A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Tim Baker » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:41 am

Nice work!
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Big Mac » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:59 am

Zeromaru X wrote:275 pages. And I left some stuff for another Gazetteer (or an appendix).

But here ya' go, welcome to the Nentir Vale.

I hope there aren't grammatical errors... ^_^


This is amazing.

I've not had much time to do anything other than skim through this.

If you do any more revisions of this, you might want to look into "widows and orphans" controls. I see some headings that are split up from the paragraphs they belong with. You should be able to set the headings up so that there are a minimum number of lines below them (or get the headings to automatically move forward onto the next page).

You really should have your name on that PDF too. You deserve to have a credit there.

Have you looked around to see if there is a Nentir Vale fan artist who would let you use a picture for the front cover? There are a few people on The Piazza who have knocked up mock book covers and I think it would be great if your gazeteer had 4e style branding with your name right there. :)
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Zeromaru X » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:28 am

Big Mac wrote:
Zeromaru X wrote:275 pages. And I left some stuff for another Gazetteer (or an appendix).

But here ya' go, welcome to the Nentir Vale.

I hope there aren't grammatical errors... ^_^


This is amazing.

I've not had much time to do anything other than skim through this.

If you do any more revisions of this, you might want to look into "widows and orphans" controls. I see some headings that are split up from the paragraphs they belong with. You should be able to set the headings up so that there are a minimum number of lines below them (or get the headings to automatically move forward onto the next page).

You really should have your name on that PDF too. You deserve to have a credit there.

Have you looked around to see if there is a Nentir Vale fan artist who would let you use a picture for the front cover? There are a few people on The Piazza who have knocked up mock book covers and I think it would be great if your gazeteer had 4e style branding with your name right there. :)


Yeah, the next update would be that kind of stuff. Typos and grammar.

I like your idea about a cover.
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Big Mac » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:13 am

I wonder if Argentmantle would be able to help with this, like he did with the Hollow World: Kogolor Fan Guide.
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Sturm » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:57 am

Unfortunately it seems Argentmantle disappeared from the Piazza in early 2016. He was also the admin of the Stranger Skies Calidar website and forum, but he let it expire last July. All attempts by Bruce Heard to contact him have failed, as far as I know.

Anyway there are other people who could certainly be able to help, if needed.
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Big Mac » Tue May 02, 2017 7:15 am

Sturm wrote:Unfortunately it seems Argentmantle disappeared from the Piazza in early 2016. He was also the admin of the Stranger Skies Calidar website and forum, but he let it expire last July. All attempts by Bruce Heard to contact him have failed, as far as I know.

Anyway there are other people who could certainly be able to help, if needed.


That's a shame. I enjoyed talking to Argentmantle. I hope he is OK.

There is always this automated tool from The Homebrewery if we can't find a human to help. :)
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Zeromaru X » Tue May 02, 2017 5:16 pm

Thanks, I was searching for that post, in fact.
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Angel Tarragon » Tue May 02, 2017 11:57 pm

Wow, this is a behemoth of a resource. I will need to find the time to thoroughly read through this.

I am just getting back into reacquiring 4E materials, so I'm looking forward to tying together a bigger cohesive whole from this document and the products. Thanks for all your hard work, gentlepersons!
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Jensenator » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:46 pm

Hi I am a mediadesigner from germany and are willing to help you. My specialization is layouting and my weapon of choice is InDesign.
I DM a recent D&D 5e game set in the Nentir Vale and play D&D since the famous Red Box.
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Tim Baker » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:09 am

Jensenator wrote:Hi I am a mediadesigner from germany and are willing to help you. My specialization is layouting and my weapon of choice is InDesign.
I DM a recent D&D 5e game set in the Nentir Vale and play D&D since the famous Red Box.

Awesome! Do you have any examples of your work that you'd be able to share? I'm curious to get a sense of how the product might turn out. :)
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Jensenator » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:56 pm

Tim Baker wrote:
Jensenator wrote:Hi I am a mediadesigner from germany and are willing to help you. My specialization is layouting and my weapon of choice is InDesign.
I DM a recent D&D 5e game set in the Nentir Vale and play D&D since the famous Red Box.

Awesome! Do you have any examples of your work that you'd be able to share? I'm curious to get a sense of how the product might turn out. :)


here you go: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B--uM ... zZqUzdjQm8

The one named Askalon is my old D&D 3e setting. The other two are Nenitr Vale, as you will clearly see.
The first nentir vale doc is me trying to emulate the 5e style and the other is the nentir vale in my "players-handout-style".
These are early versions without any polish. They are all fan works.

I could also easily emulate the D&D 4e style if desired.
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Matrix Sorcica » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:42 pm

That looks absolutely awesome!
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Jensenator » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:06 pm

Matrix Sorcica wrote:That looks absolutely awesome!


Well, thank you! :)
I will wait to work on the real thing until the author "Zeromaru X" gives me his approval.
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Zeromaru X » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:04 pm

Hi. Your work seems really good.

I really like the one who looks like a 5e book.
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Zeromaru X » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:21 am

I've read the preview you posted. Wow, its awesome, really. I'm eagerly awaiting to see the complete version. If you need any help or have question (I know my english grammar is awful) feel free to ask!
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Jensenator » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:38 pm

Here is the first updated version:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Zeromaru X » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:02 am

That Magroth cover... wow, good decision with there. I also love how you improved the gazetter, with pictures and such. Really good work. As a suggestion, I guess you should use Albanon (the eladrin used as example for the 5e subrace; you can get a high quality version here)
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Jensenator » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:25 am

Good thinking on using the DMG Eladrin! I din't know 5e had (named) iconic characters?
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Zeromaru X » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:41 pm

5e don't have, AFAIK. Albanon is one of the iconics from the 4e Essentials books, and the main protagonist of the Abyssal Plague trilogy novels.
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Jensenator » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:22 pm

I am still working of the gazetteer, but unfortunately I have tons of other work to do and a family.
I hope to finish the races & classes chapter next week.
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Zeromaru X » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:39 am

I've taken down the Gazetteer because I'm updating and re-doing it. Re-reading it, it is really a mess... my perfectionism can't stand it.

And also, is still incomplete (yes, is still incomplete!). So, expect an update soon. :geek:
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Jensenator » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:31 am

ok, that means I will stop with the layout until the update version is finished.
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Zeromaru X » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:52 pm

I was hoping you show up :P

I was hoping that you will help me with the layout of the new version (right from the start). I provide the text, and you do your magic.
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Re: A Nentir Vale Gazetteer

Postby Jensenator » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:51 pm

Of course, count me in!
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