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Learn to Master CC3+

I’m on a mission.

I don’t just want to learn Campaign Cartographer.  I want to master it- become an expert in it.  Compose beautiful maps (like, Michael Schley and Pär Lindström beautiful) and eventually see my maps make their way onto your dining room table amid your bags of funny-shaped dice.

I want to create something that you cannot not use – a regional map, battlemap, city, dungeon, inn, anything! I want to create something that inspires you.  Something that allows you to focus on the story you are trying to tell about the heroes within it and not on the resources needed to support it. I want my work to save you time.

You get on The Road expecting you know where you are going; along the way, you learn differently
“The Road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began…”

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

~ Bilbo Baggins to Frodo
J.R.R. Tolkien

Time.  There’s the rub. Between obligations to both family and clients, the amount of free time I have to learn is somewhat limited.

I have to admit that, while I have a hope, I’m not entirely sure where I’ll actually end up on this journey.  I also don’t know how long it is actually going to take.

That’s okay.  At least I have a map that will help me find my way.

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Install Campaign Cartographer 3

Updated 2 February 2015 – Added instructions for fixing the following issues:

  • DD3 install: ‘Runtime error in setup script: Source File DD3 Line Number: 473 ” is not a valid integer value’
  • CD3 install: ‘Runtime error in setup script: Source File cd3 Line Number: 401 ” is not a valid integer value’

ProFantasy makes install of Campaign Cartographer 3 (CC3) really easy…but even though it is easy, doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong.  I’ve done this before and even I ran into a few issues that had me searching the forums.  Despite this, I was done in about 60 minutes (including the time it took me to download everything I purchased from ProFantasy’s site).

If you landed here, you, like me, ran into some problem during your install and went looking for help.

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What Do You Want?

Home. Woodbury, Minnesota.

As I mentioned a few posts back, my career path has recently pivoted from IT Program Management to Enterprise Architecture & Design.  I’m heading back towards my roots – back towards being more of a Maker and less of a Manager…and that’s a good thing (turns out Software Engineers don’t enjoy Accounting – whodathunk?). Things had gotten increasingly stressful to the point where I just could not tolerate it any longer; I took the advice of some very good friends and colleagues and punched out before my reputation went to crap.

So here I am with a breather again and a renewed desire to express myself creatively.

Morden and Londo from Babylon 5
Morden asks Londo “What do you want?”

Even though I’m back at the same client I had previously managed people at, I’m enjoying my job a lot more and I’ve got a lot more free time available.  I’m starting to reconsider that question: What do you want?

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