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Delay in new PDF this week

For some reason, I am having issues with uploading to drivethru at the moment – Have tried three times and keep getting the same series of errors. Can’t do anything until this is sorted. Will try again later of if i am told it is fixed. Don’t panic, things are ready to be published, just a technical fluff-up by looks of things.

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OrcPub Resource Shut down

Last week the resource I had listed, OrcPub, which is a site for making characters for 5e is/has been shut down by WoTC.  To quote ENWorld user Rellott “In a comment on the update he says that he is doing it for legal reasons that, for legal reasons, he would rather not disclose. The assumed cause is that WotC sent him a cease and desist order. This makes sense given the recent opening of D&D Beyond and its character building functions. “. It is because of this that, for now, I have removed OrcPub from the resource section. I have kept the section there for now in case anything else turns up to fill the spot.

I can’t say for sure why the site was shut down but it does raise an important issue, that of copyright/IP in the industry and as a whole...

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The Dungeon Feature series returns soon

It’s been a while since the last volume in this series, but as I slowly plug my way through my to-do list and after a quick poll (both and twitter and patreon ) there was a high indication that people wanted more from the Dungeon Feature series.

For those that don’t know, the Dungeon Feature series is for helping to flesh out the details of a particular subject, themed around things you’ll find in dungeons, with a very broad scope for what I consider to be a dungeon, so it could be underground, something in rooms or gardens etc. In the past there have been dungeon features that covered the following subject:

  • Altars
  • Chests
  • Doors
  • Room/Location Names
  • Sights, Sounds and Smells

The next volume I am starting on today is about Fountains...

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Change of plans…again…

After careful consideration and feedback, I have decided I need to change what I do or post on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Chunks/Outlines series was never a major seller or garnered much positive feedback. So, starting today, the series is on hiatus. As has been correctly pointed out, my editing & formatting sucks and needs to be worked on. With the generators and what I call smaller text products this does not show up as much, with the larger text items, such as the Chunk series, this weakness of mine shows up in a big way. Perhaps it’s my dyslexia or something else, I don’t know. Either way, it’s something that needs to be addressed.

Having Wednesday and Thursday now free opens up more opportunities...

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Change of plan

I *did* plan on having a new feature regarding maps and images start today but I can’t get the software to work as I want it to, or I am doing something wrong.

It was going to be an updated version of my older map tiles, such as in the example below when I would be adding several new titles a month. But as mentioned, this plan is being put n the back burner for now. This was going to be expanded into a sci-fi modern version and other genres as time allowed, with tomorrow being the first starship “dungeon” tile etc.

Not sure what I’ll be posting tomorrow as of this moment, but I’ll try and find something.

 

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