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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 23 Jul 2022 :  21:49:17  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I was doing a bit of Googling for something else, and I found this software Dungeondraft, which the video makes look really awesome and easy to use.

Before dropping money on it without being able to try it, though, I thought I'd ask if anyone had used this software in the past, and/or if there were other suggestions for dungeon-creation software. I saw another one called AutoREALM, but it's an older program that's not been updated in years, and the IT person in me cringes at things like that.

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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 23 Jul 2022 :  22:15:42  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've used Campaign Cartographer for a number of years, but I still get bogged down in some of the minutiae of the software, since it feels like CAD type of stuff. There's a lot of drag and drop, and Mike Schley has done clip-art for it, but it isn't all the intuitive to use.

This looks way more intuitive and the price point is way lower than CC3. I'm very intrigued as well.

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Palant
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Posted - 28 Jul 2022 :  17:36:08  Show Profile Send Palant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I use it.
I bought Dungeon Painter Studio, CC3+, tried some other software - but dungeondraft was a best.
It is simple to create fast - and has a lot of possibilities.
Also it has some problems - it use square grid, indexing of assets can take time, and i not recommend to create maps as 2000 ft x 2000 ft - better split to parts
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How well do you think it would do at a city map? I have CC3+ and there is quite a lot of overhead to get things done in it.

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Originally posted by TheIriaeban

How well do you think it would do at a city map? I have CC3+ and there is quite a lot of overhead to get things done in it.



It sounds like a dungeon only thing, not a city thing. Betting there isn't graphics for cities. Very much could be wrong.

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TheIriaeban
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quote:
Originally posted by TheIriaeban

How well do you think it would do at a city map? I have CC3+ and there is quite a lot of overhead to get things done in it.



It sounds like a dungeon only thing, not a city thing. Betting there isn't graphics for cities. Very much could be wrong.



Yeah, that is what I am thinking but I had to ask. I may have to just go ahead and drop a few hundred bucks and get it professionally done. The problem is the expenditure is large enough that it needs to get approval from the family budget board.

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