Fantasy Meanders 95% Complete
Hi guys - well it's almost all wrapped up now with 95% of rewards delivered and just some PDF conversions (underway) and some special conan grids to go. Over 100+ new designs were created this time around and I hope you enjoyed the campaign, liked the maps produced and will consider backing me again in future projects.
As I go forward I hope to continually improve my skills, learn more about how to achieve different effects and hone my art and will be seeking funding for new computer upgrade to make even bigger, better maps and eventually break into the 3d side of things as well. Before I take Meanders to the public via Game Tile Warehouse, I wanted to have some backers spend time with the designs to get feedback on quality, design and utility.
I'm now trialling a new format that will see a change to the standard size of a Meander (8175x5475 - which originally accounted for a design meant for physically printing onto gameboards - and extra bleed) to a more robust and precise 8100x5400 with the grid taken all the way to the edge. From this standard hi-res format to be in JEPG, there will be two more JEPG formats especially for VTT.
The 2nd format will be sized at 2700x1800 and suit 100 pixels per grid, and the 3rd format will be sized at 1350x900 and suit 50 pixels per grid. The new standardization in size should neatly enable scaling the maps down for more convenient use, as well as be easier to handle with the reduced file size. Less uploading and storage requirements means I can make more of them, and also offer them as instant digital downloads from my website in the coming month. New Meanders in the Fantasy Range will be added semi-regularly to the range.
The files are currently being reviewed in the hands of three GTW supporters so with luck, the files prove to be a better all-round format and I can take them to market very soon - with new maps added to the collection on a semi-regular basis. I'll also be adding a new code to the file names that will quickly identify which meanders series/type/theme it is, and make it easy to find what you are looking for even when there are a thousand. Check the new GTW Forum located under NEWS for more details on upcoming projects, kickstarter news, and other features.
My Sci-fi Meanders 2 Kickstarter is also just around the corner and will offer 75+ new maps in a huge range of sci-fi themes - I hope to launch it around Mid-May or the 21st at the latest.
Thank you everyone that backed me, I will let you know how the trials go, and keep you updated on the next wave.
Kind Regards, Kris