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1  Products / Powered by Products / Re: [Natural Twenty Games] Realms of Eldrath development thread on: November 24, 2009, 05:13:34 PM
Things are still moving ahead with the release - although scope creep has taken over (along with focus on the campaign world Smiley )

The following image is used in the inside front cover for the short adventure that precedes the first Whispers in the Dark

   The village of Chatham lies in the fiefdom of Sir Alaric, the local lord of the land.  The village is the home of the Drunken Fey Inn - the makers of one of the finest ales known throughout the local surrounds.  As autumn approaches the ale is blessed by one of the brothers of the Order of the Scythe and is then transported to Gylwydd for the annual Festival of the Twelve.



2  Products / Powered by Products / Re: [Natural Twenty Games] Realms of Eldrath development thread on: October 14, 2009, 08:28:06 AM
Actually that's what I used for the background layer.  The CC map was pure B&W - I just added a multiple layer underneath so I could use the "difference clouds" option for the parchment.

There will be a color map and a B&W one for the print and pdf products (for those that want to save on ink:))



Loving the look of the map. I tried getting into CC, but found it a little daunting. I did stumble across these tutorials on YouTube for getting a similar effect in Photoshop.
3  Products / Powered by Products / Re: [Natural Twenty Games] Realms of Eldrath development thread on: October 05, 2009, 08:35:31 PM
[tangent] Truth be told it's been a very good experience.  My only issue is that I can't "upgrade" the RC to a OEM version, i.e. I'll have to re-install once the true release is out [/tangent]

As for the map - it's my second attempt at a map and so far I'm pleased.  I am learning the app as I go but the youtube tutorials and pdf mapping guides released with the Annual subscriptions have made the curve more bearable.

Later

I got my Windows 7 RC system loaded and started adding programs - primarily Campaign Cartographer

That took some balls. CC isn't exactly renown for easy compatibility with new operating systems. Tongue

Walter
4  Products / Fantasy Craft / [Rules] Specialty Bonus Feat? on: October 05, 2009, 07:13:54 AM
Using the quote below and the first listed specialty - do you get to:

A) pick "1"  Bonus Feat listed (which for this specialty has just one bonus feat) and also get the rest of the abilities or;
B) pick "1" of the bulleted abilities from the list?

My confusion stems from the term Bonus Feat as the other abilities listed are not feats.  From reading the iconics I'm going to guess that it's option "A" but I'd like confirmation before I post my pregens for an adventure I'm releasing:)

pg 21 - FC Rulebook
Quote
SPECIALTY
Your  Specialty  grants  you  a  bonus  feat. When  only  one
is  listed  you  ignore  its  prerequisites. When  two  or more  are
ofered you may choose only one,  for which you must meet all
prerequisites.

ACROBAT
Your grace and fexibility amaze.
 Bonus Feat: Basic Skill Mastery (Robber)
 Agile Defense: Your base Defense increases by 1.
 Attribute Training: The lower of your Strength or Dexterity
scores increases by 1 (your choice if a tie). Apply this bonus
after any modifers from your Species or Talent.
 Fast: Your Speed increases by 10 ft.
 Practiced Athletics:  If  you  spend  an  action die  to boost  an
Athletics check and  it still  fails, you gain  the die back after
the  action  is  resolved.  Against  multiple  targets  you  only
regain the die if the check fails against all of them.
5  Products / Powered by Products / [Natural Twenty Games] Realms of Eldrath development thread on: October 04, 2009, 04:40:11 PM
As of late I've been busy with the day-to-day job but this weekend I got my Windows 7 RC system loaded and started adding programs - primarily Campaign Cartographer - The Realms of Eldrath is definitely going for an emulation of the older style of game worlds (Greyhawk and the first Forgotten Realms boxed sets) so I started with a standard b&w map and am working my way up.

A demo of the map -

6  Products / Powered by Products / Re: Welcome our new Partners! on: September 13, 2009, 08:37:09 AM
I just purchased the adventure this morning.  They could be linked together with a little bridging.  I'll send a note  to the Crafty ones to see about a blurb regarding how the adventures could be integrated..not officially of course but for those that want some continuity.

Later,

Greg Volz
Natural Twenty Games
www.naturaltwenty.com

Could the Shadows Rise follow on nicely from the Darkest Hour, they sound like the could be thematically linked?
7  Products / Powered by Products / Re: Welcome our new Partners! on: September 12, 2009, 04:04:10 PM
Greetings from Natural Twenty Games!

Our in production offerings include a series of adventures that take place in the Natural Twenty Games world of The Realms of Eldrath (RoE) but will be able to be used with little modification in your own game world.

