Using this Steel City wiki

This Wiki, This Steel City

I have not touched much of this page. I started under the assumption that the Home Page was going to be the real starting point. However, if you need to start elsewhere, Steel City is a good page.

Pay attention to the tags. Pages tagged “meta” deal with rules or gameplay.

The colours might change; I find the one for “used link” to be illegible, so I’ll probably have to change that. Now, back to our canned text.

To get you started, here are some examples of what you can do with the wiki. To see how these work, click on the edit icon next to the page title at the top and just start playing around. Don’t worry, you won’t break anything.

Creating a new page

To create a new page, just make a name for it and surround it with double square brackets like so: A New Page. When you save the page, the link will show up and you can click on it to create the new page.

Linking to existing pages

To link to an existing page, click the Wiki Link button on the right. You can quickly look up the page you want and insert a link to it.

Linking to characters

For PCs and NPCs in your campaign, use the Character Link button to the right (as you edit).


I am discovering that tags are useful. (Go ahead, hit the Stormer tag to see all the characters who got powers in the Silver Storm.) Two things that I’ve found:

The easiest (and for me intuitive) way to create a new tag is to type it in the tags field and then press Tab. However, you can use the comma key (,) instead of Tab on things like, oh, an iPad where there is no Tab key.

HTML and Textile

To style things how you want, Obsidian Portal uses a simple formatting language called Textile. James should be thrilled you can do footnotes1.

Some useful HTML Entities

It all gets turned to HTML eventually, but characters like + have special meanings in Textile. So maybe you want to replace them with entities, which are surrounded by & and ; characters.

Character String Example
Ampersand amp &
Em dash mdash
En dash ndash
Equals sign #61 =
Greater than gt >
Hyphen or minus sign #45 -
Less than lt <
Per cent sign #37 %
Plus sign #43 +

To make a table, surround each cell with pipe characters (so two columns is three pipe characters total). Make sure there are blank lines before and after the table.l

To Use, followed by a period Example formatting
Center a cell’s contents = Eyes Blue
Right align a cell’s contents > Heads 3
Left align a cell’s contents (default) < Legs 2

The \ and / characters let you do colspans and rowspans, respectively.

Filler Zip Nil Nothing, really.
Span several columns \ colspan Long text that should span 2 columns.
Name Description Age
Comte de St. Germain Immortal who meets for coffee with Nicholas Flaumel 623
Ricochet Speedster; member of Confederacy of Justice. 29

1 Telling you how is beyond the scope of this page, but the Textile page describes it.

Using this Steel City wiki

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