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(UPDATE)09-07-13

****IMPORTANT PLEASE READ****

Effective immediately the Archive Project is closed.

I would like to thank all of those who have helped us over the past 3 years on this project but those involved in the creation and maintenance of the project feel it would be best to step aside at this point.

-thepuppet-

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Thanks. My list of favourite Arkham material follows:

*** THIS THREAD IS NOW OUTDATED. YOU CAN FIND THE NEW ONE AT: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1035042/arkham-archive-of-fa... ***


FFG Official bonus material

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/71859/promotional-anci...

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_foros_discusion.asp?e...

This material is official, so print it out and play with it...

16 Custom Investigators

http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/50107/16-custom-investigat...

All the investigators are well thought out and this expansion even includes a chart so that you can check if you have the appropriate expansions to use a particular investigator. This is a very simple expansion which'll take no time to construct but can add more diversity to your investigator pool.

The Gilman Wing

http://cgjennings.ca/eons/samples/gilman.html

Extra exhibit items, so you'll need Curse of the Dark Pharaoh. The instructions state to use these items instead of the exhibit items, but personally I prefer to just add them to the original stack.

Cult of the Golden Scarab

http://megaupload.com/?d=W0LT60Z0
https://sites.google.com/site/cultofthegoldenscarab/

This one also contains extra exhibit items, but it contains a lot more besides: new Ancient Ones, new spells, investigators, mythos cards, etc. There's plenty of juicy material to get your teeth into even if you don't own the Curse of the Dark Pharaoh.

Dark corners of this Earth

http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/67259/dark-corners-of-the-...

Based on the computer game of the same name, this expansion contains a lot of material and does to Innsmouth what Cult of the Golden Scarab does to Curse of the Dark Pharaoh. Obviously to get the best from it, you'll want the Innsmouth Horror, but even if you don't own that expansion, you'll still find a wealth of new material in here.

Nyarlathotep Heralds

http://s622.photobucket.com/albums/tt307/avi_dreader/Additio...

It all started when FFG handed out a free print version of the Dark Pharaoh, Avi finishes it off with an excellent collection of Heralds to round out the other Masks in the cup. And speaking of Nyarlathotep...

The Masks of Nyarlathotep

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/821899/masks-of-nyarlath...

A faithful reproduction of the classic RPG scenario. In our hobby, there are two or three world class supplements which I hope will one day be recognised by the literari as true classics in their field. Masks of Nyarlathotep is one of them.

This scenario reproduces the Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign. It's a lot of work to put together for what is essentially a very large scenario, that you mgiht only play a few times, but you cannot fail to be impressed by the scope of this project.

Essential Saltes

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/84383/essential-saltes...

An altogether smaller scenario to construct, but no less the worse for that. Essential Saltes gives you an opportunity to investigate the Curious Case of Charles Dexter Ward.

The Door to Saturn

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/897118/new-fan-expansion...

Written by the author of Cult of the Golden Scarab, so you know the author has pedigree. This latest expansion will allow you to explore the wider world: Arabia, the Pacific, the Antarctic, even Mars! Accessible and reusable, you'll find this expansion easy to print out and use in your games.

The Antarctic Expedition

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/22560/ahantarcticexped...

This is an alternative option to Door to Saturn. With even less material to print out, you can probably get it up-and-running faster if you're looking for a quick Mountains of Madness fix, but, due to the limited number of encounters, it may lack some replayability. Prior to Door to Saturn, it made an excellent option for Investigators who wanted to leave Arkham for a while.

The French have an updated version of this scenario which can be found here: http://wiki.horreuraarkham.fr/index.php?title=Les_Montagnes_...

The Haunted House

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/47628/haunted-house

A faithful reproduction of another classic scenario. Like Masks of Nyarlathotep above, the construction time when weighed against replayability may be an issue for some, but it's certainly worth looking into.

The Big Board Tryptych

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/796568/arkham-nightmare-...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/65090/lovecraft-countr...

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/686818/vermont-horror-machin...

These boards are probably the best bang for your buck. They'll take some time to construct (And if you do so, see the excellent article on the best method of contructing authentic looking Arkham boards:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/832608/constructing-cust... ) but their replayability should easily outweigh any construction costs.

