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Yea, the question then is are players any more likely to check out the stuff just because it is on a new site.

Oh and pretty sure that Fantasy Age is on there, I know that Dragon Age is for sure, so is MYZ, Cypher, Expanse, Coriolis, Savage Worlds and a heap of others.

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Re: World Anvil or This Site? by VampreyVamprey, 13 Jul 2019 06:54

TBH honest.. I just want to know if it is easier for me and does it look better? Seems the answer is yes to both :)

Players rarely checking anything out anyway. (Other than you or I).

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Re: World Anvil or This Site? by ConnorsConnors, 12 Jul 2019 23:47

Yeah, I saw the PC sheets. I noticed one from a YT group I watch bits of that includes the female creator of World Anvil.

It would be best to actually port over a game we are playing to see what the players think. Only way to compare really.

Do they have AGE on there? I might just start with our Iomandra, but not sure how to do that given it was started by Chris Perkins. My maps and all…

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Re: World Anvil or This Site? by ConnorsConnors, 12 Jul 2019 23:41

Not only that but they can have their characters there as well and there is a lot of info they can put in for the backstory, they can have their own character timeline etc etc

I've had a bit of a play and it will take some getting used to, but then again so did wikidots as well.

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Re: World Anvil or This Site? by VampreyVamprey, 12 Jul 2019 11:32

Yeah, if I like it, which it looks like I will from what I have seen, sharing $180 is nothing given I am paying $150 for wikidot a year anyway :P (I use wikidot for school too, so would just scale back my account there).

Just hoping all players will come across and get on board if it is easier. :)

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: World Anvil or This Site? by ConnorsConnors, 12 Jul 2019 10:32

Pretty sure I mentioned this site a while back.

Anyway thoughts:

  1. Seems that it supports more than one game system, though not all game systems. But they do say that they are adding more systems all the time. At the moment the mains ones for us would be DnD, maybe pathfinder and star wars.
  2. It does look pretty good, from the description of it all.
  3. If we were looking to do it as a collective, I would suggest that maybe we do a test each, using the free account, for one of the smaller settings we have (ie Elsir Vale, Vale of Callus, Azentia etc) so we can see how it handles.
  4. If we then decided to go ahead we could put some money in each which would allow us all to contribute to the one thing. Paid accounts allow for multiple worlds, multiple contributors, etc. You can have an account with 4 main contributors for around $100/year. Though this there are still limits (ie only 10 worlds). For around $180/year you can have as many worlds as you like, as many map layers and get a lot more space for storage.
  5. I think this may really be a good way to organize everything, without having to do a lot of the coding type work ourselves, as that seems to be the main appeal of the account. Though it does look like it could be handy for running campaigns as well.
  6. Even if it doesn't use some of the systems that we do (eg Cypher, Age, MYZ etc) as there is a great flexibility for writing, I think there may be ways to kind of get around some of those current restrictions.
  7. Can't hurt to have a look, as I said above, creat an account and try it out. Might be hard for Blair with his current internet issues, but I would be happy to put up Vestfold , Vale of Callus or Arkadia. Keeping the Dragon Age one for later if they introduce that system at some point.
  8. Feel like I am rambling a bit.
  9. Could be a good way to get things organized before launching towards monetization.
  10. I do like that it has, what seems like, pretty good search capabilities.
  11. I like the idea of having mulitple timelines available, for different things, from countries, to races, to parties, etc, allowing you to link old adventures to new campaigns.
  12. Like the idea of the To Do Lists that you can have which would allow us to keep a track of what has been done and what still needs doing.

Anyway I think I have put down enough.

Plus no reason we couldn't keep some stuff on these sites here.

Hope this helps somewhat Connors. If nothing else or no one else is interested, I am going to give it a try (maybe using a different email to create the account) and if I like I will definitely be interested in going ahead with it. For the pretty reasonable price (even at $180/year, though if we really got going there is an even higher level where you can use this without having World Anvil name splashed over the end product).

