COTM April 2014- Tyellador

killervp
killervp
edited February 2014 in Campaign Submissions
I submit for your perusal an excellent example of what can be done post-reforge, but still have lots of customization, Thorvaldr's great "Tyellador":https://tyellador.obsidianportal.com/

Beautiful sidebar, good adventure logs, and an amazing character page- love those shields!
killervp
"A God...Rebuilt":https://a-god-rebuilt.obsidianportal.com
"OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/

Just trying to help out.

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  • Keryth987
    Keryth987
    Posts: 770
    I wholeheartedly agree with KillerVP and support this nomination wholeheartedly. Thorvaldr was incredibly helpful to all as the Reforge calamity went on, and his site shows his skill and imagination.


    Keelah Se'lai,
    Keryth
    "Shadows Over New York":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shadows-over-new-york
    "2013 Campaign of The Year":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/2013-coty-shadows-over-new-york/
    "Campaign of the Month July 2013":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/shadows-over-new-york-julys-campaign-of-the-month/
  • madartiste
    madartiste
    Posts: 328
    Hear, hear! Thorvaldr has done some really great work with that campaign.
  • TolsimirWolfblood
    TolsimirWolfblood
    Posts: 257
    I wholeheartedly agree, an excellent campaign and one of the best wiki layouts I have seen, some very nice content and designs over there.

    "Age of Heroes":https://heroes-of-hellas.obsidianportal.com/
    "Avatar: Conquest of the Imperial Order":https://avatar_adventures.obsidianportal.com/
    "COTM November 2011":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/november-11-campaign-of-the-month-avatar-conquest-of-the-imperial-order/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=november-11-campaign-of-the-month-avatar-conquest-of-the-imperial-order
  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
    Posts: 325
    I'll add to the motion, I think the pages look pretty darn good for a newer campaign post-Reforge.

    _~Mae_
    "Whispers in Tamris":https://whispers-in-tamris.obsidianportal.com/

    ~Mae

    CotM Selection Committee

  • Thorvaldr
    Thorvaldr
    Posts: 141
    Thank you all so much for your support! All credit for the aesthetics of the site (including much of the graphics work) goes to Meagoinc (our resident medievalist) though. I'm simply the code-monkey that kludges it all together. :)

    Meagoinc and I started Tyellador as a homebrewed world when looking at other D&D settings which had forest, desert, mountains, grassland and water within 50 miles of each other in a patchwork quilt, and we wanted to make a setting that had more natural looking biomes and topography. Thanks to Meagoinc's knowledge of all that is medieval, she found sources for authentic sounding town names, and, grouping them somewhat by area, built histories for them. (So some of the areas have a Welsh influence, some have more of an Old English influence, some are Norse and Icelandic, and some have a Berber/Amazigh influence. She would have gone wilder, but then I put a two-syllable limit on things.)

    We started thinking that with a good setting, the story will help tell itself. And although we've been on break from the main campaign for a couple of months while Meagoinc is studying in England, we have had some sessions that take place a couple of hundred years past in Tyellador run by one of our players. We hope to post more new things soon!

    And thank you all again!

    -Thorvaldr
    DM of "Tyellador":https://tyellador.obsidianportal.com/
  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,568
    I totally would add my voice to this submission. Very nice looking fonts and illustrations and good customization of the REFORGE. Those SHIELDS for the characters are particularly good. A great recommendation and a new FAVORITE to add to my collection!

    twiggyleaf
    CURRENT CAMPAIGN: "Mysteria":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/mysteria - set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.
    Previous CotM Aug 2012: "Shimring":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring

    "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

  • Leonidas300
    Leonidas300
    Posts: 263
    Longtime Fan - definitely deserves COTM



    "Leonidas300":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/metzger/wikis/leonidas300
    "A Manifestation of Chaos":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/metzger/wikis/main-page
    COTM - Sept. 2012
  • Meagoinc
    Meagoinc
    Posts: 26
    It's now the end of the month so I'm sure we weren't picked up for CoTM, but thank you guys SOOOO much for the nomination!!!!!! :) It means the world to us that so many esteemed and friendly people with gorgeous campaigns of their own like ours so much!! We hope to continue to improve the site as we explore Tyellador through our campaigning. :)

    ~Meagoinc
    Loremistress, "Tyellador":http://tyellador.obsidianportal.com
  • Keryth987
    Keryth987
    Posts: 770 edited March 2014
    Patience Meagoinc. When Shadows won COTM, I didn't get contacted (through OP mind you, not e-mail) till a week or two into July.

    So, wait and see. though, I'm still pulling for you guys

    Keelah Se'lai,
    Keryth
    "Shadows Over New York":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shadows-over-new-york
    "2013 Campaign of The Year":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/2013-coty-shadows-over-new-york/
    "Campaign of the Month July 2013":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/shadows-over-new-york-julys-campaign-of-the-month/
    Post edited by Keryth987 on
  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,713
    Some have been made COTM as late as the 15th, so please, be patient....

    Just trying to help out.

  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,713
    So, now pushing for April! Please send emails/pms to Jerry, aka DreadGazebo, to support this great campaign, and these active Portaliers!
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":https://a-god-rebuilt.obsidianportal.com
    "OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/

    Just trying to help out.

