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Heroscape Codex

I have recently volunteered to help out with the Heroscape Codex. If you're not familiar with it, it used to be a PDF magazine but is now regular articles periodically posted to the blog section of Heroscapers. The PDF issues are here: https://www.heroscapers.com/communit...ad.php?t=50784

2016 blog articles:
Codex: Relaunch
Unit Strategy Review: Kato + Ashigaru
Customs Creations: Tandem Designs, Part 1: The Theory
’Scaper of the Month: Scytale
Unit Strategy Review: Zaeus
Fan Art Spotlight: From the Desk of a Frostrager
Unit Strategy Review: Tusken Raiders
Unit Strategy Review: Captain America
Unit Strategy Review: Goblin Cutters
’Scaper of the Month: TREX
Fan Art Spotlight: From the Desk of a Frostrager 2
Unit Strategy Review: Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise)
C3G Interview: tcglkn
Custom Creations: Tandem Designs, Part 2: The Practice
‘Scaper of the Month: dok
NYC Gang of Four Battle Report: Dragon Pass!
Fan Art Spotlight: From the Desk of a Frostrager 3
Unit Strategy Review: Iron Man Mark V
‘Scaper of the Month: Capsocrates
Fan Art Spotlight: From the Desk of a Frostrager 4
Unit Strategy Review: Lobot
Unit Strategy Review: Horned Skull Brutes
Customs Creation: Designing Top to Bottom
’Scaper of the Month: Brandonwiker
Unit Strategy Review: Quahon
The Curse of Ne-Gok-Sa
Unit Strategy Review: Red Skull (C3G)
The Good, The Bad, and the SoV-Worthy
’Scaper of the Month: Sir Heroscape
Unit Strategy Review: Jabba the Hutt
C3G Interview: Trollbrute, on March Madness winning unit: "Rover"
Codex Customs Parallax Design: Monkey Swarm
The 16 Card/Choice C3G Team Drafting Game
Fan Art Spotlight: From the Desk of a Frostrager 5
Contributors and Supporters, An interview with Xotli
’Scaper of the Month: TheAverageFan
Customs Creation; Where Rules Don’t Bend
’Scaper of the Month: The Grim Reaper’s Friend
Unit Strategy Review: Anubian Wolves
Customs Creation: YACE (Yet Another Cost Estimator)

2017 blog articles:
Tales of Valhalla, An interview with Ryan Wilke
Unit Strategy Review: Darth Vader
’Scaper of the Month: Tornado
Repaint Feature
C3G Interview: Ronin
Repaint Feature 2
C3G Interview: Arkham
The Fan Fic Competition
Unit Strategy Review: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)
C3G Interview: Flashback: omael
Fan Fiction Spotlight: Indiana Jones and the Wizards of the Coast
Unit Strategy Review: Hawkeye (II)
Fan Fiction Spotlight: Bloodlines
Customs Creation: Faction Creation
Customs Creation: YACE (Yet Another Cost Estimator) Special Powers
Fan Fiction Spotlight: The River That Was Red
Unit Strategy Review: Plastic Man
C3G Interview: Lazy_Orang
Unit Strategy Review: Maxima
Map Craft: Map Size In Map Making
Unit Strategy Review: LexCorp Security
Customs Creation: Make It Fun
Map Spotlight: Savage Corridor
’Scaper of the Month: Son of Arathorn
ARV Contest Review: Wilds of Valhalla
’Scaper of the Month: Dad_Scaper
Unit Strategy Review: Echo
Map Craft: Start Zones
’Scaper of the Month: Grungebob
C3G Interview: Flashback: Taeblewalker
Customs Creation: The Question of Balance
Map Spotlight: Desecrated Mine
’Scaper of the Month: Jim
Unit Strategy Review: Cable
C3G Interview: Flashback: IAmBatman
ARV Contest Review: Uncharted Wellsprings
’Scaper of the Month: skyknight

