HEXOMORFO SYSTEM

HEXOMORFO SYSTEM is created by Eneko Menica and Eneko Palencia and the design is similar to what I have been working on for the new Tabletop Hex Terrain.  I’m really pleased as this shows me I was on the right track! They have made it available for 15mm and 25/28mm miniatures.  I like to see that Hex Dungeons are catching on!  They have even mentioned that they may be making more designs!

Tabletop Hex Terrain

I just backed a kickstarter for MDF Jigs to make hex terrain with!  Each hex is 100mm Vertical Hex (point to point)

 

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A mock of what a dungeon might look like using this system. Remember each of those hexes are 100mm vertical.

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I wasn’t sure if I was going to back it at first.  For GURPS I use 1″ (25.4mm) horizontal hexes and for this system it is 100mm vertically which allows for 25mm vertical hexes.  However I’ve decided that I’m not going to let it bother me as it looks so nice!  Here are the differences between the two.

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GURPS standard on the right side, Hex Terrain Tool Kit on the left side. 14.7485% decrease in size

It will mean that some miniature bases will overlap the hex.  However it looks so nice!

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Look how amazing that looks!  With the risers it would be really easy to place a dungeon underneath the ground and terrain on top!  They are expected to arrive in March which will give me two months before Dungeon Fantasy Powered by GURPS arrives in May!

Also I will be able to use these for my wargaming as well.

 

GURPS Campaign Booklet!

So I’m kind of handy and creative at sporadic moments. I’m making a 32 page Dungeon Fantasy Campaign Book, A5, to help me whip up my games. I’m a BIG fan of layered pdf’s and fillable forms in pdf so you will be able to do all of that with it. I will also offer it for free to everyone as I have a thing about making money off hobby stuff (stops being a hobby).

Here is what will be on the pages so far

Page 1: Cover, you can insert your own images, Title, Campaign Segment Number.
Page 2: Campaign Overview
Page 3: Campaign Overview cont. Campaign Checklist to help stay on track
Page 4: Text Box
Page 5: Layered Graph section
Page 6: Top half Layered Graph, bottom half Double Column Text box
Page 7: Encounter Sheet. A place to list the encounters and maybe some tick boxes to use for HP/FP tracking.
Repeat Pgs. 4-7 until page 15 (total of 3 sets)
Pages 16 & 17 Middle full page map/image spread
Pages 18-21 Same as 4-7
Pages 22-25 PC overview
Page 26-27 NPC/Monster overview
Page 28 Random Encounter tables
Page 29 Random loot table
Pages 30 & 31 Game notes
Page 32 Back cover, maybe some game aides.

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The colour can be switched off to just black and white.

The NPC/Monster and PC overview is just going to be Attributes, a few lines for skill/power so only the most used or important.  Armor and a few weapons.  Very basic but enough to allow the GM to keep tabs on things without having to scroll through a full sheet.

The Graph Paper pages gives you six layers to choose from

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left to right Lined Paper, Geomorph Tile, Geomorph Map, Square Graph, Isometric Graph, Blank for inserting image.

The half page option is much the same as above but only offers the top half for the graph and bottom half for writing.  I’ll keep posting as I make progress.

New Card Design

I’ve redesigned the cards to Bridge Size (2.25×3.5 inches (56×87 mm)) and I have ordered 200 blank Bridge cards to use in my printer.  I’ve asked the GURPS community on Google+ to make any suggestions and to add any Maneuvers not covered in the current GURPS Combat Cards.  I’m still working on the Monster cards and I’m unsure if to actually use them or stick with 4×6 note cards.

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Gearing up Again??

So that last post was more of a gearing down.  I’ve now found 3 players and we are going to start playing Biweekly or Monthly depending on our schedules.  The improved Combat Maneuver Cards (same as the GURPS Combat Cards but with more cards) are finished and I will be working on the next batch of cards which will be Combat Techniques.  These Combat Techniques will be your Neck Snaps, Knee Strikes, Dual Attacks that each character can do.  I am not making all the Techniques, that would be insane.  Rather I’ll compile a list of what Techniques the Characters have and add a few more for NPC’s.

I’ve added Icons to the cards for fun and as an easy way to organize stuff.

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Defense

hospital-cross

 

Condition

sands-of-time

 

Do Nothing

 

 

 

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Attacks

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Movement

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Concentration, Evaluate, etc.

I’m looking forward to starting the campaign!

Gearing up again

So I have the new computer and I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things.  One thing I’ve been doing is creating cards for GURPS.  I’ve been remaking the GURPS Combat Cards and I’m making some Monster Cards.

I’ve got a bit more work to do and I’m hoping to learn the MSE software to allow anyone to create their own cards with these!  If they work out I will be making these cards for personal use.

  • Combat Cards
  • Power Cards
  • Spell Cards
  • Treasure Cards
  • Monster Cards
  • Location Cards
  • Event Cards

I want my Mega Dungeon to add all things GURPS mixed with a Board Game style element.  The designs are made by myself using Adobe Illustrator.

 

World Works Games: Roll Arena

This blog is not only about GURPS Mega Dungeons but other products that can be used with GURPS.  One of those has just been released today.  World Works Games: Roll Arena is a fun little game aid that is system generic and has a lot of possibilities for use with GURPS.

I’ve had the time to build my own Roll Arena and it comes with two dice drawers and one card drawer.  The cards come with numbers 1-8 (each number has a symbol on them) these match with one of the arena inserts allowing for random results with your dice roll.  They also come with four symbols; a Sword, Skull, Dove, and Shield.  Although not the most perfect symbols for use with GURPS I have used them to replace the free GURPS 4e Combat Cards by using the sword for all attacks ( i.e.: Move & Attack, All-Out Attack), the skull for afflicted conditions (i.e.: Surprised, HP = 0 or less, Stun), the dove for passive actions (i.e.: Evaluate, Ready, Aim, Do Nothing) and the shield for defensive actions (Dodge, Parry, All-out Defence).  The numbered cards 1-8 could be used for random events or you could just use them for spells or combat manoeuvres that your characters use a lot.  The thing is these pdf’s take advantage of Adobe’s form option so you are able to put your own text on the cards!  If the product does well there will be additional card styles offered in the future.  Lets hope so!

This will make it easier for new players to crunch through the combat and their abilities.  Plus it seems to work really well with younger players.

I’m going to use photoshop on that random hit location to add a spot for eyes, neck, skull, and groin.  It is a neat way to allow a random hit location!  So for $6.50 USD (not including the cost of ink and cardstock) this is a nice way of adding some extra flavour to your games!

I understand that props are not for everyone but I tend to like to use them in my games.