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Folenn — A Fantasy Setting

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Hey gaming friends! 
 

Creating this as ground zero for sharing my content for my home brew setting—Folenn.  It's a relatively generic fantasy setting. The genesis (ha!) is I started my kids with D&D 5e some time ago, but I've always preferred the narrative dice system, and after playing some Star Wars, they agreed it would be fun to switch.  Anyway, this world is a cobbled together mish-mash of D&D tropes and peppered liberally with content and characters from some of their favorite fantasy books/stories. 

Anyway, I'll start adding links here to content that could be useful to other fantasy folks.  Feedback is welcome!

Note: All the art in screenshots I share are inspirational/springboards for my kids, and will not be part of the documents I share as I obviously don't own the rights

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PS. Most content (like PDFs, etc.) are optimized for my tablet which I have handy at the table. 

a few folks on other threads have asked what my GM workflow is, so I thought I would share here. Everything here is for the fantasy game I am running, but I also have a workup for the sci-fi setting I run friends through (think cowboy bebop meets the expanse with splashes of mass effect & shadowrun). 

I work up sessions using Trello (awesome tool - especially for people who think visually), and I leverage the 35 Min Prep concepts in the awesome Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master. Essentially each area covered in the 35 min prep guide is a column or stack, with entries in cards. 

Here's an example of my Folenn Trello Board

The great thing I've come to love about using Trello at the table, is I can click on an NPC card, or Monster card, or Location, or Encounter card and have the details right at my fingertips.  For example, in a latest scenario they squared off mobs of Zombies and Skeletons and a Nemesis Necromancer.  Since the monster cards I created are pngs (see below), and you can attach any number of images or pdfs to a single card, I can click on the 1 Encounter Card (say Necromancer) and have all the undead beasts as my finger tip. 

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How are you creating your NPC cards? I really like how clean yours looks. I've been making mine in OneNote initially to get stats down but now want to move them into a more presentable format. I'd like to eventually make my own "Monster Manual" and have been looking for an easy to use template. 

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I use something that makes zero sense, but it's been part of my design workflow for years.  I use Curio on OS X.  it's essentially a whiteboarding/brainstorming app for Mac. But it allows you to layer and create shapes, etc. I've been using it so long, I can quickly work these things up, rather that learn Photoshop or some specific art program. 

 

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On 5/17/2020 at 4:34 AM, Sturn said:

Map created with?

Wonderdraft - like any cartography software, it's got its quirks. I was up and running quite quickly, and now that I know a few of the quirks (like how to quickly/easily get some variegated trees in a forest), I am enjoying using. 

I might also try Inkarnate too. 

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3 hours ago, HedgeWizard said:

Wonderdraft - like any cartography software, it's got its quirks. I was up and running quite quickly, and now that I know a few of the quirks (like how to quickly/easily get some variegated trees in a forest), I am enjoying using. 

I might also try Inkarnate too. 

I like the painted look.

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Just added a small PDF with environmental encounter cards. 

I was hoping to add an image of one of the cards here, but without hosting that image separately somewhere, it looks I can't share it here. 

 

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