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by Meph
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Check In Everyone!
Replies: 20
Views: 2265

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: 1802

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: 1802

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: 1802

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: 1802

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: 1802

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: 15436

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: 15436

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: 15436

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: 32945

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...
by Meph
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Best Wife Ever!
Replies: 16
Views: 60509

Re: Best Wife Ever!

Maybe tomorrow her and I will do some more painting. My backlog is getting huge. I now have a Printrbot Simple Metal, two Ender 3s, and an Anycubic Photon....they are all going 24/7. I am printing dungeon tiles on the two Ender 3s and they are generally each running 24-35 hour prints! I have tables ...
by Meph
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Best Wife Ever!
Replies: 16
Views: 60509

Re: Best Wife Ever!

Well my Daughter has decided she needs to be part of the awesome also. She asked me if she could start mini and terrain painting with me. So we decided to start small....I gave her a Wizards Tower to paint while I painted a Kraken. Both piece I 3D printed. I instructed her on the steps to follow but...
by Meph
Thu May 23, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: players leave, and their characters take cool magic...
Replies: 8
Views: 5032

Re: players leave, and their characters take cool magic...

My group generally keeps a list of "party treasure" until they decide to sit down and divide it up. Once treasure is doled out among the party, it's theirs. If a player then leaves, that treasure is gone with them. It seems from your campaign posts that you have had quite a bit of turnover...
by Meph
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Welcome Wagon
Topic: Sup suckas
Replies: 44
Views: 58814

Re: Sup suckas

Well either way it is good to see you. Both you and Thanatos are welcome re-additions to the community. I'll admit my participation isn't constant - but given the recent dust up I was afraid that activity would drop a bit. Halaster for as much as he was a blowhard, did stimulate a lot of conversati...
by Meph
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 10031

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

That's a valid point Hal. Had you noticed afterwars "OOPS i made a mistake by not having it do Z, when it should have", and owned up the next session to making that booboo, that's one thing. But flat out running it differently just 'to go easy', then changing it up later? Somewhat iffy.. ...