Transcript Guide


Video guidelines

  • Record the game with subtitles enabled
  • Never edit cutscenes or cinematics
  • Cut out action when nothing else interesting is happening (we are a lore community after all)
  • Focus on recording the speech of the characters
  • If a Ghost Scan or another kind of event takes place within a larger event, e.g. a Mission or a Strike, then it’s good for it to be recorded twice, once in the Mission or Strike, and again in a separate video just for that smaller event

Transcript guidelines

  • If there’s a difference between the subtitles and the spoken word, prefer the spoken word
  • Include place names if they make sense
  • Include the place name where the Guardian lands, but not while they are flying there (unless something unusual happened)
  • Describe actions taking place if they are relevant. Use the present tense, e.g.
    • “Ghost hacks into Gondola”, not “Ghost hacked into Gondola”
    • “Guardian defeats Crota”, not “After Crota is defeated”
  • If an important character is silent then still mention them (e.g. the Exo Stranger watching from the background)
  • Mention named enemies

Transcript Example

Name: Cayde's Stash
Recorded: 2016.03.24


// NOTE Locations should be listed as they appear in game, generally like this:

++ The Tower, The Last City, Earth

// NOTE Character dialogue should look like "Speaker: Dialogue", and the same name should be used throughout, e.g. if you use Cayde-6, don't switch to Cayde halfway through.

Cayde-6: A cheeky comment.
Ikora: A clever comeback.
Zavala: Something important.

// NOTE Actions should always be written in the present tense

** Zavala rolls his eyes
** Cayde-6 looks concerned
** The Guardian defeats Sweeper Bot in a game of rock, paper, scissors

// NOTE Notes can be used to give additional context.
// NOTE Like this.

// NOTE Sections of dialogue that are optional, or alternatives, should be marked with an optional block.

  Tess Everis: Naturally I had to send the whole shipment back.
  Tess Everis: Fenchurch is my uncle.

// NOTE If optional dialogue has certain criteria then mention it within the optional block as a note

  // NOTE If you are carrying Wormspore
  Eris Morn: You smell nice today.

// NOTE You can also make references to existing Entries/Cards/Transcripts/Items

// REFERENCE {card:Ghost Fragment: Jupiter}

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