Comments for The Welsh Piper http://www.welshpiper.com Campaign Development for Busy Game Masters Sun, 27 Jul 2014 03:23:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Comment on Hex-based Campaign Design (Part 1) by List of Essential Resources | Static Is Punk: A Gaming Blog http://www.welshpiper.com/hex-based-campaign-design-part-1/comment-page-2/#comment-15684 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 03:23:40 +0000 http://www.welshpiper.com/?p=494#comment-15684 […] Reference 5. Bat In the Attic –  How to Make A Fantasy Sandbox 6. Welshpiper - Hex-Based Campaign Design7. Red Blob Games - Polygonal Map […]

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Comment on Medieval Demographics Online by Lorien http://www.welshpiper.com/medieval-demographics-online/comment-page-1/#comment-15608 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:55:20 +0000 http://www.welshpiper.com/staging/?p=135#comment-15608 Oh my gosh, I used this when I wrote my book in 2009… and now that I’m starting to get into writing again, I’m so glad I found it again! Seriously love this tool.

I just re-downloaded the offline version to have an up-to-date version (based on your updates in the comments above), but the “last update” still reads 2006. Is this accurate?

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Comment on Encounter Populations by Hexcrawl Procedure | Static Is Punk: A Gaming Blog http://www.welshpiper.com/encounter-populations/comment-page-1/#comment-14859 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:23:44 +0000 http://www.welshpiper.com/?p=2363#comment-14859 […] http://www.welshpiper.com/encounter-populations/ […]

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Comment on Hex-based Campaign Design (Part 1) by Hexcrawl Procedure | Static Is Punk: A Gaming Blog http://www.welshpiper.com/hex-based-campaign-design-part-1/comment-page-2/#comment-14857 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:20:46 +0000 http://www.welshpiper.com/?p=494#comment-14857 […] and rolling a d20. The result determines the new terrain. This system is adapted from Welshpiper’s system of hex generation but adapted for more on the fly random […]

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Comment on Medieval Demographics Online by Samuel http://www.welshpiper.com/medieval-demographics-online/comment-page-1/#comment-12123 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:28:07 +0000 http://www.welshpiper.com/staging/?p=135#comment-12123 I have a criticism: The Number of castles is wayyyyy off. England and Wales alone had nearly 2000.

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Comment on Medieval Demographics Online by hobbs http://www.welshpiper.com/medieval-demographics-online/comment-page-1/#comment-11629 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:24:13 +0000 http://www.welshpiper.com/staging/?p=135#comment-11629 do the numbers given for each of the freeholders represent the number of shops, or number of literal freeholders? (if there is 11 tailors, should i mark 11 tailors’ buildings on my map?)

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Comment on Swords & Wizardry NPC Generator by Erin D. Smale http://www.welshpiper.com/swords-wizardry-npc-generator/comment-page-1/#comment-10920 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:16:03 +0000 http://www.welshpiper.com/?p=2693#comment-10920 @Megan : Thanks for the tip, Megan. Our group actually used Roll20 in last week’s S&W game. GM setup was quick, we all got connected with the built-in video chat without the usual Google+ Hangout fuss, and really liked the ability to update token status during play.

I’d be interested in their custom character sheets (because–shocker–I have to be different), but not yet willing to plunk down the cash for a subscription.

All that said, there are excellent features in progress with TabletopConnect, including good macro support and very simple map and character sheet interfaces. Plus the 3D maps and figures are amazing.

Each package has some unique strengths and weaknesses, though I agree that the free version of Roll20 makes it an attractive option to test out. Don’t know if Carl is planning on releasing a free version of TC, but as his feature set grows, I think it’s worth watching.

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Comment on Swords & Wizardry NPC Generator by Megan http://www.welshpiper.com/swords-wizardry-npc-generator/comment-page-1/#comment-10903 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:17:25 +0000 http://www.welshpiper.com/?p=2693#comment-10903 I respect your desire to support an RPG-related Kickstarter. However, you might want to consider trying out an existing Virtual Tabletop Tool, called Roll20. It’s web-based (I assume they are using HTML5 and Javascript), it has a lot of REALLY excellent features. The basic version is free, and has all the functionality that a GM or player would need; if you subscribe, you get additional nifty things like dynamic lighting, special effects, and ability to transfer assets from one campaign to another. Check it out: http://www.roll20.net

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Comment on Hex Templates by Sechskantkrabbelsystem 1a « Rorschachhamster http://www.welshpiper.com/hex-templates/comment-page-1/#comment-10355 Sat, 31 May 2014 06:49:04 +0000 http://www.welshpiper.com/?p=476#comment-10355 […] Es sind rundbummelig 56 km² (Ausgehend von 21.6 Meilen im Quadrat, die ich für 5 Meilen Hexe beim Welsh Piper hier gefunden habe…), ließ mir keine Ruhe. […]

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Comment on Medieval Demographics Online by Erin D. Smale http://www.welshpiper.com/medieval-demographics-online/comment-page-1/#comment-5291 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:40:07 +0000 http://www.welshpiper.com/staging/?p=135#comment-5291 @drow : Thanks for the update – link is now fixed.

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Comment on Medieval Demographics Online by drow http://www.welshpiper.com/medieval-demographics-online/comment-page-1/#comment-5290 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:24:15 +0000 http://www.welshpiper.com/staging/?p=135#comment-5290 just a note that, since io.com is no more, the MDME page has moved to http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/blueroom/demog.htm

and a huzzah and thanks for putting this together!

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Comment on Hex-based Campaign Design (Part 2) by Two Ways to Design Hex Encounters | ars phantasia http://www.welshpiper.com/hex-based-campaign-design-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-5288 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:53:21 +0000 http://www.welshpiper.com/?p=531#comment-5288 […] the only one who recommends stocking every hex with an encounter, Erin Smale over at Welsh Piper recommends doing the same.  However as far as I can tell, Alexander’s design philosophy of keying only “location” […]

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