The Blackout Club Wiki:Style Guide/Player Interactions/Transcripts
Transcripts can be shared directly in the TBC Wiki in Player Interactions when submitting interactions through the Player Interactions form. This allows players to read though the experience in full without having details summarized or to assist users watching/listening to an interaction recording.
If the player does something or says something in a way that needs to be described differently with an adjective, these actions can be noted in the transcript to better describe the events of the interaction. These should be used relatively sparingly. When adding actions, surround the action in parentheses
(...) and italicize the parentheses and text. Place these actions in the sentence where the action occurs.
Notes and Event Details
It's often important to include details and information in the transcript that are not said by either the players or characters to explain the events of the interaction. These notes should be used relatively sparingly. When adding notes, they should be italicize and indenting with the use of a colon
: at the start of the line to offset it from regular text.
Example (with colons):
When the player is speaking, state their name followed by a colon, both in bold. After a space, start their quote without quotation marks. Abbreviations can be used if it is clear the acronym is for the particular player.
When speaking with a Voice, state their full name followed by a colon, both in bold. After a space, start their quote without quotation marks. Abbreviations can be used if they are the standard abbreviation for the Voice, e.g. "SAO" for SPEAK-AS-ONE, "TID", "TMC", "IHT", "DFU", etc. You can find the common acronym for each Voice on their respective page. The Voice's quote should be written IN CAPS.
When speaking with other non-Voice characters like the Unknown Caller, state their full name followed by a colon, both in bold. After a space, start their quote without quotation marks. Abbreviations can be used if they are the standard abbreviation for the character, e.g. "UC" for the Unknown Caller. The character's quote should be kept in the same case as their message, by default assuming Sentence case.
This is a small example combining all the aspects listed for formatting transcripts.