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  • Inspiration Pad Pro 3 BETA

    Posted on August 26th, 2012 Highland_Piper No comments

    NBOS Software has released their Beta for Inspiration Pad Pro 3! Inspiration Pad Pro is one of the best Random Generators you can get.  The learning curve is not that steep for learning how to code it, heck if I can figure it out anyone can!  Go check it out!

    New Features:

    Built in table editor

    Debugging console

    Simpler Expressions

    New Dictionary Tables

  • Games Workshop to release Space Wolves & Tyranids

    Posted on February 25th, 2012 Highland_Piper No comments

    Games Workshop has announced new Citadel Finecast models for March 3rd!

    The long awaited Thunderwolf Cavalry and Fenrisian Wolves have come!  Also the release of Arjac Rockfist, Wolf Lord on Thunderwolf, and old favourites such as Lucas the Trickster are now in Finecast.  Space Wolf players are not the only customers dancing for joy with the release of the Swarm Lord, Tervigon and a few character models as well.  The orders are limited to five per person due to high demand.

     

     

  • Project: VT-3 Pinzgauer

    Posted on February 10th, 2012 Highland_Piper 1 comment

    Mel Ebbles is starting a new project and by sponsoring you can get in on the ground floor of Beta Testing and choose your own color scheme and a simple prop!

    Description

    This is a heavy shuttle for the Saga Of The Uppity Robots series.

    • 17″ long, 4″ tall (stands 5″ tall with landing gear included), and about 7-ish inches wide
    • Functional cargo bay measuring 8″ long, 4″ wide, and 3″ tall.
    • The nose cargo door opens inwards and upwards, and the entire belly drops to the ground like the Aliens dropship.

    Support This Project

    • The minimum pledge of $15 entitles you to the finished product, as well as early access to the beta files.
    • Every increment of $5 above the minimum allows you to sponsor a custom color scheme of your choosing.
    • Every increment of $10 above the minimum allows you to sponsor an extra prop or accessory item of 1-2 pages.
    • You may combine the above perks any way you like.

    All custom color schemes and other perks will be completed on a first-come, first-serve basis after the beta phase is completed.

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    So what are you waiting for?  Get on over there and support the project!

  • Planetary Updates!

    Posted on October 13th, 2011 Highland_Piper No comments

     

     

     

    Two of my favourite mapping software has just been updated!  Fractal Terrains 3 and AstroSynthesis v3.0!

    The most amazing update for Fractal Terrains 3 is the option to export to Google Earth!  As well as faster refresh and draw time!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    So what is new in Fractal Terrains 3?

    • CC3, Google Earth, Cosmographer 3 and 16-bit PNG export.
    • Screen rendering on mulitcore processors is twice as fast or more.
    • The complex mathematical operations used in Fractal Terrains are up to 20% faster.
    • Performance scales better with the number of processors available on the system.
    • The interface has been improved with a variety of themes.
    • Added texture-based climate shader which works on sea areas.
    • Added normalize tool to manually fix problems with painting in earlier versions that could cause black areas to appear on the world.
    • Many niggles and bugs fixed and export libraries updated.

    Price: 32.95 (27.95 for download only)

    Fractal Terrains 3 is perfect as stand alone or if you own Campaign Cartographer 3 and any of the add-on software you can export your maps to scale!  This is a HUGE time saver if you are making several different overland maps to scale!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    AstroSynthesis allows you to create an entire galaxy all in 3D!  Star Coordinates, System Generator, Planet Maps, Animations, Search Functions and so much more! You can even choose to use the built in Planet Generator or Profantasy’s Fractal Terrains!

    So what is new in version 3?

    • New Integrated Orbital Display
    • Multiple Star System Display
    • Flexible System Generator
    • Terraforming
    • Fixed-Number Star System Generation
    • On the Fly Surface Map Generation
    • 3D Models
    • Background Images
    • Anti-Aliased Graphics
    • Natural Language Search
    • Sector Date and Time Tracking
    • Travel Calculator
    • Video Recording / Movie Making
    • New Storage Engine
    • Automatic Updater
    • Better Windows 7/ Vista support

    Price:  $34.95 US (download only) or $20.00 to upgrade

    I have been using both programs since they first came out and I have been pleased to purchase every upgrade that has come out since.  If you play any space faring game such as GURPS, Serenity, Traveller, RIFTS, or any other type of game then these programs are for you!  I even use AstroSynthesis for my Fantasy campaign as I use it to figure out the position of the planets and stars!