  • GuyKilmore
    GuyKilmore
    Posts: 36 edited March 2014
    I really like your layout and from all the forums I have been perusing, you have my support.
    Post edited by GuyKilmore on
  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,568
    "Tyellador":https://tyellador.obsidianportal.com/ for April CotM!!!!

    twiggyleaf
    CURRENT CAMPAIGN: "Mysteria":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/mysteria - set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.
    Previous CotM Aug 2012: "Shimring":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring

    "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

  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,713
    Bump- still deserves COTM!!!

    Just trying to help out.

  • Keryth987
    Keryth987
    Posts: 770
    I agree 100%

    Not only is the site beautiful and informative, Thorvaldr and his team have gone out of their way to put up tutorials for the assistance of everyone. That always wins my vote.

    And the site belongs among the Campaigns of the Month.

    Keelah Se'lai,
    Keryth
    "Shadows Over New York":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shadows-over-new-york
    "2013 Campaign of The Year":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/2013-coty-shadows-over-new-york/
    "Campaign of the Month July 2013":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/shadows-over-new-york-julys-campaign-of-the-month/
  • saethone
    saethone
    Posts: 153
    That is a fairly awesome campaign. Good luck!

    -----

    "Theophagie":https://theophagie.obsidianportal.com/ - Houseruled D&D 3.5 in Alternate History Earth
    "Zeroed":https://zeroed.obsidianportal.com/ - GURPS Cyberpunk-Sci-Fantasy
  • Joedylan2000
    Joedylan2000
    Posts: 17
    Fantastic to look at, fun to read (and I'v already borrowed some the code :-) )
  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    if it counts for anything (or even if it doesn't!), i agree as well... Tyellador for April CotM!

    I hope to 'pay homage too *ahem* [[lets not say 'steal' or 'rip off' shall we?]] your character shields in the near future as well :)
  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,568
    Tyellador a winner at last!

    Congratulations Thorvaldr, Meagoinc and co. A well deserved win and a great interview too. Such detail about your creation process and very informative.
    I have left some further notes in your site.
    Thanks for all you have done and keep having a great time continuing to do what you do.

    twiggyleaf
    CURRENT CAMPAIGN: "Mysteria":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/mysteria - set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.
    Previous CotM Aug 2012: "Shimring":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring

    "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

  • Thorvaldr
    Thorvaldr
    Posts: 141
    Thank you all for your support! It's such a great honor for us, and we're thrilled to join the CotM ranks!

    And to all those "paying homage" to Tyellador, I'm glad! Tyellador has only gotten to where it is because I have paid homage to those who paid homage to titans who made and refined their campaigns long before I even knew of Obsidian Portal. Names that I have only heard mentioned in revered whispers, from long-ago when the world was still cooling and there was no site-wide CSS, before time had coalesced yet the year was 2010... I may have lost where I was going with this.

    But yes! I actually need to update some of my tutorials... like the character pages. I've changed my code since I wrote that, as it is now the shields will "smoosh" as you change the browser window size, I now have it so they simply rearrange. Hopefully I'll get to that this week. I'll let you know, but I do look forward to seeing your sites! Definitely send me a link when you're ready. :)

    -Thorvaldr
    DM of "Tyellador:":https://tyellador.obsidianportal.com/ "CotM April '14":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/tyellador-april-cotm-14/
  • Leonidas300
    Leonidas300
    Posts: 263
    Congrats - Thor

    A very fine and worthy addition to the COTM club.

    And again thanks for helping me work out the coding issues with my site. (now if there were only 40 hours in a day...)

    "Leonidas300":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/metzger/wikis/leonidas300
    "A Manifestation of Chaos":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/metzger/wikis/main-page
    COTM - Sept. 2012
  • Basileus
    Basileus
    Posts: 588
    Nice interview, Thorvaldr, very enjoyable read.

    I'm jealous of your gaming group. :P
  • Thorvaldr
    Thorvaldr
    Posts: 141 edited April 2014
    @Leo- Thanks! Glad I could help a bit.

    @Basileus- They're a good group. The booze helps. ...and then hinders. And then I don't know what happens after that. But usually the following morning some retconning. ("Yeah, I guess I didn't threaten to kill the noble and everyone he loves...") But we usually get in a good 4-5 hours of gaming before that point! :D

    And I said I needed to update some tutorials, and I did! The "Custom Characters Page":https://tyellador.obsidianportal.com/wikis/custom-characters-page tutorial is now new and improved. Before the character portraits would squish as you resized your browser window. Now they'll simply reorder themselves. Also I tried to remove as many "!important" tags as I could.

    One problem I still seem to be having is that if the code is cut and pasted from my wiki into someone's CSS box... which I now realize is a CSS thing, and will be "posted there":http://forums.obsidianportal.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=2637&page=14#Comment_30086. Quick summary: apostrophes are obnoxious.

    -Thorvaldr
    DM of "Tyellador:":https://tyellador.obsidianportal.com/ "CotM April '14":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/tyellador-april-cotm-14/

    edit: because of my improper use of an apostrophe in the word apostrophes. Don't think that's _technically_ ironic as I was talking about apostrophes as a coding tool as opposed to a grammar tool... but too close to not correct it. :P
    Post edited by Thorvaldr on
  • kettle
    kettle
    Posts: 72
    Congrats Thorvaldr. A truly worthy win. I love the wiki and the game sounds very fun. Keep up the great work.

    Kettle

    GM of "Rise of the Dead":https://rise-of-the-dead.obsidianportal.com/ COTM June 2013
    Player in "Hobb's End":https://hobb-s-end.obsidianportal.com/
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