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Improved Initiative: Initracker

August 6, 2009 by


I have been searching far and wide for an initiative and condition tracker for fourth edition.  For my condition, I’ve been using a modified version of the Alea Tools magnetic markers: For initiative, I’ve been using a sheet I created for my New DM Starter Kit.  It’s just a run of the mill Excel spreadsheet, […]

Creating character portraits with “Hero Machine”

May 7, 2009 by


My post on SW d6 reminded me of an online tool I used to create character portraits for that game, it’s called Hero Machine, and it is extremely cool. It’s a flash based application that starts you off with a generic “empty” pose, and you go filling it with layers of clothing, eyes, hair, beards, […]

Modifying the way I track conditions

March 2, 2009 by


So after using my paper condition tokens, I switched over to Alea Tools because they are probably the best thing out there right now for the 4th ed. DM looking for a solution to the game’s bookkeeping.  I also use them for Ranger’s Quarry’s, Paladin’s Divine Challenges, etc… But last session I did something different with […]

NewbieDM Tutorial – Printing Battle Maps to a 1″ Scale

January 13, 2009 by


So you’ve made yourself some kick ass tokens, but now you want to make yourself some kick ass maps to use them with.  Well, you’ve come to the right place! Taking a map from the Wizard’s gallery, and converting it to a 1″ playable map isn’t very difficult, and it looks better than some Dry-Erase […]

My homemade condition tokens

October 22, 2008 by


I made this for my game, I hope someone get use out of them.  They are not flashy, but they are practical: