Gaming Thursday

Playing over Discord during these physically distanced times has been working out quite well, albeit with the occasional moment of hacking something together. To whit, you might get a kick out of this map of an epic assault the crew recently did, as annotated realtime by me in Photoshop as our ‘battle map’…

Rough legend:

  • Characters are in blue
  • NPCs in yellow
  • Structures, vehicles, and antagonists in red
  • Effects and actions are in cyan (and sometimes green)
  • Situation modifiers in the upper right corner
  • Map is not to scale! So it says in the lower right corner

It was quite effective and very fun to do, chronicling everything as we went forward.  And I am super amused at the end result in this crazy work of ‘art’.  BTW, that shuttle at the left side of the map?  It was sitting on the pad for the most of it, and I made great use of the layer transform tools to ‘animate’ it as the player inside piloting, fired the big guns (hence the giant cyan Xs on various bits), and then made their escape with all the kidnapped folk safely onboard…

Needless to say, a good time was had by all involved.

(Super bonus points to all who recognize where the base map comes from…)

 

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