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ZEITGEIST Are high resolution maps available for VTTs?

Summorox

Villager
Wow, that actually sounds amazing. I'm currently running bonds of forced faith as a break between the second and third adventure, but i'm definitely still getting the first adventure and the guides from the marketplace. The roll20 releases will probably eventually catch up to my campaign, since we usually take 3-4 months to complete an adventure.
 

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Tormyr

Adventurer
Wow, that actually sounds amazing. I'm currently running bonds of forced faith as a break between the second and third adventure, but i'm definitely still getting the first adventure and the guides from the marketplace. The roll20 releases will probably eventually catch up to my campaign, since we usually take 3-4 months to complete an adventure.
Bonds of Forced Faith was my first adventure released on Roll20. I was looking back on it just a few days ago, and the difference in production values between it and what is coming is amazing. I need to go back and spruce up BoFF a bit. . .

I look forward to when I catch up with you and can ease some of your prep time. :)
 


MarkM

Explorer
Congratulations on the completion of what turned into a really major project! There is a LOT of zeitgeist to go, but it sound like the groundwork you've done for this one will make all of the rest of them easier. (BOFF on Roll20 was what introduced me to and hooked me on the Zeitgeist world!)
 


MarkM

Explorer
True confessions -- I've had this thread and the Ancris IT (Tormyr's) Roll20 Creator page open on my computer for the past week and keep hitting refresh every few hours. I'm like a little kid waiting for Christmas (or maybe a young teenager waiting for instagram likes on a selfie).
 

Tormyr

Adventurer
True confessions -- I've had this thread and the Ancris IT (Tormyr's) Roll20 Creator page open on my computer for the past week and keep hitting refresh every few hours. I'm like a little kid waiting for Christmas (or maybe a young teenager waiting for instagram likes on a selfie).
I pinged Roll20 again yesterday to get the approval moving. Soon I hope!
 

Tormyr

Adventurer
It's Thanksgiving day for Americans both home and abroad, and I'm thankful for:
  1. People being excited about ZEITGEIST on Roll20
  2. Morrus for providing the opportunity to bring two of the greatest adventure Paths to VTT
  3. RangerWickett for everything he did to bring ZEITGEIST and War of the Burning Sky to life. The memories created from these adventures are amazing.
Here is my EN World announcement thread. There will be announcements elsewhere, but this one is adjusted for an audience who is a bit more familiar with the excellent work of EN Publishing.


You are the first to know. . . well aside from Morrus. . . and Roll20, but you're still really close to first! ;)
 

MarkM

Explorer
The Roll20 Conversion is all that was promised and more. I am just starting to dig into it as I prep to start a new campaign, but just reading through it is making me better at using Roll20, a system I've used for years. The adventure is ready to go out of the box, but I was able to quickly figure out how to add my own handouts (like additional "In the News" clips based on character backstory items) into the linked handout system. I'm looking forward to getting into the meat of the adventure as I continue to prep and to getting started with my players.
 


There's an old thread that had some high-res versions: ZEITGEIST - Lanjyr maps

One of the issues with printing a map of Flint is that certain locations that were important in adventures 1 & 2 (which we had already written when we commissioned the map) didn't end up mattering later on, and other locations that did matter aren't noted. But I think the version in that thread should age fairly well.

Also, for those who don't want to print their own:
 

As for battle maps, when we commissioned them for the adventure path we weren't thinking about virtual tabletops, so the maps were intended for GM reference. We expected people to draw their own versions of the maps on grid easles or whiteboards or roll-out mats. So the maps don't have layers to let you turn off information that players shouldn't see.

That said, I'm sure we have the original files somewhere. It's just a matter of porting them to the new site, labeling them coherently, and figuring out how cautious we want to be about spoilers.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
As for battle maps, when we commissioned them for the adventure path we weren't thinking about virtual tabletops, so the maps were intended for GM reference. We expected people to draw their own versions of the maps on grid easles or whiteboards or roll-out mats. So the maps don't have layers to let you turn off information that players shouldn't see.

That said, I'm sure we have the original files somewhere. It's just a matter of porting them to the new site, labeling them coherently, and figuring out how cautious we want to be about spoilers.
Did VTTs even exist when we did them?
 

Crispy120286

Explorer
I'm not worried about spoilers on the map. I'd photoshop them out if I really had too. maybe instead of the site you could drop them in a zip file on here? that would be awesome. Useful for DM's who are using VTT's.
 

hirou

Explorer
Did VTTs even exist when we did them?
VTT was promised on the back of 4e Player's handbook >_< The fact that it was never finished still fuels my grudge with WotC and that was waaay before they dropped 4e support and nuked the forums...
 


scrubkai

Explorer
What battle maps is Tormyr using for the roll 20 conversion. Is there a way those can be published somehow for people who use other VTTs?
 

hirou

Explorer
Well, the lead dev for the 4e VTT committed suicide, which apparently threw the project into disarray. So I try not to be too critical.
I've heard about this. From my totally unprofessional and uneducated in all things business standpoint, that's what management is supposed ... to manage. I'm not sure what could be done to salvage the project, but "running it into the ground" doesn't seem to be the best solution...
Offtopic over, sorry, I just have to get it out of my system periodically.
 

Tormyr

Adventurer
What battle maps is Tormyr using for the roll 20 conversion. Is there a way those can be published somehow for people who use other VTTs?
I am using the same maps as referenced elsewhere, but I am spending a ton of time editing them to remove room numbers and secret doors so that you can't tell they were ever there (well, most of the time it isn't obvious). Making a DTRPG map pack would be more work as I would have to align those maps to a grid so an end user can just drop the maps in their program of choice.
 

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