[nbos] [FM8] Christmas Extra: Dungeons Daring 3E GM Guide Released
"Mark Oliva"
Mon Dec 24th, 2012
This is a non-commercial announcement. The Vintyri (TM) Project is a
non-commercial publisher. All of our work is free. We sell nothing. The
FM8 relevance is that the GM Guide contains several FM8 maps that are
available for free downloading in FM8 format. They can be edited and
modified in FM8.

We're announcing this on only a few mailing lists, because the Game Creature
Guide aren't finished yet. We don't want to make a big noise until all
three core books and the introductory adventure module are done. That's a
bit farther down the road yet. But the new, free, 3rd Edition Dungeons
Daring (TM) Players and Game Masters Guides both now are available for
download. Because there are various download possibilities, we suggest that
you start
at:

http://www.vintyri.org/daring/dungeons_daring.htm

... and follow the links from there that interest you.

This new release is a 242-page illustrated and heavily bookmarked PDF. The
bookmarking is more thorough than was the case with the first and second
editions.

Third edition is incompatible with 1E and 2E (both of which will continue to
be available. The Game Masters Guide - in line with suggestions from a
number of 1E and 2E users - contains considerably more information n magic,
runic magic and character creation than 1E or 2E did. It also gives the
game master detailed guidelines for working with the new ability-based 3E
system that was introduced with the 3E Players Guide. This system
eliminates character level, hit dice, saving throws and much more.

There are two Game Masters Guide download packages, both free and released
under the Open Game License 1.0a:

The standard package gives you the GM Guide PDF and electronic tracking
lists in formats for OpenOffice.org (TM), LibreOffice.org (TM) and Microsoft
(R) Excel, the freeware Die Roller program and runic fonts. The PDF
contains trademarks and illustrations* that are not Open Game Content. The
text and everything else in the PDFs are Open Game Content. The electronic
character sheets and spell lists also contain trademarks that are not Open
Game Content, although the remainder of these files are OGC. The freeware
program Die Roller also is included in the zip file (about 55 MB).

The reference document package includes the Game Masters Guide Reference
Document in .odt format. This is the native format of OpenOffice.org Writer
and LibreOffice.org Writer. Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 also can open and
edit .odt texts. With free converters from www.microsoft.com installed, one
also can open and edit .odt files in Word 2003. This text is identical to
the PDF book except that the trademarks and closed content illustrations
have been removed.

The reference document package is the Open Source version. This gives you
all of the material on a 100% Open Game Content level and in completely
editable form. You can use this package to modify the Dungeons Daring
guidelines to better suit your own campaign goals. You also can use it to
excerpt text elements for your own creations. Or you even can use it to
make all or part of the Dungeons Daring the foundation of your own RPG
system, all without cost or additional licensing.

The final open source element is a download package containing the original
maps used in the Game Masters Guide, also released under the OGL. The maps
in this package are in the .fmp format of Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 from NBOS
Software (http://www.nbos.com). These maps are 100% editable and 100% Open
Game Content. You need FM8 to modify them, but once you have FM8, you can
modify or use the original Dungeons Daring maps in almost any way you wish
for almost any purpose you wish.

* The illustrations that are not Open Game Content are not the intellectual
property of the Vintyri Project. We use these illustrations under license,
but we are not licensed to distribute them as Open Game Content or to
distribute them outside of use as content in our products.


Mark Oliva
Webmaster, the Vintyri Project (TM)
Internet: http://www.vintyri.org <http://www.vintyri.org>
E-Mail: info-at-vintyri.org <mailto:info-at-vintyri.org>
The Vintyri Project is a non-commercial service



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