    Are you a wargamer instead?  I also use AstroSynthesis for campaigns in my Warhammer 40,000 games.  AstroSynthesis is perfect for generating the systems that we play over, distances and travel time then export to CC3 for local maps with Cosmographer 3.  The possibilities of these two products is almost endless!

    I would also like to add that both companies have amazing customer service.  I’ve never had a problem with them answering questions that I have had in the past.

    Get over to their respected web pages and read more about these amazing products!

  • World Works Games Relaunch!

    Posted on July 21st, 2011 Highland_Piper No comments

    We’re Just Getting Started!

    WorldWorksGames is nearing its 10th anniversary and as astounding as that number is to those of us who’ve been around since the beginning, what’s more exciting is just how far we have left to go. This decade long journey saw WWG setting many new standards, occasionally fumbling but always pushing the limits of where we could take the medium and the market. The journey has taught us that the road isn’t just long, it never truly ends and each new place we visit is more amazing than the last. Put simply; WorldWorksGames has finally come of age and we want you by our side as we explore new paths.

    We can’t say the above without mentioning the incredible nature of the community which has formed around us over the past decade. Bar none, the WorldWorksGames community is one of the friendliest, most supportive communities out there. You simply won’t meet a better group of people and we are constantly humbled by how fortunate we are to have you along with us for the ride.

    At Home with WorldWorksGames

    To us, the WWG website is about much more than the same old, tired e-store experience you’ve seen a million times before. To us, its always been a place to hang your hat, talk with like-minded friends and explore the potential of the hobby together. Though we’ve worked very hard for the past year to ensure an intuitive shopping experience, our focus moving forward will be on the community, how to make it stronger, more supportive, more inspiring and it will never truly be finished (so watch the wet paint!). This is a work in progress fueled by you!

    New Store Features

    Reduced Prices!: Over the years we’ve seen pricing trends change dramatically while the market found its feet. To that end, we’ve adjusted pricing catalog wide to help you stretch your hobby dollars to the max! Food and clothing are just as important as gaming goods…we realize that!

    Robust Catalog Filtration Tools: You can now browse our catalog by Category, Genre and Product Line. We’ve broken our products into distinct product lines, with detailed descriptions for each, to help you make an informed purchase decision each step of the way!

    FREE Kitbashes!: Product owners now have completely free access to fan modified kitbashes associated with each core catalog purchase. Kitbashes remain available for purchase to those who do not own or for whatever reason do not wish to own the model set from which they were derived. (More kitbashes to be added and updated from our archives as we move forward).

    Easy Downloads with “Collections”: We’ve created an all new “My Home” area which includes 3 handy visual collections tools. My Collection, My Kitbashes & My Freebies offer you a visually intuitive listing of your purchases and complimentary contents. Simply scan to the product image of your choice and hit “Download”. Doesn’t get any simpler than that!

    Public Profiles: The single best way to promote community growth is to promote community members as individuals! With Public Profiles, users can opt to share details about themselves, their builds, their product reviews, their hobby and their level of support in general. We have additional enhancements coming to the Public Profiles area which will offer tighter integrations to other areas (forums/galleries) and connect users in unique ways, to inspire, to forge friendships and offer guidance. You can also use Public Profiles to check in on your favorite designers to see what they’ve created in the past and what they are working on right now!

    Countdowns: After a product hits a specific level of completion on our “In the Works” meter on our homepage, you can expect a countdown to start which exactly marks a products launch date on our store.

    News & Social Networks: WorldWorksGames will be fully supporting regular updates to FaceBook and Twitter feeds as well as regular RSS support and a newly streamlined newsletter format. Keeping up to date with WWG has never been easier!

    Expanded FAQ / Tutorials Area: We’ve expanded and consolidated our tutorials, support materials and information into an easy to browse listing.

    More Friends on the Way!: You can expect to see some fresh faced designers around WorldWorksGames as we continue to expand our catalog and product range (you may even know a few of them). You will also see unique features from time to time with a focus on maximizing your table top gaming experience!

    Much More to Come!

