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A 5e and Pathfinder adventure path about power and what you do with it.
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Halfway

Posted by Chamomile Has A Project (Creator)
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We are now slightly more than halfway through the Kickstarter campaign, and only inches away from the $2,500 stretch goal and the Order of the Wyrd one-page (the Third Eye one-page should be ready by tomorrow). At this point I'm pretty confident that we can reach the $2,800 goal before the end of the campaign, and even hold out hope that we might break $3,200 and get ourselves some backer tokens.

Since day 15 didn't happen to coincide with hitting a stretch goal but I still want to make a halfway mark post, let's instead talk about something that I'm working on but haven't made into a stretch goal and why: Alternative virtual tabletop platforms, and because I don't know if I'll be able to get a conversion ready in time to ship. I've been looking into the possibility of converting Petals and Thorns to platforms like Map Tool, Fantasy Grounds, and GM Forge throughout the Kickstarter, but can't currently make any promises about whether or not it'll happen (I can guarantee that a Tabletop Simulator conversion will not be forthcoming - there are too many missing features that would not be easy to program in). It looks like all three of those platforms are perfectly capable of hosting Petals and Thorns, but it is unclear whether or not I'll have enough time to actually make a conversion without slipping from my schedule, and staying on target for my original promises is my highest priority.

Why bring this up? Because while I can't make promises, it does look possible that I'll be able to convert to one of these alternative platforms in time to give people a choice of one or the other when the VTT version ships in November, and I'd like to know if anyone has any favorites. Map Tool is free, so that is my default target, but if you'd like to see Petals and Thorns on GM Forge or Fantasy Grounds, make some noise about it and I'll prioritize that conversion instead. Once again, I can't promise these conversions will be available in time for the November ship date because my priority remains finishing the Roll20 version originally promised by the campaign, but it's reasonably likely I'll be able to find time to make a second version. If you have a favorite VTT, let me know, and I'll see what I can do.

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      Nathan Ahmed on

      I've never used a VTT, mostly because I have the luxury of my group living very close to each other. But I have recently come across a few comments and posts here and there about Roll20 making some questionable choices and irking this community or that. I am not a well-versed person in this particular topic, but I am a man that enjoys having options.
      Fantasy Grounds has always struck me as another kind of VTT service that makes the most sense for this adventure, as an alternative to Roll20, but not an outright replacement.

      It looks like a hefty chunk of work to port it over, but it's a great option to have, and might bring in some more backers.