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Resource – PlanetMaker

Been a while since I done one of these, but found this nifty site called PlanetMaker. To quote the site : “PlanetMaker allows you to create and tweak your own planet using image textures, lighting, and more importantly, your imagination.”

What this means is that, by going through the various sliders, options and other features, you can produce a detailed map of various planets and tweak them, such as…

  • Earth, but from a particular angle, such as facing the south pole
  • Mars – but with water and grasslands, a “living” Mars

You can, when generating your image …

  • The local star (in our case, Sol)
  • Add a ring system, like Saturns
  • Change/add an atmosphere
  • Variable backgrounds, like stars or another image
  • Various visual effects like, blur, bloom and more

Note – I suspect this site may only work i...

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Resource – NaturalCrit

This weeks resource is the free to use website NaturalCrit.

Natural Crit is a site that allows you to make documents that look just as good as the official ones you can find done by the makers of 5e. Now it’s not 100% the same, but it’s damm close and for homebrew of things you want to put up on the DMsGuild it’s perfect.

At first glance, it looks complicated. Lots of text on the left and a live-preview on the right. But practically everything you need is right there. It shows you an example and you are encouraged to mess around with the text. The live preview shows you what you are typing in the new format.

The site uses Markdown to format things and it’s mightly impressive

You can…

  • Add in new tables and fill them with ease
  • Add headings
  • Use highlight boxes
  • Add in art if desired
  • much mo...
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Resource – Anydice

Meant to post this yesterday, but got caught up in another project

Anydice is a “Dice Probability Calculator”. For the majority of people this won’t be useful, but, for designers or GMs who want to know the various possible outcomes of a certain dice roll, it can be very helpful indeed.

The way the site works is quite simple:

  1. Input the dice range you want into the box at the top of the page – This can range from the simple, such as 3d6, to the complex 3d6+(d210/3) or even really complicated formula
  2. Hit the calculate button
  3. The possible options and their chances are displayed in the section below
  4. The results can be shown in a table, graph, exported or as a dice roller
  5. The data can also be shown as normal distribution, the highest first, the lowest, transposed, on in a summary that shows ...
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Resource – Roll Advantage Token Maker

This week’s resource is another quick and simple one – a free to use online token maker. For those who are not familiar with the term, when playing RPG games, especially when online, having a token, is the equivalent of having a miniature to represent a character, PC or NPC. This token is then moved around on the screen (or printed off and used as a miniature if your budget is not high).

One major advantage tokens have other miniatures is they are easy to replace if broken or lost. The downside is they don’t feel as “real” but that is not an issue for many people.

Using the site is easy and free to do – The creator does have a patreon, so if you enjoy it, why not throw them a subscription for a while. You literally drag and drop an image onto the page (or upload an image) to start off...

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Resource – Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

Todays Resource is Role-playing Games Stack Exchange.

RPGSE is a sub-site of Stack Exchange, a place for questions and answers on a particular subject, such as RPGs, programming, home improvement and more. At the time of posting this, there are approximately 170 communities.

It’s quite easy to use – A question is asked related and answers given – users are subject to a reputation award process. If someone with a high reputation gives you an answer, you can be sure the answer is, if not the correct one, then at least given by someone who is not deliberately trying to mislead you. Other users vote up and down if they agree with the answer or think it is good quality and the “best” ones rise to the top...

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