Zeppelins & Bombers - New/Old Info

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Re: Zeppelins & Bombers - New/Old Info

Postby Jerba » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:45 pm

Woot! Glad to hear things are moving along and that you are getting settled. Can't wait to see the finished product, here is hoping there is something to throw Deseret a bone (unlikely, but here is one vote). ;)


Let's hear it for Patrick's hard work on this, folks!

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Re: Zeppelins & Bombers - New/Old Info

Postby Phoenix » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:54 pm

Thanks for the update, Patrick. I'm wondering what kind of bombers the ISA and Columbia have. I picture the ISA as this roaring behemoth with massive German engines and Columbia's bomber studded with turrets and armor.

I have to say, I always did wonder what was up with the Tigershark. It seemed like the Coyote, where the description and the art were oddly out of sync.
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Re: Zeppelins & Bombers - New/Old Info

Postby csadn » Tue May 01, 2012 5:11 am

Patrick wroteColonI've also been MS Painting up a bunch of the bomber designs. I'll Photoshop them to improve their overall look, but MS Paint allows me to quickly mock up their overall look. Unfortunately I didn't design all of them visually, only the Gunslinger (Hollywood) and Longhorn (Texas) because a few of my Pride designs were completely changed so I didn't want to see that happen again. Luckily the Mockingbird stayed the same, as did the MS382, but I think ALL the others were changed. The Tigershark, for example, was originally a twin engine pusher, like an oversized Mockingbird or Bloodhawk. Oh well.


Well, you see, now you can change them *back*.... :)
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Re: Zeppelins & Bombers - New/Old Info

Postby Patrick » Tue May 01, 2012 12:09 pm

That's true, although I think I got lucky on how the designs in Pride turned out compared to some of the designs in other books.

I have a few fighter designs I'll most likely include in Zeps & Bombers as well, since I have them laying around anyway. Hey bonus content! :)

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Re: Zeppelins & Bombers - New/Old Info

Postby Cyagen » Tue May 01, 2012 12:55 pm

Patrick wroteColonI have a few fighter designs I'll most likely include in Zeps & Bombers as well, since I have them laying around anyway. Hey bonus content! :)


The ones that were on your Flamberge website?
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Re: Zeppelins & Bombers - New/Old Info

Postby Patrick » Tue May 01, 2012 3:30 pm

The ones that were on your Flamberge website?


I can neither confirm nor deny that. :)

Actually most are just ones that came about during my CS playing days, particularly with my Rainer Raptors unit that flew out of Pacifica.

I still have my old website. I should upload it to my current website since all the work has already been done. Heh!

:)

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Re: Zeppelins & Bombers - New/Old Info

Postby Thom » Wed May 02, 2012 1:48 am

Patrick wroteColon
The ones that were on your Flamberge website?


I can neither confirm nor deny that. :)

<Snip!>

I still have my old website. I should upload it to my current website since all the work has already been done. Heh!

:)


http://flamberge.iwarp.com/ (All information contained herein is copyrighted/intellectual property of Patrick Koepke ect) Shows Index 2 (Inactive page with dead links) which say's, "This site has been moved to www.flambergestudios.com. which is a dead link.

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Re: Zeppelins & Bombers - New/Old Info

Postby Patrick » Wed May 02, 2012 12:11 pm

http://flamberge.iwarp.com/ (All information contained herein is copyrighted/intellectual property of Patrick Koepke ect) Shows Index 2 (Inactive page with dead links) which say's, "This site has been moved to www.flambergestudios.com. which is a dead link.

Inquiring minds want to know!


Wow you guys are thorough. Yeah, the iwarp page I guess doesn't ever get taken down. I haven't logged in or made changes there in years. I moved everything to flambergestudios.com while I was in college. That was my "hire me I'm a 3D modeler" site. When I was trying to focus on 3d and not writing, I took down everything else that was up at iwarp. I still have the fs.com files too (as y'all can guess, I'm a bit of a packrat.)

After I graduated and it became clear a 3d job wasn't in my future, I eventually stopped paying for fs.com and picked up my current domain.

One thing I haven't found yet is one of the CS primers from Microsoft that I would like to cross reference when I check my manuscript. I found one of them, but I had two.

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Re: Zeppelins & Bombers - New/Old Info

Postby Patrick » Sat May 05, 2012 2:25 pm

1st update: I spent about 6 hours working on the z&b book yesterday. I created images for the layouts and created a master file and imported the first 24 pages. I still have a few more to do before I'm on to the bombers portion of the book.

The rules are starting to make sense to me again, which is a good thing. I can't remember how I did zones but I ran out of time yesterday and couldn't read the documentation I have.

I can say this: Any type of squadron you want to play will be at you fingertips. Just be ready to train pilots, buy ordinance, fly patrols, and defeat your opponents. :)

For those slated to help me, I will be emailing you hopefully Monday night with the battle plan. My goal is to have this project finished before my fantasy novel is back from the editors.

Tally ho,
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Re: Zeppelins & Bombers - New/Old Info

Postby Phoenix » Sat May 05, 2012 7:53 pm

Sweet! Every detail only whets my appetite more. I'm especially looking forwards to the squadron rules - as an RPG GM, that should be very interesting and helpful.
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