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Old February 4th, 2009, 01:42 PM
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Re: How to Improve the BOOKS - your ideas needed

Wow, 5 pages before this thread went off-topic: any wonder why the books are full of junk? How about negative Revrep for anyone who posts off topic in a book? That might be a big improvement.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 01:48 PM
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Re: How to Improve the BOOKS - your ideas needed

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Wow, 5 pages before this thread went off-topic: any wonder why the books are full of junk? How about negative Revrep for anyone who posts off topic in a book? That might be a big improvement.
Feel free, yourself, to negative rep such folks. I was discouraged, but have stated that I'll only give negative reputation to those who might attack or damage the system, and while such off-topic garbage is unpleasant to me, it does not, in my opinion, meet that level of threat to the site.

Lest I be misunderstood, though; I think off-topic posts suck and off-topic posters, generally, do too, unless they can be very clever and entertaining, humorous or enlightening. These here didn't and aren't. Most of the ones in the BOOKS weren't, either.

I will give Junge Roman a <RR>, though.
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I've been thinking, could you add a list of characters with similar/same abilities and their point cost? What I mean is, if you were at The Book of Agent Carr, it would give you a list of all characters with Ghost Walk/Disengage or Phantom Walk and their cost. The reason for this would be, if you need a good assasin like Carr, only he's too expensive, and you're looking for cheaper characters that you could use for the same purpose, such as Shiori. Sorry for the not-the-best example, but you know what I mean. But is this a good idea?
I want to echo that, and the way to do it is to cheese of GaryLASQ, who has already done the work for us. Which is why Gary rules.

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Thank you all for the continued flow of suggestions and preferences. The great struggle with the BOOKS is to keep them both succinct and comprehensive at the same time. That means, I think, it is as important what we don't put on the first post as what we do.
Judicious use of those spoiler tags, m'man. I think that's really the perfect way to solve this dilemma: the post can be chock full of all sorts of info, satisfying everybody and his brother, but only the most vital stuff is actually visible unless specifically requested.

The only idea I can think to add is to request some coordination between you two and Firemaster, to strive for as much consistency as is reasonable with the Books of Marvelscape.

I think all the ideas posted thus far are pretty great. Except the ones that imply that you (Rev and Ry) should be doing a lot of work. IMHO, you two should be the editors--that's an awful lot of work right there! If we want the complete list of cross-referenced Heroscape figure sock color included in each Book, well, fine, but we have to send that you info, so that all you do is format it, organize it, and insert it.

And, BTW, the job of editor involves a huge amount of subjective judgement, and I don't envy you (two) the position. Deciding what to keep and what to cut is a tough job. I'm very glad we have two netizens of such high caliber as yourselves to take on this task. In fact, I must give you both rep now, just because I haven't in a while.

Keep up the good work.
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Re: How to Improve the BOOKS - your ideas needed

You should also sort the books by power ranking.
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Isn't alphabetical slightly more convinient?


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Overall I think the books are as perfect as they can be. The only one I would change is Tor-Kul-Na's, I think we need a definitive answer from WOTC or Hasbro about Trample Stomp. Does a successful stomp count as a move or not????
In all seriousness it does. It's easy to see that a potential endless move was not what the developers intended
I agree whole heartedly. But then there's the way they worded the card.
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Re: How to Improve the BOOKS - your ideas needed

They should also have it by power ranking as well like they have it by general, pt value, and pack/wave. It could be more convenient if you are looking for power figures and want to look at them.
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Re: How to Improve the BOOKS - your ideas needed

Since the power rankings are fluid and not fixed, sorting by them would become a real chore, having to redo it every time the rankings are adjusted. I think I'll not be adding this particular feature.
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Re: How to Improve the BOOKS - your ideas needed

For RotV Raelin and RotV Sgt. Drake, their book titles should be changed to add "(RotV)" at the end, like the SotM versions do.

The books should contain what set and wave they are in.

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Re: How to Improve the BOOKS - your ideas needed

You know what would be really great? Remember those 2nd edition AD&D Monster Manuals? They were all loose leaved, had a monster per page, and you could insert them into three ring binders. I always loved that. How about generating a series of PDFs that emulate that? The Book of HeroScape? You can print it, take it with you to tournaments. How about it?

Add to that a consolidated ruleset and BOV pages and you have the end all be all of HeroScape.

Hmm, I might just have to start doing this myself... Stay tuned for updates....

They are done! Version 1.00 is out: Books of HeroScape in pdf format
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Re: How to Improve the BOOKS - your ideas needed

Please, RobertDD, do do this. We'd all love to d/l your work...seriously! As soon as the Dallas team tourney is over, the end of this month, I'll be working on cleaning up and improving the first pages of each of the BOOKS threads.
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