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Archived Post 11-05-2010 07:04 AM

Some suggestions...for the new and shiney
 
OK, this is for the folks that want to write adventures and have NEVER done anything like it.
Folks can add to my list.

1. If a tutorial is offered....do it, take notes
2. Don't just read about features, us them, practice, practice
3. You have an epic story idea...save it, learn the tool first.
4. Your writting a TV episode...not the movie DUNE...keep it playable in 15-30 minutes until you get
confortable creating.
5. Your writing a story, or creating a fun place....your not designing a death trap.
6. Keep in mind what lvl player your writing for and are they solo or grouped?
7. KISS keep it simple stupid, is good for the process, not the plot...usually...as in
plot= go here and kill 5 mobs...done. thats not a plot, that is a task.
8. If a part of the tool set is complicated and hard....it is prob important
9. Even if you love your story...others might not, it is a learning process
10. if playing through it feels like work...it is.
10a. What is the difference between a really good adventure and a great one.....the little details.
please feel free to add to the list, assuming these are for the total noobs.

Archived Post 11-05-2010 01:29 PM

Look at the wall of text that pops up when you enter a Capture and Hold PVP map. Never do this.

Archived Post 11-05-2010 01:37 PM

1. If you are having trouble getting an idea to work the way you want it to, don't be afraid to ask for help. Barring something being outright not possible due to Foundry limitations, odds are someone knows how do whatever it is your're trying to do.

2. Don't be afraid to get creative. You never know what the Foundry tools can do if you don't try, and you just might discover a way of doing something no one else has found yet.


- I know a few DM's who would dispute #5, Fatherfungus. :D

Archived Post 11-05-2010 03:40 PM

#5 ya I hear ya
The problem with being the 'ship killer writer' is after 2 or 3 of them

nobody will even try another adventure you design
except maybe a satist.


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