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Once per social media service, I like to remind people of this amusing online toy for isometric map nonsense. An oldie, but still a goodie.

(Build bottom to top, far to near; make your own Final Fantasy Tactics style battlegrounds.)

citycreator.com/

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For people with visual impairments: what's the best way to write alt text for an image that contains a ton of information?

Specifically, I'm doing accessibility for D&D book that includes a dungeon map. The spatial relationships between rooms are vital information, but the alt text I wrote for this map is like 5 pages long, and I feel like that's too long to be helpful?

Boosts welcome on this toot.

Monday night is our Planefarers campaign, a mashup of and using rules. Last session I got physically shunted to the Astral, then cast Dismissal on myself rather than find a color pool. The DM ruled she was sending me to my homeworld. I contacted our spelljamming ship with Sending. But I've got a loooong wait on a uninhabited island before they can get to me.

My gaming group is trying out the board game Escape the Room: The Cursed Dollhouse tonight. It's also my sister's birthday so we're doing charcuterie boards.

"The mists below this surface are darker and denser, and those above it are brighter and more open. Most creatures and objects slowly orient themselves toward this subtle demarcation without even realizing it, and travel toward their destination." 2

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Astral Plane vs Astral Sea. My take...

They are the same place, but the Astral Sea is one of the interpretations of the Astral Plane where it is perceived like an ocean. 4th edition presented it this way: "the Astral Sea is a three-dimensional void, it possesses a distinct astral horizon that forms something like "surface of an ocean." 1

Hey gang, what are people using these days to make attractive looking pdfs of their gaming material?

I'm talking about affordable (free is good) options for casual self-pub, not costly publishing suites that the professionals use.

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OK, let's get this thing going. Tell me what your favourite is!

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A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

Well I'm learning that Mastodon is brutal when it comes to compression of huge images. Going to try another go and see what looks better.

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Updated the map for my homebrew setting. We're jumping the timeline forward 2 years for a new generation of heroes. It'll start once our physical a5e books arrive.

Fun fact: this ongoing setting started in early 2000, before the actual release of D&D3e. We used rumored piecemeal rules cobbled from the earliest days of ENWorld. We had 31 major/minor deities, each representing a rumored domain. Some of the domains didn't even make it into the actual 3e product!

Trying out the 3rd party Mastodon app, Tusky.

TableToot: Chatter for Tabletop Gamers

Tabletop gaming chatter in a moderated space. An inclusive community we'd like to hang out in.