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heruca
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Posted: 12/30/2016 at 3:54am | IP Logged Quote heruca

Hey folks, I'm tired of waiting for DJ2 to happen. At this rate I'll no longer even care when it finally does.

My next project is going to be creating cross-platform map-making software (for Windows and macOS), suitable for creating both for print-
resolution maps and lower res maps suitable for use with virtual tabletop software. Sort of a spiritual successor to Dundjinni, but with a greater
focus on stitching maps together from pre-existing map tiles and then customizing the resulting map (with additional decorations, etc.) to suit the
GM's particular needs.

In late January or early February 2017, I'll be launching a Kickstarter campaign to try to fund the program's development. The program should
appeal to GMs of face-to-face game sessions and those using any VTT software, who want to create their own slick-looking battlemaps but who
find existing mapping programs (including image-editing tools such as Gimp and Photoshop) too intimidating/confusing/expensive. My program
will be priced to be very accessible/affordable, likely in the $20-$25 range (at least during the Kickstarter campaign).

I'm trying to gauge public interest in this, so please let me know if such software would be of interest to you.

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Posted: 12/31/2016 at 10:14pm | IP Logged Quote Bogie

I hate to give up on DJ just yet, but the reality does not support my loyalty. I would love to see what you come up with Heruca.

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heruca
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Posted: 01/01/2017 at 6:36am | IP Logged Quote heruca

The thing that can't be easily recreated is the incredible user
community that DJ once had. That will require some sort of super
forum and image database. Perhaps RPGMapShare could be
restored to its former glory and expanded upon...

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Posted: 01/02/2017 at 8:00pm | IP Logged Quote aegean

I'll be waiting for the kick-starter then.

What are you thinking of calling it?



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Posted: 01/03/2017 at 6:54am | IP Logged Quote heruca

I have a name planned (which I really like), but am not revealing it
until I've secured the internet domain I want.

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Posted: 01/04/2017 at 1:09pm | IP Logged Quote aegean

Just an idea:

When an item is brought in, a black image is created below it that matches the footprint of said item, that can be stretched, blurred and partial transparency applies to give a shadow as needed. A global light could also be set so that all shadows fall in the same direction.

Just an idea

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Posted: 01/05/2017 at 10:23am | IP Logged Quote heruca

Shadow, blur, and tint filters are among the planned features.

A global light source to set the direction of all cast shadows is a
good idea.

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Posted: 02/06/2017 at 9:31am | IP Logged Quote heruca

I can now reveal the name of my mapping program: MapForge

And, for now at least, this is the app's icon.


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Posted: 02/14/2017 at 2:34pm | IP Logged Quote heruca

Getting close now! The MapForge Kickstarter campaign will launch
either on Feb 18th or Feb 20th.

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