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Imarvin has a spell database in csv format. It's been a while, but I used it for a similar spread sheet. You'll need to sort by sourcebook, class and level, then just copy what you want into a new file, or delete what you don't want, but shouldn't take but a couple of minutes.
For lovers of Scrivener, there's also the similar and very flexible Gingko App that I've used for my dialog maps. It's extremely versatile, and easy to use once you get the hang of it. You can also use it for reference data, character sheets, designing campaigns, writing backstories, etc... all in the same document.
Many years ago, I bought a pad of 1" hex paper from a gaming store. I have no idea who made it but I'm sure a web search can find a supplier. For example, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/a4-numbered-hex-pad?ref=nav_search, http://tomeoftreasures.com/tot_nontsr/armory/hex_graph_paper.htm. I also had access to a CAD program, where I made my ...
I used an online graph paper maker and purchased a large acrylic sheet from a hardware store (looked for a damaged one for a discount). The acrylic sheet works great with dry-erase markers. The online graph paper maker includes grids, hexes, different weights of lines, etc. Basically, everything you could possibly need. The acrylic sheet also works great ...
Cut a bigger battlemat down to size A straightforward solution would be to buy a standard battle grid, like this one from paizo, and cut it into smaller pieces using sturdy household scissors, x-acto or carpet cutter knives. The main benefit is that this works exactly like the big one with regards to what pen you can use or how to erase it. The paizo ...
Dry erase markers work very well on clear acetate or poly page protectors. Print your grid, slip it into the page protector sleeve, and you're ready to map and erase. The protectors eventually wear out, but you'll get much more use for your dollar than any commercial whiteboard-like grid you're likely to find. An alternative that I used to use (long ago) ...
It is not possible for GM's to add more cells to the Stats tab, regardless of whether it is a Character, Event, Group, Place or Item. Though you'd prefer not to use the description for stats, many GM's do exactly that, as in the following example: Carrinac in the Gyristan Campaign. To make it look nicer, descriptions on Scabard can take a limited set of ...
It's been a long time since I was drawing maps, but I had some luck with Fractal Mapper after deciding that AutoRealm was too hard. Let me take your points in order: Not be grid or hex based — simply be a map like what you see in the LotR books. This is not a battlemap maker - it's map drawing software. However, it can put hex, square, or dot grids on ...
Not necessarily a question for this forum, however I can offer some help. Check out The Cartographers Guild They can point you in the right direction on the software. Personally, I use Photoshop CS3 and GIMP (free) for my maps. I'm not an artist by any means but have been able to throw maps together rather quickly (30min) after going through some of the ...
Ortelius by MapDiva is I believe the best map-making app out there right now for mac. Version 2 is apparently right around the corner.
Go to the Query Category page on Scabard. Just enter the category you are interested in and click "Search" It will return all pages across all campaigns that have that category, sorted by campaign score. Here is an example searching for 'City': Full disclosure: I am the developer of Scabard and just created this page in response to this question. I ...
Your best bet is to download the System Reference Documents for 3.5, and copy paste them yourself. It's a little labor intensive, but it does mean that you have the formatting just how you like.
Appropriate software for this sort of interactive map display does exist. If you're willing to use the official Traveller universe's map data, you can find an interactive version at http://travellermap.com If you want to use your own map data, it is possible to use the site's API to display custom map data instead of the OTU map: The content to render ...
If you're willing to spend money on this, I have heard really good things about ProFantasy Software, and they do have a Cosmographer 3 expansion to their Campaign Cartographer 3 program.
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