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Old May 7th, 2019, 05:08 PM
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I'm sure at least some people purchased RW believing the tool supported custom calendars. This sort of feature is prominent -- and well-implemented -- in other world/campaign managers, such as World Anvil
I was one of those. I believe my very first posts to this forum were to complain about what I felt was a "bait and switch" until I realized that they did not actually advertise custom calendars on the Web site from which I bought it (I was not part of the kickstarter). I had seen some videos that showed it and it was perhaps the main reason I bought the software. I came close to asking for a refund during the trial period, but put in the time to learn the software and came to appreciate what it did offer, hoping that custom calendars were just around the corner.

I've basically ditched using custom calendars in my current campaigns. But it is heartening to see the argument resurface. Now that content market is finally how, there is renewed hope at continued development. Maybe custom calendars with come to be after all.

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Old May 7th, 2019, 09:55 PM
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I'm sure at least some people purchased RW believing the tool supported custom calendars.
I was one of those, too.

I continue to use it, because it has many useful features, but without the calendars many of them remain somewhat shallow:


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I would say "feature rich" can still be lacking -- even lacking important features. Yes, there's no denying that RW has a lot of nifty management capabilities (like linking) but from a mechanical standpoint, custom calendars are an important feature of managing a campaign and campaign events, and not having it also hobbles other features. For example, timelines and even linking are less useful without custom calendars. From a role-playing standpoint, as some folks on this board have already pointed out, they really add to the immersion.
My point exactly.


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Old May 7th, 2019, 11:35 PM
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I was not part of the kickstarter
From the Kickstarter's list of proposed features at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ampaign-tools:

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Create custom calendars for your world. Link multiple calendars together and see how all the dates translate to your master calendar. Calendars can reflect different in-game cultures, lunar calendars, and worlds.
(For reference for other readers.)

Farling

Author of the Realm Works Import (http://forums.wolflair.com/showthread.php?t=58156) and Output tools (http://forums.wolflair.com/showthread.php?t=59981)
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Old May 8th, 2019, 07:01 AM
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From the Kickstarter's list of proposed features at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ampaign-tools:
Thanks for providing the link to that, Farling. But, as I pointed out earlier, that's not just a list of proposed features. The page introduces the list as,
Here's a summary of the most important features: (emphasis mine)
Lone Wolf was pretty clear that Realm Works was essentially done and in beta; the Kickstarter was identified as being mainly for additional $$ to help with the cloud features and the Content Market (which were not included in that list of features).

Everything in that long features list is implemented, except for Custom Calendars. I hope now that the Content Market is finally released that LW will return their attention to the calendars. I'm just sayin'.

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Old May 8th, 2019, 06:49 PM
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I'm sure at least some people purchased RW believing the tool supported custom calendars.
I was one if those as well.
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