Mike's Autojournal 2011-12-18
Mike Shea's Website
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I decided to formalize the script I use to generate this website and my other big website, Sly Flourish and release it to Github. Pueblo is a single python script that generates a blog of static HTML files from a directory full of markdown text files. It's small, fast, easy, secure, and extensible. While it doesn't have many of the features of bigger blog platforms, Pueblo lets you spend less time on website maintenance and more time writing.
A single simple script
Pueblo is a single Python script that, when run, generates HTML files, an index file, an archive file, and an RSS feed from a set of markdown formatted text documents. If you're looking for a more full-featured blogging platform, one where you don't have to mess with the code itself, this isn't for you. Pueblo is primarily built to run my own websites, MikeShea.net and SlyFlourish.com. I wanted to release the code out there in case others could benefit from it or might teach me how to make it better.
HTML generation from Markdown files
At its core, Pueblo uses Markdown files to generate HTML. These Markdown files include a subset of MultiMarkdown metadata to generate page titles, dates, and author links. These markdown files must have a .txt extension, must be in either ASCII or UTF8, and must have the title, author, and date fields in order. You can look at the markdown for this article as an example.
The configuration lets you exclude certain .txt files in case you don't want them.
The generated index.html file uses a stylesheet called "style.css" and another called "iphone.css" for a mobile display. The script also calls a file called "sidebar.html" to display aside content.
The advantages of static HTML generation
There are many advantages to a blog that generates static HTML. For one, you are putting CPU processing time where it belongs, crunching articles when you WRITE them not when your readers READ them. Most blogging platforms store your articles in a structured database. Every time a reader hits your site, it has to reach into that database and generate a page. There are lots of ways to speed up that process but much easier is to simply serve a static web page. This lets the website scale much better than any sort of server-side code execution.
Static HTML means your site will be very very fast.
Archiving your website
The ability to easily archive and transport your site is another big advantage to static HTML generation. If you decide your days running the blog are over but you want to keep the site, you can just copy all the text and HTML files and the site can live anywhere you want to put it. All of the generated URLs in Pueblo are locally referenced so you can even copy it to a thumb drive and still run the site like you would normally.
This means, years from now, you can still see your website as it ran without having to run a huge out-of-date blogging platform to see it.
Static HTML is also inherently secure. Instead of constantly dealing with hackers attempting to find vulnerabilities in your server-executed code, you only serve static HTML. There's no code to hack. The script itself runs only when you run it either with a cronjob or as a single-run CGI script. There are no parameters accepted so you don't need to worry about dealing with bad data getting passed through. Securing the script and your website are still important but it's much easier than having to constantly and continually update your code (I'm looking at you Wordpress).
The disadvantage to a script like this is the lack of features. There's no comment board, no ping backs, no plugins, no built-in search, no workflow system, and no other advanced blogging features. Again, if these features are important to you, look elsewhere. This script does have two collaborative features. First, it generates a 20 article RSS file called index.xml and second, it lets your readers link articles on Twitter referenced back to your account. It also includes Google Analytics and Amazon referral requests, mainly because I use these on my own sites. Other than that, the features are very slim.
Make it your own
I expect the users of this script to know some Python and thus I expect you to make this script your own. I don't plan on doing a lot of updates or adding a lot of features so you should feel free to edit it as you see fit. A lot of the HTML generation is embedded in the script so you'll need to dig a little deeper to modify the code. That said, I hope you will build this script into the perfect script to run your site.
If you like Pueblo and want to give back, please bookmark and use this Amazon link to throw a few bucks my way while you pick up that copy of Deadwood you've always wanted to buy.
The Battle Map Comparisons article on this site continues to be a popular draw. We all love our encounter maps and there's a lot of potential options available. The more we use these options, the more we can see the advantages between one and another. Today we'll pick out the best buys for awesome battle maps.
