- Dec 17, 2018
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The problem I always have is how to translate pictures like are posted here into anything meaningful in game.
How do you find and collect the pictures? And then find them when you need them in play?I literally just use the pictures - sometimes with minor photoshopping to remove any trace of the modern world
I do wish more fantasy RPGs did focus on landscape art to evoke their worlds than constant "character poses" shots
How do you find and collect the pictures? And then find them when you need them in play?
And how do they actually work in play? That's really the challenge I would have. You have a single picture from a specific vantage point. If you move into the scene what can you now see or no longer see? What is relevant but you can't see from the picture?
Or do you just use a picture or two to convey some mood and general idea of what the terrain looks like?
And maybe for a specific question, we have seen a number of forest pictures in this thread. How do we gamify the differences observed? There are different densities of trees, different types of undergrowth, different forest floors, etc.
A lot of social media groups devoted just to these kinds of pictures, and then I collect them in one of my Flickr folders:
When I run a game, I'll make folders for different areas of the map, and usually have them prepped before a game session.
OK, still, it's not always clear to me how to translate the feelings I have when I look at a picture into anything meaningful in a game.Well, I don't use them as maps, instead as visual cues to "set the scene" and convey the mood of an area. It's an aid to an imagination, but not a replacement for it.
Like illustrations in a novel.
Yeah, pretty much
Yea, those are the big ones. Also of course type of forest should impact the encounter table.I'm not sure about "gamify" beyond descriptions. It would affect travel time, level of light/visibility, etc
If you look on Google Maps (I just did), there ARE some roads so there are plenty of properties on the canal system that DO have road access. But there ARE also properties that do not have road access. Interesting place.Hell, I love my motorcycles and I'd love to live in Giethoorn village. I'd rent a storage garage for my motorcycle and car outside of town and be happy about it.