Again hope this helps.

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Re: World Anvil or This Site? by VampreyVamprey, 12 Jul 2019 04:00

Putting all my reviews from yearly lists here for comparison sake.

Green Day 6 Insomniac Jul19. Whilst a lot of critics begrudged Green Day for not changing/advancing, I am so glad we got this one more brilliant punk album out of them. I felt like this LP was made for me. I often state it is my favourite, and after listening to through 2 more times, I back that. The fun of Brat and Walking Contradiction, the riffs of Geek Stink Breath and Brain Stew hit me. The album's other tracks are all fantastic. I enjoy new songs on every listen. Bab's Uvula Who? was my favourite this time. So glad they got one more in before the experimentation. 5+/5
Green Day 9 Dookie Jul19. So, I only had 2 songs at this stage unthumbed; now all are. I love this album. I could not believe seeing Longview on the TV; it is my #1 song for '94. Everyone loves Basket Case. Some dislike When I Come Around, but I love its chugging riff. F.O.D became a favourite when I saw them play it live in '96. The change from slow to full on was awesome. These days I am still discuvering parts of other songs I had not listened to as much, such as In the End. One of my favourite albums of all time. 5+/5
Green Day 7 Nimrod Jul19. Always remember this having some of my favourites in All the Time, Uptight and The Grouch. Still fun tunes along with Jinx and Platypus (I Hate You) (which I remember Dillon requesting on 'Recovery'. :) The experimentation started here. It was a good mix though. Still had all out rockers along with Hitchin' A Ride (their Living End moment), a Spiderbait-like instrumental and songs like Walking Alone, Prosthetic Head & Redundant showing where they were heading with Warning. Throwbacks too; Worry Rock & Reject sound like they could have been on Kerplunk! Of course the acoustic got a run too with one of their most famous songs - a solid slow song too. The building Haushinka is cool. It would be easy to penalise this album for being long, but there is not a moment I don't enjoy and it is a fun one to come back to. 5/5
Green Day 2 Uno! Dec12. As soon as I heard this album I was loving GD's return to simpler songs. It kicks off with one of my favourites, Nuclear Family, then continues with consistently very good tracks. In fact only two near the end rate a 3 (inc the first single, Oh Love). The rest are all worthy of a mixed tape. Kill the DJ was the other 5 song. This is certainly the Green Day that connects with me. Jul12. Still a great start to the album. Nuclear Family, Let Yourself Go, Rusty James and Loss of Control could all easily have been on Nimrod and I love the Clash-sounding Kill the DJ still. Carpe Diem is a lot of fun. Fell For you has a very cool beat and is a much better love song than Oh Love. (A song I like less with each listen & I have no idea why it was the lead single for the triple albums - maybe a hangover due to success of 21 Guns?). I think I know why I like this so much - it reminds me of Nimrod-era Green Day. 4.5/5
Green Day 9 American Idiot Oct12. Still like this too. I seem to have gotten a little sick of the slower songs, but I still love the medleys and there were more upbeat ones than I remember :) Jul19. The ST single blew me away when this came out. Though I felt there were too many slow songs initially, this album grew on me. Even the longer songs were good as they were made up of parts. The concept album was good, but they did not need to try and take it further on next album. I saw them live this tour too and it was a good show, but nothing on the sweaty punk show I saw earlier. Just don't have the sound for stadium rock I felt at the time. Anyway, finding some of these fun again, inc Holiday, St. Jimmy and She's A Rebel (a song I always liked). And Tre returns for one of his quirky moments in all this seriousness :D Anyway, loved this album and that is what I am reviewing… what comes next is for next review. 4.5/5
