Thursday, March 17, 2016

That Old Generator...

The Character Generator (found at has received a little update. Apart from a few minor fixes the new this is the ability to save a character and then restart at a later date or to produce several "versions" of the same basic character.

In order to use the save function a user must complete the first step of the character creation. The button will then appear above the "continue" button. The character is saved as an encrypted text file so don't go on about changing anything or it won't load.

Once you got your save file check out the "Generate" menu: there is a new option called "Load Character". The page contains a simple text box and a button. Copy and paste the content of your character save file and click load - the page will take you to the last saved step.

Please note that the character is generally only saved when changing a page - if you're halfway though assigning skills this won't be included in the save file due to... eh... development costs. Exceptions are assigning family, talents, events and derived stats.

That's about it - hope you'll enjoy!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Aladron Continents: Thamal

Finally finished the huge continent of Thamal, situated east of the land of Umarald (which serves as the setting for the Centuria game).

The original map can be seen in the lower left corner as a reference. The sheer scale of the continent was a bit challenging and at first progress appeared to be very slow...

Thamal is the continent of origin for the gothic civilization so the westernmost parts are intended to provide a suitable landscape with mountains, fjords and other terrain elements to create a European-style small kingdoms setting. Going rather free-style from there, a massive mountain range was decided to divide the rest of the continent into a northern and southern section as well as three vertical sections.

The end result is a continent with large jungles, massive mountains and several inland lake regions providing ample material for exploration and discovery of unknown civilizations. Humans are intended to inhabit the northern and western parts while the south and east is home to giants, trolls and other creatures which makes it difficult for humans to gain a foothold.