Post by davidljohnson on Oct 10, 2018 9:47:27 GMT -5
Hi folks! A while back I made a lengthy blog post which became one of my most successful, where I detailed all the digital and some of the physical tools I use to illustrate, write, design, and lay out RPG books. I know it's a blog post, but it's also purely a resource. The digital tools are all free, open source, and cross-platform - even though I'm a Linux user, anyone can use these regardless of system. The blog post is here:
Happy to see another content creator using linux and free software !
I use libreoffice for writing (and making tables) Scribus for layout Blender and Gimp for graphics
Cpanel & wordpress & filezilla for web design
Scanner if I have access to one for art, but usually just a camera most of the time.
Lubuntu on a 8 year old laptop with an i3 processer and 4gb ram makes it possible to use scribus for my project Woodfall which was 92 pages, heavily illustrated, with all the images set to high quality preview. Although the file does take like 10 mins to load into ram when first opening!
This is a job with very cheap and portable means of production! I have been able to work while constantly travelling because of this
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2018 22:14:26 GMT -5 by lazylitch