Green Day 1 Tres! Dec12. I actually liked the slow number (Brutal Love) that kicks of this album and the slower Beatles-sounding one the ends it (The Forgotten). In between are a bunch of very good songs (most 4/5) and only 4 I would say are just good…though a couple almost go to 4/5. My favourite though, is the 6-and-a-half minute Dirty Rotten Bastards which reminds me of the cool songs made up of several parts from American Idiot. Overall a much stronger album than I first thought and up there with Uno and well ahead of Dos. Jul19. Still a very enjoyable album. Not as structured/consistent as Dos, but I did not mind after the rock operas. This is a mix of styles where I enjoyed all from slow to fast, to long to short. Cracking end to LP with rocking 99 Revolutions, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ( a multi-part song as good as Jesus of Suburbia for mine), then the slow Beatles-like last song. A collection of good songs (of which only 3 not currently in my H100). 4/5
Green Day 5 Kerplunk! Jul19. Admittedly, I got into this album years later. Listening now, I really like it. It is a much more consistent LP than I (& others) have probably given it credit for. The bigger songs are probably a bit samey, but they do try some things on other tracks. Dominated Love Slave came to my attention when I saw them live and I loved Trey's quirky additions from this point on. They slow down on No One Knows & I love the acoustic but upbeat Words I Might Have Ate. I came here with 8 of the 12 songs in my H100, but enjoyed the other 4 just as much. Every time I listen to this album I like it more. 4/5
Green Day 3 Warning Apr17. This album is a lot of fun. More Beatles sounds and of course some Living End type stuff. The humour and fun comes through. Not flat out punk, but a very solid LP. Jul19. So this was where they embrace the experimental and release a 'mature' album. I miss the snottiness, & it would be easy for me to not like this b/c of the lack of punk songs, but pretty much every song on here is very good. Not all new; Kerplunk had some of this acoustic, upbeat strumming too. 4/5
Green Day 1 Revolution Radio Jul19. A good, but not brilliant album. Plenty of songs are good, but this seems to just lack a little emotion for me. Seems a bit run-of-the-mill. A pretty mediocre opening - not sure why they did not go with one of the next to songs to open the album with a bit more oomph. I instantly liked the title track and songs like Still Breathing grew on me a lot. 7 songs still in my H100 and I liked others - just doesn't strike a deep chord like songs from the triple albums did. 3.5/5
Green Day 1 Dos! Dec12. A lot of sounds reminiscent of their Foxborough Hotub stuff. Most songs have good parts, but several contain parts that don't appeal to me (inc some lyrics). Standouts for me were: Stop When the Red Lights Flash, Stray Heart, Ashley and Wow! That's Loud. Wild One, Nightlife and Amy didn't really appeal to me and there were no killers. Overall, I like some stuff, but not many gel to make great songs. Definitely weaker than Uno…but I really liked Uno. Jul19. This is a cool garagey-feel album. More consistent that I initially gave it credit for, just lacks the real standouts. This time around I also enjoyed Lady Cobra and Baby Eyes (and added them to H100). 3.5/5
Green Day 1 39/Smooth Jul19. I have not given the this album the time it deserves. Always loved Going to Pasalacqua and had I Was There in my H100, but enjoyed several other songs as much as this one inc. At the Library, Don't Leave Me and Disappearing Boy. 16 has a cool beat, but a bit of a poor chorus. Although not a strong finish, this album is enjoyable. 3/5
Green Day 2 21st Century Breakdown Jul19. Always said this was my least favourite GD album. I was hoping for a return to punk, but they went for an even bigger rock opera. Albums with parts always turn me off. A narrative runs through the album that I can't follow and don't really care about. Starts well, then for the whole middle album there is only Last of the American Girls that captures my interest. Sounds like there are a few leftover Warning? songs in there. Then it builds again with Horshoes & Handgrenades (which sounds like Foxboro Hotubs and the best song on here) and Static Age before being let down by 21 Guns - my least favourite GD song. The last two songs after that are okay too. So, overall, not really a bad album, just so average. 3/5