The Arkham Nightmare allows Investigators to explore the Dreamlands, pitting them against the insidious plots of Nyarlathotep. The author has captured the essence of the Dreamlands very well and although you'll find that you'll probably have to devote at least one investigator to Dreamlands duty, they'll enjoy it a lot more than Kingsport.

Vermont Horror sets the Investigators against the Mi-go of Vermont. It can lack a little focus once the (optional) Preview Phase is finished, but this criticism can be said of Dunwich or any other official expansion board. Mi-go Tech is an excellent addition to Arkham and the Mi-go themselves have plenty of personality. Bob T's Whispers from Akeley also add to the atsmosphere. One thing's for sure, you certainly won't be treating the Mi-go like pinata by the end of this expansion.

Lovecraft Country - and here I must declare an interest as I wrote it - features more of everything. A new board, new Investigators, new Ancient Ones, new Mythos Cards, new items... The board istelf is a little plain, essentially a track towards a vortex, but the gates trigger using common conditions in the game: Terror Level rises, Monster surges, rumours, etc. meaning the board should always see some activity. The design is such that players can download a quick sheet if they want to get on with the action, or they can construct the full expansion. In addition, the board is designed deliberately so that it complements the expansion material out there.

Last Saturday I was at the Mini-stab convention in Southampton and we played a six player game with the fan-triumverate. The options available on the new boards, and the extra threats they pose really add a lot to the game, and they interact with each other excellently. For the final third of the game, it was a constant knife-edge of closing gates to prevent the Martin's Beach Horror from awakening, whilst foiling plots in the Dreamlands and hunting down those pesky Mi-go to prevent terror level rises that would have triggered Billington's Estate. Even against Arkham's Mr Easy - Azathoth - we lost! But everyone really enjoyed the experience.

League Scenarios

There have been many attempts to construct a campaign of scenarios over the years. Here are just a few of them.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/33498/ah-2008-summer-l...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/388756/the-arkham-horror...

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_foros_discusion.asp?e...

http://plaidscape.net/downloads/arkham/

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/56583/scenario-1-the-t...

http://plaidscape.net/downloads/Arkham%20Horror/Spanish%20Le...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/86635/arkham-horror-fa...

REVIEWS

Arkham Nightmare Review
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/886591/the-arkham-nightmare-...

Lovecraft Country Review
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/962311/lovecraft-country-hor...

Vermont Horror Review
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/837931/vermont-horror-review...
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I'm a fan of fan-expansions too!

Started assembling "The Door To Saturn" last night- hope it's as awesome as it looks! Hopefully it'll join "The Arkham Nightmare" and "The Vermont Horror" as part of 'canon' on my hallowed fan-expansion shelf....


(BTW- been brainstorming "Arctic Expedition" and "Egyptian Exhibit" Elder Sign expansion ideas for a while now)
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Thoth Amon wrote:
I'm a fan of fan-expansions too!

Started assembling "The Door To Saturn" last night- hope it's as awesome as it looks! Hopefully it'll join "The Arkham Nightmare" and "The Vermont Horror" as part of 'canon' on my hallowed fan-expansion shelf....


(BTW- been brainstorming "Arctic Expedition" and "Egyptian Exhibit" Elder Sign expansion ideas for a while now)


Now that's more like it

I have to apologize for not getting my archive online faster. Now I'm waiting on my cc company to figure out what they are doing so I can upgrade my account and start uploading the back-ups I have been collecting and sorting. No more file sharing fiascoes...real web site...real blog...real file storage...I'm excited to say the least
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It looks like the Gilman Wing link is broken.

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I've been all over the Basement and can't seem to find any of the content that used to reside their. Anyone know what is up with that?
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Just a quick update:

I am currently working on the archiving of the FCC as suicide puppet is finishing projects for publication (a novel and a non-fiction book on past super civilizations I believe) so I am sorting through tons of material and putting things that belong together into common folders.

I would ask if anyone is working on anything please let me know so that I can add it to the archive (be it full expansion for download or just a variant posted in the forums).

Thanks

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And a big thanks to Jacob for that detailed list of material available.

I thought I would add that this would become the main thread for news announcements on the archive, a fanzine project and the re-starting of the blog associated with all this. It's kind of crazy as I have mentioned a few times today but I think it's finally coming together.

