Urban fantasy game help

JaymesBolton
JaymesBolton
edited May 2016 in General Discussion
So I have been thinking about a city game for over 5 years now and slowly designing it over that time in the shower and other free thinking time. I have started a OP for it now but I have it still set to private until I get some more stuff in there. I am making this thread as a place I can ask for some assistance when needed and to keep a record of that assistance. The game will be a hybrid 3.5 and Pathfinder game (set mostly in 3.5 rule set).

So the first thing I could use some help on right now is coat of arms building. I have a bunch of organizations and royal families (based off of metallic dragons) for the city and I want to make symbols/emblems/coat of arms type thing for them and was wondering if anyone had a good suggestion of a program, website, etc. that would help me?

-Jaymes

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  • weasel0
    weasel0
    Posts: 36 edited May 2016
    I think any basic photo editing program would work alright. And Google is a great way to see a huge array of coat of arms from any number of places for ideas. I have an old version of photoshop I use to mess around with things. I'm sure someone out there has built a coat of arms or standard designer program or something.

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  • JaymesBolton
    JaymesBolton
    Posts: 278
    Weasel0: you say this like you assume I have some sort of artistic talent! I was really hoping for some sort of preset drag and drop type thing.

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  • weasel0
    weasel0
    Posts: 36
    Well, I won't claim to have great skills though some unexercised skill is inherit. How's your cut and paste?

    This site I linked has a ton of graphics sitting around(a good amount are all done up as examples. Another one I spotted is very very low grade style but "that may be better":http://www.mytribe101.com/crest/ for what you seem to claim is your sill level.
  • JaymesBolton
    JaymesBolton
    Posts: 278
    Hellll yeah! Thank you kindly sir! This plus a little photoshop will make things perfect! Thank you again! Plus I didn't realize the depository of images that first site had at the bottom (completely my fault). I can do this now.

    -Jaymes

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  • ketherian
    ketherian
    Posts: 18
    There use to be a piece of software called "Blazons 95":www.harnmaster.us/blazon.html. I do not know if it will work with your OS, but it is very drag-and-drop.
    It follows HarnMaster heraldry rules which are slightly different than standard earth.

    This one is also kinda neat "http://web.meson.org/blazonserver/":http://web.meson.org/blazonserver/ - it converts the text description to the graphic. Naturally the description has its own language. The good news is that the language of blazons is well explained on the site. It even allows graphics to be added from elsewhere on the net. And yes, this one follows current-day blazon rules of Earth.

    Hope these help.
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  • weasel0
    weasel0
    Posts: 36
    wow. me am type good in that last post.
  • ketherian
    ketherian
    Posts: 18
    S'ok Weasel0

    At some point in every forum we get to see what members type like before the caffeine hits the blood stream (or after it has run out ... same results only more tragic). :D
  • saethone
    saethone
    Posts: 13
    You could also look into guild emblem generators for various online games, you'll probably find some good emblems to work with there

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  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,748

    Jaymes, I would suggest you get in touch with ikabodo.  His campaign "Oath of Crows" has many excellent examples of shields and heraldry, and I would wager he would be able to give you some good advice.

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