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How to use the STCCG Encyclopedia

For the easiest usage of this encyclopedia I recommend using a Pentium II and Netscape Navigator 4.06 or MS Explorer 4.0 or newer versions.

The encyclopedia contains about 4000 HTML documents on STCCG, round about 2000 pictures/icons and more than 7000 internal links. Because of this size I took great care developing the navigation elements on this site. This is a short explanation on how to use them.

At the top of every page in the encyclopedia you will find the horizontal main navigation bar. It guarantees swift possibilities of navigating between the three main areas of the Encyclopedia: Strategy, Rules and Cards.

Each main area has it's own vertical navigation strip/bar on the left where you find the contents of this area. Inside the individual areas I have built a number of other possibilities to navigate around in the encyclopedia. The indices and/or contents lists will help you to find inividual portions of infomation quickly, even in the largest documents.

Furthermore you will find in the main navigation bar a link to the site-map. It displays the basic structure graphically. This is where you will find out what the different areas contain. Naturally the map have links directing you to the pages that are depicted.


Navigation Strategy Area

All sources have chronologically sorted lists. In the articles there are numerous links to the areas Cards and Rules. Inside the article you can also jump to the next or previous article in the same source in their chronological order. This way you can read all articles from one source in a row without having to go back to the list every time.


Navigation Rules Area

All documents are optimized so that you can navigate quickly and reliably. The somewhat overgrown Rule Booklet Glossary and Current Rulings have a list of contents for quicker naviation. This list is splitted into a list of phrases and a list of cards with special rules. They are alphabetically sorted and also have an index. In the rule documents you will find links to other relevant rules when a further explanation is necessary. This way you can easily navigate between similar rules without having to scroll or open a new rules document.

The Indices (Index cards and Index terms) enclose all rule documents. This way you can find any rule in any of the rule documents. Index cards holds all cards to which there are individual rules and links to whichever rule document delivers information. For example, the card "Writ of Accountability" has two entries. One in the Rule Booklet Glossary and one in the Current Rulings. These are the documents in which you will find explanation to the card. Index terms is built up in the same way for the phrases and concepts. These indices will lead you to all rules of any one given subject quickly and reliably.


Navigation Cards Area

The main way to navigate through the cards area is to use the lists. Each list is alphabetically ordered and is fitted with an alphabetical index at the top of the page. Using this index you can jump directly to the first card whose name starts with the letter you clicked on. From there you can also use the arrow button to get straight back to the top of the page. The cards are listed as links to the actual document that belongs to the card.

Inside the individual documents there are links connected to the next or previous card of the same type or series. This means you could theoretically go through all artifact cards or Alternate Universe expansion cards without having to go back to the lists.

The documents also include links to other areas in the encylopedia. If the link is connected to another card, then you will be taken to the document of the appropriate card. If any rules exist then they are displayed as a text. Additionally they are linked straight to the document in the Rules area where they came from. Links to strategy tips are listed seperately and lead you to the according document in the Strategy area.