Dresden Files RPG - Dallas

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  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,728
    Hey Wolf

    That IS better. Very cool, that lighting up/colour changing idea!


    twiggyleaf
    "Shimring - The Faces of Divinity":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring
    (a multiplanar 3.5 D&D campaign)
    "Campaign of the Month - August 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/shimring-augusts-cotm/

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

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  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354 edited September 2012
    So I'm experimenting with rollover buttons, trying to leverage this 'wizard font' HumAnnoyd told me about.

    So anyway, groupthink feedback requested. :)

    "http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/dfd/wikis/main-page":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/dfd/wikis/main-page

    I changed the background color on several of the buttons to experiment. If you've got an opinion pro/con, and could list which one(s) you like/hate that would be helpful. (just reference the button by its text)
    Post edited by wolfhound on
  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 1,040
    The idea of the light up runes is a sound one, but the current buttons are a bit "busy". Maybe tone it down some.

    All the best,
    - Kallak

    Inner Council Member
    CotM Selection Committee
    Writer/Editor - Words In The Dark
    Obsidian Portal Community and Content Manager
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  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,875
    Wow, Wolfhound! That is pretty awesome- may be stealing that one!!
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "Duskreign's First Ever COTM":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011
    "OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/

    Just trying to help out.  Changed name from killervp to Gaming Megaverse to match other sites.

  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354
    Whelp. I'm never too old to learn things I guess. After reviewing my Google Analytics for the DFD campaign, I've (after over a year) changed the main landing page somewhat.

    "Dresden Files Dallas":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/dfd

    Hopefully it's a bit more engaging and lets you know, a) it's still active and b) gives a hint about what's going on. I seem to only hold folks on the landing page for a minute 45 seconds. Hopefully with a teaser about the most recent adventure it'll do a bit better at retention.
  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,728
    Hey Wolfhound

    I think your fan base is a testament to the status of your campaign within the community!

    twiggyleaf
    "Shimring - The Faces of Divinity":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring
    (a multiplanar 3.5 D&D campaign)
    "Campaign of the Month - August 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/shimring-augusts-cotm/

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354
    Heh, I acknowledge it may be I just have a compulsive need to make improvements. :)
  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354 edited October 2012
    Incorporating Kallak's feedback as well as my player feedback for a "less busy" return to our "old books" wiki button.

    "http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/dfd/wikis/main-page":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/dfd/wikis/main-page
    Post edited by wolfhound on
  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 1,040
    I like the new button format, light up accent border thing is much better. Still get a nice rollover without getting that national lampoon's xmas lights feeling.

    All the best,
    - Kallak

    Inner Council Member
    CotM Selection Committee
    Writer/Editor - Words In The Dark
    Obsidian Portal Community and Content Manager
    GameMaster - Crucible of the Blacksoul (CotM for Jan. 2013)

  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,875
    Surprisingly, as a fan of the old look, I actually like this better! Nice work.... Probably stealing it...
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "Duskreign's First Ever COTM":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011
    "OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/

    Just trying to help out.  Changed name from killervp to Gaming Megaverse to match other sites.

  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354
    Thanks and enjoy! As always, feel free. =)
  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354
    Ok, the number one request/IM/email I am getting is how I do my rollover buttons. So rather than keep retyping this... here you all go. Feel free to use/abuse it as you see fit.

    "http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/dfd/wikis/css-5":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/dfd/wikis/css-5

    It's linked under all my other tutorials as #5.
  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354 edited October 2012
    Thanks to HumAnnoyd we completed a slight graphics overhaul today... another one. :)

    "Dresden Files: Dallas":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/dfd
    Post edited by wolfhound on
  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354
    After a pause of several months (due to the holidays plus the arrival of 2 kids... a boy for a couple of our players, and a girl for another) we're back to playing again.

    Postgame for Adventure 2.3 - "That is not my name":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/dfd - hooked up to our new "preview" style homepage ( as well as our "latest updates":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/dfd/wikis/latest and the "adventure log":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/dfd/adventure-log pages as usual. )
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
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    Welcome back Wolfhound!

    Just trying to help out.  Changed name from killervp to Gaming Megaverse to match other sites.

  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354
    Thanks. :)

    Ok, I finally had time to do a full site art optimization. The selected art resources were 2.5 meg before, now they're 600kb ... so the site should load a lot faster.

    I am slowly responding to messages as I get to them, I hope to be able to put all the CSS questions in a tutorial 6 sometime "soon" (TM)
  • RedStorm2013
    RedStorm2013
    Posts: 46
    I am so happy to have found your wonderful campaign. I thoroughly enjoyed reading yours and your players logs and stories. The site is overwhelmingly impressive, and I look forward to following the antics down in Dallas in the future.\

    Red Storm
  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354
    Wonderful! I know I can safely speak for my players in saying we're happy to entertain (that's ultimately why we put so much of it online)
  • RedStorm2013
    RedStorm2013
    Posts: 46
    And I can safely say that you and your players excel in the entertainment department!

    Red Storm
  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354
    Postgame for game 2.4 is up as well as a new intro movie for or "Season Two" (not as happy with Windows 7's version of Movie Maker... but it'll do)

    "Dresden Files: Dallas":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/dfd
  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354
    And now for something completely different...

    "Dresden Files: Dallas ... the musical.":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/dfd/wikis/dallas-soundtrack

    Just a collection of some of the songs about my city ... some of them have had more influence than they probably should on various plots.
  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
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    Nice little collection!

    twiggyleaf
    "Shimring - The Faces of Divinity":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring
    "Campaign of the Month - August 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/shimring-augusts-cotm/
    Campaign in Planning: "Mysteria":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/mysteria - set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354
    Gunfire, Korean gangsters wearing Ogre skin armor, and an explosion in a suburb of DFW... not your typical Good Friday night in Dallas.

    "Game Update 2.5 is up":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/dfd (part 2 of our Hot Water story arc)
  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
    Posts: 354
    Heh, having some fun with CSS today. Something one of our players did, that got compelled into a complication, would certainly warrant front page news....

    "Dallas Morning News":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/dfd/wikis/dmn20130330
  • RedStorm2013
    RedStorm2013
    Posts: 46
    Your work continues to amaze and impress. Keep u the great work and feeding us new things to see

    Red Storm
  • wolfhound
    wolfhound
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    I am giggling like a daft eejit because, thanks to Kallak and madartiste ... my dream of higher resolution images (and larger) for my characters page is at last realized.

    Thanks to you, both!

    "http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/dfd/characters":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/dfd/characters
  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 1,040
    Looks awesome!

    All the best,
    - Kallak

    Inner Council Member
    CotM Selection Committee
    Writer/Editor - Words In The Dark
    Obsidian Portal Community and Content Manager
    GameMaster - Crucible of the Blacksoul (CotM for Jan. 2013)

  • madartiste
    madartiste
    Posts: 328
    Looks fantastic, Wolfhound!
  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 1,040
    The update with the white around the text definitely helps readability. Nice update.

    All the best,
    - Kallak

    Inner Council Member
    CotM Selection Committee
    Writer/Editor - Words In The Dark
    Obsidian Portal Community and Content Manager
    GameMaster - Crucible of the Blacksoul (CotM for Jan. 2013)

  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,875
    Looks really great!

    Just trying to help out.  Changed name from killervp to Gaming Megaverse to match other sites.

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