The polycarbonate sheet
The poster-sized polycarbonate sheet, available at Home Depot for about $22, is the best accessory you can buy for poster maps. It's one of those great finds that has so many uses, you keep discovering more as you use it. When placed over a poster map, this polycarbonate sheet protects the map, keeps things perfectly flat, feels great when used with miniatures, and lets you draw on it with a wet or dry erase marker. It works just as well over dungeon tiles and dry-erase maps as it does over pre-printed poster maps. It's the best money you can spend for your encounter setups.
For the money, the most detailed battle maps you can get come from pre-printed poster maps. The best value you're likely to find come from the upcoming Map Packs: Haunted Temples and Vaults of the Underdark, due to come out next year. Each of these packs will contain three double-sided poster maps. That's twelve maps for $18, a deal that is very hard to beat. If you can't wait, however, there are a few great options for poster maps you can get right now including the following:
D&D Starter Set Red box: Includes two versatile poster maps including the Monster Lair / Crossroads and the Inner Dungeons.
Dungeon Master's Kit: Includes four very versatile maps; the roadside shrine / arcane sanctum, the skull cave / tavern and stables, the keep wall, and the road-side farmstead.
Monster Vault Includes the winter village and a detailed dungeon.
Monster Vault 2: Includes the small temple / swamp lair and the cracked cave lair / rocky hillside.
Madness at Gardmore Abbey: Includes the large temple, the entry hall / crypts, the throne room / outer temple, and the tower complex.
These five products contain a total of 21 detailed encounter areas you can use and re-use throughout your campaigns.
The dry-erase battle map
For pure versatility, the fold-up dry-erase Gamemastery Flip Mat is still a great purchase. At about $12, it can let you draw any environment your imagination can dream up. The more detailed you want to be, however, the more work it will take. You're never likely to build out an environment as beautiful as you'll have with poster maps, but it can fill in those gaps that poster maps don't fill. It's always worth having one of these on hand.
What about dungeon tiles?
Over the past five years, I've tried and tried to use dungeon tiles well and never had a lot of luck. While more flexible than poster maps, they take too long to set up and never quite build out the dungeon you want. Unless an adventure specifically calls for them, like the Monster Vault adventure, they aren't generally going to fit the environment of a pre-published adventure. I ended up giving away most of the tiles I have except for a set of the Dungeon Tile Master Sets. Even those I can't really recommend. You're simply better off with a dry-erase flip map and a pile of poster maps.
Where's the Dwarven Forge?
I've talked a lot about Dwarven Forge in the past and have used it for years in my own games. As much as I enjoy it, I cannot recommend its purchase for four simple reasons:
It's too expensive. A single set of Dwarven Forge can pay for nearly all of the other recommendations on this list and two sets of Dwarven Forge isn't enough to build a good battle map layout. A good set of Dwarven Forge can quickly get into four figures.
It's too heavy. Unless you run your D&D games at your own house every week and you have a wife willing to let you keep twenty one plastic shelves in your dining room, Dwarven Forge is simply too heavy to transport.
It takes too long to set up and tear down. It takes just a couple of minutes to set up a battle map. It can take an hour or more to set up a good Dwarven Forge setup. That's time you're taking away from the planning of the rest of your game.
It doesn't lend itself to dynamic gaming. If you and your group like heading in any direction at any given time, Dwarven Forge isn't for you. While you can quickly put together an encounter area using maps, dungeon tiles, or a dry-erase mat; Dwarven Forge just doesn't have that flexibility.
While Dwarven Forge setups are still the best looking set-ups you can have for your D&D game, the four reasons above keep them out of this year's buyer's guide.
If you enjoyed this article and love D&D, take a look at Sly Flourish's Dungeon Master Tips and Running Epic Tier D&D Games. You can also pick up some great miniatures to go with your battle maps by buying some D&D Miniatures from Troll and Toad, an official Sly Flourish sponsor.
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- SlyFlourish: @DaveTheGame Quick man, play some zombie dice!
- SlyFlourish: RT @RosaMoonshadow: Just barely killed dragon in Legend of Drizzt. Much more fun with 4 people instead of 2.
