Beta 11 Slated for Saturday

Posted in EpicTable News on August 20, 2011 at 3:12 am

For those of you in the beta, especially those who saw beta-11 at Gen Con and have been wondering where all the extra stuff went, here’s the beta 11 update: I have a release candidate of beta-11, which means I don’t intend to add any more features or fixes before releasing it. It’s been through testing on my dev machine and looks pretty solid. From here, I do a build on my “Official Build Machine” and verify that the installer works and that the updater works. I’ll then collect the list of changes for the “what’s new” page and upload the installer and turn on the updater. All that should happen Saturday.

What’s in beta-11? I’ll go into that in detail, including recording a screencast or two, but for tonight, lets leave it at:

  • Fixes for some of the bug reports that have come in lately.
  • Ad-hoc drawing (draw on the background of a map or tabletop, just like you would on your battlemat)
  • A much-enhanced text object for maps/tabletops. You can set font, color, size, border, and fill.
  • It accepts and records license keys, so those who took advantage of the pre-release deal at Gen Con have something to do with the license key they got!

Watch for more later tonight/today. Also, don’t forget that the first in a new series of demos starts tonight at 10PM. Hope to see some of you there!


EpicTable Demo – Saturday 10PM EST (GMT-4)

Posted in EpicTable News on August 20, 2011 at 2:45 am

Missed us at Gen Con? Now’s your chance. Saturday at 10PM EST (GMT-4), I’ll be running the first of a series of EpicTable demos.

You can signup for Saturdays session, or if that doesn’t work for you, feel free to request a different day/time in this other thread. I can’t guarantee that I can accommodate every requested day/time, but if you give me some candidate time slots, I’ll do my best.


Gen Con 2011 Report

Posted in EpicTable Development, EpicTable News on August 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Hi everyone,

Brennen, Jeremy and I are back from Gen Con, and I’m hard at work on getting EpicTable beta 11 out the door. Beta 11 is what we demoed at Gen Con, and I’m pretty excited about a couple of the new features we were able to get in:

  • ad-hoc drawing tools, allowing you to draw freehand on your map or tabletop
  • lots of options for customizing your “plain” (until now) text objects on the tabletop

Look for details in the next couple days.

Here’s another exciting piece of news. We sold pre-orders at Gen Con! The beta has reached a point where it’s stable enough for our weekly game, so while it probably has about 3-6 months of beta left, I felt like EpicTable was finally ready for some limited, pre-release sales. So, we were offering special pre-release pricing on EpicTable demo at our booth. Don’t worry forum folks–I wouldn’t sell to convention goers without giving you guys a similar opportunity to pick up EpicTable before its official release. (Details on that later.)

Look for some new faces on the forums. I let loose the 3rd wave of beta participants, and of course, the pre-order folks have access to the beta.

Finally, if you couldn’t make it to Gen Con, you’re not out in the cold. I’m going to get a virtual demo booth going, and we’ll run a set of demos. Whether you’re in the beta currently, or just curious, you’re welcome to visit the booth. I just have too coordinate with my three year old boss, who was at home with her Mom while I was at Gen Con….


EpicTable Demos for FUMcon Fall 2009

Posted in EpicTable News on November 5, 2009 at 1:03 am

I’ll be giving four “guided tours” of EpicTable during FUMcon over GoToMeeting. I want to call your attention to the fact that my event times on the FUMcon site are all in GMT/UTC. Continue reading for schedule and technology information. …continue reading EpicTable Demos for FUMcon Fall 2009


New feed: EpicTable Forums

Posted in EpicTable News on June 13, 2008 at 12:21 am

I’m trying a new feed. I noticed that I didn’t have a feed for new threads in the EpicTable forums (other than…um…my own, which get there via the blogs) This seemed needlessly self-indulgent, so I added a feed for the EpicTable forums.

The only downside is that since both blog posts and development blog posts go to the forum (for the sake of comments), the forum feed has some redundant content if you happen to be subscribed to the blog feeds already. However, this might be an option for you if you’re interested in a feed of new threads started in the forums and can bear the cost of seeing my posts twice.

You can see the full list of EpicTable feeds at: http://www.epictable.com/subscribe/


EpicTable Major Site Enhancements

Posted in EpicTable News on May 23, 2008 at 4:03 am

Over the last few months, several people have asked for more insight into EpicTable’s development. Tonight’s EpicTable.com site rollout is my response to that. I’ve added a forum, a developer’s blog and updated screenshots. This is just the beginning, though. Look forward to more screenshots, some screencasts, and hopefully, a fair bit of discussion in the forums.
Hope to see you out there.
— John


Introducing EpicTable News

Posted in EpicTable News on March 9, 2008 at 12:32 am

Subscribe to this category’s feed if you want to find out about product updates and releases, website changes, etc.


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