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by Meph
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Gaming Kickstarters ... a light conversation
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Gaming Kickstarters ... a light conversation

I would be VERY wary of that kickstarter. Look at the company. They have had 8 campaigns, the last one they started after the pandemic started. It reached it's funding goal but not what they hoped so they cancelled it. I don't know the details behind this one but read the comments. Lot of people hav...
by Meph
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Gaming Kickstarters ... a light conversation
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Gaming Kickstarters ... a light conversation

Just for an idea of the value, this is the FDG one that is about to end. My $90 all-in pledge gets me EVERYTHING on the page except for the add-ons at the bottom. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fatdragongames/vallis-mortis?ref=user_menu On a smaller scale this one by Dark Forge Realms is only ...
by Meph
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Gaming Kickstarters ... a light conversation
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Gaming Kickstarters ... a light conversation

I have backed about 20 of them so far and been happy with every one so far. Most of my have been Kobold Press 5E stuff, Printable Scenery, EC3D, Fat Dragon Games, and other various 3d printing kickstarters.
by Meph
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: What Generation Are You In?
Replies: 22
Views: 845

Re: What Generation Are You In?

I would have thought Gen X would be leading also considering the name of the forum is Planet AD&D! Honestly it's a really small sample here though. If you go on Dragonsfoot I bet the majority will be Gen X and Boomers. If you go on ENWorld the majority will be Millennials and Zoomers. Facebook a...
by Meph
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: What Generation Are You In?
Replies: 22
Views: 845

Re: What Generation Are You In?

Gen X here. 1974
by Meph
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Check In Everyone!
Replies: 20
Views: 3030

Re: Check In Everyone!

<raises hand> I'm here
by Meph
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Gaming Room
Topic: New D&D Gaming Room For All! (play live)
Replies: 19
Views: 2499

Re: New D&D Gaming Room For All! (play live)

Nice....you could have made my life much easier when I ran Wave Echo Cavern. I made ever room and hall into a numbered layer, printed a map and numbered them for behind my screen and then unclicked each "fog of war" layer as the players explored. It worked fine but it was a bit of prep wor...
by Meph
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Gaming Room
Topic: New D&D Gaming Room For All! (play live)
Replies: 19
Views: 2499

Re: New D&D Gaming Room For All! (play live)

Very cool. Is there a reason it's limited to 12 locations? Just on that map you showed alone the DM could possibly mark out 40 locations if he so desired. It looks to be coming along great though. Nice job.
by Meph
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Gaming Room
Topic: New D&D Gaming Room For All! (play live)
Replies: 19
Views: 2499

Re: New D&D Gaming Room For All! (play live)

Any ability to draw on or pin on the map?
by Meph
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Gaming Room
Topic: New D&D Gaming Room For All! (play live)
Replies: 19
Views: 2499

Re: New D&D Gaming Room For All! (play live)

I only mentioned Zoom because these days, with everyone going online I have read a lot of people saying how they dropped Discord and Skype for Zoom because of quality. I did a Zoom meeting the other day with 14 family members and it was awful, but I think a lot of issues were the size of the meeting...
by Meph
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Gaming Room
Topic: New D&D Gaming Room For All! (play live)
Replies: 19
Views: 2499

Re: New D&D Gaming Room For All! (play live)

I have a few ideas if you are interested in them. ⋅ Character Creation Rolls - You could have a macro that uses standard methods such as 3d6 and 4d6 drop lowest ⋅ Next would be a manually fillable character sheet per player. Click on their name and they can fill in the blanks. On...
by Meph
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Maps, tiles, or theater of the minds eye?
Replies: 10
Views: 15852

Re: Maps, tiles, or theater of the minds eye?

I am sure you can do it with any image editing software. I use photoshop because I learned to use it years ago when I did a lot of photography editing. All I do is use the ruler tool. Resize the image so the 5' squares equal 1" in size. Lots of free image editing software will be able to do tha...
by Meph
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Maps, tiles, or theater of the minds eye?
Replies: 10
Views: 15852

Re: Maps, tiles, or theater of the minds eye?

I load it into photoshop to resize it properly and then save it as Adobe PDF. Then I open it in Acrobat and print it as a poster. It spans as many pages as needed to print full size.
by Meph
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Maps, tiles, or theater of the minds eye?
Replies: 10
Views: 15852

Re: Maps, tiles, or theater of the minds eye?

I mix it up quite a lot in my games. I use Theater of Mind occasionally for small encounters but I tend to do a very visual presentation for my games. I have four 3D printers so I never lack for a terrain piece and my collection is exploding these days. I also have some old wooden blocks I made year...
by Meph
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Renaissance Fair D&D
Replies: 5
Views: 33248

Re: Renaissance Fair D&D

Our local Ren Faire is quite large and runs most of the summer. We took the kids a couple weeks ago and my wife commented that there is a huge missed opportunity there with the lack of D&D going on. You have the perfect crowd for it yet there are no vendors selling stuff and no games going on. h...