The first series is a trilogy entitled The Shadow's Rise and the first adventure is entitled Whispers in the Dark.

Downloadable content for each adventure will include non-keyed maps and tokens for use in virtual tabletop games.  

teaser concept cover





Thanks for looking and good gaming,

Greg Volz
Natural Twenty Games
www.naturaltwenty.com
8  Community / License to Improvise / [FantasyCraft] Does it have a license/OGL on: August 12, 2009, 06:23:18 PM
As a budding game developer is the FantasyCraft product OGL, i.e. does it have an SRD that other people can use?

Later,

Greg Volz
Natural Twenty Games
www.naturaltwenty.com
9  Community / Customer Service / Re: [Technical] Fantasy Craft and Adobe 9.1.3 for Windows 7 64bit - Crash on: August 09, 2009, 09:01:46 AM
And of course - FoxIT has no problem with it Grin

Later,

Greg Volz
Natural Twenty Games
www.naturaltwenty.com
10  Community / Customer Service / Re: [Technical] Fantasy Craft and Adobe 9.1.3 for Windows 7 64bit - Crash on: August 09, 2009, 08:53:05 AM
Note I'm just posting this for knowledge sake - I've got no beef with Crafty Smiley  I'm an IT professional who likes to add to the knowledge base !

This is a brand new system - my old one died - http://www.naturaltwenty.com/?p=170 so I downloaded adobe reader fresh from adobe.com.

New system specs are as follows:

Base score  5.9
 
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz  / 6.5
Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB / 6.5
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 / 6.1
Gaming graphics 2815 MB Total available graphics memory / 6.1
Primary hard disk 839GB Free (931GB Total) / 5.9
Windows 7 Ultimate


The error can be avoided by clicking cancel when the following box pops up -



Regardless of which option is selected it appears that the assistive technology chokes on the file.  I've checked against other large pdf (Artesia which was also compiled using 1.4) and that appears to work fine.



 
Google isn't spitting out anything so the problem's either not widespread or is only just starting to exhibit. Unfortunately, we're at a loss as to how to "fix" it. Is anyone else experiencing this issue?

EDIT: Or, naturaltwenty, if you know more about dodging this issue, please drop me an IM. Smiley

Secondary question (my techy brain is curiours now..).  Nat20, is Adobe a fresh install or older version updated to the current?  How much RAM are you running?  Have you bumped into an error creating a PDF with Adobe?  Have you tried running OpenOffice / Foxit / Ghostscript?  I haven't hit your EXACT problem, however, I have hit some issues with other programs that are extremely similar.

Crafty.  Quick q.  What PDF version did you compile with?  I'm going to assume 1.7... but I've seen people *coughsCommandscoughs* still compiling with 1.6.  I doubt that's the problem, but a piece of the puzzle none the less.

It could very much be Crafty is using a PS command (resident in Adobe used during the build of the PDF) that Windows 7 just can't handle.  Probably be addressed in Adobe10...

Oh.. and.. um.. I know nothing of computers.  Smiley  ..I swear.  ..I'm leaning towards a PostScript driving the new Windows nuts....

(To appease Krensky, I took out the 32-bit vs. 64-bit question.  Smiley )
11  Community / Customer Service / Re: [Technical] Fantasy Craft and Adobe 9.1.3 for Windows 7 64bit - Crash on: August 08, 2009, 03:06:50 PM
Appears to be an issue between the Reader reading function (assistive technology) and the pdf.  Cancelling the tagging (which is used to process the document) let's the user page through the pdf without crashing so that's the workaround (for anyone with 9.1.3 and Windows 7).
12  Community / Customer Service / [Technical] Fantasy Craft and Adobe 9.1.3 for Windows 7 64bit - Crash on: August 08, 2009, 02:43:07 PM
Not that this will affect too many folks but the Fantasy Craft PDF (I note that it's this pdf because I've been using Windows 7 RC1 64bit for about a month for my home PC for all of my work) seems to have a conflict causing Adobe to crash.

Description
Faulting Application Path:   C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name:   APPCRASH
Application Name:   AcroRd32.exe
Application Version:   9.1.0.163
Application Timestamp:   49a88f00
Fault Module Name:   MakeAccessible.api
Fault Module Version:   9.1.0.163
Fault Module Timestamp:   49a885c9
Exception Code:   c0000005
Exception Offset:   0004cbed
OS Version:   6.1.7100.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID:   1033
Additional Information 1:   0a9e
Additional Information 2:   0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3:   0a9e
Additional Information 4:   0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID:   1179334943


Later,

Greg Volz
Natural Twenty Games
www.naturaltwenty.com
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