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Davout_1806
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Old July 24th, 2017, 03:42 PM
Hi,

So I'm thinking of entering Ptolus info into RW. With Ptolus being so large I'm wondering if anyone has used RW for Ptolus. If so, how did you structure your content and what changes (if any) would you make if you did it again.

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Old July 24th, 2017, 03:54 PM
Funny. I'd been looking at entering it as well. I'd poked at it a bit, but I hadn't had any major revelations for entering it though.

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Old July 24th, 2017, 04:14 PM
Quite a challenge
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Old July 24th, 2017, 05:15 PM
650 pages of campaign setting? That's a big job.

First, I'd make sure to be as familiar with the material as is possible.

Any way you go is going to be in some way wrong for RW so I wouldn't worry to much about getting it perfectly "right" at first. Scan for new links is going to be your friend on a project this size.

Ptolus details mostly the city itself so you can do a top down approach that covers the world itself and the empire surrounding the city with all the detail provided pretty quickly.

Then its a matter of organizing the city content. I'd break it up into neighborhoods or regions or whatever they call them, IIRC the book includes low level maps of each, and work on one at time.

I'd save the various adventure sites for last. They will require the most attention to detail and likely the most breaking up of material from the way it is presented in the book. Also those maps will generally require a lot of pins and creating pins and tying them to topics can be awfully tedious.

I wouldn't expect to get it done quickly or that you would do it without one or more times where you stop everything to refactor major sections to better suit how you use it.

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Old July 24th, 2017, 05:20 PM
This would be something I'd be trying to find a partner to assist in the effort. Allocate out a section of the book to each person and get to work. Consolidate at the end.

Obviously you can never distribute copy-right material but I personally don't see any issues with working as a team to enter content that you both own.

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Old July 24th, 2017, 05:53 PM
Which is why I started with something smalller 0one Games Great City.

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Old July 24th, 2017, 06:21 PM
I've spent a bit of time looking tonight, I know the hardcover of Ptolus came with a CD but so far I haven't found mine. Did it include a PDF of the book?

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Old July 24th, 2017, 06:45 PM
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I've spent a bit of time looking tonight, I know the hardcover of Ptolus came with a CD but so far I haven't found mine. Did it include a PDF of the book?
All I have is the PDF. So I won't have it type it. If I had to type it - forget it.
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Old July 24th, 2017, 07:07 PM
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All I have is the PDF. So I won't have it type it. If I had to type it - forget it.
I was going to offer to help but so far I still can't find the CD.

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Old July 29th, 2017, 05:17 AM
If I remember right, the CD didn't have a PDF of the book, unfortunately.
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