So fill up this thread with Arkham goodness and thanks to everyone in the community who have helped to bring this material back from near extinction.
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And a big thanks to Jacob for that detailed list of material available.

I thought I would add that this would become the main thread for news announcements on the archive, a fanzine project and the re-starting of the blog associated with all this. It's kind of crazy as I have mentioned a few times today but I think it's finally coming together.

So fill up this thread with Arkham goodness and thanks to everyone in the community who have helped to bring this material back from near extinction.


Thanks all for getting this going. I'm feeling the urge to revisit all my custom Arkham material. In the next couple of months I'll see if I can't produce a streamlined and well-tested Masks of Nyarlathotep 2.0 as well as my Investigators Kit (which has lots of goodies and new characters designed for use with any/all expansions. I think I have a few other custom things to share as well, it's been a couple of years so I'm not sure.
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And a big thanks to Jacob for that detailed list of material available.

I thought I would add that this would become the main thread for news announcements on the archive, a fanzine project and the re-starting of the blog associated with all this. It's kind of crazy as I have mentioned a few times today but I think it's finally coming together.

So fill up this thread with Arkham goodness and thanks to everyone in the community who have helped to bring this material back from near extinction.


Thanks all for getting this going. I'm feeling the urge to revisit all my custom Arkham material. In the next couple of months I'll see if I can't produce a streamlined and well-tested Masks of Nyarlathotep 2.0 as well as my Investigators Kit (which has lots of goodies and new characters designed for use with any/all expansions. I think I have a few other custom things to share as well, it's been a couple of years so I'm not sure.


All is appreciated. One thing I would mention about 2.0 of MoN...if you could use SE 2 it might be helpful. I know many may disagree with me but the majority of material was created under 2 and I see a lot of posts of people having problems using the new version. 3 will barely function on my WinDoze 7 machine at all and has problems with the older files so I continue to use 2. Just a thought.

I think that if we don't hear something soon from FFG that it is a sign that we are on our own. I for one can never get enough of this game. I play the meta game within the game...I collect the game

And to everyone-this isn't just about making materials for the game, which is always great, but tips on the best ways to put things together and keep down cost, the way that you integrate different components into the game system, what your favorite parts are, commercial or fan-wise, locations for artwork for folks to use in their home brew material...anything related to AH.

Something too I wanted to mention about finalized projects. I know many folks like to have the EON files available for fixes and alterations but a high resolution pdf ready to print file is a godsend. I know it encourages me to do a build of a project if I can start with a printer ready file for cards, markers, etc. And make any boards available in a high resolution format as a single file. With a program called PosteRazor you can make great maps and don't have to take the file somewhere to have it printed. I have been using the program for some time and it works great. Just be certain that you list the final size the board should be (like if standard 11" x 22") so we know how big to size it in the software.

You can find PosteRazor here:

http://posterazor.sourceforge.net/index.php?page=download&la...

I hope to see this become a true database for fans to get the most enjoyment and new revelations out of the game.
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I haven't printed any of the fan expansions yet, but there are a few I'm excited for. I've just had trouble sorting out what download was the correct download. It looks like someone is organizing them, so I'm super excited!

Great work all around! These expansions all look production-quality!
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Yes, these are the results of a lot of hard work on behalf of the creators and the players who provided the feedback to them on the material. Many don't want to see this material just slip away into the dead file services that seem to populate the internet these days and for myself I work on a triple back up theory that an old friend taught me years ago - when it comes to computers: Back up, Back up and then Back up the Back up
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As for building (making) FCC:

If you own the CotDP (either version should be fine) and want to try out some FCC the Gilman Wing (or Gilman Memorial Deck as I often call it) is a good place to start.

I sleeve all my cards which makes this easy and I know a lot of people hate sleeves (they saved my entire collection one night so I don't complain about them anymore) but by sleeving you can save time and cost when printing FCC.

If you sleeve the CotDP cards you can print the faces to the Gilman deck on a B&W printer, trim down the sheets and slip the faces into the proper card sleeves. Sitting on the table you can't tell the difference (I think the B&W adds a bit of 'period' to them myself) and you can try out some new items. The deck was made by the author of the Strange Eons software that he created for making custom content.

This simple sleeving method cuts down on inkjet usage, protects your cards and adds to your game experience.

