Monday, October 22, 2012

Ha! I'm on a roll now. Finished formatting the particular judge's rules from the System Reference Document v.3.5 into this attractive (well, I printed my cover using metallic-silver cardstock) handy booklet.

Basically, all I brought from my old 3.5 books is the Monster Manual.

Har, AND I'm thinking of tackling that one next...  ;~)

*** Uggh, hmmm Monster Manual is not going to happen any time soon. Would require way too much editing and still probably comprise several volumes.

Just gonna carry the WotC 3.5 Monster Manual fer now, along with my copies of "All the World's Monsters" I & II.

P.S. "Blackmail" has a quick, down & dirty table for converting monsters from hit dice to challenge rating. I ran some benchmarks using the conversion table with monsters that already have challenge ratings, and it's not perfect but puts you in the ballpark.

Monday, October 15, 2012

"Words of Spells" available on Direbane!


The spell book, "Words of Spells," to be used in conjunction with "S.R.D. of the All Mind" is completed.

I did fudge on the art so I could get the work posted right away, used a simple graphic rather than drawing something applicable. Maybe in the next run around I'll draw something for the 2 small blank spots!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Spellbook Finished!

Huzzah! I FINALLY finished formatting all the version 3.5 spells to fit in a digest-sized spellbook. I just need to add an introduction, "How to Use This Book," and a tiny bit of art.

This has literally taken 4 months because I started out with over 200 pages at the correct font, but I had never seen a digest booklet more than 100 pages. Also, since the printing is done in booklet format, pages have to be grouped in multiples of 4 (double-sided folded in half = 4 pages per sheet).

Through some funky formatting and editing of spell descriptions (I firmly believe these WotC writers were paid by the word!) I was ably to get the size down to 124 pages which is pretty close to my goal of 120 pages.

Now, I only hope the folding & stapling goes ok...