Lets get started

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Re: Lets get started

Post by Bifford » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:02 am

I am just setting up a Discord AFF server. Not much there atm.

https://discord.gg/sPxRYnK

There will be a room for the Fanzine which will eventually be locked+invite only.

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Re: Lets get started

Post by HedgeWizard » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:51 pm

Pitch 1: article giving tips and explanations on how to make great NPC’s (prepared and on the fly) which do more than tick a box but really engage players.

Pitch 2: à SA article about running an adventure on a ship, how to design ships and life on them. Taking a closer look at life in stellar navy’s and how to make adventures for crews in them.

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Re: Lets get started

Post by Nuvole! » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:34 am

Do you need more to move forward at this point in time?
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Re: Lets get started

Post by egdcltd » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:22 pm

Any idea as to an approximate date for a first issue? Or will that sort of depend on how much material has been submitted?

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Re: Lets get started

Post by Nuvole! » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:52 pm

I the meanwhile I took another commitment, so I will bow out of issue 1 to focus on that.
Best of luck!
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Re: Lets get started

Post by Bifford » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:03 pm

I have 30 pages more proofreading to do on C&D and then I will be starting work on the zine.

I had a cool idea this morn. Treat the mag as a FF solo adventure book!!!!
Have a passage of a short game on each page with the usual "if you....goto p#, and if you.....goto p#"

Anyone fancy writing something cool???

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Re: Lets get started

Post by egdcltd » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:05 pm

I have no idea how to covert it into a FF adventure book. I would be up for writing more largely fluff pieces, though.

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Re: Lets get started

Post by Bifford » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:39 pm

Does anyone recognise the font Graham has used for the title in the mock up? I'm currently building up the fanzine template.

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Re: Lets get started

Post by JohnK » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:54 pm

Hi Bifford, this is probably a font named Durianik.
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Re: Lets get started

Post by Bifford » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:50 pm

JohnK wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Hi Bifford, this is probably a font named Durianik.

Perfect, thank you! Now just playing around trying to get them to look similar lol :)

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Re: Lets get started

Post by Bifford » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:11 pm

The Warlock Returns - Which Title Style.png
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Thanks to John for locating the font I needed to match Graham's choice.

I've been trying to get the same style, but adding a straight Stroke to it doesn't appear to work so I've fallen back to my oft used second layer to use as a drop-shadow/3D effect.

Top of image = Graham's
Bottom of image = my current.

Thoughts?
Do you want mine closer to his, do you prefer mine? I won't be offended by your comments.

And why am I trying to do this? Because I am setting up the TEMPLATE for the fanzine. I need to do this so I have editorial control. And I need to be able to change the "Issue #01" regularly.

(I'm in discord sharing my screen while working on it if you wish to join in and advise).

Sam / Bifford

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Re: Lets get started

Post by JohnK » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:18 am

Both of them are nice, though the one with the drop shadow style might is more crispy and clear. Slightly leaning towards your image at the end.
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