I also purchased a second copy of Miskatonic Horror and am picking up an extra base set just for custom material. For many people buying these two items and sleeving the cards is cheaper than buying inkjet carts for all those heavy colored backs (but be prepared for new card backs in some FCC that will need to be printed).

As the the old saying goes - let your imagination be your guide
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A Few Tips For Better Tracking And Archiving of FCC

Having gone over a lot of files I noticed how some were labeled here or at other origin points and some were not, and here images only have a number. Without a description below it's often difficult to keep the various parts together. I would like to make a suggestion to make archiving and updating versions faster and more efficient.

When you are saving your custom content that is part of an expansion putting the name of the expansion or its initials in the file name (or the description area in the image or file galleries here at BGG) and the version # (v1.0, v1.1,etc) is very helpful.

Single items like GOOs, Heralds, Guardians, Scenarios, Investigators,etc. are best saved with the name and the face/back description in the file name (or the description area here again in the file and image galleries).

Any other suggestions for labeling and organizing the content are greatly appreciated.
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So, after going through all of this, weeding through pages of forum posts and dozens upon dozens of links trying to figure out which version was the newest, correct version, I've come to the conclusion that there has to be a better system than this.

Is there a reason I - or anyone else, if not me - can't gather all of the files, create high-resolution PDFs or png files, zip them into one compressed file, and offer the complete package as one download link? Maybe a second link with all the eon files, for those of us who'd like them?

It took so long to get some of these sorted out. I'm looking at you, Vermont Horror.

I will gladly consolidate them all into individual, complete expansion zip or rar files, if that's what anyone wants. In this day and age, I shouldn't need a master's degree and a sherpa to download a group of files meant to be distributed together. I should need to click one link.
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Maybe you haven't noticed but that's what I'm doing. I have taken over the project for the time being from the OP who collected a massive amount of material and I don't think anyone is prepared to d/l a file that would in the terabytes (currently occupies 13tb of hd space).

The amount of fan material created is massive. I just received a file the other night that was 2.5 gig and had a lot of material I have never seen before and I do this every day.

Maybe you haven't noticed the sig often following some of these posts.

AoM

Archivist of Miskatonic.

But thanks for dropping in and I look forward to offering the collection beginning soon (it would already be in place but there were issues with the hosting service and uploading has been put on hold).
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pnpfanatic wrote:
The amount of fan material created is massive. I just received a file the other night that was 2.5 gig

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I don't think anyone is prepared to d/l a file that would in the terabytes (currently occupies 13tb of hd space)

Damn right I ain't.

If one file is 2.5 gigabytes, what on Earth IS that file? Is it a bundle of content? My entire "Door to Saturn" set is only 268 megabytes, including .eons AND exported images.

Maybe I'm coming to the party late, but: I'm not sure I understand the point. Where will this "archive" reside? Will we be able to usefully access its contents? (I'm not be sarcastic, I'm really asking.)
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The amount of fan material created is massive. I just received a file the other night that was 2.5 gig

pnpfanatic wrote:
I don't think anyone is prepared to d/l a file that would in the terabytes (currently occupies 13tb of hd space)

Damn right I ain't.

If one file is 2.5 gigabytes, what on Earth IS that file? Is it a bundle of content? My entire "Door to Saturn" set is only 268 megabytes, including .eons AND exported images.

Maybe I'm coming to the party late, but: I'm not sure I understand the point. Where will this "archive" reside? Will we be able to usefully access its contents? (I'm not be sarcastic, I'm really asking.)


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All I can say is that something 'big' is on its way and I don't just mean file size

And as I recall it was you that was the impetus behind the archive. CotGS had all but disappeared off the web is how the first search began. After that it just sort of snowballed. When Megaupload died it took a lot with it and I was one of the people who said 'never again'.

The Archive will be a permanent home for FCC open to all in one centralized location and verified to be full and correct files. That is 50% of what has slowed down the process. There are cases where 5 or more versions exist of something and they are all different.

I believe the work is even more important than ever after watching 4 days worth of videos from GenCon and the entire 'In-Flight' press conference from FFG. The only time Arkham was mentioned was during the 'business' portion of the program where he proclaimed that Arkham is the biggest selling product line FFG has ever had and then again during the 'product' portion where he re-iterated that hands down Arkham is the biggest selling line in FFG's history, money made, units moved, etc.

