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New CBUB Character Data Base Categories

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The CBUB Fantasy Teams makes me wish the Data Base was sorted into very specific categories.  Like "Street-Level Martial Artist" category, just for one example.

Then it would be easier to run a draft with very specific criteria on the slots, I think.

Or maybe use a tagging system of some sort which allows all the characters of a certain type to be identified.

Seems like something along those lines would be helpful.  I should probably put something like that in place.

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The only problem has been characters that fit into multiple categories. I guess making specific ones would help but not sure. A tagging system could be interesting though.

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1 hour ago, SSJRuss said:

The only problem has been characters that fit into multiple categories. I guess making specific ones would help but not sure. A tagging system could be interesting though.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's going to have to be a tagging system.

My current thought is that on each CBUB Database Character sheet there will be an interface where any registered user can set tags on the character.  The selectable tags will be pre-prepared.  That is, a user cannot use custom tags.

I'm just trying to consider what tags should be available with their selections.

e.g.

Power Level (select one)

  • Street Level
  • Global Level
  • Cosmic Level

Primary Combat Mode (select one)

  • Ranged
  • Melee
  • Psionics
  • Magic
  • etc....

Like that.

And, naturally, Tags for the character's Genre .. e.g SCI-FI and Horror.  Check all that apply.

 

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4 minutes ago, Fox said:

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's going to have to be a tagging system.

My current thought is that on each CBUB Database Character sheet there will be an interface where any registered user can set tags on the character.  The selectable tags will be pre-prepared.  That is, a user cannot use custom tags.

I'm just trying to consider what tags should be available with their selections.

e.g.

Power Level (select one)

  • Street Level
  • Global Level
  • Cosmic Level

Primary Combat Mode (select one)

  • Ranged
  • Melee
  • Psionics
  • Magic
  • etc....

Like that.

And, naturally, Tags for the character's Genre .. e.g SCI-FI and Horror.  Check all that apply.

 

I like it so far. Would using these tags be required when adding a character?

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Just now, SSJRuss said:

I like it so far. Would using these tags be required when adding a character?

No, I'm thinking it would just be available afterwards on the accepted character page.

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3 hours ago, Fox said:

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's going to have to be a tagging system.

My current thought is that on each CBUB Database Character sheet there will be an interface where any registered user can set tags on the character.  The selectable tags will be pre-prepared.  That is, a user cannot use custom tags.

I'm just trying to consider what tags should be available with their selections.

e.g.

Power Level (select one)

  • Street Level
  • Global Level
  • Cosmic Level

Primary Combat Mode (select one)

  • Ranged
  • Melee
  • Psionics
  • Magic
  • etc....

Like that.

And, naturally, Tags for the character's Genre .. e.g SCI-FI and Horror.  Check all that apply.

 

Reminds me of the FPL heh, but I think that sounds like a fair solution.

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The thought occurs that certain characters fluctuate between different power levels throughout their career. Would you say it's better to tag them for where they begin, where they end up or just what level they're most popularly known for?

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10 hours ago, WirelessW said:

The thought occurs that certain characters fluctuate between different power levels throughout their career. Would you say it's better to tag them for where they begin, where they end up or just what level they're most popularly known for?

I'm looking at how this character data base at Anime Planet is designed:
https://www.anime-planet.com/characters/all?gender_id=2&include_tags=345

Different tags and different ways to sort characters to find them.

But as far as different "incarnations" of a long running character, I don't think there's a way to tag that.  You'd pretty much just have to add a new version of the character to the database if it was that huge a difference.  For example "Cosmic Spider-Man" would have to be it's own entry. 

The Hulk, for example, right now has like 5 different versions in the CBUB Character Database.

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I have been looking at this today, and I just don't know how far down this rabbit hole I want to go.

But here's what I came up with.  Let me know if you have any thoughts on it.

 

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  SOURCE of the Character - These are the current categories.
  This sorts them by where they originated which was the original concept.
=============================
American Comic Books
Japanese Anime and Manga
Cartoons and Animation
Horror Movies, Books, Comics and Shows
Sci-Fi Movies, Books, Comics and Shows
Fantasy Movies, Books, Comics and Shows
Video Games Specific Characters
Pop Culture TV, Movies, History

 

...Now we get into Tags...

=============================
  Genre - Check any that apply
=============================

Adventure
Comedy
Crime and Mystery
Drama
Fantasy
Historical
Horror
Mystery
Romance
Satire
Science Fiction
Western

=============================
 Character Taxonomy - Check all that apply
=============================
Location - This is a physical location, NOT a character. Check nothing else.
Event - This represents an Event, NOT a character. Check nothing else.

Human - the character is a human or human appearing
Animal - the character is a non-human mammal
Anthropomorphic - the character is non-human but exhibits human traits such as walking on two legs. Typical of Toons.
Toon - This is a very specific taxonomy meaning a hard cartoon character which defies laws of physics, physiology and often reality.
Fantasy - The character is a human-like Fantasy species such as Elves, Fairies, Dwarves, Hobbits.
Undead - The character is a skeleton, vampire, ghost, etc.
Alien - The character is some extraterrestrial non-human species.
Reptile - The character is from a reptilian species such as Dinosaurs.
Monster - The character is a fantastical monster that does not fit easily into another category. Kaiju.
Insect - The character is an Insect species.
Giant - The character is giant sized.
Deities - The character originates from a historical or fictional pantheon of gods.
Genetically Engineered - The character was produced by scientifically engineered DNA
Artificial Intelligence - The character is a program designed or engineered to think and make decisions
Robot - The character is an android, golem or other construct.  
Cyborg - The character is an organic base with robotic upgrades or replacement parts.
Angel - The character originates from positive higher plane of existance.
Demon - The character originates from a negative higher plane of existance.
Super Powers - the character possesses powers and abilities allowing for feats beyond the peak of human potential.

=============================
 Primary Combat Mode - check one only if applicable to the character
=============================

Ranged
Melee

=============================
 General Overall Power Rank
=============================

Street Level - The character posesses power which makes them a threat to single individuals (or small groups) and single structures.
Regional Level - The character posesses power which makes them a threat to a large population of people and single cities.
Global Level - The character posesses power which makes them a threat to a global population and single planets.
Cosmic Level - The character posesses power which makes them an interplanetary threat of galactic concern.

 

...Now deeper into the rabbit hole....


=============================
 Skill and Trait Taxonomy - Check any that apply
=============================
Artist
Bookworm
Dancer
Detective
Medical Doctor
Military
Archer
Alchemist
Assassin
Beastmaster
Bounty Hunter
Charismatic
Comic Relief
Cowardly
Engineer
Gangster
Hero
Historical Figure
Inventor
Lawyer
Magical Girl
Mercanary
Necromancer
Ninja
Monk
Pirate
Scientist
Spy
Thief
Villain

Etc....

=============================
 POWERS
=============================

Here I could pull the Fantasy Powers League powers table as Tags.  

That's 161 additional tags that pretty much pigeon holes most powers a character might have.

 

 

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I've discovered that I can pull Comic Vine's data on characters via their API.

This could really make adding characters much more simple when they exist in Comic Vine's character pages.

Also, it provides a source other than Wikipedia for character data. 

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I think to start out, a reclassification of most characters is probably in order by genre or medium and only one of those two (my preference is probably genre). After that we can worry about what medium they come from, and after that I could see subdivision by "weight class", and after that powers if we really want to get particular.

Basically I don't want the database configuration to get too ambitious from the get go.

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