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Hello all, Two questions for the more seasoned GMs out there. 1. What map scale to you customarily use? I know it's suggested that 1" (hex) can be two meters. I'm seriously thinking of just making it a 1:1 ratio for ease of calculating map movements, range modifiers, etc. I realize that's it's up to the GM discretion, of course, but I'd love to hear your thoughts. 2. In preparing for your campaign, how do you do it? Do you create a Word/text document and just have it on a nearby screen? Being 52 years old, I love analog, so considering just printing out my session and putting it into a binder. Easier to reference back to previous sessions if I need to. 2b. Do you use bullet points in creating your campaign/session? I'm leaning towards this because we know that things always change within a game, so I figure it's easier to be more flexible this way. Of course, if there's any soliloquy that needs to be spoken, I could type it up word-for-word, etc. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!
131 downloadsSeveral years ago I wrote a terrain generator for SimCity 3000. It was later used to create terrains for Auran Trainz simulator. The code was never part of either of these software packages, but users could save the grey-scale output from my program and import it as terrain inside these other programs. Internally, the program uses a random mid-point displacement algorithm to generate the grey-scale bitmap you see in the middle of the program. A color-map bitmap in the same folder acts as a palette to render the grey-scale bitmap to the right-hand side of the program. The right-hand map is what you should save for your adventures. The size of bitmap (in pixels) is always a power of 2, plus 1. It's not multi-threaded, so the larger the output, the longer you wait. You can do whatever you want with the color output in any graphics editor. You can add cities, hide-outs, political boundaries, rivers, points of interest, and label the seas, bays, mountain ranges, beaches, and forests, all with simple graphic editing programs like Microsoft Paint.