Re: [nbos] Carrying less physical stuff to gameChristopher Rodrigues Macias Thu Jun 24th, 2010
You might look at OmniGraffle for the iPad. I use the Mac desktop version of OmniGraffle for producing maps of specific locations (e.g. battle maps for D&D), sometimes creating the more 'art-y' parts of the map in FM before adding the more grid-based elements in OmniGraffle.
You can import FM maps saved as jpg or png into OG, so while OG is not going to add anything to overland maps created in FM, you might consider using OG as a way of putting all your maps -- both locale and overland -- onto the iPad in a way that makes it easy to keep them organised and to switch between them quickly.
I don't have an iPad myself (yet) so I can't tell you if the feature set of OmniGraffle for iPad includes all the things I like from the desktop version. I also understand that the iPad version is also a bit pricey (well, as iPad apps go) but I thought it worth mentioning so you could check it out for yourself.
On 25/06/2010, at 1:57 AM, Doug Jessee wrote:
> I am on a search to lighten my load when traveling to run a game.
> This is not a solution when I run at home, where my library, computers, printer, etc are easily accessible.
> This is for when I go to a friends house or a convention to run (or play) in RPGs and possible miniatures.
> I have a laptop, an iPod touch and an iPad as my hardware. I used to draw maps by hand, now I use digital tools (Fractal Mapper, GCA, AstroSynthesis, etc as well as none gaming specific tools, like Photoshop, Google Docs, etc).
> I am experimenting and trying different things, but am I the only one? Are others out there trying similar experiments and maybe have found better or more useful tools?
> I am about to buy Corkulous (by Appigo) for the iPad, hoping that I will be able to peg notes, pdfs, images of maps, etc for both a scenario at Conventions and for campaign's I run.
> Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated by me. And maybe others?
> -Doug Jessee
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