las Vegas 2019 Face-to-Face game pre-event planning and event activities. It was a fantastic event, and I hope this will become a regular gathering. Check out the post-event write-up. There is also a forum post up about this on the MEPBM Forums with some event photos.
21 June 2019: Added a basic taxonomy for the site and example content at various nodes to test navigation. The plan is to launch this site by the end of August 2019. There is a lot of content to add.
21 June 2019: MEPBM Wiki is using a pre-release version of Wiki.js v2.0. Some features are not implemented yet and you may experience technical problems while using the site. This site will continue to upgrade to new Wiki.js releases are they are released.
21 June 2019: hello, world