- SlyFlourish: @christulach @Alphastream @baldmangames will there be any Lair Assaults or #dnd Encounter sessions at DDXP?
- SlyFlourish: Finding it hard to go into "lazy DM" mode with Gloomwrought. I have six potential paths the PCs could go next week. #dnd
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- SlyFlourish: Are you a selfish #dnd DM? http://t.co/NMLfRLI5 Great article from @TheIdDM
- SlyFlourish: Roger Daltry, my arachnid entropic spider hunts for lost LPs across the wasteland of Gamma Terra. #dnd http://t.co/6Dw17I24
- SlyFlourish: Playing Gamma World with @Nullzone42 who showed me the great value of the plexiglass sheet over battle maps. #dnd http://t.co/wQAy4apq
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- SlyFlourish: In case you missed it, my #dnd article, Abyssal Plague Epic Threats, was posted to #ddi yesterday: http://t.co/g17EMoDf
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- SlyFlourish: RT @SarahDarkmagic: @TheIdDM Haven't read all of it yet, but yeah, making the players the star is an issue I see a lot of DMs struggle with.
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- SlyFlourish: In case you missed it, Sly Flourish's 2011 Poster Map Buyer's Guide: http://t.co/z624qp6y #dnd
- SlyFlourish: #dnd tip: Lazy DMing can help you focus on story and NPC interactions, but don't skimp on designing some good pre-planned encounters.
- SlyFlourish: RT @criticalhits: We were sorry to hear that Rich Baker and @StvWinter were let go from WotC yesterday, and thank them for their contrib ...
- SlyFlourish: Great article from friend @chattydm on building an ad-hoc adventure with just the red box. #dnd http://t.co/DyAMgbd0
- SlyFlourish: Great article on making slimy terrain from @bandofmisfits http://t.co/IIWioNJ0 #dnd
- SlyFlourish: @EldritchReverie The only thing that moves me away from Slaying Stone is that I want to use poster maps for most everything.
- SlyFlourish: @EldritchReverie I plan to run the red-box adventure for my pretty-advanced gaming group. I hear great things about Slaying Stone as well.
- SlyFlourish: @catastrophegame @dreadgazeebo @brianliberge I'm not sure what you mean... http://t.co/o4hLNpP8
- SlyFlourish: @GamingTonic Where's the power creep?
- SlyFlourish: @DreadGazeebo Ahh. @BrianLiberge was talking about my Abyssal Plague Epic Threats article. It has theme powers too =) http://t.co/o4hLNpP8
- SlyFlourish: @DreadGazeebo Are you talking about BoVD or my article or both?
- SlyFlourish: @DreadGazeebo How so?
- SlyFlourish: Really looking forward to @rjschwalb's Book of Vile Darkness. I love poster maps! http://t.co/YiRLSmx2 #dnd
- SlyFlourish: RT @Neuroglyph: Posted a link to my the EN World Pre-Release Review of the new #dnd supplement:The Book of Vile Darkness! http://t.co/Zq ...
- SlyFlourish: @BrianLiberge Hope it meets your expectations.
- SlyFlourish: @Josh_martunas poster putty on poster board or a rubber mat you'd put in a kitchen drawer.
- SlyFlourish: @ralixgaudreau In their battle against Lolth (level 35 solo from MM3), the only real effect she had was a damage shield I gave her.
- SlyFlourish: @ralixgaudreau Direct power is fine, it's the ability to trivialize encounters that feels broken. Thats what frustrates me as a DM.
- SlyFlourish: @ralixgaudreau As a DM, I don't have fun at the table with broken stuff.
- SlyFlourish: My #dnd article, Abyssal Plague Epic Threats, was posted to #ddi today: http://t.co/FYGLJ3YR
- SlyFlourish: At 26th level, a scout gains +6 damage to Dual Weapon Attack: http://t.co/CuKrYE5E
- SlyFlourish: Aha, it's a bonus applied throughout the levels ONLY to Dual Weapon Attack.
