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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2006, 10:18:45 PM »
i add nothing to the list until someone has actually tried it. :)
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2006, 04:13:54 AM »
Two Wiki projects of mine:

The d20 NPCs Wiki: If you are running D&D and don't want to spend too much time creating NPCs, this website has them in spades.

The RPG Graveyard: For telling the stories of all those player characters who died a particularly spectacular/gruesome/funny death.


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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2006, 07:03:27 AM »
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Two Wiki projects of mine:

The d20 NPCs Wiki: If you are running D&D and don't want to spend too much time creating NPCs, this website has them in spades.


I was just wondering the other day why no one had done that. apparently i was wrong. I salute you, sir. ;)
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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2006, 04:52:01 PM »
I'll be darned, Jurgen, I didn't know that was you; I have that site bookmarked... you should post it in the "Links" page.
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« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2006, 02:16:53 AM »
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I'll be darned, Jurgen, I didn't know that was you; I have that site bookmarked...


I do get around...   ;)

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you should post it in the "Links" page.


I would, but neither category seemed to be especially appropriate...
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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2006, 08:02:17 AM »
Ok, a few more for you.

OpenRPG (Free, multiplatform (windoze/mac/*nix) opensource virtual tabletop application for online play)

Gizmo project (alternative to Skype, used to do conference calls a lot better than skype, and have an automatic 'record' function that's rather nifty and missing from skype. Again free and multiplatform)

Inkscape (Free, multiplatform, opensource scaleable vector graphics program.)

PCgen (character generator for D&D, free, opensource, multiplatform, some hate it, some love it. But it's worth a mention.)

Roughdraft (Windoze only I'm afraid, but simply the best text editor available.)

That'll do for now. I may be back.

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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2006, 08:52:27 AM »
I have a love/hate relationship with pretty much everything you just linked. ;)

Gizmo--When our group tried it, the quality was horrible. Like, 4 people just could not talk on that thing (even though they could connect). Have you managed to use it with that many people or more?
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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2006, 09:55:18 AM »
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I have a love/hate relationship with pretty much everything you just linked. ;)
Everyone[/i] loves roughdraft :P

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Gizmo--When our group tried it, the quality was horrible. Like, 4 people just could not talk on that thing (even though they could connect). Have you managed to use it with that many people or more?

Actually, no. Now that you mention it. We were looking into it for something that would need more people than the 5 person limit on Skype conference calls, but that project sort of fell through. So we never did try it in the end... But the fetures Looked better, especially the moderation bits :P

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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2006, 10:18:07 AM »
I'm sorry, everything but rough draft. ;) I actually hadn't heard of it. Everything else, though: love/hate.

We liked Gizmo's feature list, too, but as i said: they didn't actually work. awesome features + does not work = does not work. It's like multiplication by zero, man. (see: current hosting issues. :()

i'll still put a link up there i guess: maybe someone else will have more luck...
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2006, 10:37:54 AM »
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I'm sorry, everything but rough draft. ;) I actually hadn't heard of it. Everything else, though: love/hate.


Oh good, my faith in humanity is restored. :)
Roughdraft is the sole reason I still have a spare windoze box.  :halo: Can't recomend it enough.


(But, if you don't mind. Purely out of curiosity. What's your hate bit about openRPG?)

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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2006, 04:40:41 PM »
You mean other than the fact that it may just be the buggiest program in existence (other than e107, of course), but since they're stopped working on it, those bugs will never be fixed? ;)

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« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2006, 04:50:09 PM »
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You mean other than the fact that it may just be the buggiest program in existence (other than e107, of course), but since they're stopped working on it, those bugs will never be fixed? ;)


Huh?

I guess your experience with openRPG must be very different from mine then  :halo: We've never seem to have had much in the way of problems caused by bugginess.

Very... interesting.

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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2006, 05:44:18 PM »
We obviously got all of your bugs then.
Try using Fog sometime.

I also like how it included every feat in dragon magazine, but had no easy way to include new feats on character sheets. yeah, that makes sense.
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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2006, 06:55:23 PM »
Sorry, it does seem like it.
Not even the times we've used fog it's been an issue. But fair enough, fog don't come up very often as we tend use modular miniature map tiles which kind of makes fog a bit redundant most of the time. So that could well be it. If you've been using fog a lot, then I can see how your point. Especially if you've been using anything before version 1.6.3 since it was a big issue with the eariler versions.

But I do apologise for passing all the bugs on to you guys rather than suffering them myself. :P

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« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2006, 06:13:35 AM »
Abulafia is a wiki with lots of useful random generators in it. Highly recommended.

RPG.net Art of Game Design forum has talk on designing game systems and settings. Focus is usually on systems.