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#41 Badger

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:06 AM

Hahaha! Nice one! I would change a couple of things: the Guitar skill and weapon should be Bass Guitar (my Guitar skill is only at about 15%), and since i'm left handed, i would have a left hook. :D

And, since turnabout is fair play...

Map Master From Beyond the Stars, Greater Servitor

STR: 12
DEX: 17
CON: 15
SIZ: 10
INT: 19 (knows way more about Illustrator than humanly possible)
EDU: 28 (cartography knowledge is off the charts)
POW: 16
APP: 15
HP: 11
SAN: 0

Armor: 4 points of thick skin from editors constantly asking for revisions and corrections
San Loss: 1d2/1d6 - he can get you lost in an instant, if so desired

Skills:
Cartography: 100%
Navigate: 90%
Rail against stupidity: 87%
Computer Use: 90%
Glare Menacingly: 75%

Weapons:
Wacom Tablet: 65%, 1d8 dam
Wacom Pen: 90% (thrown), 1d4 dam (can impale)

Spells:
Bump of Direction
Find True North
Draw Pretty Trees and Streams
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#42 StephanieMcAlea

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:29 AM

hahaha..brilliant!

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:30 PM

I've often wondered what my own stats would be like, and what spells I could come up with...I guess I'll leave that to the dark Recesses of the Minds of the Map Master and Badger's Folly.

But to temporarily steer this back to the track, I'm happy to report that i have almost all (maybe one or two missing) handouts in. Holy CRAP are they cool. And yes, they will be going in the book. :-D As I look at these, I'm simply in awe of the skills of some of the people we know...in this case, the King of Detail, Mr. Andrew Leman of the HP Lovecraft Historical Society.

We're getting there, folks...we're getting there. Your continue patience is greatly appreciated.
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#44 StephanieMcAlea

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:50 PM

The HPLHS are indeed awesome.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:27 PM

I'm drooling in anticipation of being able to place these in the book. Tom, can i borrow your dribble cup?

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#46 tlynch999

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:02 AM

Tom, can i borrow your dribble cup?

Sorry, Dude...still usin' it. I actually called Andrew today, and told him I felt like doing the "Wayne's World," by kowtowing to him and shouting, "WE ARE NOT WORTHY." He laughed, and acted the gentleman. No surprise there.

Now for something of an update. Andrew is putting finishing touches on some of the handouts, and making some very minor corrections. He's then going to save them all as flat grayscale files for the book.

Yes...sorry...grayscale. The handouts in the book will be grayscale. You want color? Why yes, full color handouts will be available...as will a number of other handouts *not* available in the book. Bonus HPLHS handouts! Those will be available exclusively through the HPLHS, on their web site, for a very small fee. A fee? I'm afraid so. There are about forty (yes...40) handouts, and color ones and customizable ones will be well worth your while. :D
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#47 christian

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:40 AM

I'm all for paying for quality
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:31 PM

I have been looking over these custom handouts as they come in. I must say I am totally blown away by them. I am sure the fans will be as well. They are just stunning.
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:16 PM

I was very happy with New Tales... and I'll bet I'll be just as satisfied with this book. You guys are doing an excellent job.

And more HPHS handouts?! Yes, please!

I used the Malice Everlasting handouts they made and my players loved them. Especially the Kingsport Historical Society membership cards. In my game only one of the players decided to pay the money and join the society. When the others saw the neat membership card he got, some of them almost changed their minds about joining!

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:13 PM

I started plugging the handouts into the layout over the past couple of days.

OMFG. 8O

'nuff said.

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#51 tlynch999

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:39 PM

I started plugging the handouts into the layout over the past couple of days.

Yes. Yes, he has. Badger has even sent me a draft layout of one of the scenarios. He has, in short, done a masterful job, and I'm getting very excited. To quote my partner in crime from our IM chat just now:

(8:36:45 AM) Osk: as a first glance and first impression...
(8:36:51 AM) Osk: wow

Oh, and the handouts? Remember, Badger is only seeing the black and white ones. I've seen the color ones....and....well....yeah....I can't say enough.
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#52 Mograg

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:18 PM

Cool beans on all counts!

8)

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#53 Dr_Locrian

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:43 PM

Pre-Order clicked and done! Looking forward to this book, and it'll see use right away: we're in the middle of Wasted Youth, and we're moving on to Spirit of Industry and Malice Everlasting next.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:57 PM

So you have! The bank account and I thank you greatly!

And the book is getting closer to completion, folks! We have a few extra pieces of art we're dropping in, as Badger continues to slave away at the layout. We are also getting our ads together for the back of the book so we can continue to hawk our future wares, and those of our strategic partners.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:33 PM

Tom,

I've just preordered a copy! and really looking forward to it!

I recently bought a copy of New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley and was very impressed with the production quality. The scenarios are really great, and I can't wait to unleash them on my players.

You guys are doing a great job!

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 03:11 PM

Tom,

I've just preordered a copy! and really looking forward to it!

Thank you thank you! I saw that!

I recently bought a copy of New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley and was very impressed with the production quality. The scenarios are really great, and I can't wait to unleash them on my players.

Thank you...that was a lot of fun to put together, and I learned an incredible amount under Doc's guiding hand.

You guys are doing a great job!

Wow...thanks. We work hard at it, and hope it shows. :oops:

In other news...do you know Christian? He's in Paris...about 35 minutes away from Poissy according to Google. He's and old friend of Doc's (and now Osk's friend and mine), a fan of MRP, and a long-time CoC player. Why do I feel like a match-maker all of a sudden?
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:45 PM

Just curious, but what software do you use to prepare a book like this?

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:48 PM

Just curious, but what software do you use to prepare a book like this?

Which part of the book? Which part of the process?

NTMV and Sorrows were laid out in Quark with maps drawn in Illustrator and Photoshop. More Adventures applied pretty much the Adobe Suite:
Layout - InDesign
Map Editing (tweaking Chaosium Maps) - Photoshop
Map Creation (Steff) - Illustrator
Cover Creation and Design - Photoshop (same w/ Sorrows...not sure on NTMV...Doc didn't say)

Does that help?
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#59 Badger

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 12:12 AM

I recently bought a copy of New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley and was very impressed with the production quality. The scenarios are really great, and I can't wait to unleash them on my players.


You ain't seen nuthin' yet. :twisted:

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#60 Badger

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 12:14 AM

Just curious, but what software do you use to prepare a book like this?

Which part of the book? Which part of the process?

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You forgot all the lovely (and not) text editors the various authors used. ;)

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