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Monthly Archives: August 2010

How to Hit Someone With Something

I’m so sick of this damn melee macro that I’m not even going to explain it.  Suffice to say that I’m really missing the days of rolling dice on a table.

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Adventure Summary 8/11/10

This is late, and it’s not a chronicle.  I’ve been way too busy actually writing the campaign materials and working on MapTool to do long summaries.  Oh well.

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Add a New Shield Macro

Quick macro based on the add new weapon macro.  Shields will be classified in the weapon list as they are held in the hand and can be used to bash.  They get another property, “DB,” which will be used to check for Block defense options during defense macros (if the left hand weapon doesn’t have … Continue reading »

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Adding an Attack to an Existing Weapon

I made some modifications to the new weapon macro, based on the idea that labeling different attacks Attack1, Attack2, etc. is really stupid.  This was mostly so I could then write clean code for adding new attack types to the weapon.

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Creating a JSON Weapon Array in Maptool

Currently working on a bit of the framework to list available weapons and stats in MapTool so they can be called, bit by bit, onto characters as needed.  This is one of the most annoying of the MT tasks I want to accomplish in the next couple of weeks, but should lay the groundwork for … Continue reading »

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List of Stuff to Fix in MapTool

The problem with using MapTool is that it’s easy to see how much stuff you can get done in it, so you start thinking in terms of BIG structures and macros in order to make things smoother for the players.  This is one of the problems I had in Neverwinter Nights; it was a lot … Continue reading »

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Adventure Log 8/5/10 Part 2: Brooching the Subject

Lord Andreas Jameson spoke in hushed tones to Lord Spaulding, Reed and Nan, a short distance away from the rest of their group.  “The current power structure in Cago and its territories is based, as you are probably all-too aware, on the cultural hegemony established by the first Nats to settle the area, and even … Continue reading »

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Adventure Log 8/5/10 Part 1: Need a Hand?

The party had two days in Cyril’s Rest in order to prepare for their journey with the younger Lord Jameson, and spent it predictably wisely:  Lord Spaulding proceeded to chat up the local townsfolk, asking them ever so politely whether or not they expected to be devoured when this rumored Cromen invasion came to their … Continue reading »

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Maptool Notes

The second, or rather third, session using Maptool and Skype went a bit smoother thanks to some on-the-fly fixes in macros and better familiarity with the system.  On the other hand, a 20 man combat lasting 14 rounds (seconds) took about two hours to run.  Granted it was a lot more combatants than in the … Continue reading »

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