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Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:48 pm
  

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Glen Evans and I have jointly created and submitted a digital-only project to Palladium. The focus for this project is providing GM's with useful tools for running their games. There are two parts to this creation:

The first part is an interactive PDF map of the Great Northern Wilderness. It's similar to my Great Northern Wilderness map, but in this version, you can select which layers you want displayed (icons, labels, borders). Additionally, there are some new features like an elevation map and a gridline layer that weren't in my original Great Northern Wilderness map.

The second part is a companion PDF book to go with the map. This PDF expands on the Wolfen Empire book, ties it in with the Bizantium book/upcoming Lopan book, and includes some new content meant to help GMs make better adventures and reduce the workload of preparing for a session.

Glen Evans showed this at Open House, Kevin mentioned it there, and Glen has mentioned it a few times in passing here on the boards, so I thought I'd post a bit more information for the community. Where it goes from here is in Kevin's hands. You may see none, some, or all of this published on DriveThruRPG some day.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:01 am
  

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That would be great, hopefully it sees the light of day. Palladium needs more digital content.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:20 am
  

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Well, it's about time Palladium joined the 21st century and started thinking digital! Good work.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:15 am
  

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That sounds like an awesome project Hotrod! I've been churning an adventure idea for an area of the disputed lands involving the Wolfen starting to build a line of defense against the East and "officially" claiming a section of the disputed lands. An interactive map would make it much easier.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:32 am
  

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Whiskeyjack wrote:
That sounds like an awesome project Hotrod! I've been churning an adventure idea for an area of the disputed lands involving the Wolfen starting to build a line of defense against the East and "officially" claiming a section of the disputed lands. An interactive map would make it much easier.


What I've made is more of a customizable map than a truly interactive one. You can turn layers on and off, but you can't change or move the layers (not with a standard PDF reader, anyway). That said, I might be able to do up something like that. It might work better in my Eastern Territory map than my Northern Wilderness one, as the Northern Wilderness map doesn't include all of the Eastern Territory.

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Hotrod wrote:
Whiskeyjack wrote:
That sounds like an awesome project Hotrod! I've been churning an adventure idea for an area of the disputed lands involving the Wolfen starting to build a line of defense against the East and "officially" claiming a section of the disputed lands. An interactive map would make it much easier.


What I've made is more of a customizable map than a truly interactive one. You can turn layers on and off, but you can't change or move the layers (not with a standard PDF reader, anyway). That said, I might be able to do up something like that. It might work better in my Eastern Territory map than my Northern Wilderness one, as the Northern Wilderness map doesn't include all of the Eastern Territory.

I cannot wait to see this become published!

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Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:06 pm
  

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Well, there might be some people who have their own maps based on their campaign ideas, but I predict that more detailed and interactive maps will be welcomed with cheers.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:03 pm
  

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Veknironth wrote:
Well, there might be some people who have their own maps based on their campaign ideas, but I predict that more detailed and interactive maps will be welcomed with cheers.

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Truly, I made my own Ophids, LotSW, ET, Lopan, Phi and western empire, but have slowly integrated them as they arrived, which is being done even now, as Hotrods maps look good up on the walls around the rpg table.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:06 pm
  

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Okay I had to talk to Kevin at GenCon 2018 to get the official word on this project of Will (Hot
Rod) and mine because we sort of ran into a snafu at the Open House 2018 but now everything is
back on track. We can't say much accept we are going to try to get into the hands of Palladium
Fans a very cool digital map and story/travel guide about the GNW.

I will also announce beside this project and Lopan which is a holding pattern while we get more
material through the pipeline such as Garden of Gods. We will really be focusing on other
books and more books. I am also working on some other smaller fantasy material. Smaller books
with a specific focus on stuff. Adventure material. Lots of positive feedback from people at Gen Con.


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