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thanks for the great work. I had a quick look and it seems that the comma separation with the gear section isn't working properly.

 

Example:

ALEENA WANDERER

Gear:

Traveling PackRobes ()

 

The swrpg.viluppo.net page has it as

 

Robes, Traveling Pack.

 

One card up (AIMEE „FLUTTERPLUME“ KRAEFF) has similar problems.

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thanks for the great work. I had a quick look and it seems that the comma separation with the gear section isn't working properly.

 

Example:

ALEENA WANDERER

Gear:

Traveling PackRobes ()

 

The swrpg.viluppo.net page has it as

 

Robes, Traveling Pack.

 

One card up (AIMEE „FLUTTERPLUME“ KRAEFF) has similar problems.

Thank you for your feedback! I looked into it and it doesn't put the comma when combining gear and armor. I will upload a corrected version in the next days.

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Looking at them again, I confess that I’m not really a fan of the vertical stat block format. But maybe that’s just me.

But despite what I’ve said in the past about GM Hooly’s cards, I think I do actually like keeping the statblock and all the descriptive text on a relatively plain background, which makes everything easy to read.

My next step would be to put appropriate graphics on the other side of the card. But that would be entirely optional.

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Looking at them again, I confess that I’m not really a fan of the vertical stat block format. But maybe that’s just me.

But despite what I’ve said in the past about GM Hooly’s cards, I think I do actually like keeping the statblock and all the descriptive text on a relatively plain background, which makes everything easy to read.

My next step would be to put appropriate graphics on the other side of the card. But that would be entirely optional.

Do you have an example what you mean with appropriate graphics?

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Do you have an example what you mean with appropriate graphics?

Something that you can show to the players and say “This is what it looks like”.

So, if it’s a Stormtrooper minion card, you put a picture of a Stormtrooper minion — or maybe a minion group.

Feel free to keep them sleeved with an opaque back so that the players can’t see the graphics, if you want to be able to hold them in your hands and not worry about the players sneaking a peek.

If you do want to show them to the players, then you could double-sleeve them, with the interior sleeve being 100% clear on front and back. In which case, you pull the interior sleeve/card out of the exterior sleeve, show the players what it looks like, and then put it back in the opaque exterior sleeve.

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Do you have an example what you mean with appropriate graphics?

Something that you can show to the players and say “This is what it looks like”.So, if it’s a Stormtrooper minion card, you put a picture of a Stormtrooper minion — or maybe a minion group.

Images for the adversary is the Holy grail but I'm afraid we won't get there. My last attempt at it was all hand made, where I crafted each card individually and looked for a picture online. It turned out that, at least for me, it is very hard to find good pictures while being incredibly time intensive.

This time, the approach worked because it's (almost completely) automated. I start the data gatherer, then plug the data into InDesign and it will export all 530 cards automatically. With images, each card would require personal tweaking to position the image.

If someone wants to go through all the cards, look for high quality images and provide them to me, I could look into it, but for now I'd rather focus on fixing the small errors you guys found and brining other stuff like ships, gear, etc. on cards as well.

I can already see this helping me a ton. Is there any way to add an index so I can quickly go to specific npcs to print them out as needed?

The data comes from swrpg.villupo.net. If you look in the URL bar for any Adversary, you can see that each of them has an ID e.g. http://swrpg.viluppo.net/adversaries/adversary/2315/. This number is printed on the cards after the source books.

I'll eventually add an index, but for now you could look it up on swrpg.viluppo.net and then ctrl-f it in the PDF.

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Images for the adversary is the Holy grail but I'm afraid we won't get there. My last attempt at it was all hand made, where I crafted each card individually and looked for a picture online. It turned out that, at least for me, it is very hard to find good pictures while being incredibly time intensive.

I think that’s something we could crowd-source, but yeah — as the primary guy who has worked to find images to attach to things at [1], I know the pain you’re talking about.

If someone wants to go through all the cards, look for high quality images and provide them to me, I could look into it, but for now I'd rather focus on fixing the small errors you guys found and brining other stuff like ships, gear, etc. on cards as well.

Fair enough. Thanks!

[1] http://swrpg.viluppo.net/

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Hi!

I updated the cards to version 1.1 (after my 2GB RAM Notebook crashed like a million times to output all the cards) :D

Changelog v1 -> v1.1:
- Color-coded the cards depending on adversary type (thanks GM Hooly)
- Fixed the Armor and Gear separation error (thanks foobar09)
- Fixed the quotes (thanks bradknowles)
- Added an Index (thanks Sixgun387)

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As for the last version:

I have a horrible attention to details, so something might have slipped. If you find any errors or logical issues, please let me know!

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As for the last version:

I have a horrible attention to details, so something might have slipped. If you find any errors or logical issues, please let me know!

I like to think I’m pretty good at paying attention to tiny details, after all that’s what got me drafted into being a member of Rancor Publishing Group. ;)

However, I can’t promise to spend a lot of time looking at these in the immediate future — Work is … interfering … with playtime. I will download the latest edition and take a quick glance, and if I get a chance, I’ll do a deeper dive as soon as I can. But I can’t currently make any promises as to when that might be.

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This is awesome!

 

Can I make a request?  When I print them, most of the text is hard to read...my eyes aren't as good as they used to be.  I wanted to print them larger (probably 4 per page),  and adobe reader will only print multiple pages on 1 at the original size or smaller.  Can you make a version where each page is larger?  And maybe bold the text?  I found the bold of the weapons to be much easier to read than the standard text.  

 

Thanks!

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If you print multiple pages per sheet in Acrobat, the pages are scaled. So choosing a custom format should enlarge the pages therefore. If that does not work for you, then you could try to export the pages as jpgs (Acrobat > File > Export to > Image > Jpg) and then you could rearrange them in another document. 

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So I've used these for a couple of games now and they are literally AMAZING! Thanks so much for creating them?!

 

Really great to bring together the info from the books into a nice bite-sized chunk for the table.

 

Is there a set one for the creatures in the database too?

 

All the best,

Andy

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