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: R4 - Green Day - Connors by ConnorsConnors, 12 Jul 2019 02:34
Votes Green Day Album
66 Dookie
45 Nimrod
39 American Idiot
35 Insomniac
17 Warning
14 Kerplunk!
8 21st Century Breakdown
8 Tre!
7 Dos!
7 Uno!
5 39/Smooth
4 Radio Revolution
1 Slappy EP

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

R4 - Green Day by ConnorsConnors, 12 Jul 2019 02:33

Thumbs up :D

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Kickstarter - Grimmerspace by ConnorsConnors, 12 Jul 2019 00:55

OK, we seem to be moving towards a PDF version of the rules and this website becoming more obsolete. In fact, I find very few people visit anymore.

Would it be better for me to move all stuff to World Anvil? It seems a good place to build and detail worlds but also supports house rules etc. (My only concern is whether I can use more that one system at a time.)

Anyway, please take a look and tell me what you think. It would mean going to one place for all settings I run etc.

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World Anvil or This Site? by ConnorsConnors, 11 Jul 2019 10:29

Just to confirm that I have pledged this for $40. Hard copies for Connors and pdfs for m'self.

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Kickstarter - Grimmerspace by blairosblairos, 10 Jul 2019 15:48

Putting my CCs here from yearly lists to compare:

Foo Fighters 9 Wasting Light Aug 2013. To me the FF have always had great songs, but haven't really nailed an album (since being a band). I called early this one might be it and I stick by that now. A fantastic album. This is likely taking my 2nd spot, which I thought would be the case when I wrote this list. Jul19. Not much more to add, though I missed the coolness of White Limo and it has now been added. Loving Back & Forth almost as much as Walk. The analog production is fantastic. 5/5
Foo Fighters 8 ST Jul19. Not so much an album as a collection of short, fun tunes. I like pretty much all of them and some are among my favourite FF tracks still. Most are in my H100 in a tough year. 4.5/5
Foo Fighters 12 The Colour & the Shape Jul19. Man, I have trouble splitting this and their debut. I know and love the songs on the other so well, but every time I listen to this one I am choosing new favourites (after the brilliant Monkey Wrench). I was a slow comer to Everlong but now agree it is one of their best. A very good album. 4.5/5
Foo Fighters 9 Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace Jul19. Not really an album with a bunch of my favourite FF songs, other than Pretender & Long Road to Ruin, but this seems to be the well-balanced album they had been searching for. In Your Honor could really have benefitted from this treatment. Most of the lesser known songs appealed to me this time through and even if they did not blow me away, they 'fit' the album and it was not just filled up with mid-tempo rockers. 4/5
Foo Fighters 5 Sonic Highways Apr17. An excellent album when accompanied by the docos. Songs make so much more sense. Without docos, not their strongest LP. Jul19. These have aged well for me. Loved the interplay of the guitars on most songs and enjoyed the later tracks that I had not listened to much. Upping the rating by 0.5. Worthy of a 4/5
Foo Fighters 9 There is Nothing Left to Lose Jul19. This probably sounds like the first settled FF album. They sound relaxed and comfortable, but a little too so for me. For me, this album is all about 4 killer songs: Breakout, Stacked Actors, Generator and Learn to Fly. The rest is nice and breezy, but a sign of moving into more comfortable sounds. I miss the spontaneity of the first two albums. 3.5/5
Foo Fighters 7 One By One Jul19. I enjoyed the listen & added Halo & Have It All to my H100, but not enough to change rating. Jun18. Was disappointed with this Lp in the day. Nothing else stood up to the opening corker. Always liked Times Like These. Upon listening to again, Overdrive is cool too. Still, too many mid-paced songs that go for too long. The couple of bonus tracks on the expanded edition actually improve the LP. 3.5/5
Foo Fighters 5 Concrete & Gold Dec17. Hmmm, another good/VG LP, but not great. When I 1st heard, like all FF LPs, I really liked, but like most LPs, on repeated listens that became just liked. The pop and polished production too pervasive for mine. Wasting Light it is not. I wanted another LP to not be the normal 7/10, but it is. Still, as usual, some belter songs to sing along to. Jul19. Although the latest FF album, this one sounds like it has aged more than the others. Often happens with immediately accessible songs. It is not that they are bad songs, it's just that, apart from Run they are pop songs and produced that way. Tempted to lower score to 3/5 but won't for now. 3.5/5.
Foo Fighters 6 In Your Honor Jul19. I enjoyed the rock album more than I remember liking it. Best of You is an obvious belter and 5 others are into my H100. I liked the others too with only one song feeling like filler. The slow album bored me. Only song that stood out was Taylor Hawkins' Cold Day in the Sun. I get why they did this; had a lot of acoustic songs & wanted to put them somewhere. But this makes rating this album very hard. The rock part probably would have placed it equal too or above last 2 albums, but can't do that when taking in the whole. 3/5