    We aren’t done yet! The truth is that the new WorldWorksGames store has many planned features waiting in the wings for implementation. We have broad improvements to community features, a richer user experience and support structure, additional shopping tools and much more on the way! Our goal is to provide you with the best online shopping experience and community experience possible for tabletop gaming related goods, both digital and otherwise.

    Like we said; we’re just getting started!

  • Campaign Cartographer July 2011 Annual

    Posted on July 16th, 2011 Highland_Piper No comments

    Profantasy The Cartographer’s Annual 2011 July issue is a paper diorama of mines.

    July ’11

    The July issue of the Annual 2010 a customizable mine diorama that you can print and assemble as you need. Created with Dioramas Pro, it also shows off many of that add-ons features without the need of actually owning it!

    Mine Cart

    The style contains 14 A4/Letter pages of Dioroma goodness. Ech of these can be customized on its own, and together they allow you to build almost any mine layout. The accompanying mapping guide gives hints and tips for customization and assembly.

    The map pack Mine Diorama includes

    1 new drawing style
    2 new template wizards (Imperial and metric units)
    2 new symbols
    8 bitmap fills
    32 new drawing tools
    1 new effect setting
    15 pages of example diorama parts
    15 pages of blank diorama parts
    1 4-page mapping guide


    You must own Campaign Cartographer 3 and a subscription to the 2011 annual to use them.  I’m hoping that this will mean an upcoming Dioramas 3.

    I’ve been pushing for an update for Dioramas and Character Artist (for paper figures) for months now.

  • Free RPG Day is THIS SATURDAY!

    Posted on June 14th, 2011 Rob No comments

    Dungeon Crawl Classics

    Visit your local participating game store on Saturday, June 18 to pick up your Free RPG Day goodies! Goodman Games is offering the DCC RPG Adventure Starter, which contains a brief introduction to the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game AND two adventures! This module includes a level 0-1 adventure for kick-starting your campaign, and a level 5 adventure to sample higher-level play. Visit www.freeRPGday.com to find a participating retailer today!

    If you’re playing DCC RPG on Free RPG Day, be sure to download the DCC RPG beta rules and participate in our open playtest!

    And even if you’re not sure whether you’ll play DCC RPG at your local game store, you can be ready for a pickup game by downloading our DCC RPG Quick Start Rules.

    See you on Free RPG Day!

  • Last chance to score a 2003-2010 Archive DVD!

    Posted on February 18th, 2011 Highland_Piper No comments

    There are only five or six left and they will not be restocked!

    This is your last chance to own the entire Ebbles Miniatures line from 2003-2010 for one low price!

    Our entire catalog, spanning the years from 2003 to 2010, archived on a DVD-ROM. Over 2.5 gigabytes of paper models–get over $400 worth of models for only $49.99!

    This item ships worldwide. Shipping included in price.

    Includes the following models

    2003: MQ-3A Murphy UGCV, Type 18 Mobile Gun Platform, PzKpfR-62 Wiking Battlesuit, M11 4×4 MPUV, M9 Beauregard 6×6 IFV, M8A3 Kirchner MBT, Derelict Classic

    2004: Derelict II Mega-Set, Firebase Maginot

    2005: Attack Floater, Patrol Floater, Medium Transport Floater, Utility Floater, Runabout Floater, C4 Sentinel, C6 Cassowary UGCV, T/A-133 Gyrfalcon, UD-41 Dropship, Command Drone, Attack Remotes

    2006: Alien Bug Set I, XM709 Hercules Battlesuit, Invader Flying Saucer, SdKpfM III Jotun

    2007: Chaparral Recon Bike, Jackrabbit Buggy, T/A-160 Shrike (1:100), Shoilem Marauder (1:100), Battlesuit Marines, Goliath Bugs, The Shahad Ziggurat, Field Camp, Frontier Farmstead, Hab Dome Variations, Robot Repair Team, Utility Shuttle, Itoyo 950 Utility Robot, Kogura Handyman 350, Landing Platform, Barracks Props, Workshop Props, Cryostasis Systems, Storeroom Props

    2008: Battlesuit Marines (Camo), T/A-160 Shrike (1:60 Scale), Shoilem Marauder (1:60 Scale), VG-11 Hummingbird, Otomeca Sandmaster V, Doomball Mark I, Guncrawl 1st Edition

