It’s been a while since my last blog update, but I think tonight’s updates warrant a bit further reach than my usual Facebook and Google Plus postings.
Tonight I pushed live a new export feature that uses HTML5 Canvas to do its job, rather than PHP. That may not mean much to non-techie mapper users, so here’s the gist of it: You can export any map type now, and it should allow you to save it to PNG just fine. All the work is done on your computer’s side, so you’ll need a modern browser to do this. Large maps might hog memory and crash your tab, window, or even the full browser. You’ve been warned! (PHP export is still supported – hover over the export buttons to see which is which.) At the very least, this now allows export of side-view maps, staggered-mode maps, and cubes.
In addition, I’ve been working on a whole mess of new tiles in my gridded steno pad. I don’t know what it is about a fresh notebook that gets my creative juices… all… juicy… but it happened. I’ve been sharing some snapshots of the tiles in progress on Facebook, and after the cut, here they shall be too.
Hey all. It’s been a while since I’ve done major updates, whether on the blog or the mapper in general. This weekend starts a big new charity event, though, which I hope to do yearly as long as there’s interest.
Today I added a bunch of new city edges and corners from Billdakat. Billdakat is a pretty cool guy that I met at KoLumbus 7 (A Kingdom of Loathing convention in Columbus, OH) that also happens to dabble in map-making. His newest edges and corners contain water parts. At the moment, I don’t have a system in place for distinguishing water vs wall, but I have marked all water tiles as being exits to facilitate map-making. To show off the new feature, I have a map to present here made with the new tiles:
Everyone seems to be doing this 23 question survey, so I might as well too.
- If you had to pick a single invention in a game you were most proud of what would it be?
- When was the last time you GMed?
- When was the last time you played?
- Give us a one-sentence pitch for an adventure you haven’t run but would like to.
Anything? I don’t know what I’m even…
- What do you do while you wait for players to do things?
I think this isn’t going to work out. Maybe I should just get back to coding and drawing maps…
The Friday before last, I thought it’d be fun to do some random, non-tile mapmaking. So I tried to think of a place where I could easily post about this and get nearly instant response and ideas for maps. The first place that popped into my head was the Traditional Games board on 4chan. For those of you not familiar with this site or board, I need to give a quick warning: this post has some content that isn’t suitable for kids, and probably will hurt your head if you’re an adult as well. Continue reading
I’ve heard a lot of rumblings about how cool the recently released DungeonMorph Dice are, but how many don’t know what to do with them exactly. Now, not having ever role-played before, let alone DM’d, I can’t speak to the versatility of them per se. However, I did have a thought for a dungeon I’d like to share that could be made with the dice.
Today’s post is going to be about things I have, things I do not have, and some future plans.
For those that don’t know me personally, I wanted to mention what my deal is. I’ve recently been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
I should have blogged about this earlier when it was more relevant and timely. My bad.
Apparently people go to things called conventions and look at cool stuff and buy things and dress up.
Side-view morphs are eventually headed to the mapper, and as I have time I’m still creating some on my iPad. Recently, I made a set of 2 edges and 2 top-side corners, and now I’m ready to share them.