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Do you know of a game-related crowdfunding project that could use more exposure? Over at +Purple Pawn, I'm going to be working on the crowdfunding highlights article every other week now. 

Specifically, what I'm looking for are Patreon projects, IndieGoGo and Kickstarter campaigns, and other gaming-related projects that are funded elsewhere (even fundraisers on creators sites!)

Developing a game? Artwork for games? A gaming podcast? A vlog? Essays about games? As long as it's related to something rooted in the tabletop boardgame or roleplaying game or miniatures gaming or card gaming scene -- let me know here!

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#InDesign question regarding footnote numbering: Is there a way to not have numbering reset between unlinked text frames?

Document has several series of threaded text frames, numbering is restarting for each. I'd like it to just continue.


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Be sure to vote for the Ennies this year!

I'm nominated for the first time, for Best Cartography for my work on the Map of Theah for +John Wick Presents 7th Sea 2nd Edition RPG.

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$15 for dang near everything in the Doctor Who RPG line.

My secret: I got it mainly for The Fifth Doctor Sourcebook. The Fifth Doctor was my Doctor, which is unusual for people of my age. PBS stations throughout America during the time I was enamored with Doctor Who constantly aired the Tom Baker series on repeat, so you'll find most Americans in my age range favoring the Fourth Doctor.

Our local PBS network looped through that Doctor's run and the first season of the Fifth Doctor... possibly the second, but just once. I recall seeing Earthshock and Adric's demise multiple times, but hardly recall Turlough or Kamelion. Tom Baker's run, over and over. Pyramids of Mars I've seen at least four times.

Anyway, this version of the Doctor Who RPG is from Capaldi's run, so the core rulebook has been updated with the current Doctor's images, images from his run supplementing the book, and the trade dress from the current run. While I'm certain there are people who enjoy Tennant's run, the trade dress for the show back then (and subsequent licensed properties like the RPG) was spectacularly hideous. Luckily, the current run has better design sensibilities which imparts a better readability. That's the version you get with this batch.

You know what? If you're just a passing fan of Doctor Who, just spend the $15 and enjoy your Doctor's sourcebook.
Holy cow - this is very nearly the best Bundle in the history of Humble Bundles. $15 for nearly all of the Doctor Who line (yes, it includes all of the 'Doctor' sourcebooks...)

(h/t +Wayne Humfleet)

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7th Sea's Mark Richardson, our staff cartographer, was nominated for Best Cartography this year. Discussing the nominations, we realized this is the only award with nominations for 7th Sea products that was as close to 100% a single person's award. Mark may have had guidance and feedback from others on the John Wick Presents team, but it's as close to 100% his sole work as anything else JWP put out there.

This stood out to me because we're pretty much working as a team on the products...

[read more at the site!]

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If you haven't voted in the ENnies yet, I would really appreciate it if you took a moment to go and cast a vote for Unknown Armies for Best Production Values. 
Voting closes 21 July for the 2017 ENnies - jump in now and join us in honouring the year's best!

We love sponsoring this award, with our medallions designed by Daniel Solis. Seeing happy game designers wearing them gives us a warm inner glow. Throw 'em a vote!

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Hey, #InDesign people!

When working on a book with a lot of graphics, I get artwork near the end of the process. Some of these have transparent backgrounds and I want the copy to wrap around the image, using Detect Edges, but each time I switch the text wrap from "No Text Wrap" to "Wrap Around Object Shape", the Contour Options defaults to "Same As Clipping". The immediate result is InDesign reflows all the following copy, adding a page to the end of each chapter, which I have to go and delete once I change the Contour Options to "Detect Edges".

Is there any way to change that default option?

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Danielle is a cool person I've worked with on a few of the 7th Sea books.

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I enjoy writing things for the ol' bloggity blog, like the recent thing about Cred in The Sprawl, that look at the layout in the Star Trek Adventures game, and that other thing about how to do a GREP thing in InDesign to get rid of widows and orphans.

But it's the time thing that keeps me from doing that -- well, that an a return on investment. But if I did a Patreon thing where I'll do at least twice-monthly writings on games/layout/games + layout, I wonder if would there be any interest. 'Cause, you know, there's an additional incentive for me to write, which might prompt more writing.

So why not set up a poll. Would you back a low-cost Patreon if I wrote stuff?

OBLIGATORY EDIT IS OBLIGATORY: You are not beholden to answers given.
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Honestly, no.
Probably not, but who knows?
Sure. Yeah.
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