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How to mod a Small World Play by Forum (PBF) Game


Files Needed

The first thing you need to do is aquire all necessary files. When I mod, I use GIMP. You could also use the Small World VASSAL Module, but to date it doesn't contain the "Be Not Afraid" expansion.

Pere (Senseless) has released all files needed for GIMP.
You can find them here.

To use these files, you need the software GIMP. GIMP is a "Image Manipulation Program" much in the lines of Photoshop, with the difference that GIMP is free. It's a bit different to work with but it's pretty easy to use if you give it some time.
You can find it here.

I won't go into detail explaining how to use GIMP since it has basicly endless uses. You'll have to figure that out by yourself.


When you've figured out gimp, make sure you save the board both as GIMPs .xcf (for easy future change) and .jpg/png (for posting on the forum).


Posting the board

Make a post. Click the "Quick Upload Image" icon as indicated in the picture. Click "Select New File" and choose the .jpg/png image you've created. Then click "Upload Files" and wait for it to finish (up-time may vary)



Added to your post will be something that looks like this:

[ imageid=927557 ]


What you wanna do is add the string "original" after the number to see the image in full size. Like this:

[ imageid=927557original ]

And now you have a board posted as soon as you click the "Submit" button.



Understanding the GeekRandomizer

When creating a post. Look at the top right and you'll see a button named "Roll".



Click it and fill out the "Roll" field.



When playing Small World, we use the roll function for a few different actions. All of those functions utilizes a custom die.

A custom die is created in the following way:

1custom4{25;50;75;100}

Where the first number (1) is how many rolls you'll make with the die.
"custom" means it's a user created die.
The second number (4) is how many sides the die has. In this case 4.
And the four numbers incased in {} with ; seperating them, is what the sides of the die states.

With the example above, you will roll one die with four sides and the result can be 25, 50, 75 or 100.

You can also ignore the last part and only type 1d4 (changing "custom to "d"). This will result in 1 die with four sides where the sides are 1, 2, 3 and 4.


The different ways we use this in small world pbf is as follows:

Reinforcement die: 1custom6{0;0;0;1;2;3}

Choosing Turn Order (1 per player): 1d100

Randomize Power: 1custom32{ALCHEMIST;BARRICADING;BERSERK;BIVY;CATAPULT;COMMANDO;CORRUPT;CURSED;DIPLOMAT;DRAGON MASTER;FLYING;FOREST;FORT;HEROIC;HILL;HISTORIAN;HORDES OF;IMPRL;MRDNG;MERC;MERCHANT;MNTD;PEACE-LVNG;PILGNG;RNSKNG;SEAFARING;SPRT;STOUT;SWMP;UNDRWRLD;WLTHY;WERE}

Randomize Race: 1custom24{AMZNS;BRBRIANS;DWARVS;ELVES;GHLS;GIANTS;GBLNS;GYPSES;HOBBITS;HMNCLI;HMNS;KBLDS;LPRCHNS;ORCS;PIXIS;PRSTSSES;PGMYS;RATS;SKLTNS;SORCS;TRTNS;TROLS;WLs;WIZS}


When randomizing a race or power. You need to remove whatever the result of the roll is.

For example if you get this:

New Race: ELVES

The new die will have to be changed to:
1custom23{AMZNS;BRBRIANS;DWARVS;GHLS;GIANTS;GBLNS;GYPSES;HOBBITS;HMNCLI;HMNS;KBLDS;LPRCHNS;ORCS;PIXIS;PRSTSSES;PGMYS;RATS;SKLTNS;SORCS;TRTNS;TROLS;WLs;WIZS}

Notice that it now says "1custom23" instead of "1custom24" and that I've deleted "ELVES" from the choices.


Under the "roll" field, there's another field called "Comment (optional)".
What's written here can never be changed and is therefore used to prevent cheating.

When adding a Power, write (for example) "New Power: " in the field. This will result in the following:

New Power: FLYING

instead of:

1custom24{AMZNS;BRBRIANS;DWARVS;ELVES;GHLS;GIANTS;GBLNS;GYPSES;HOBBITS;HMNCLI;HMNS;KBLDS;LPRCHNS;ORCS;PIXIS;PRSTSSES;PGMYS;RATS;SKLTNS;SORCS;TRTNS;TROLS;WLs;WIZS} = FLYING


Also remind the players to put which region they're attacking in the "comment" field, when they use the reinforcement-die. If they don't, and you can't deduce if they've changed their minds after the roll and posted another region (cheated), you'll have to make them re-roll.

All rolls (even deleted ones) are kept recorded at the bottom of each post. Click "[+] Dice Rolls" to see them. There's also a thread log for the rolls at the top called "Thread Rolls" where all rolls are recorded. If someone deletes their post, the roll is still found there.


Here's an example of an updated board post:



Notice how the dice is posted in its current form. This way the players may add new combos. You won't be able to keep an eye on the game 24/7.


This is all the information you need to mod a game (very poorly written) excluding the actual rules for small world and how to use GIMP.

There's probably alot of stuff I've missed. So please ask questions or add more information.
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  • ( iid:834743 iid:834746 iid:834745 iid:834744 iid:834746 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834744 iid:834744 iid:834744 iid:834745 iid:834745 iid:834743 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834744 iid:834746) =
  • iid:834743 iid:834746 iid:834745 iid:834744 iid:834746 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834744 iid:834744 iid:834744 iid:834745 iid:834745 iid:834743 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834744 iid:834746
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  • 11294. Shadoph
  • 23custom6{iid:834746;iid:834746;iid:834746;iid:834744;iid:834743;iid:834745} =
  • ( iid:834746 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834743 iid:834743 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834743 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834745) =
  • iid:834746 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834743 iid:834743 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834743 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834745
  • Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:58 pm
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  • 11295. Shadoph
  • 23custom6{iid:834746;iid:834746;iid:834746;iid:834744;iid:834743;iid:834745} =
  • ( iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834743 iid:834743 iid:834743 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834743 iid:834743 iid:834746 iid:834744 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834744 iid:834744 iid:834743) =
  • iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834743 iid:834743 iid:834743 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834743 iid:834743 iid:834746 iid:834744 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834746 iid:834745 iid:834746 iid:834744 iid:834744 iid:834743
  • Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:58 pm
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OF COURSE!!! You had to use the game where I am getting absolutely CRUSHED!

Anyway! Thanks for posting this - great set of instructions!
 
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You're more crushed now. Want me to update the pic?
 
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Shadoph wrote:
You're more crushed now. Want me to update the pic?


LOL! Wait! I mean
 
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What am I missing here?

When looking at those files, the board is slightly turned and seen from above at an angle, yet the boards you guys post are plain top down.
 
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Download the latest set of files!
 
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