Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Welcome Page, updated

This entry should help new players to the game get acquainted with how things work.

If you do nothing else, join the Google Group linked below so you can ask questions about the rest.

Important links for players:
Google Group: link

We have an email component. Apply to join this group if you are interested. This is a great place to seek help, ask questions, meet the players and play by email. I also make announcements on here.

IRC: #vellum on freenode

Games are conducted on IRC. Use an IRC client such as mIRC, Pidgin, Xchat, etc. to join us in #vellum on freenode - our server and channel.

If you are having any trouble with any of the software or character creation, please join us on IRC in this channel where it will be easiest for us to help you.

RPTools Maptool: download link

Make sure to download Version 1.3 of Maptool. Maptool is the "virtual game table" - how I help players visualize the map they're in.

Halfrest: link

This is an online character pastebin. You may create your character directly in here by using the Template button or create it elsewhere and paste it here, but your character will be available online from here. Our character pages are editable plain text (actually a format known as RestructuredText which is easy to read and write and formats nicely).

The DM recommends using Its All Text, a Firefox extension, for editing the character sheet in Halfrest.

Intro Story: link

Condensed version of events to this point, for catching up and figuring out your character's background story.

Game Sessions Calendar: Nest of Candles Calendar

We play approximately 2 sessions a month, usually on Tuesday evenings (PST).
And, if you're curious about my maps and want to make your own: I use Dundjinni.