I’m now counting down the days when I will (if all goes well) be reconnected in my new apartment. D-Day is around the 8th or 9th of November.
While I’ve been offline, I’ve been experimenting with Dungeon Craft, which is an RPG Maker intended to mimic SSI’s Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures (FRUA). Once I’m familiarised enough with it, I’ll start placing tutorials on RPG Maker Times as well.
Dungeon Crafter III
Another useful piece of software I’ve found is the flavoursome Dungeon Crafter III (not to be confused with the above one). This is a map (dungeon) creator, with some stunning graphics available and multi-layers for the maps for tabletop RPG games. Do people still play those any more? I’ve not had a chance to experiment fully with this, but from what I can see so far, it’s quite useful for those dungeon romps that predominated almost every tabletop RPG game. Unfortunately, the forum and members area appear to be down; I’m not sure if this is permanent or temporary, but you can still download DCIII for free.
I’ve also rediscovered some of my old gamebooks, including the highly successful Fighting Fantasy, which is still going strong after all these years, after almost three decades! Truly spectacular. I had so much fun with these (and other gamebooks). At one point I had over 150 of them! I don’t know whether to include them on here or not, since they’re not actually RPG Makers, but I think they deserve a mention anyway. Perhaps another poll might be in order! ^__^
I’ve closed the poll results in favour of another one. To the question Would you be interested in reading a sample of the Ars Mechanicum: Genesis novel?, 62.5% said “Yes”, 12.5% said “No” and 25% are “Not Bothered”, so the majority would like to see a sample. I’ll prepare something for late November/early December if I can.
That’s it for another entry. I should have something more concrete in about two weeks.