But no talk of its future.

(and not a WORD about Elder Sign, Unseen Forces...zero)

I think we are on our own at this point.

So, to keep the fire burning the Archive moves on. This week is 'Mad Week' but hopefully things will settle down.

That's about it. Most everything else is covered in the thread. And being a contributor to this wonderful world of madness I thank you for starting us off (I have found nothing as extensive as your early work anywhere else) and look forward to seeing what lies ahead (I believe you are working on something new?).
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The Archive will be a permanent home for FCC open to all in one centralized location and verified to be full and correct files. That is 50% of what has slowed down the process. There are cases where 5 or more versions exist of something and they are all different


That's good news I suppose... although I question whether everything is worth preserving, and in what format. There must have been hundreds of half-formed investigators/AOs posted on the FFG board over the years... some of them will have gone through lots of variations but only the last one is remotely playable, while others will never have reached that stage. ... Anyway I will wait and see what you've done.

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thank you for starting us off (I have found nothing as extensive as your early work anywhere else) and look forward to seeing what lies ahead (I believe you are working on something new?)


Nah, I wasn't the first... there were already some fairly complete fan expansions around when I first discovered Strange Eons.

As for "working on something new" - who told you that? I have some left-over ideas from DtS, but they're mostly "theme" rather than rules, so I figured I might wait and see if Strange Eons expands to do fan cards for Eldritch Horror.
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Maybe you haven't noticed but that's what I'm doing. I have taken over the project for the time being from the OP who collected a massive amount of material and I don't think anyone is prepared to d/l a file that would in the terabytes (currently occupies 13tb of hd space).

The amount of fan material created is massive. I just received a file the other night that was 2.5 gig and had a lot of material I have never seen before and I do this every day.

Maybe you haven't noticed the sig often following some of these posts.

AoM

Archivist of Miskatonic.

But thanks for dropping in and I look forward to offering the collection beginning soon (it would already be in place but there were issues with the hosting service and uploading has been put on hold).


I apologize, I missed the post where you said you were compiling it. I just saw the links in the big post. I have seen your sig, and I searched around for somewhere that you had linked downloads and couldn't find it.

I just wanted to get some of these fan-made things printed, and became immediately annoyed that there wasn't a system to how they were presented. I've got some with only EON files, some with only PDFs, some with only JPG, some with only PNG, and many more with a wild mix of everything. Some have individual files for every item, and some have everything placed into one or two huge PDF files. A couple of them were dozens of links to download each item individually. Some were links to the Files section, where I had to scroll down to the bottom to find a link to a newer version. Some were posted on free file sharing sites that involved Captchas and nefarious ads disguised as download links. Some were links to forum pages which linked to other sites several pages later.

I only offered to make sure there was a system to all of it. Here is what I envisioned:

1. Each game would have one link for all EON files and a second link for all high-resolution PDFs. Perhaps just one link that provides two folders - EON or PDF.

2. Each of these links would be a direct link to the folder (perhaps in dropbox), where all files are stored centrally, and all sorted into different subfolders - Unique Items, Investigators, Ancient Ones, etc. Dropbox - for example - has a button inside a folder that allows you to download an entire folder in one click - it puts all the files in a ZIP and downloads it all at once.

This way if someone says "Hey, where is X FFC? Which is the newest, most-accurate update?" They have one place to look, and one link to click to find all the files, organized identically to every other FCC.

That's what I was looking for. I didn't know any details of your project, other than that you were archiving, so I offered to take over some of the grunt work if needed.

That offer still stands, by the way. If you have a bunch of stuff to be sorted, organized, converted from EON to PDF, etc. then let me know. I'd be happy to assist in this regard.

Edit:

For example, here are Lovecraft Country Horror and Vermont Horror, all EON files, sorted into folders and organized. They are compressed into a single download each, weighing in at ~165MB and ~22MB respectively.

Lovecraft Country Horror - EON Files

Vermont Horror - EON Files
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Just a quick drop in after the day from hell. I will organize my thoughts and put some real posts up on the discussion. It's good to see folks getting involved again. Things had kind of slowed down. But goodness is on the way.

