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The Warhammer Quest wiki I am calling Warhammer-Quest-A-Pedia, because I intend to use it as a quick reference to help remind some players of rules, interpretations and etc... Also, I plan to use it as a place to share my commentary on various aspects of the game. For instance, I have two sections on game strategy so far: Combat Strategies and Healing Strategies.
It is a work in progress. Also, it is fairly easy to save a copy to your pc. Just use the Save As option from your browser menu.
Here is the Warhammer-Quest-A-Pedia location (hosted at my Old Warrior's Stronghold site): Warhammer-Quest-A-Pedia
Many Warhammer Quest Games Hosted
Anyone interested checking to see how the games are going, feel free to stop in. Most of the games are open for public viewing.
Currently, we have five or more warriors up for adoption. So, if anyone would like to join in the fun, please check out the potential adoptions under the following topic: WQ Game Hopper - Page Two
Sometimes I think paid vacations -- at least for me -- are a means to help me appreciate my job.
Oh, and no, I don't usually go anywhere for vaction. It cost money and it tends to wear me out as well. lol
Another Slow Weekend, but still plenty to do...
I am continuing to work on revamping my mapping method for the games AND to create a complete Monster Image Gallery. (more details below)
Originally -- and currently most games are this way -- I would create an image of a map by putting images of each room, corridor, door, doorway, warrior, monster and object on a main map image. Then to edit, I would have to select, copy, and paste. When moving things around I would have to copy portions from master image files to paste over warriors, monsters and etc... to cover up where they had been. Also, with repeatedly saving these edited images, the image quality and thus the quality of the map would degrade. This necessitated even more editing to restore and/or to clean up portions of the map image(s).
Now, with the new html table method for my maps, I will have much less trouble -- virtually none -- with image degradation, AND it is much easier to move things around, from one cell to the next, by dragging and dropping the gameplay pieces (monsters, warriors and objects). However, each square of the game board (map) is now created by a background image, and each of these must be created from square segments of the game board sections. This enables me to move things around without modifying the board unintentionally.
Anyway, this preliminary work is really a lot of work. If anyone knows of a free or inexpensive image-splitting software or add-on, it could potentially cut down drastically on the amount of work involved, making for a smoother and much sooner transition in all my online games to the new method.
Also, I am making a master file of monster images with all their game info attached by tool-tips (alt text and title text -- so that hopefully they will work in most browsers). This way I only need to copy and paste those monster images, without having to add the text over and over.
What am I using to do this? someone might ask. I am using Microsoft FrontPage to created the tables and master image files (with the text attached). Then I also use the same program for the nifty drag-and-drop procedures and anything else that needs doing to edit the game board. I also use a decent, but lower quality picture editor, 602Photo. I also use MS Paint to help clean up some images before pasting (again) them into 602Photo for transparency and for the final master image file save.
Here are two game maps where the new mapping method is already in use:
The Capricious Gang (HTML MAP)
The Fate of Bilbo Baggins (HTML MAP)
Since Runboard doesn't allow html in the posts -- which is certainly understandable, I place a zoom map image in the Turn Text topic of these games and link that image to the html map page. This seems to work out nicely, so that the players can see what is going on, but then click on the image to see more and more in depth when they need to do so.
Not Feeling So Badly Now :)
Also, my over-night work project is all done. So, hopefully, I can get back to some normal sleeping hours. Lack of sleep can really make me feel despressed.
Onward into the fray! :)
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