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Is anything other than "The World Builder's Compendium" new at all, or is everything in the various "age of" and "mapper" packs just selections from the annuals?

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  • RalfRalf 🖼️ 16 images Mapmaker Administrator, ProFantasy
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    They are all selections from the Annuals.

  • Thank you!

    Will that "World Builder's Compendium" be available to normal retail customers any time soon?

  • TheElfTheElf Newcomer

    Considering that the whole bundle is cheaper than the retail place, I would pick up the bundle even for just that.

    But considering it is listed as 359.30 EUR worth of stuff and a combination of bundles, it is hard to know what is in the other products listed on the page. I doubt that "Fantasy City Mapper" would have City Designer 3, as the MSRP of Fantasy City Mapper is lower than the MSRP of CD3+... So probably it is also mostly from Annuals. I think DD3 should be missing from the Humble Bundle stuff, for a similar reason. Perspectives, Dioramas, Character Artist are obviously missing, and I am sure that they would also mention "Tome of Ultimate Mapping" if it would be part of the bundle. So I think most of the "unknown" products we see are from Annuals, but some topics used in the annuals aren't mentioned in these products.

    Depending on their content, this Humble Bundle can be an incredibly good value, as if our players would buy the bundle they would be able to open a lot of the map files we would be willing to give to them and by buying the expansions it would be easy to become a "complete bundle", etc. But if they would still have to buy the annual bundle, several expansions, etc., then it would be prohibitively expensive for players to buy stuff to simplify seeing the maps we make, etc. So it would be nice if we would see what is in the new products listed on Humble Bundle and what isn't...

  • I've already got everything, so I've got no reason to get the bundle myself. Looking closer at the description for the World Builder's Compendium it looks like even it might just be a combined PDF of a bunch of the annual tutorials, and if that's true then I've already got all of that too, just not in a single document.

  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 46 images Cartographer Administrator
    edited November 1

    The WBC is a collection of previous published articles. They have been cleaned up, organized, and formatted for publishing in a pdf format, but they don't contain any new information from the original articles. It's a mix of articles that talk about word building in general, and articles that focuses more on the CC3+ side of things.

    There's also some additional tutorials bundled with it which I haven't been able to look over, but I believe those are sourced from the annuals.

    LoopysueWeathermanSwedenroflo1
  • MoonBrewMoonBrew Newcomer

    Hi. I am new to napping in general but am curious about cc3. What should I know if I want to buy the bundle? Also I like the style seen in WD/DD for indoor maps but haven't seen something similar from cc3 yet. Are those maps possible? An example would be https://youtu.be/AQ2Z4yxhZhA

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 29 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    Hello MoonBrew :)

    You can learn a lot about CC3 by watching a few of our Live Stream recordings available here on Profantasy's channel:

    We are having another one this evening if you want to come along and have a look. It's at the top of that list.

    Animated water maps aren't possible in CC just yet, but there is a very recent underwater style I've just finished working on (this style is not included in the current bundle). Here is an example map extract.


    MoonBrewroflo1Calibre
  • I was missing Cosmo 3, Fractal 3, and Source Cities, so thanks for a good deal. I keep hoping for a bundle or super sale with Character Artist though.

    roflo1
  • BoggyBBoggyB Newcomer

    Great bundle! What exactly do I have to do to get the 20$ voucher instead of the CC3+ license? I added the code for the CC3+ license to my ProFantasy product page, expecting that, since I already have a CC3+ license, I would get a voucher in my portfolio or something like that. Instead, I now have CC3+ listed two times in my product list. Well, d'oh. Did I just waste my voucher? Or can I still delete the second CC3+ license from my product list and then use the original code as a voucher code?

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 29 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    Hi BoggyB :)

    You will have to contact Profantasy directly and explain what has happened. I'm sure we can sort it out. Try contacting the General Manager through the Contacts page.

  • BoggyBBoggyB Newcomer

    Thanks, Loopysue! I will do that.