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Ok, let's suss out the logistics.

First off, thanks for the offer to help, Tom. We're slow off the mark but there is a lot involved in what we are doing and trying to streamline the process. Something that would help is just spreading the word about the project. That we can never get enough of

Arkham is a big world. And yes, when going after the very recent material it can seem difficult. But Lovecraft Country and Vermont Horror have their own pages here. That's kind of shooting fish in a barrel if you know what I mean.

For us it's more like finding an abandon blog that has a link to another blog that hasn't been updated since 2009 and the link to the content was Megaupload. Now those are the challenge.

As I have said before the Archive does not judge. Many items are fragments or one offs and someone took the time to make them so we feel that they deserve as much respect as any other creator.

Logistics becomes a problem even on the scale we are looking at without even including the EON files. A free Dropbox account holds 2 gig. That would hold the other days new arrival, not quite. The goal of the Archive is to preserve all the content, put as much as possible up in pdf format and have the EON on reserve for anyone who would like them (there are services that are perfect for that).

On this page there are 12 expansions listed besides the League material and that just scratches the surface. Now Dropbox offers more space for money. Why pay them (starting at) $10 a month for storage when a GoDaddy host package with unlimited storage and bandwidth (2 gig max file size - 100,000 file limit) costs half as much?

A paid solution is the only sensible alternative and then the website has to be built, the Wordpress blog installed, etc). It's a process...

Ok, must take a break...been a looooong day...
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Arkham is a big world. And yes, when going after the very recent material it can seem difficult. But Lovecraft Country and Vermont Horror have their own pages here. That's kind of shooting fish in a barrel if you know what I mean.


Sure, but even with the new stuff having their own pages, those aren't even simple enough to find the correct file, download, and understand. When you eventually find the download and open it up to find one folder with every file just tossed in all willy-nilly, it's a little infuriating.

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As I have said before the Archive does not judge. Many items are fragments or one offs and someone took the time to make them so we feel that they deserve as much respect as any other creator.


Do you mind if I ask: why? I mean, I made a custom Herald for Arkham Horror, and I have a couple of micro-expansions floating around my head right now, but I would never expect those to "deserve as much respect as any other" creation. Sure, they're cool and worth looking at, but really, the FCC that is really good, highly-valued by the community is what people want. Who is searching for a fragment of an expansion someone once made and then abandoned? If they didn't pick up the torch, why are you spending time, space, and effort archiving it?

Nobody is hunting down my piddly little contribution; I made it for fun and threw it out there in case someone else wanted it. The guys who made Lovecraft Country Horror or Masks of Nyarlathotep put serious, hard work and time into their projects. They are polished, playtested, refine, professional-quality FCC. Why don't you want to just focus on that stuff and get it running as soon as possible?

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A free Dropbox account holds 2 gig. That would hold the other days new arrival, not quite.


A little bit of work can bump that up quite a lot. I've got ~13.5GB of free storage, and there's no reason you can't run multiple if needed. And if you were focused on the major stuff and not tracking every contribution you've ever seen, it'd save a lot of space.

I'm not saying "nothing but the big guys" gets space, I'm just saying it doesn't have to include everything fan-created. Maybe you make a poll and vote to see what gets archived permanently? I don't know. I just know it doesn't have to be a logistics nightmare.
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stormywaters wrote:
Who is searching for a fragment of an expansion someone once made and then abandoned? If they didn't pick up the torch, why are you spending time, space, and effort archiving it? [...] I'm not saying "nothing but the big guys" gets space, I'm just saying it doesn't have to include everything fan-created. Maybe you make a poll and vote to see what gets archived permanently? I don't know. I just know it doesn't have to be a logistics nightmare.


I agree. If you guys are going through old threads and saving every first-draft investigator that's based on Sailor Moon or whatever, then it's just gonna add a huge pile of material to the archive that no-one is ever gonna come looking for. There's no harm in it really, if you've got the hosting space; but... I wouldn't spend much time on it m'self.
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(As Posted In The OP)

(UPDATE)09-07-13

****IMPORTANT PLEASE READ****

Effective immediately the Archive Project is closed.

I would like to thank all of those who have helped us over the past 3 years on this project but those involved in the creation and maintenance of the project feel it would be best to step aside at this point.

-thepuppet-
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