Should we re-remaster the AD/KH books?

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Anonymous
November 25, 2010 - 10:19pm
Bill did a great service to us by re-mastering the books. He actually started the project for his family to play SF and then posted it to interested parties on RPG.net. The original books are copied text from sites like sf.com which are full of errors. My favorite is "air whales can fire sex shots per turn." Childish but funny.

What say you? 
Should we put effort into this?

Pro's
The entire SF genre will be in the same layout.
Go back and fix errors.
Add some of the content from the magazine to the back of the book.
Split out Crash on Volturnus from the Core book?

Con's
Time consuming

Comments:

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jedion357
November 26, 2010 - 9:54am
split out the Crash on Voltun=rnus adventure from the book- Yes good idea

clean up misspelling a good idea- yes

if someone would head up  this project beside w00t, Yes
if w00t does it-No (he's got too much going right now)
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Gargoyle2k7
November 26, 2010 - 3:06pm
Yes, I for one would like to see this done.  I'd love to see all the rule books and modules remastered, and errors corrected.  It is a lot of time, and I hope someone is up to the challenge...
Long live the Frontier!

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TerlObar
November 26, 2010 - 3:11pm
Actually, I wouldn't mind taking on that project.  So I guess I'm volunteering.Surprised
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w00t (not verified)
November 26, 2010 - 4:28pm
Great!

Can you post how you want to run this project so we can choose tasks?


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w00t (not verified)
November 26, 2010 - 4:32pm
Also, don't be afraid to assign tasks to ppl that said they want to help (I have a list, muhahaha)
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TerlObar
December 3, 2010 - 3:58pm
Okay, here are some notes I've been collecting on this. 

Things that need to be done:
For each document:
1) Get text only version with basic headings.
2) Spell and grammar check document.
3) Validate document against originals for errors and mistakes
4) Put document into standard format.
5) Collect appropriate images for document.
6) Add pictures in appropriate locations.
7) Publish

Once for the project:
1) Create a standard template and layout for the document interior.
2) Design standard cover style for the covers.

Books that need to be done:
1) AD Basic Rules
2) AD Expanded Rules
3) KH Tactical Operations Manual
4) KH Campaign Book
5) Zeb's Guide
6) Each SF modules (SFAD0-6 and SFKH0-4)
7) The 2001 and 2010 modules?

I should probably actually look at the remastered books Bill created.  I have them all but never really cracked them open since I have the originals Smile.  The first step really is to get all the text from all the documents into very basic word processing files that we can edit and work on without all the clutter of layout and images.  Once we have each book in that format we can start correcting spelling, grammar and typos.  I'll set up a status board somewhere/somehow to track all this. 
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jedion357
December 3, 2010 - 4:39pm
I'll step up and help with typing a portion of the text from the AD rules into a word file.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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TerlObar
December 7, 2010 - 5:53pm
Do we want to remaster the original rules separately or start with Bill's combined remastered versions on the rule sets?
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jedion357
December 7, 2010 - 6:22pm
TerlObar wrote:
Do we want to remaster the original rules separately or start with Bill's combined remastered versions on the rule sets?


thats a good question, I figured I would type from a copy of the original AD book for the typing help I was going to do.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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w00t (not verified)
December 7, 2010 - 8:23pm
Jedion, you can copy and paste from the PDF. Works well in Word if you choose paste-special > unformatted.

FYI, Corjay sent me several files; re-mastered, scans and PDF's. I have not responded to him in email yet. 

Maybe the rules should be the last thing we do, there is a lot of content that isn't re-mastered.

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jedion357
December 8, 2010 - 8:57am
w00t wrote:
Jedion, you can copy and paste from the PDF. Works well in Word if you choose paste-special > unformatted.

FYI, Corjay sent me several files; re-mastered, scans and PDF's. I have not responded to him in email yet. 

Maybe the rules should be the last thing we do, there is a lot of content that isn't re-mastered.


Woot does have a point.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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Jaxon
October 2, 2013 - 10:13am
the downloads don't work

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jedion357
October 2, 2013 - 12:08pm
Jaxon wrote:
the downloads don't work


Not sure whats up with that, have to ask Terl if he knows.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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TerlObar
October 2, 2013 - 3:48pm
Which downloads?
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TerlObar
October 2, 2013 - 3:51pm
Nevermind.  I think you mean the ones associated with the project.  I'll have to look into that but it looks like the actual files the links point to are missing off the disk.  You can find them at http://starfrontiersman.com in the Remastered section.  They may have been intentionally removed from this site to keep all the downloads in a single spot. 
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Jaxon
October 2, 2013 - 4:20pm
Thanks.