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Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017


Monday, 27th March, 2017

  • 08:27 AM - machineelf quoted WackyAnne in post WotC's Irwin, Tanji, and Crawford on Tales from the Yawning Portal's Art Direction
    There are no swirls or flourishes in Mike Schley's maps, they are direct translations of the terrain, with light-colour-saturation (almost watercolour appearance) which aren't all that hard on ink or toner. I think you are confusing his with Blando's opposite-of-bland style, which is full of stylistic add-ons which just increase ink/toner use and decrease readability. No, I am not confusing him with Blando. I know of each's works. I particularly have in mind Schley's large map of the Sword Coast and the northwestern part of Faerun. Look at the ocean. See all those swirls throughout the water? Swirls may not be the most accurate word. They are lines here and there, and encircling the islands. (And yes I know, they are supposed to represent the waves.) But now look at the land, where there are moors or plains, they are all filled with that same style of lines and circles everywhere cluttering things up. There are no waves on land, so this is just a line style he uses everywhere. It's in the Great...

Saturday, 25th March, 2017

  • 05:54 AM - The Old Crow quoted WackyAnne in post WotC's Irwin, Tanji, and Crawford on Tales from the Yawning Portal's Art Direction
    No, there are no black-and-white maps anywhere in 5E. But I’m fairly certain the maps are nearly or identical to the originals, which you could pull those pretty easily, from your old books or even online. I have some, but unfortunately not all, of those old modules. Still would be nice if they would put out printer friendly versions of maps. They could put them up at DM's Guild. I am tired of getting modern modules and getting dark colored or solid black background maps that are hard on my printer, and its a pain to have to redraw them by hand. How does everyone else use the maps as they are?

Thursday, 15th December, 2016

  • 01:57 AM - ddaley quoted WackyAnne in post RPG Creator Relief Fund Entering 2017
    Well, in the US, people are free to contribute to these, if they want, and they are free to complain about it, if they want. I may contribute something to it. Wow, not a lot of sympathy here. I guess that's why the US still hasn't gone for socialized medicine, leaving millions without the basic coverage we Canadians take for granted. I, for one, am sorry to see that. I lend support to those that I can, and appreciate that some people are taking a leap to do something they love, and are good at, rather than slaving a way at a demeaning and/or low-paying job just to get insurance. For all of you less-than-sympathetic, know that you can frequently get _excellent_ deals while supporting the Roleplaying Game Creators Relief Fund (RCRF) through the bundles they run over on DriveThruRPG. That way the writers & publishers are still giving to charity, while you get to reap the benefits... For instance, there's a megabundle of Kids' RPGs for $20 (No Thank You, Evil! alone is worth that) http://www.rpg...

Friday, 25th March, 2016

  • 11:22 PM - MNblockhead quoted WackyAnne in post What Will Become of the FLGS?
    3D printing, while it doesn't take much in materials, takes an _awful_ lot of time. That's why - at least for the short term - it's worthwhile doing at home, but not at a store. It would take a few days running non-stop to print out your average-sized dungeon, so not a moneymaker for a store. Yes. I'm hoping the technology get to where it would be more feasible. The problem is that as it becomes more feasible for the game store, it also becomes cheaper for the consumer. You don't need a huge, fast 3D printer to print dungeon tiles and minis. That said, if the cost was low enough I would much rather pay to have someone else print them so I don't have to deal with learning the equipment, buying materials, maintaining it, and having a 3D printer running for hours of time in the house/garage. As it is, I'm probably buying a 3D printer this summer. The 3D-printing services just are not cost effective.

Tuesday, 16th February, 2016

  • 01:26 AM - pming quoted WackyAnne in post Curse of Strahd Will Have A Map Pullout Poster
    Hiya! You, sir, are going to be ever so much happier after you listening to the D&D podcast with Chris Perkins, and more importantly, Tracy Hickman. No namby-pamby, glittery, teen heart-throb vampires here... http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/chris-perkins-and-tracy-hickman-curse-strahd Well, didn't listen to the whole thing, but most of it. I am definitely happier and less "clenchy". ;) I'll keep my eye on it and wait for others to give it a shot and review it. As I said, didn't listen to the whole thing...is this going to be a box set? Or is is the same horrible "hardcover, full-colour" book like the other's? I find hardback books to be about the most hard to use format for an adventure...and the full colour doesn't do it for me, it's just distracting. ^_^ Paul L. Ming

Sunday, 7th February, 2016


Saturday, 6th February, 2016

  • 05:53 PM - Remathilis quoted WackyAnne in post Potential Hasbro and Mattel Merger?
    My thoughts exactly! I shudder to think what that might look like, though... I'm sure a Google image search for Dungeon Barbie would provide results, but none of them would be grandma friendly...

