Sunday, 10 April 2011

Dungeon.ppt Download

All right. Perfectionism aside, I've put the dungeon.ppt slides on Google Docs: Elvis doors, DM attention markers and all. The first slide has all the symbols as grouped objects and the second slide is a how-to, with tips and a sample mini-dungeon that you can steal and modify rooms and passages from. The format is MS Powerpoint 2007 for Windows (.pptx).

The main innovation over the previous series of posts is a way to show unusual ceiling height - deviations from the usual 8 or 10 feet - with lines above or below the room number.

If you use this and you work in inches, let me know how the inches/cm conversion goes. My suspicion is that the background grid might be a little off for large scale inch-based work, but otherwise the .5cm = .2 in rule seems farily handy. Also let me know if you convert the symbols to other media, for example, Photoshop or CC brushes. Powerpoint is not a perfect graphic system and I think there's at least as much interest in the symbols as in the PPT implementation.

6 comments:

  1. I would recommend to you OmniGraffle. (if you have the taste to use Mac OS). GIMP is good for Linux or even for Windows.

    Photoshop is a pain in the *.

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  2. Thank you. Much appreciated.

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  3. Very useful, thank you for sharing!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this. I liked what you did with the ceiling heights.

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