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Old November 24th, 2016, 11:11 AM
My latest video is a primer on smart images.
https://youtu.be/WRHLUZZSWtA

my Realm Works videos
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Old November 24th, 2016, 04:36 PM
Nice job on this one. I like the fact that you don't edit out any mistakes in the process as it also shows what doesn't work and some of the limitations. I've never actually used the map view for walking players through cities or dungeons because I figured it would be too tough to do. This makes it look reasonably easy.

Thanks for doing it.
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Old November 24th, 2016, 04:49 PM
I figure that if I edit out every little mistake then the videos will be so edited they'll make no sense.

Walking players through a map is really easy on two monitors. Doing it where you need to keep flipping back and forth between two windows was harder than when you can see both screens.

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Old November 29th, 2016, 05:45 PM
New video on Custom views
https://youtu.be/Id5lOcZQehE

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Old December 7th, 2016, 03:41 PM
Here's a video on using smart images in encounters/tactical maps.
https://youtu.be/NtsYmPMObTg

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Old December 14th, 2016, 05:32 PM
New video on organizing content in your realm. This answers a question I got I hope.

https://youtu.be/ww5gqZWyxiE

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Old February 4th, 2017, 10:49 AM
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New video on organizing content in your realm. This answers a question I got I hope.

https://youtu.be/ww5gqZWyxiE
Just watched this again. I have put the NPCs under their houses or businesses but as you point out, it does not work well when they can be in both locations. Prime example is one character that they could meet in the pub, his business, the temple, or even at his house or on the street in a random encounter. Seeing them organized like this is very counter intuitive for the way my mind works but I think is a far better way to do it.

After thinking about it a little more, I also added an "Occasional Visitors" heading to cover those people I did not want to show up as regular residents. I'm listing them as subtopics now but I'm thinking that there should really just be a cast list of visitors names with the actual topics shown as residents of somewhere else.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 04:26 PM
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After thinking about it a little more, I also added an "Occasional Visitors" heading to cover those people I did not want to show up as regular residents. I'm listing them as subtopics now but I'm thinking that there should really just be a cast list of visitors names with the actual topics shown as residents of somewhere else.
I like to use relationships for this. They won't show up in the navigation pane but they will show up in the topic for the store they own or the inn they like to visit.

There really isn't a perfect solution, yet but one of the reasons I'm so enthusiastic about RW is how much better it makes things.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 07:32 AM
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Just watched this again. I have put the NPCs under their houses or businesses but as you point out, it does not work well when they can be in both locations. Prime example is one character that they could meet in the pub, his business, the temple, or even at his house or on the street in a random encounter. Seeing them organized like this is very counter intuitive for the way my mind works but I think is a far better way to do it.

After thinking about it a little more, I also added an "Occasional Visitors" heading to cover those people I did not want to show up as regular residents. I'm listing them as subtopics now but I'm thinking that there should really just be a cast list of visitors names with the actual topics shown as residents of somewhere else.
I ran into a similar difficulty and came up with a more verbose but also robust way of cataloguing. It's been quite useful. And it really works well with relationships. in fact, it's almost completely reliant on relationships...

First level of expansion of tree

Second Level of expansion

Third level of expansion

Pros to this system (for me):
-easy to navigate for data entry
-easy to mass enter information
-clear delineation of information

Cons:
-relationships can be tedious to work with
-the nested nature of the approach can lead to space issues when trying to link items as there is no left/right scroll bar in the linking dialogue

I'm happy with how it all works. I wish it could just read my brain and connect everything with how I intuitively understand the connections, but we're not quite there yet.

RW: D&D 5e Sandbox campaign - Faerun
RW: Pathfinder Sandbox in Greyhawk - waiting for Marketplace for PF rules
Using Fantasy Grounds for VTT, Waiting for Roll20Pro(Mage Hand) Release
RW: Paizo - Strange Aeons AP
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Old February 5th, 2017, 11:18 AM
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I ran into a similar difficulty and came up with a more verbose but also robust way of cataloguing. It's been quite useful. And it really works well with relationships. in fact, it's almost completely reliant on relationships...

First level of expansion of tree

Second Level of expansion

Third level of expansion

Pros to this system (for me):
-easy to navigate for data entry
-easy to mass enter information
-clear delineation of information

Cons:
-relationships can be tedious to work with
-the nested nature of the approach can lead to space issues when trying to link items as there is no left/right scroll bar in the linking dialogue

I'm happy with how it all works. I wish it could just read my brain and connect everything with how I intuitively understand the connections, but we're not quite there yet.
That is what I'm slowly but surely transitioning my main realm to, roughly.

It isn't perfect but it is better than any of the other systems I've tried. One thing it does show is just how weak RW's relationship system is. Another thing I've put on the list to lobby for improvements once the CM is out.

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZU...4DwXXkvmBXQ9Yw
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