  • Ein0rEin0r Traveler

    The bundle is a definitely something for me, but I'm not sure if I can recommend it to a friend.


    Because it looks like dungeon designer and city designer are missing? Maybe I'm wrong and just blind. But I'm not sure if this is interesting for beginners without the combination of cc, cd, and dd.

  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 46 images Cartographer Administrator

    It's correct that DD3 and CD3 isn't included. But it do contain SS4 and SS5 which is the Mike Schley city and dungeon styles, plus several annual issues which provides even more dungeon and city goodness. So one shouldn't lack city and dungeon capabilities with this package.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 29 images Cartographer ProFantasy
    edited November 4

    @Ein0r All the dungeon and city tools are included within the core app these days ;)

  • KazKaz Newcomer

    If we buy the bundle for all the extra assets, but already have the core software, are we allowed to gift those keys to someone else? Or is the entire bundle just one big key/all tied together?

  • RalfRalf 🖼️ 16 images Mapmaker Administrator, ProFantasy

    You can gift the serials to other people, no problem.

  • KazKaz Newcomer

    Thank you! 😄 I'm letting the mappers over on World Anvil's Discord server know - hopefully it'll get you a few extra orders!

    Loopysue
  • caveCrawlercaveCrawler Traveler
    edited November 5

    Hi Ralf, can you tell me the procedure for getting the $20 voucher since I am already a lifetime license holder of CC3+? I did not know which option to choose on the Contacts page. Thanks!

  • RalfRalf 🖼️ 16 images Mapmaker Administrator, ProFantasy

    Just send in a support request, listing your new CC3+ serial number you got from Humble Bundle. Ideally, don't put it on your account, but if you have done already, that's no real problem either.

    roflo1caveCrawler
  • MoonBrewMoonBrew Newcomer

    What is the benefit of buying DD3 after buying the Humble bundle?

  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 46 images Cartographer Administrator

    Mainly to get the dungeon styles from it. It used to come with a set of specialized dungeon tools, but these tools are now found in the core product. The humble bundle in particular already comes with a full dungeon style (Symbol Set 4: Dungeons of Schley), so it is less needed unless you want that style.

  • MoonBrewMoonBrew Newcomer

    Is there any place where I can see this style?

  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 46 images Cartographer Administrator

    You can see examples on the DD3 product page.

  • 14 days later
  • Tom BTom B Newcomer

    I picked up the Maps Bonanza from Humble, which was a great deal for the few products I didn't already have, plus the stuff from the Annuals. Now that I finally have everything installed, the list of Add on under Tools includes several of the Annuals. I don't own any of them, so this must be from the Cartographers Collections that had the various styles in them. My question is, do these include everything from those particular Annuals, or only parts of them, so I will need to eventually purchase the Annual in question to complete everything.


  • I bought a previous bundle years ago. I think I didn't have say Dungeon Designer. I was able to make dungeons without DD3 without any issues. These almost always contain all of the symbols/textures, etc. needed for that style and do not rely on the base styles that come with DD3.

    With that said, you try to make something using DD3 beyond that specific style you won't have access to much of the needed textures or symbols.

  • Tom BTom B Newcomer

    I have everything except for Dioramas and the Annuals. My Add Ons menu says I have Annual 1, 7, 8, 9, and 10 installed. Obviously, the Cartographer Collections included things from those Annuals. I'm asking how much. Is it the entire Annual, or just part of it?

  • There are 12 issues, sometimes 13, per annual.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 29 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    @Tom B You will have selected issues from those listed annuals, but not the entire annual. The easiest way to find out exactly which issues you have is to go to your Annual folder and check the Issue numbers there.

    C:\ProgramData\Profantasy\CC3Plus\Annual

    The drive this folder is on will depend on where you installed the software.

    The annuals are numbered from the very beginning, back in 2007. 1-179. The next issue due out at the beginning of December is 180, and the bonus issue this year is 180A

    JimPTom B
  • Tom BTom B Newcomer

    Thanks. Guess I will save some money by just buying the missing issues when I get around to picking up the annuals.

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