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Votes Foo Fighters Album
88 The Color & the Shape
55 Foo Fighters
43 There is Nothing Left to Lose
43 Wasting Light
22 Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
20 One By One
13 In Your Honor
12 Concrete & Gold
9 Sonic Highways

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

R3 - Foo Fighters by ConnorsConnors, 07 Jul 2019 09:11

Okay, heading back to Melbourne tomorrow morning after being home for a day :P

After Hunter's game, driving on to Ballarat to stay the night. From there, I head back to Bendigo on Monday morning.

So, just checking in to see if anyone is going to be there. Shane, I hope you remember I am coming :)

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Re: Sun 7th by ConnorsConnors, 06 Jul 2019 11:56
Re: Humble bundle by ChaddyChaddy, 30 Jun 2019 01:56

Yea you have to do the breaks as you go, which is one of the pains in the arse when using HB.

It may in a lot of respects easier to get the actual text done first in word, and then when you have it how you wan't put it into HB, as you seem to be doing now.

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Re: Homebrewery - Columns by VampreyVamprey, 28 Jun 2019 13:14

So, you have to add page breaks as you go? Problem is I am going back to start and adding more info, etc.

Anyway, I will type up into Word and then copy and paste and see what happens then ;)

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Re: Homebrewery - Columns by ConnorsConnors, 28 Jun 2019 09:24

It's hard to say directly without looking at the code, maybe something I have to look at when we meet next.

I think you defintiely need a page break after Darfellan Names, and before Traits, there's a drop down think for page breaks.

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Re: Homebrewery - Columns by VampreyVamprey, 28 Jun 2019 04:52

Yeah. I have copied everything into Word. I will go back and paste into Homebrewery once I am done.

So for columns, how did you sort it? Do you not have <Enter> breaks at all? I still want to use Homebrewery, I am just working in Word, but using Homebrewery code in the aim of coming back once I know about columns.

As far as cover page goes, could maybe do as separate PDF and merge the two? Get a proper layout person to do the cover? Like the good covers on DMsGuild?

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Homebrewery - Columns by ConnorsConnors, 28 Jun 2019 02:31

Yea I think I know what you are talking about. I had some problems with columns spreading over extra columns on the one page when you have large amounts of text.

I think it all has to do with where different types of breaks are used and if there are multiple <ENTER> key hits after them.

It isn't the most straight forward language to use and word documents are definitely easier, and there are many word doc to pdf conversion websites around, though it won't have the same look.

I am having no luck trying to get the heading font and colour changed on the front page, so I think I will make an image with the wording we want, with a transparent background so that you can see another image underneath it . I hope that will work and give us the look we are going for. If it works great, if not well, I'll let you know how things go.

I think I also have to redo renown adn relationships as you have changed a fair bit of that since I did the original version.

Anyway, I hope that helps you

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Re: Homebrewery - Columns by VampreyVamprey, 28 Jun 2019 01:34
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