The New Notion Club Archives
The New Notion Club Archives

There are very few policies which apply across all Wikia. These can be found on the Central Wikia at Wikia:Category:Policy.

Other policies for this Wikia should be decided by the wiki community. It's generally best to keep policies as simple as possible, and not to introduce too many rules. A growing wiki can usually do well with a few simple policies and a lot of goodwill and cooperation.

Adding [[Category:Policy]] to any policy pages will add them to the policy category. This is found here.

See also The New Notion Club Archives:Simplified ruleset

Prime directive

The principal directive of the Notion Club Archives is the fictitious approach that this is the official archive of the New Notion Club. The original Notion Club was a fictional social club created by J. R. R. Tolkien for his unfinished short story The Notion Club Papers.

We advise our contributors that new additions and articles on this wiki should be written with the idea in mind that they consider a fictitious alternate past of our own world and should keep up the literal illusion that they are written by members of the New Notion Club, who gain their knowledge on the forgotten Ages of Arda by experiments in the fields of lucid dreaming. For mainly legal reasons there yet is one more Rule which we would like to advise our contributors to take to heart: no stats nor direct quotes from official and still-available game books and other commercial and officially-licensed publications allowed! Strictly original content!

Canon and canonicity

This wiki has a adapted a semi-official hierarchy considering the canonicity of its articles: the works published by J. R. R. Tolkien during his lifetime are considered canonical. Those of his works published posthumously by his heirs are considered secondary canon, and are to be recognized as far as they do not directly contradict the works published by J. R. R. Tolkien during his lifetime. Tertiary works, such as role-playing books, games and fan-fiction are considered subordinate in the hierarchy. Any new articles posted on the Archives have to be brought into concordance with the canonical works and should intend not to contradict the official canon. However, the main subject of this project still is to further explore the past Ages of Arda and to bring forth more details of its history, culture, historical persons, and other elements that make Arda a more dense, complex and cohesive world and literary creation.

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