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Dice symbols for GM use

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Post by SavageBob » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:23 pm

Here's a bunch of images sized for use in text if anyone's interested. I'm planning to use these in Hyperlight Echoes, and I thought other GMs might find them handy. Just quote this post to see the code, copy it, and paste into your text. (No need to actually reply to this post, but you have to quote it to see the markup.) Hardly necessary, but pretty nonetheless.

Ability Die:
Image

Proficiency Die:
Image

Boost Die:
Image

Difficulty Die:
Image

Challenge Die:
Image

Setback Die:
Image

Success Symbol:
Image

Advantage Symbol:
Image

Triumph Symbol:
Image

Failure Symbol:
Image

Threat Symbol:
Image

Despair Symbol:
Image
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Post by ThreeBFour » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:43 pm

Awesome dude

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Post by Crow » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:17 pm

These are great, thanks!

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Post by ShadoWarrior » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:36 am

Ditto that 'awesome' sentiment. Well done!!!

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Post by crazybirdman » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:44 am

These are awesome enough to use in my offline games

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Post by SavageBob » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:13 pm

crazybirdman wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:44 am
These are awesome enough to use in my offline games
Glad folks might find this useful! For offline use, you can download specialized fonts that might work better. Check it out here.

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Post by SavageBob » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:47 pm

@swrider, did you recently change the paths on the dice symbols this site uses? I've noticed that a lot of the ones I've been using are no longer showing up. For instance, http://gaming.riderweb.net/boost/b--.png now gives an "image not found" symbol: Image.

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Post by SavageBob » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:48 pm

Well, now it's showing up again. Weird.

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Post by swrider » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:50 pm

The Url has changed but the path has not. We are no longer hosted on riderweb.net. Additionally, I have let the domain registration expire. Any references using that domain will stop working if they have not already.

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Post by SavageBob » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:15 am

That fixed it. Thanks!

As a wish-list item, it would be awesome if there were some code to make a dice symbol appear in messages. Like, maybe, [sb][/sb] would make a Image show up.

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Post by ShadoWarrior » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:18 am

The inline dice symbol BBcodes are now ready to be used. Go wild!

ImageImageImageImageImageImage

This is what a hard ImageImageImage check looks like. You can add one of these, Image, just about any time you want to make things a little tougher on players. There's a long list posted of all the reasons for doing so, and you can add ImageImage if you're feeling particularly nasty. If there's a chance for a catastrophic failure, don't forget to upgrade a Image to a Image!

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Post by swrider » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:24 am

This has actually been in my personal to do list. Shado is better at programming the BBC than me so I'm grateful he is taking it on.

Thanks shado

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Post by SavageBob » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:43 am

This is great! Thanks, Shado!

If you'd like to add ImageImage to your future Awesomeness rolls, you could also add codes for these:

Success Symbol:
Image

Advantage Symbol:
Image

Triumph Symbol:
Image

Failure Symbol:
Image

Threat Symbol:
Image

Despair Symbol:
Image

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Post by crazybirdman » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:41 am

This is amazing! Thanks

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Post by SanguineAngel » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:03 am

Flippin yesssssss
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by ShadoWarrior » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:20 am

SavageBob wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:43 am
This is great! Thanks, Shado!

If you'd like to add ImageImage to your future Awesomeness rolls, you could also add codes for these:
While I like to be awesome, I didn't add those because I didn't see much point to it. Would anyone ever use these when writing a post?

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Post by SavageBob » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:50 pm

ShadoWarrior wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:20 am
SavageBob wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:43 am
This is great! Thanks, Shado!

If you'd like to add ImageImage to your future Awesomeness rolls, you could also add codes for these:
While I like to be awesome, I didn't add those because I didn't see much point to it. Would anyone ever use these when writing a post?
I use them in Hyperlight Echoes. Example: The Deception works beautifully (ImageImageImage) The guard even reveals that his boss has an off-planet account on Alderaan (Image). Unfortunately, he also reveals that that planet just got destroyed by the Empire (Image).

Granted, it's not as helpful as the dice pool stuff is. It just makes the text look closer to what you'd see in official FFG publications :)

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Post by ShadoWarrior » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:07 pm

I don't really see how adding three success images does anything to improve on "The Deception works beautifully". Your example is something that I would include in a spoiler block (to explain which result goes with which dice), but not in regular text in an IC thread (as it disrupts the flow of the narration). If you look at the FFG publications, they do NOT use dice images when describing results to the players (the text in the reddish sidebars).

Example:
Spoiler:
The Deception works beautifully (due to 3 successes)
The guard even reveals that his boss has an off-planet account on Alderaan (triumph).
Unfortunately, he also reveals that that planet just got destroyed by the Empire (despair).
Same info delivered to the players, and it's easier to type "3 successes" than it is to hit the BBcode button, move the cursor to the end of the sentence, hit the BBcode button again, move the cursor again, and repeat a third time.

Does anyone else want these result BBcodes added?

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Post by swrider » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:05 pm

I may use them on occasion. My question is why not set them up. If they will be used in even one game then that is good enough reason for me. Just because it can be done in a spoiler does not mean that is a better way to do it. Most of the games on this thread are a little more loose about having OOC and IC information mixed. Deepspacer frequently puts descriptions or calls for rolls in the IC without spoilers. He marks them, and that works in his games. I prefer the look of @SavageBob's description than the example in the spoilers. But that is personal preference.

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Post by SavageBob » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:11 pm

Yeah, it's not a big deal; I have a document with the [resized] tags prewritten so I can just copy and paste, but having them in the code would just simplify things. So if it's time-consuming to set them up or it takes up site resources, it's no biggie. Just something pretty to have easier access to.

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Post by ShadoWarrior » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:22 am

@SavageBob gets the surly admin to work on a holiday Image, due to a timely assist Image by the other admin, achieving Image despite said surly admin's counter arguments Image. Luckily for Bob, the holiday suppressed any desire to inflict Image upon Bob's ass. And the holiday has also been pretty good IRL, so no Image.

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Post by swrider » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:41 am

ShadoWarrior wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:22 am
@SavageBob gets the surly admin to work on a holiday Image, due to a timely assist Image by the other admin, achieving Image despite said surly admin's counter arguments Image. Luckily for Bob, the holiday suppressed any desire to inflict Image upon Bob's ass. And the holiday has also been pretty good IRL, so no Image.
lol

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Post by SavageBob » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:46 am

SavageBob rolls ImageImageImage!

(Thanks, Shado!)

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Post by ShadoWarrior » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:41 pm

I have fixed the broken links in the BBcode for images that were hosted on Rider's old test site so that they now point to hosting on nemeses.xyz, so all old posts should look proper again.

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Post by Doctor Who » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:49 pm

Thanks Shado!
Give me about 5 minutes after a post, I'll probably edit it a bit before it is finalized.

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