- SlyFlourish: @JaredvonHindman Attack Finesse should take care of that - dex instead of str for attacks and damage.
- SlyFlourish: Why does a scout's secondary-hand attack do more damage than the primary? http://t.co/XED2lfO6
- SlyFlourish: @Mongonius Is that a quote from the Wire? Sounds like something Omar would say.
- SlyFlourish: This might sound self-helpy but if you're a capital G Gamer, you owe it to yourself to change your life around so you can game regularly.
- SlyFlourish: RT @TheAngryDM: @adamjford @SlyFlourish I approve this message. Definitely wish Essentials was the core 4E.
- SlyFlourish: @MerricB Poorly balanced how? I'm not real familiar with the binder.
- SlyFlourish: The more I read Essentials characters, the more I wish this had come out first. People love their old broken complicated stuff too much.
- SlyFlourish: Every time I look at this picture, I want to run a Queen of Spiders re-do. She got robbed first time around: http://t.co/9yIsAPDW #dnd
- SlyFlourish: @newbiedm And it uses D6s so I can use my sharp-edged casino craps dice!
- SlyFlourish: @brannonhutchins @newbiedm If the Newb is running an online game, I'd totally play.
- SlyFlourish: @newbiedm How long does character generation take?
- SlyFlourish: @newbiedm I need to play it sometime. I have the box just sitting around.
- SlyFlourish: @newbiedm What would they have to remove to make it more generic? It's pretty generic right now.
- SlyFlourish: @newbiedm Is there a generic version of Dragon Age coming out?
- SlyFlourish: #dnd tip: Random loot can be fun, but verify that your PCs have enough gold every so often by checking their ideal gold per level.
- SlyFlourish: @Andybateman18 These days, I just give it to them when I'm tired of telling them if they hit. I'd probably use hard DCs in the beginning.
- SlyFlourish: RT @gregbilsland: In case you missed it, Chris Perkins's 4E adaptation of Steading of the Hill Giant Chief went live today. #dnd #ddi ht ...
- SlyFlourish: Scale model of the Steading of the Hill Giant Chief adventure: http://t.co/4vGRnTDL Thanks @EldritchReverie
- SlyFlourish: @sagaston Do you think you have enough dungeon tiles to build it?
- SlyFlourish: Gah, I meant Chris Perkins, not Chris Sims. Sorry.
- SlyFlourish: @cecilguy How would you do one big map?
- SlyFlourish: Question for #dnd DMs: How would you do the encounter maps for Chris Sims's Steading of the Hill Giant chief? http://t.co/EZ0hDKgx
- SlyFlourish: Very cool #dnd 4e rewrite of the first "Against the Giants" old-school adventure, Steading of the Hill Giant Chief: http://t.co/oZlIH9HF
- SlyFlourish: RT @DaveTheGame: @KatoKatonian @deadorcs Mostly I find tracking gold in D&D to be as fun as tracking credit scores in real life. Rather ...
- SlyFlourish: RT @TheAngryDM: @SlyFlourish Don't we have D&D Boardgames with a DM already? Its called D&D. ;-) #dnd
- SlyFlourish: @SithLordYoda No.
- SlyFlourish: @SarahDarkmagic @arcanespringbrd I wouldn't try to retrofit a new turn-based system into 4e. I'd just wait for whatever comes next.
- SlyFlourish: Regarding @MonteJCook article, I think the rules, where complicated, should hand the reigns over to the DM: http://t.co/rAkTNmTt #dnd
- SlyFlourish: RT @mleger: @SlyFlourish We do that, the 'DM' runs the quest, flips the cards, and rolls for monsters. Great when you have just one too ...
- SlyFlourish: I joke with my players, but I always see my DM role as a facilitator for storytelling. Sometimes that story is horrible burning death. #dnd
- SlyFlourish: Random thought: How would you play the #dnd board games with a DM in charge?