Thursday, 14th January, 2016

  • 05:40 PM - mrm1138 quoted WackyAnne in post The 10 Most Anticipated Tabletop RPGs Of 2016 Are....
    Monte Cooke is, in fact, publishing a new game this year, and it made the Honourable Mentions - No Thank You, Evil. It's a family-friendly RPG, kickstarted last summer with a lavish box set. I really want to get the set for my gaming friends who have children of an appropriate age.
  • 05:28 PM - Trickster Spirit quoted WackyAnne in post Your Options For D&D 5E Electronic Tools
    Kobold Fight Club's at the bottom of the "Out Now" list at this time, and since I don't see any update timestamp, it looks like it's been there since the beginning. I, too, am glad it's not being overlooked ;) Huh, can't believe I missed that, and the Android spellcards right above it to boot. Glad to see a repository of things like this - hey Morrus, forgive me if something like it is already lurking somewhere in the various resources pages, but any chance we could get a fixed "5E resources" repository? Something a bit more permanent than a news article that can be updated over time, like the Release Schedule link up at the top right? (I've also always been a fan of those "50 Homebrew Resources for Your 5E Campaign" collection new posts, I know there's the Databases to upload our own homebrew content to, but another thing I'd love to see is an ENWorld curated list of all the other various fan-created 5E resources across the interwebs.)
  • 05:14 PM - delericho quoted WackyAnne in post The 10 Most Anticipated Tabletop RPGs Of 2016 Are....
    Monte Cooke is, in fact, publishing a new game this year, and it made the Honourable Mentions - No Thank You, Evil. It's a family-friendly RPG, kickstarted last summer with a lavish box set. Ah, yes. I'd forgotten about that.

Wednesday, 28th October, 2015

  • 06:38 AM - remotenemesis quoted WackyAnne in post A Quick Look At EN World's Demographics
    I'm a Canadian female in my late thirties, but sometimes read this site from my husband's computer rather than my own (he's got a bigger screen, but mine is portable enough to bring as my DM screen). Trust me, gaming women are not rare at all. Neither are gaming women rare on the internet. But given the experiences we've (almost) all had, especially over the couple year, many of us tend to keep a lower profile, or stick to groups where we can be ourselves, comfortably. I love ENWorld, almost always feel comfortable here, and hope to see a better showing of women. I really hope that those visitor stats are skewed, but I can't say for sure that they aren't. I know it's not uncommon to declare as either male or no gender for many women in some forums, depending on the level of comfort, so that may skew the stats. FWIW my weekend gaming group is 2/5 female.

Monday, 26th October, 2015

  • 04:46 PM - SunGold quoted WackyAnne in post A Quick Look At EN World's Demographics
    I very much doubt that 6% is accurate. After looking at the Google Analytics info Morrus linked, I'd bet money that I'm "profiled" as male (given that I mostly visit sites like Ars Technica, io9, etc.), although I'm not. Also, this: Trust me, gaming women are not rare at all. Neither are gaming women rare on the internet. But given the experiences we've (almost) all had, especially over the couple year, many of us tend to keep a lower profile, or stick to groups where we can be ourselves, comfortably. I don't mind mentioning my gender in this thread, where it's relevant, but it's no accident that my username and avatar are gender neutral, or that it's left off my profile.
  • 07:18 AM - Henry quoted WackyAnne in post A Quick Look At EN World's Demographics
    I'm a Canadian female in my late thirties, but sometimes read this site from my husband's computer rather than my own (he's got a bigger screen, but mine is portable enough to bring as my DM screen). Trust me, gaming women are not rare at all. Neither are gaming women rare on the internet. But given the experiences we've (almost) all had, especially over the couple year, many of us tend to keep a lower profile, or stick to groups where we can be ourselves, comfortably. I love ENWorld, almost always feel comfortable here, and hope to see a better showing of women. I really hope that those visitor stats are skewed, but I can't say for sure that they aren't. I know it's not uncommon to declare as either male or no gender for many women in some forums, depending on the level of comfort, so that may skew the stats. It's a shame, too, because in my experience, having both men and women at the game table adds positively to the gaming experience. I've seen it in home games, and at game days and c...

