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The Adventure Crafter

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The Adventure Crafter

Create Adventure outlines, seeds, and events for any RPG, in advance or on the spot!

The Adventure Crafter adds to the Crafter series of Game Master tools a system for randomly generating an unfolding story that you can use as the framework for a custom built adventure or for solo role-play.

Using a system of randomly generated story tropes, combined with Character and Storyline management and creative interpretation, the Adventure Crafter can create the structure for an entire adventure, the idea for an adventure that you can develop, an opening scene to an adventure to get you started, or it can be used as a tool to generate inspiration and ideas for your own adventures.

Unlimited worlds of adventure await!

 
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Chris B February 15, 2019 1:46 am UTC
Curious of whether this will be of use to the solo gamer. The description on the tin seems to indicate utility for the traditional GM. Thanks in advance!
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Chris B February 15, 2019 5:20 am UTC
Never mind! I see the answer right there in the free preview. The answer is “yes!”
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Tana P February 15, 2019 6:48 pm UTC
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As you discovered, yes :) If you use Mythic, The Adventure Crafter can be combined with it to replace some of Mythic's mechanics. You can also use TAC on its own as a solo tool. It creates more detailed adventure events than Mythic, but at the cost of being slower. This limits its use somewhat for using it running a GM-less game, but it works well with a solo game if you're fine taking the time.
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Chris B February 17, 2019 6:14 am UTC
Thanks for the answer! I’ve been reading some reddit reviews and comments and I’m encouraged and intrigued. Of course, I know your stuff is good, Tana!
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Sebastian K December 30, 2018 10:59 pm UTC
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The copy I got looks distinctively different than the sample, the images are missing and some of the fonts are weird.
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Tana P December 30, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
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Hmm, that's the first report I've heard of an issue like that. Can you send me a screenshot of how it appears on your screen, please. Does it look strange only on screen, or does it also print like that?
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Brian B January 06, 2019 5:39 am UTC
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I have the same issue. If I send it to Dropbox and view it using the Dropbox app on my iPad, it looks fine. But if I direct download it or export it from the Dropbox app, it’s missing all images and has font issues.
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Brian B January 06, 2019 5:52 am UTC
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And it also has the issue when printing. What’s the best way to send screenshots?
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Brian B January 07, 2019 2:37 am UTC
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Works fine in Adobe Acrobat Reader on my iPad as well. It appears to only be a problem when using an application that defaults to iOS’s PDF renderer. It’s strange because I also purchased The Location Crafter, and it doesn’t have the issue.
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Tana P January 07, 2019 5:52 pm UTC
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I'm sorry for the difficulties. When I uploaded a corrected PDF, I also optimized the file more to make it a smaller file. I suspect that tweaked some aspect of the PDF to make it less friendly to some renderers. I'll upload another version with less strict optimization. Hopefully that'll resolve the issue. If not, please let me know, and I'll go back to the original, larger file.
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Brian B January 07, 2019 7:14 pm UTC
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I did a little research, and it looks like Apple's PDF renderer used on the iPad and for Preview on macOS is a big pile of garbage. I was able to get it to work using Apple's renderer by opening the file in Acrobat DC and resaving it as an optimized PDF but with Acrobat 5.0 or later compatibility. I tried Acrobat 6.0 or later compatibility, and while it did look better, it was still having some font issues and several (but not all) images were missing. Using Acrobat 5.0 or later compatibility fixed all issues. Hope this helps!
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Tana P January 08, 2019 2:32 am UTC
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A new file has been uploaded which should address the display issues.
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Brian B January 08, 2019 4:14 am UTC
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Thanks. Looks good.
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Sebastian K January 19, 2019 4:30 pm UTC
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Thank you very much Tana.
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Jeff B December 19, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Would it be possible to watch or read a demonstration of putting The Adventure Crafter through its process without giving away the entire book?

How does an adventure play when using The Adventure Crafter? What kind of adventure can a GM put together and what does the process and the end result look like?
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Tana P December 20, 2018 2:53 am UTC
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Hi Jeff, thanks for the question!

The book has a sizeable section of play examples showing The Adventure Crafter going through its paces. That doesn't help you, obviously, when trying to evaluate the book before buying. However, on the Word Mill Games site (link to the right) you can find a link to the one of the largest examples in the book that gives you the kind of read through demonstration that you're looking for.
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Jeff B December 20, 2018 1:34 pm UTC
The Big Chapter of Examples! Perfect! I'll check it out.
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Tana P December 19, 2018 5:48 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hello everyone! I hope the holidays are going well for you. This is a notice to let you know the original download file has been updated, correcting a couple of minor errata. If you already purchased the pdf, you should receive an email notice letting you know about the update. You can access the file in your DriveThru library to download the updated book.

Happy gaming!
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James N December 17, 2018 12:39 pm UTC
Can we get a preview to know what is inside the book?
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Tana P December 17, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi James, thanks for noticing that. I had thought previews had been enabled, but they hadn't and I didn't notice. You should be able to preview it now.
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James N December 18, 2018 11:50 am UTC
Thank you very much!
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Paolo R December 17, 2018 6:48 am UTC
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Will there be a print-on-demand option?
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Tana P December 17, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes, a print-on-demand option is in the works and should be available within the next few weeks after print quality has been tested.
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Paolo R December 17, 2018 6:07 pm UTC
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Great news! Thank you!
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