For mind mapping stuff I use Free Mind. Must check out DEVONthink. Cool thread this!
My Finished Maps
Works in Progress(or abandoned tests)
Explanation of Layer Masks in GIMP
How to create ISO Mountains in GIMP/PS using the Smudge tool
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Tell me about it. Those are all gone now but I have a couple dozen more of new stuff when I get around to typing it in.
If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)
My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps
Johnn Four of Roleplayingtips.com recommended a product called MyInfo from Mylenix a while back. I never got around to trying it, though, since I already have OneNote.
Bryan Ray, visual effects artist
As a mind mapping tool I use Xmind. Xmind is Open Source. It tries to tell you to share your work online but you do not have to and I do not use that feature.
But I do all of my brainstorming work in Xmind, be it an adventure idea, designing a new class or whatever. It got some useful layout options for every brainstorming task you need.
As RobA allready recommended tiddlywiki is a very useful and small wiki. I used Tiddlywiki before I moved my campaign to Obsidian Portal. Obsidian Portal offers a free version of its service that is more than enough for me. Though Obisidian Portal is only useful if you actually design your own campaign, for a single adventure I think a mind mapping software is enough.
My Map Challenge Entries
I use GIMP for all my maps.
GIMP scripts and plug-ins overview
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I use The Journal. yes, it was created as a personal journal but I find the ease of indexing (expandable) and features for extensions to be great for mind bending notekeeping. Prefer it over Microsofts, so far.
Does anyone know about or have experience using Dia? How is it? It looks like something I might want to try, but if there are any other, better free options out there I'd love to hear about them too.
Last edited by jaerdaph; 11-15-2011 at 12:24 PM.
I've just downloaded it and playing with it now. It's really simple to use and pretty effective! I like it. Thanks for the pointer!
Lots of new goodies for me to check out! I have a few programs for when I'm trying to organize thoughts related to a plot, character, setting, etc I wanna write but so far haven't found anything I like. Gonna go try all of these!