Wednesday, 16th September, 2015

  • 05:43 PM - Agamon quoted WackyAnne in post [UPDATED] WotC To Close Forums - Including D&D and M:tG (aka "Welcome New Forum Members to EN World!")
    While it may not be the way the majority of D&Ders communicate these days, there is still huge volumes of valuable player-created content on those forums. That stuff should really be archived; unfortunately it'll have to be done manually, as WotC has "norobots.txt" up on its site, meaning the Internet Archive can't access it. I hate how much terrific stuff was lost when they revamped the website w/o warning a year ago - only a small percentage of the stuff can be re-found under "archive.wizards.com". So much for keeping material on every edition alive again for playing with 5E... Certainly we don't need to keep conflict and toxicity, but this is the equivalent to throwing the baby out with the bathwater... Files are one thing, but web pages never really die.

Thursday, 6th August, 2015

  • 08:57 PM - Anthro78 quoted WackyAnne in post How Much Gaming Took Place At Gen Con?
    I heard that while Pathfinder had the swankier room (great looking banners, too!) they also had a quite a few empty seats. And despite the problems that the D&D room & running had, they had at least 75 people waiting outside hoping in vain to get in to play (that specific number may come from an Epic, I'm not sure). It would be interesting to see a comparison of Seats Available to Seats Taken... Either way, I think both games are growing, which is a good thing for the industry overall... While there were open slots for some games in the Sagamore, there also were a lot more tables available this year and even more players than ever. I think it's safe to say that PFS is still going strong and expanding.

Monday, 15th June, 2015

  • 09:00 PM - jamesjhaeck quoted WackyAnne in post Are You a D&D 5TH EDITION Or PATHFINDER RPG Fan?
    I'm curious, when checking the numbers, I'd expect you to be releasing many more En5ider articles than TrailSeeker, but they are almost equal. Is that because you are still building the brands, and hope/expect Pathfinder interest to pick up fairly soon? Or is it more, at this point, a matter of submissions you are getting for each 'zine? En5ider 680 patrons, $1,804.01 per article, for 19 articles = total $34,276 TrailSeeker 136 patrons, $346.00 per article, for 17 articles = total $5,882 = 5x as many patrons (exactly) = 5.2x as much patronage per article = 5.8x as much support overall for En5ider over TrailSeeker Since patrons can put a monthly cap on their patronage, it skews the numbers in a way that's invisible to everyone but Morrus. It's also based on things like workflow, man-hours required to create and finalize content... We also don't consider one to be more important than the other. I have a natural bias towards EN5ider, but our Pathfinder fans are every bit as important ...
  • 07:54 PM - Morrus quoted WackyAnne in post Are You a D&D 5TH EDITION Or PATHFINDER RPG Fan?
    I'm curious, when checking the numbers, I'd expect you to be releasing many more En5ider articles than TrailSeeker, but they are almost equal. Is that because you are still building the brands, and hope/expect Pathfinder interest to pick up fairly soon? Or is it more, at this point, a matter of submissions you are getting for each 'zine? En5ider 680 patrons, $1,804.01 per article, for 19 articles = total $34,276 TrailSeeker 136 patrons, $346.00 per article, for 17 articles = total $5,882 = 5x as many patrons (exactly) = 5.2x as much patronage per article = 5.8x as much support overall for En5ider over TrailSeeker It doesn't work quite like that.

Sunday, 8th February, 2015

  • 10:47 PM - turkeygiant quoted WackyAnne in post WizKids Elemental Evil miniatures boosters
    Turkey giant, the PF pawns are standees, and sit in circular bases that fit perfectly within the grid, so I don't understand that part of your point. However, I can see what you mean about the wall effect with the pawns, all that whitespace, and the tiny (if lovely) artwork. Personally, I like paper minis (full front/back artwork like One Monk or Okumarts, not like the mirrored PF paper minis), as they are scale more to look like real minis. If you like tokens, though, nothing simpler. The 4E sets aren't too hard to track down. Also, they can easily be made by using 1" or 2" paper punches on cheap magic cards, or just printing artwork onto cardstock (or onto sticker paper, then pressing on disks of cardboard, etc.)... The Med pathfinder pawns that should be 1'' across are actually 1 1/8'' across so they really don't fit that well onto a 1'' grid, especially when you are using lots of them. I always have the problem of bumping and shifting all the other pawns when trying to just move one because...

Friday, 6th February, 2015



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