GE's Cave Tiles v2

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Re: GE's Cave Tiles v2

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Natha wrote:
galneweinhaw wrote:If you are using them, I've made a lot more tiles to complete the set and then some. Let me know if you want to try them and I'll package and upload.


I'd like that, please. :)
What would you recommand to resize them to 50px ? (software and how-to)


Hmm... not sure.

You could try ImRe, it's a free resizer that works with PNG images and can do batches of files:
http://www.vcsoftwares.com/ImRe.html
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Re: GE's Cave Tiles v2

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lmarkus001 wrote:The one thing that does not handle well is secret/concealed doors-passageways.

I've taken to putting a letter "S" on the Hidden layer and including a macro on it, a la your Timer token. Selecting the "S" and clicking the "Search" macro runs a Search check on all PCs on the map sending the output to "self". (I plan to add DisableDevice and OpenLock macros as well.) I should probably save a list of those who succeed on the check so that I can refer to it later (scribble-scribble on an electronic post-it note). I also have a single macro that move the "S" token to the Object layer so that the players can see it.

It should be a simple matter to tell the "S" token that there are other tokens that should be moved to various layers on success, allowing the OpenLock check to make a passageway visible. Probably properties like "Token", "Object", and "Background" where each is a list of token names that are moved to the respective layer upon success. Maybe have a similar list of tokens that should be moved to the Hidden layer as well? This will need tweaking, since I wouldn't want it to happen unless I specifically authorize it.

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Re: GE's Cave Tiles v2

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I meant more visually. The cave tile set with the VBL does not lend itself well to having a secret door to another area. Too much "behind-the-wall" is exposed.

So if I wanted to have a secret passage, I would need a different tile hidden to the players that pops in if they discover the passage and totally changes the terrain AND changes the VBL.

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Re: GE's Cave Tiles v2

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Well, when we get VBL attacked to objects/tokens, that will work. The secret tile will replace the other tile, changing VBL.

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lmarkus001 wrote:I meant more visually. The cave tile set with the VBL does not lend itself well to having a secret door to another area. Too much "behind-the-wall" is exposed.

So if I wanted to have a secret passage, I would need a different tile hidden to the players that pops in if they discover the passage and totally changes the terrain AND changes the VBL.


What I've been doing is placing traps and secret doors on the object layer, and not visible to players. Then when they discover it, I make it visible (not on the background so it's easy to select quickly as opposed to fiddling around with all the background stamps to get the right one.) It will place itself over the background and replace whatever was underneath.

I'll see if I can post an example.
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Re: GE's Cave Tiles v2

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I updated the tileset to include everything I had.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jwmmwzinwzk
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Gotta say, these are great for cavern crawling. Thanks - the work shows. The ends have been matching perfectly.
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Re: GE's Cave Tiles v2

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Very Nice! Wish you'd done this a month ago when I was laying out a cave system. :-)
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What? He did do it a month ago, in fact he last updated at the end of April!
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Well then dang me for just now finding it. :mrgreen:
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FWIW : used the tilesets to do Massacre at Fort Dolor
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Cool! I added it to the cmpgn file resource:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9590&p=105937#p105937
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Thanks.
I forgot about this one.
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Re: GE's Cave Tiles v2

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Just a quick thanks for these amazing looking tiles. I've just started to use Maptools to run the GDQ modules, and this tileset is amazing for that, with all the underground caves and stuff throughout the module.

The one thing I haven't found yet, however, is some cave-appropriate set decorations. Stalagmites/stalactites, sink-holes, rivers and lava flows... things like that. Anybody have any suggestions?

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Re: GE's Cave Tiles v2

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There are some of those in the 2GB torrent that's going around. I've got about a half-dozen stals and stags ;), but the rest of the dungeon dressing is stones, cracks in the floor, moss, etc.

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