I did little of what I thought I would over the weekend. I had intended to use my font height calculator to make an image of the current scene I have set in my PBeM Riftsâ RPG. Here’s a brief overview of the scene. We have an area of magical darkness that if viewed overhead is roughly in the shape of a trillium or three doughnut holes smashed together. In front of that is a magical wall of screaming flames. Some distance from the flames is our intrepid heroes. Inside of the darkness is a centaur with a rider on his back, and a guy on a hover-cycle.
So, I know the height of everything. I have a little animation of flames that I can steal a frame from (if not find a way to layer in the animation). I can use the calculator to figure out the widths for everything too. Now for the figures I don’t know what to use. I have some images but most likely they would not be recognisable shrunken down. I might go with just letters; the first letter of what the figure is and adjust the width somewhat. For fun I could do more than one of these. The first would be at full distance. The second could be a view through the telescopic vision of the one player’s power armour at a specific magnification. Or I could do the first one only but do it in layers. One with just the bad guys, one with the darkness in place and one with the flaming wall. I could even be energetic and animate the rising of the darkness and the wall.