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Questions about Heroscribe

Postby SirRick » Wednesday February 21st, 2018 10:37pm

Hi, I've been brainstorming some ideas for some Quest Books, but before I start doing anything, I want to learn how to use Heroscribe properly. I want to practice by either reproducing some of the base quests, and converting some Dragon Strike maps to practice with other board layouts.

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1. How easy is it to use/learn?

2. Are there other downloads or additions I need to get that are not included with Heroscribe? (Such as heroquest fonts, tiles, borders, etc. Or Dragon Strike Icons?)

3. Is making a Quest like a fill in the blanks pdf (with preset map area, introduction text area, notes, wandering monster section) or must all these things be manually formatted with each quest?

4. Will I be able to use Heroscribe to create other elements, like the cover, intro/conclusion story pages, instruction pages describing new rules, artifacts, etc?

Its a lot of questions, but I like to get an idea of what I'm getting into before I start planning anything. Also any tips will be appreciated! Thanks everyone!


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Re: Questions about Heroscribe

Postby knightkrawler » Thursday February 22nd, 2018 2:31am

1. Easy, once you get it running properly with all the background programs and functions running (ghostscript, java).

2. The All-In-One Icon pack for HeroScribe is essential. The Dragon Strike boards are in there.

3. HeroScribe only makes the maps. For further formatting the introduction and layout of a complete quest, go to Big Bene's profile and click the link to his custom quest creating thingamajings (where it says "Have a look."
Personally, I do the Introduction with the parchment in Photoshop(Gimp, export the HeroScribe map as a png, and combine/layout everything with OpenOffice writer to then transform it into a pdf.

4. No. HeroScribe is purely a map creator. Again, a combo of various programs and little helpers by HQ fans like Big Bene.
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Re: Questions about Heroscribe

Postby SirRick » Thursday February 22nd, 2018 7:35am

Awesome! Thanks kk! That is just what I was looking for. I checked the HeroScribe website and saw a multitude of things to download and felt a little overwhelmed.

Now that I know a little more about it, its time to start messing around and see how it goes. Hopefully, in time I can upload something worthy for the Inn!


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Re: Questions about Heroscribe

Postby j_dean80 » Thursday February 22nd, 2018 7:43am

I don't have photoshop (too expensive). I make the maps with HeroScribe then use a combination of InkScape (free program) and Microsoft Paint. Pretty easy to do and the results are good enough for my taste. You will need to download the HQ fonts.
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Re: Questions about Heroscribe

Postby knightkrawler » Thursday February 22nd, 2018 10:26am

Yeah, the fonts are important. Downloadable on the Inn's homepage AND on the HeroScribe both, I think.
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