Guide to Diplomacy webs

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A diplomacy web is an interactive diagram that visually displays relationships between several organizations in your world. Using them is pretty simple, so let's get right into it!  

Defining relations

First, you need to define at least one diplomatic relationship between two organizations. To do so, edit one of the two organizations and go to the Diplomacy tab. Click the Add a Diplomatic Relation button and use the modal window to fill in the details.   Use the Party 2 field to choose the other organization from your world's list of organization. The relations score, between -100 (terrible) and 100 (perfect) define how friendly that party is towards the other one —remember that Party 1 being friendly doesn't necessarily mean that Party 2 is friendly too!   The official diplomatic status is a free-form text (keep it short) that labels the kind of relationship they officially have —Allies, At war, Non-aggression pact, etc. Finally, you may use the Notes field for a more detailed explanation.  

Using the diplomacy webs

Once you have at least two related organizations, you are ready to use a Diplomacy Web! Choose which organization you want at the center of the web, then edit it and go to the bottom of its Diplomacy tab. In the Diplomacy histograms, copy the Diplomacy widget, which will look something like [diplomacy:ID], where ID is the organization's article ID. Simply paste this code to any article and it will display the web from presentation view:  
  If instead you want to display a massive web of all related organizations, you can also do that! First of all, add a unique tag to all organizations you want to display in the web (more information in the Guide to the Tagging System). Then, simply use the [diplomacy] tag, but instead of an article ID, add the tag you chose. For example, [diplomacy:mainorgs]. This is an example of a full diplomacy web in action:  


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Grandmaster jerry247
richard fraser
19 Aug, 2020 18:53

how do you know which line is for which organization in the second chart? can we get a pop up like in the single chart?

20 Aug, 2020 10:30

Good point! Feel free to add a feature request for that. The link to the bug tracker is in the help page.

[they/them] Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
26 Aug, 2020 21:14

It looks like even if your organization article is set to draft or private, it will still show up in the chart for all users. This is a huge bummer, but I guess the workaround is to not tag private organization articles with the tag you're using to populate the chart until you're ready to make them public?

27 Aug, 2020 10:19

That's a good workaround! You can add a feature request too, if you want.

[they/them] Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
28 Aug, 2020 13:24

Dimitris just added this as a feature! That was so fast!

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E. Christopher Clark
27 Sep, 2020 19:07

Just a minor point of confusion I ran into. When trying to create massive web, I thought I had to include the # symbol in front of my tag (based on seeing

above). But when I did that, it didn't work. Taking out the # symbol made it work. Not sure if anyone else will get confused, but wanted to mention it.

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28 Sep, 2020 16:24

Whoops! Fixed. Quick tip for the future: when using BBCode tags in a comment use [noparse] tag goes here [/noparse] if you don't want the tags to display its result!

[they/them] Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
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E. Christopher Clark
1 Oct, 2020 02:00

Oops! Thanks for the tip on the noparse tag.

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10 Oct, 2020 07:18

Two comments: 1. the tag at the top talks about family trees, not diplomacy webs. 2. The article here and other articles on the blog call diplomacy webs and family trees a master feature. I was incredibly disappointed to spend so much time learning and researching about them only to find that when I went to use them they were a grandmaster+ feature. Please make this consistent.

10 Oct, 2020 17:30

1 has been fixed, thanks.   As for 2, these features are supposed to be Master+. Are you sure you don't see the Relationships/Diplomacy tabs specifically in the Character or Organization templates?

[they/them] Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
21 Dec, 2020 17:44

I cannot find my diplomacy webs

21 Dec, 2020 22:18

What do you mean? You don't see a "Diplomacy" tab when editing an organization article?

[they/them] Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
22 Dec, 2020 14:34

Yes, but I cannot find where the web is. I did all of the steps to make a web, but I can't find it.

22 Dec, 2020 18:55

To have the web display in the article you have to copy the BBCode tag you'll see in the "Diplomacy" tab. Paste it anywhere in the article and when you view it from the presentation view, it should be there.

[they/them] Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
23 Dec, 2021 04:18

Is this Web also usable for character relationships instead of just diplmatic relationships?

23 Dec, 2021 22:17

It's integrated with the organization template, so only articles that use this template can use it.

[they/them] Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.