    2009: VU-22 Percheron, Dassault Marchand Crotale IV, Terrain Mats I, Modular Hills, Utility Shuttle (2009), Ares Meteor ODV, Ares Vulcan plus several upgrade sets

    2010: Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large Folding Unit Structure Systems, M722 Light Expeditionary Vehicle, UD-41 Dropship (2010), Convoy (15mm/28mm)

    Forum Exclusives: Several reskins of the VU-22 Percheron, M722 LEV, and Crotale IV

  • World Works Games releases – The Garden

    Posted on October 26th, 2010 Highland_Piper No comments

    The Garden

    An elaborate underground garden lit by softly glowing light coming from glowing crystals in the ceiling twenty feet above. Gravel walkways wind between, cracked granite benches and surround a cobblestone fountain filled with crystal-clear water. To the south, a gently flowing creek runs across a pebbly streambed that passes through a rock garden and into an iron grill drain along a passageway to the south. To the north, a lone almond tree stands in alcove, while to the west, a double arch leads to a small circular room. Four sandstone sculptures chiseled into the forms of huge angry faces stand throughout the room”

    – Excerpt from Pathfinder Adventure Path #20: “House of the Beast”

    This Pathfinder compatible terrain setting is ideal for ornamental garden locations of all shapes and sizes. From backyard, to royal grounds, to subterranean cavern of wonders! The Garden is completely TerrainlinX compatible and can be freely mixed and matched with all other TerrainlinX terrain settings. Build your garden complex to any required configuration or height, remove or add floors/walls on-the-fly and store everything flat when finished!

    The Garden includes all of the following:

    PROPS

    • 3 Granite benches
    • Cobblestone fountains
    • Wooden bridge
    • Almond tree
    • 3 Stone Speaker sandstone heads
    • 1”, 1.5” and 3” wide stair sections

    GROUND TILES

    • Grass, Gravel, Raised garden bed transitions & Water feature tiles in zero-grid, 1”-grid & 1.5”-grid formats
    • Grass: 1- 6”X3”, 2- 3”X3” & 2- 6”X6” (in all grid & non-grid formats)
    • Gravel: 1- 6”X3”, 2- 3”X3” & 2- 6”X6” (in all grid & non-grid formats)
    • Raised bed transitions: 3- 6”X3”, 4- 3”X3” & 1- 6”X6” (in all grid & non-grid formats)
    • Water features: 5- 6”X6” (in all grid & non-grid formats)

    SINGLE STORY WALLS

    • 15- 3” arch walls (with and without openings)
    • 4- 3” straight walls
    • 2- 6” straight walls
    • 6- 6” arched walls (includes waterfall)
    • 9- Short angle arched walls
    • 4- Long angle arched walls

    2-STORY WALLS

    • 6- 3” walls with upper cave trim (includes 2 arch openings)
    • 8- 6” walls with upper cave trim
    • 4- Long angle walls with upper cave trim
    • 3- Short angle walls with upper cave trim

    POSTS

    • Regular posts
    • Angular posts
    • 2-story posts low (angular posts included)
    • 2-story posts high (angular posts included)

    FULL GSD SUPPORT!

    • All files automated cutter friendly for those with CraftRobo or Silhouette SD craft cutters.

    $11.95 USD


  • RPGNow.com DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS FLOOD RELIEF

    Posted on October 20th, 2010 Highland_Piper No comments

    Record monsoon rains caused flooding that left almost 2,000 people dead and 20 million homeless. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani estimates crop losses at $3.3 billion, total damage of about $7 billion. People displaced by the flooding that began at the end of July are still living in temporary shelters, such as schools, or in tents. Doctors Without Borders continues to provide medical care, clean water, and relief materials.

    Following the success of our previous fundraisers for DWB during the Haiti Earthquake Reponse we have decided to put together a new charity effort to raise funds for relief efforts in Pakistan. Several publishers have donated some very cool items to help us raise funds for Doctors Without Borders. The bundle will be available until 10:00 AM EST, Monday, October 25th.

    Donate $25.00 and receive over $700 in RPG titles

    Donate $10.00 and receive over $100 in comics titles from our sister site, DriveThruComics.com

    These are some amazing deals, and all of the proceeds from your purchase of the bundles will be donated to DWB for Pakistan aid. Thanks to all the publishers and creators who have donated their creative works to these bundles!

    Click here for more information