Hoi, Chummer. Welcome to the 21st Century of gaming. With a return to gaming as a player, I've taken up the task of just trying to get notes down about what has happened in the game sessions so that some of the information isn't lost over time and help track what the group is up to. Rather than just using something simple and old fashioned, like paper, or slightly newer ideas, like a Word document, I've taken to utilizing a new tool that has been discussed before.
I'm sure this has been reported quite a few places in the last 24 hours since the announcement happened. Raven Software has released two of their games under the GPL (version 2.0). This means the games are truly free to download, modify and release. Granted, these aren't exactly new titles (Jedi Academy was released in late 2003 and Jedi Outcast was released in 2002), but like the old Id titles, like Quake, releasing the code makes it easier for modders to change things and can even give the system new life for other games.
With the recent release of the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire - Beginner's Box, Fantasy Flight has opened up the latest version of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game to a wider audience than the Beta book. One of the resources missing from the set was a usable, blank character sheet. Aazlain, from the Fantasy Flight Forums, was kind enough to create a sheet and from that comes this user editable PDF.
For the character sheets for the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rules, see here.
With the release of Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) latest RPG, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, comes another need for some players. The game system uses its own custom dice with unique symbols to handle the more cinematic or narrative style. FFG was kind enough to include a set of sticker sheets in the Beta version of the rules, which had their own issues. Also available for iOS (Apple products) and Android for $4.99 is a dice rolling app that provides dice for Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Star Wars X-wing Miniatures Game and "regular" polyhedral dice for other games (Pathfinder, D&D 4e, etc...).
More and more electronics are invading lots of spaces that used to be the domain of the ripped off piece of paper that was hastily scrawled upon to create a reminder of something for the next adventure. Laptops and Tablets have become more affordable and the use of PDFs and other file formats and programs have reduced the large, heavy library of books for one’s game to a much more manageable weight. On top of these devices comes the ability to manage one’s campaign with digital tools; from the basic like Word/Excel to more advanced programs like The Obsidian Portal site.
In this tutorial you'll learn the many ways in which the often misunderstood Rail Extrude Tool can be used to your advantage - and you'll even discover how it will work for you when you are sometimes suffering from lack of design ideas. We'll start with the simple stuff and then progress to something a little more advanced. Unless otherwise stated this tutorial is aimed for users of Lightwave 5.6 - the techniques are perfectly adaptable to higher versions however.