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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Make Traveller Subsector Maps in Hexographer

Here's a video showing how to make Traveller-style subsector maps using Hexographer. Because of the transparency along the edge of a generated map, a photo editor that can work with PNG files will also be needed for embedding maps in your other images as overlays, etc. A free editor to use is Inkscape. I'm using Paint Shop Pro in this video.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Worst RPG Rules I've Seen in a While

"Are you a virgin? This can be very important if you are female and trying to charm a unicorn."

Really? Yes, it's true. The quote above is from an RPG called RINGWIELDER. Best to stay clear of it. I beg of you. For everyone's sanity. This is exactly the kind of role-play rules that have mentally scarred many an adult. You know. Those old fat dudes with fanny packs that tell you they have been role-playing for 30+ years. Mention this game to them, and they will tell you what a great game it is. Nostalgia can warp a mind. Very sad.

At any rate, consider this a PSA.

Monday, February 8, 2016

How Do You Role-Play Without Asking Any Questions?

How do you play a tabletop role-playing game without asking any questions? Players I've gamed with already know the answer. But I was curious who else knows? Or is wanting to know how to play a role-play session without every player's turn being a question for the GM to answer a taboo idea?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

3D Traveller Subsector Maps

On the forums there was talk (again) of using 3D maps of subsectors for Traveller. Squares (cubes) get mentioned every time. Or multi-layered hex map planes are mentioned. Rarely though are 3D hexagons mentioned. I posted a video showing how I used to make 3D maps back in the day. It's not too complicated.