2018 blog articles:
Map Craft: Pathing
’Scaper of the Month: lonewolf
Unit Strategy Review: Mephisto
Customs Creation: Dripping with (Not Too Much!) Theme
C3G Interview: Flashback: Good Pig
C3G Interview: Qualizium
’Scaper of the Month: japes
Unit Strategy Review: Baron Zemo (Helmut)
’Scaper of the Month: Soundwarp SG-1
Unit Strategy Review: Mister Sinister
Customs Creation: Simply Creative
C3G Interview: Flashback: streaky2007
Map Spotlight: Volcarren Paradise
’Scaper of the Month: Ronin
Unit Strategy Review: Black Mask
C3G Interview: Flashback: Scapemage
Map Craft: 10 Map Building Tips
’Scaper of the Month: johnny139
Unit Strategy Review: Hawkeye (Kate Bishop)
Customs Creation: The Epitome of Play
C3G Interview: Scapemage
Unit Strategy Review: Lizard
HyGround Interview: Bill Reaser
ARV Contest Review: Wastelands of Valhalla
Unit Strategy Review: Ares
C3G Interview: Flashback: quozl
Unit Strategy Review: Scarlet Spider
Customs Creation: Criticism: Giving and Taking
Unit Strategy Review: Jason Voorhees
C3G Interview: quozl
'Scaper of the Month: Arkham
C3G Interview: Flashback: Spidey'TilIDie

2019 blog articles:
Unit Strategy Review: Speedy (Mia Dearden)
Customs Creation: Design Fundamentals
Map Craft: Pre-set Glyphs
ARV Map Spotlight: Ruins of Rennoc by Flash_19
Scaper of the Month: Lazy Orang
Unit Strategy Review: Sub-Zero
C3G interview: Spidey'TilIDie
Scaper of the Month: IamBatman
Customs Creation: Playtesting
Scaper of the Month: Mr. Nobody
Unit Strategy Review: Rocket Raccoon

Do you read the Codex?

If not, let me know why!

If you do, let me know what you would like to see!

Thank you!

C3V is bringing back classic 'scape! / C3G is creating SUPER stuff for Heroscape!
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Re: Heroscape Codex

Something about VirtualScape or Tabletop Sim would be cool.

A terrain article including 3D printed items.

Flashback article that highlights great threads of the past. Like the custom Greyskull thread.
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Re: Heroscape Codex

I've recently discovered it, have subscribed to it, and read it. So far I have enjoyed each article and don't really have any suggestions.

I will add that I did not read it before because I didn't really know what it was or how to subscribe to it.
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Re: Heroscape Codex

So glad you've starting reading it, bmon! Did you find all the PDFs of the older issues too?

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So glad you've starting reading it, bmon! Did you find all the PDFs of the older issues too?
Ooh, I haven't. I'll have to check those out! Thanks.
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Re: Heroscape Codex

My favorite thing from the old PDF versions was the scenario and custom terrain articles. Current version I like the strategy articles. I don't always read all of them because sometimes they seem a little lengthy.

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Re: Heroscape Codex

What's a good length for you, Japes?

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Re: Heroscape Codex

I agree with Tornado's idea of highlighting threads of the past. There are a lot of cool map and custom threads that get forgotten about, as well as a ton of iconic strategy threads/articles that I think would be great to be put back in the spotlight once in a while, especially for people newer to the site.
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Re: Heroscape Codex

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I have recently volunteered to help out with the Heroscape Codex. If you're not familiar with it, it used to be a PDF magazine but is now regular articles periodically posted to the front page of Heroscapers.

Do you read the Codex?

If not, let me know why!
Not often. It doesn't feel like there are any news to find anymore, and I don't see much publicity for the Codex to keep it in my mind. I often forget about it entirely (despite the fact that I thought I had subscribed to it) unless I see something about it on the front page.

I also typically devote too much time to HeroScape already, so reading custom or map-making advice doesn't interest me a lot. I apologize if this isn't the majority of the articles, but for some reason all that I can really remember about reading the Codex is these kinds of things and the interviews with members of the site, neither of which are high priorities for me to spend my free-time reading.

