R.I.P. Google Plus

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Man, I don't even care, I just hope I can figure out where Kevin Crawford's gonna do most of his announcements now :tongue:

G+ was convenient to follow to find out when new Sine Nomine games were in the works.
There's a Sine Nomine MeWe group, but Kevin Crawford has only ever posted on it once, and that was four months ago.

Lobby him to come here!
I shall try.
 

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There's a Sine Nomine MeWe group, but Kevin Crawford has only ever posted on it once, and that was four months ago.



I shall try.
And every time someone asked on G+ where he was planning on posting, he never replied. Soooo, yeah, it'll probably take a while for us to find out :tongue:
 

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Hrm, the newer Sine Nomine web site went boom. It's just showing a directory of files.
 

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Yeah, I tried MeWe and wasn’t impressed, to say the least.

I might look into Pluspora and lasagna.social.

But the fun of Google+ to me was not unlike the fun of the Pub — getting to really know your fellow posters, interacting a little beyond gaming, and so on. It was, like the Pub, a nice neighborhood (to me anyway).
 

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Regarding Google+, I hosted some fairly fancy Fate Core character sheets there (Western-themed, horror, sci-fi). Would that be something I should add to the resources folder here? I ask as Fate is not necessarily everyone's cup of tea.
 

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Regarding Google+, I hosted some fairly fancy Fate Core character sheets there (Western-themed, horror, sci-fi). Would that be something I should add to the resources folder here? I ask as Fate is not necessarily everyone's cup of tea.
You can and should. FATE is pretty popular here.
 

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I'll do that then! I'll probably add them as JPEGs, since they tend to save as pretty large PDF files.
 

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I'll do that then! I'll probably add them as JPEGs, since they tend to save as pretty large PDF files.
As long as they're under 8 MB in size, we can handle it.
 

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OK, cool. I just added a Fate horror character sheet, and it was 2.1 MB. It was saving at 10 MB in PNG format and 60 (!) in PDF.
 

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OK, cool. I just added a Fate horror character sheet, and it was 2.1 MB. It was saving at 10 MB in PNG format and 60 (!) in PDF.
The WebP image format is lossless and over 40% smaller than PNG in file size on average, and now most software supports it. If your image editor supports it, you could give that a try.
 

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The WebP image format is lossless and over 40% smaller than PNG in file size on average, and now most software supports it. If your image editor supports it, you could give that a try.
That's a format I haven't used, since PhotoShop doesn't (currently) support it. I'll have to look into whether or not GIMP does.
 

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That's a format I haven't used, since PhotoShop doesn't (currently) support it. I'll have to look into whether or not GIMP does.
There's a WebP Photoshop plug-in for both macOS and Windows here. Then you can export images to the WebP format via "Save As..." Just be sure to choose WebP Lossless.
 

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There's a WebP Photoshop plug-in for both macOS and Windows here. Then you can export images to the WebP format via "Save As..." Just be sure to choose WebP Lossless.
Cool, thanks! I'll check that out later and compare results. JPEG isn't my favorite format by any stretch. I really prefer PNG but the files for an 8.5x11 character sheet are yuuuuuge... :grin:
 

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Cool, thanks! I'll check that out later and compare results. JPEG isn't my favorite format by any stretch. I really prefer PNG but the files for an 8.5x11 character sheet are yuuuuuge... :grin:
No problem. There's been plenty of newer image codecs than JPEG and PNG, but WebP is the only one to gain any real traction. Every web browser other than Apple Safari supports it as of November 2018. Of course, Apple has its own competing new image codec, HEIC, but it's so extremely patented down that no one else wants to touch it.
 
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