FrankTheWrym: We have some trouble
FrankTheWrym: D&D papers are missing
FrankTheWrym: I cannot find them
FrankTheWrym: I'm pretty worried
Waisztarroz: Where were they last?
FrankTheWrym: Infront of my computer
FrankTheWrym: Now they are gone
Waisztarroz: Do you have a fan on or something?
FrankTheWrym: These are our campaign notes
Waisztarroz: People who go through your room?>
FrankTheWrym: I got the papers back
FrankTheWrym: Bad news though
Waisztarroz: Oh no
FrankTheWrym: I will fucking KILL MY COUSIN!
FrankTheWrym: That bitch!
FrankTheWrym: FUCKING CHRIST
Waisztarroz: I'm afraid to ask
FrankTheWrym: Campaigns over
Waisztarroz: Yet...morbid curiosity
FrankTheWrym: That's it
Waisztarroz: What...what happened?
Waisztarroz: If it's bad, you don't have to tell
FrankTheWrym: The papers are ripped
FrankTheWrym: And were soaked in something
FrankTheWrym: Water, maybe soda
FrankTheWrym: This fucking sucks
Waisztarroz: Is your cousin retarded?
Waisztarroz: I'm thinking yes
FrankTheWrym: I dunno
FrankTheWrym: She was sorta upset today
FrankTheWrym: But she's dead now
FrankTheWrym: Or will be
Waisztarroz: I have to wonder WTF she was thinking
Waisztarroz: Is it okay if I post this conversation?
FrankTheWrym: I'm feeling even more sick then before
It's not a question of whether his cousin is stupid, it's a question of how stupid. [ 07-31-2002: Message edited by: G.S. Waisztarroz ]
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Everyone wondered WTF when Razor wrote:
/me grins evilly
AS OPPOSED TO THIS BEING FUNNY OR WONDERFUL, IT IS NOT.
Although, I apperciate your attempt at a pihty emote. Well done.
No. I appologize. I shouldn't yell at you. I'm sorry. I'm mad at my cousin. I, again, appologize but I need to release this anger.
quote:I already flipped once this week. Auto dealer wasted 6 hours of my life in their dealership, plus the 6-10 hours I'd spent getting insurance and a loan, plus the 5 weeks I'd been waiting for them to get the car in to begin with.
This insanity brought to you by Cthulhu:
Murdoc is gonna flip..
Are they still readable? If so, I can teach you the art of the paperless D&D game. If not, I can still teach you the art of the paperless D&D game, but it'll mean a delay of a few weeks before we resume so you can get everything together.
I'll start with a few simple pointers:
>> Notepad is good for all character sheets, lists, and quick notes. You can have 50 notepad files open at once without overwhelming your computer (though I rarely go above 4 or 5).
>> You can make simple dungeon maps in an art program, such as MS Paint. If you have Adobe Photoshop or some other program that allowes multilayered art, you can build more complex dungeons, and even have little moveable tokens to use for the PC's.
>> Keep a directory with all your saved files. Use this same directory (or a folder therein) to store the game logs, important discussions with players, etc.
>> If possible, back up the files every so often to a secondary location, like a different harddrive, a CDR, or your parents' computer if they let you. If you prefer working on paper, you could even use printouts as a backup.
>> Set your screen resolution to at least 1024x768 come game time. Make extensive use of small windows, placed for convenience around your screen. For example, I keep IRC in the upper left taking 1/3 of my screen height and 2/3 of its width. Notepad files, including my character sheet and earlier game logs, are placed overlapping each other in the lower right. In the lower left, I open an art program with a picture of my character. The upper right is reserved for chat windows, WinAmp, and other small utilities. The more screen space you have, the more you can view at once.
If you haven't already disposed of the pages, you can press each page between two paper towels. Stack the pages, and put a book on top of the lot to flatten them. Set this up on a countertop or other flat exposed surface. Leave overnight. By morning, the papers will be flat, dry, and should be readable enough to transcribe into your computer. This method works better if you used pencil than pen, but will work to an extent with pen as well.
If you can't exactly reproduce everything, we as your players will not know. The only things that would need to remain unchanged are the things we have already seen, i.e. the magic academy, the tavern we all met in, the chess board, and the house of ill repute.
If you would rather start over (and I'm hoping this setback hasn't turned you forever against running a D&D game), have a look at the campaign Bajah ran a while back on the D&D board ("Welcome to Limbo"). It's an extremely versatile campaign setting. You could even discuss it with Bajah, as he might have an interest in working with you on its development. Actually, I'd advise at least reading the logs from that campaign (it didn't go very far, there's 14 pages total) whether you like the premise behind it or not.
There's no way.
Cthulhu [ 08-01-2002: Message edited by: Cthulhu ]
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