I think that a more consistent and varied presence on the front page could easily convince me to read more often, especially if we start seeing things like sneak peeks/interviews on upcoming C3V releases, stuff with Craig Van Ness and Soaring Rhino, or even on occasional site updates.

Something else that I would be greatly interested in reading would be Strategy Guides, much like we used to see for the Books of classic units. I would love to read articles in that old format talking specifically about C3V-inclusive stuff (it could even double as drumming up interest for the most recent units), and if these could be linked to the relevant Books after release, it could stand as some new long-standing content for people to read and get interested in the Codex by.

I apologize if any of the above is already being carried out, as I haven't seen these things as a relative outsider to the Codex. If they are, then I think that it is more of a problem of appearance and getting the Codex (all parts of it) out there to the community. I certainly wouldn't complain about more front-page activity.
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I have recently volunteered to help out with the Heroscape Codex. If you're not familiar with it, it used to be a PDF magazine but is now regular articles periodically posted to the front page of Heroscapers.

Do you read the Codex?

If not, let me know why!
Not often. It doesn't feel like there are any news to find anymore, and I don't see much publicity for the Codex to keep it in my mind. I often forget about it entirely (despite the fact that I thought I had subscribed to it) unless I see something about it on the front page.

I also typically devote too much time to HeroScape already, so reading custom or map-making advice doesn't interest me a lot. I apologize if this isn't the majority of the articles, but for some reason all that I can really remember about reading the Codex is these kinds of things and the interviews with members of the site, neither of which are high priorities for me to spend my free-time reading.

I think that a more consistent and varied presence on the front page could easily convince me to read more often, especially if we start seeing things like sneak peeks/interviews on upcoming C3V releases, stuff with Craig Van Ness and Soaring Rhino, or even on occasional site updates.

Something else that I would be greatly interested in reading would be Strategy Guides, much like we used to see for the Books of classic units. I would love to read articles in that old format talking specifically about C3V-inclusive stuff (it could even double as drumming up interest for the most recent units), and if these could be linked to the relevant Books after release, it could stand as some new long-standing content for people to read and get interested in the Codex by.

I apologize if any of the above is already being carried out, as I haven't seen these things as a relative outsider to the Codex. If they are, then I think that it is more of a problem of appearance and getting the Codex (all parts of it) out there to the community. I certainly wouldn't complain about more front-page activity.
It was our original plan to post regularly on the front page. That idea didn't last for a few reasons, primarily the fact that we only had three or four articles to showcase, and that the other admins did not coordinate with Xotli about when they were about to post on the front page. We got ninja'd out of position once or twice without warning, and we had to delay or scrap the post because Xotli didn't want to ninja back (and I agreed with him). You don't want a new C3G announcement up there for a few hours before it gets pushed down. Because of this, we decided to reserve the front page for major announcements.

As for new content: that largely relies on the contributors. Getting someone who wants to write for us and has the knowledge and time to do so is incredibly difficult. All of your suggestions sound like great ones... it just rests in the hands of those willing and able to write the articles.

We were doing Strategy Guides, but our contributor, Dysole, has been unable to write for some time now, and we've been unable to find a replacement. Narrowing down the pool even further, the format she was writing in is restricted by the USR. If I remember their terms, you have to be a member of their group to use the format, and have the article checked over by the group before we ever see it. So that has greatly limited our ability to find a replacement.

As for articles with CVN and Soaring Rhino - that would be great. Again, we would need a contributor if it were to become a regular thing, but a simple interview would be easy enough. Up until this point, the Codex has been limited to HSers, and content and contributors found on that site (with the exception of the recent Hyground interview). Reaching out to CVN is something we could definitely look into. No promises, but I'll put it forward in the Codex forum.

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@Xotli Would it be possible to get a sticky for this?



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Would it be possible to get a sticky for this?
Done.

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And I've seen some people on the Internet seem to have a problem with mixing this with the rest of the game, which makes no sense to me, because, I mean, you already are having knights fight robots, how is throwing Spider-Man into the mix that big of a deal?
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