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#50981
Kickstarter Game Tiles Map Maker is Coming Soon! 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
The new Map Maker tool should be available within the week. It is a free online tool that allowed me to make this in about 20 minutes. Castle Bisonhawk lives!

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#50984
Re:Map Maker is Coming Soon! 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
AWESOME.

Will it work with all sets and lines released to date (Classic dungeon, DoE, RotA, etc)?
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#50987
Re:Map Maker is Coming Soon! 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
i LOVE map makers this is going to be wonderful i have campaign cartographer and things like that but they dont really lend themselves to dungeons very well i cant wait to play with it
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#50991
Re:Map Maker is Coming Soon! 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Excellent! I've been anxious for something like this.
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#50992
Re:Map Maker is Coming Soon! 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
The Map Maker program involves only the pieces (and Stretch Goals) inside the Game Tiles Set we are currently doing on Kickstarter until April 30th.

There are literally thousands of new DF collectors amongst our midst who have never had a chance to own and play with our system. This Map Maker allows them to do just that -- play around and make up some cool dungeons, and then they can Share and Print them.

If we get to $1,000,000 in funding, we will expand this Map Maker software so it is attached to your DF Forum account where you can save several maps -- and enjoy enhanced features. More information when we get closer to the $1 million Stretch Goal.
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#50994
Re:Map Maker is Coming Soon! 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
If you eventually added Master Maze pieces to the Map Maker, it would encourage Game Tiles customers to look at what else is available in the resin lines.
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#50995
Re:Map Maker is Coming Soon! 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
This is Fantastic! Map memory is going to be invaluable with my gaming group as they enjoy visiting old haunts!
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#50996
Re:Kickstarter Game Tiles Map Maker is Coming Soon! 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
This is fantastic! I will use this extensively for my home brew Hackmaster 5E game. I try to type up the details of my setting and having the ability to add beautiful diagrams of my dungeon layouts will help immensely.
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#50997
Re:Kickstarter Game Tiles Map Maker is Coming Soon! 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Hello, if the old sets are added, that will make me to uprise my kickback. Is there any chance for add the clasic sets in a future?

Thanks
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#51001
Re:Kickstarter Game Tiles Map Maker is Coming Soon! 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
That is awesome news. I really hope we can exceed the 1 mil mark. I am trying to scrape together more funding to make it possible for me to increase my pledge while mentioning this awesomeness to anyone I can.

I also had a thought for a really cool feature. I realize it might be challenging to implement, but I thought I would mention it as a kind of "eventually" sort of thing. The ability for users to create tiles they can add for pieces they have modified or created whole. I know it is a bit of a tall order, but it would be pretty awesome!
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#51004
Re:Map Maker is Coming Soon! 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
admin wrote:

If we get to $1,000,000 in funding, we will expand this Map Maker software so it is attached to your DF Forum account where you can save several maps -- and enjoy enhanced features. More information when we get closer to the $1 million Stretch Goal.


Great news.
Reminiscing now.... One of my earliest posts some years ago was all about a dungeon designer program that had the DF library at hand... (Ideally photo-realistic)

Will be great if the KS also brings such a tool into the fold.
I am especially interested if it does / can eventually cover the entire DF range.
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#51012
Re:Kickstarter Game Tiles Map Maker is Coming Soon! 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Hi,

I'm a supporter on the KickStarter and very excited for what the new series of game tiles will offer in the future!

I just wanted to give some of my thoughts on the map maker program you've proposed...

It's a great tool, but I hope it has some features that will make it even better:

- As you're designing the dungeon, it will display a report of how many of each piece you have used and the tabletop footprint required to be able to support the model.

- Input a collection of pieces that you own so that you can limit your designs easily to what you can actually build, having a sort of toolbox of your tiles that you own and you know exactly when you've run out and can no longer use a particular piece.

If you need someone to help program features due to time or money constraints, I'd be willing to help out in any capacity I can.
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