- SlyFlourish: @SarahDarkmagic I kind of dig the turn system in the #dnd board games. Much smoother. It's my simplified #dnd as far as I'm concerned.
- SlyFlourish: @SarahDarkmagic I think you're right. Combat is TOO codified in 4e and it's the only system in the game codified to that level.
- SlyFlourish: @SarahDarkmagic I'm ok with move, standard, minor but I'm ok with reducing that too. Free / immediates / no actions bother me. #dnd
- SlyFlourish: RT @jelmore: @SlyFlourish I liked what someone said about using specific tiles to mod existing or hand-drawn maps. Otherwise, not so muc ...
- SlyFlourish: RT @DelayedSession: @SlyFlourish I use them at every available opportunity. I see why some don't, but I love the heck out of em. #dungeo ...
- SlyFlourish: RT @Abstruse: @SlyFlourish #DnD Tip: Buy some 1"x1"x1" and 2"x2"x2" wooden blocks and paint them black to set your Dungeon Tiles on for ...
- SlyFlourish: I wonder how many are like me. I love Dungeon Tiles but I just can't seem to get myself to use them very often. #DnD
- SlyFlourish: RT @insanitygawd: @SlyFlourish I am loathe to admit that, while I love dungeon tiles, I also rarely use them.
- SlyFlourish: In case you missed it, Sly Flourish's 2011 Poster Map Buyer's Guide: http://t.co/z624qp6y #dnd
- SlyFlourish: #dnd tip: You might be tempted to run a high-level elite instead of a lower-level solo. Level + 5 is about as far as you'll want to go.
- SlyFlourish: Cool epic-tier Demonweb-focused LFR adventure for level 23 PCs: http://t.co/NhAaTzSF #dnd
- SlyFlourish: Good review and look at the Shadowgast Manor tiles: http://t.co/2Hpmxnut #dnd
- SlyFlourish: @cjthrasher They do stack and that throws off the math.
- SlyFlourish: Anyone notice that the new essential scaling defense feats don't work with the epic defense feats? Too high a bonus?
- SlyFlourish: Good Enworld thread on running Essentials Only. @MerricB hits the nail on the head with his advice: http://t.co/F3hB4nWN #dnd
- SlyFlourish: @Alphastream Yeah, I also like the Gamemastery Flip-Maps but they can be pricy.
- SlyFlourish: @BrainClouds Gah! Fixing it. Revisionist history it is.
- SlyFlourish: @BrainClouds which one is too many? Cost usually pushes it away for everyone. Weight and inflexibility is if you happen to get past cost.
- SlyFlourish: RT @Alphastream: @SlyFlourish I love using Dungeon Tiles on top of poster maps or battlemats.
- SlyFlourish: RT @burnumd: @SlyFlourish Re: Poster Map options, I've been using BattleBoards for a little over a year now and quite like them. http:// ...
- SlyFlourish: 2011 Poster Map Buyer's Guide http://t.co/osO1QFaG #dnd
- SlyFlourish: Our level 7 group just ran from a beholder. A sound choice if you ask me. http://t.co/f3sqQuvs #dnd
- SlyFlourish: RT @Abstruse: @SlyFlourish RAW, no. Must target another creature.
- SlyFlourish: RT @DaveTheGame: @SlyFlourish No, had that one come up directly with one of the WotC folks.
- SlyFlourish: Can a PC use the Heal skill to grant itself a saving throw? Rules say "adjacent subject" page 145 Rules Compendium #dnd
- SlyFlourish: @DelayedSession What tips worked for you? What made your battle dangerous?
- SlyFlourish: RT @RosaMoonshadow: Critical fail! @SlyFlourish rolled a 3 on d20 and beat my 1 so now he gets to play Skyrim the rest of the night.
- SlyFlourish: @icosahedron I'm not sure recommending a 1 to 10 game is the way to sell a book on epic #dnd but we'll see!
- SlyFlourish: @icosahedron @delayedsession Sure, why not.
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