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Rick Barber commented on Tony's group Map Making
"I'm just starting into the digital realm myself, and this software sounds like it would be a good way to go.  Count me in when you start the Kickstarter!"
Dec 31, 2016
Rick Barber and Mark Acres are now friends
Apr 26, 2013
Rick Barber and jack nazor are now friends
Jun 19, 2012
Rick Barber commented on Tony's group Map Making
"I may be able to download a template from VPG for some of the mapwork I'll be doing there, but need to learn how to do it myself as well. Seems like a good basic skill to have, and I'll need all the practice learning the ins & outs of…"
Mar 10, 2012
Rick Barber and Mark Merritt are now friends
Feb 10, 2012
Rick Barber commented on Tony's group Map Making
"Thought I'd share this URL for all you napoleonic map fans - a great site to stroll/scroll around, even if it about 40 years past the battle in…"
Feb 8, 2011
Rick Barber left a comment for Zack Waltz
"Yeah, I'm turning into a real digirati, ain't I?  Had to get on Facebook to keep up with my daughter, and now on ConsimSocial to stay in touch with the folks I'm doing computer graphics with.  Just another…"
Jan 24, 2011
Rick Barber is now friends with Zack Waltz and Jim Werbaneth
Jan 24, 2011
Jim Werbaneth left a comment for Rick Barber
"It is a whole new way of doing things, but if you can translate your style to electrons, you probably have a good grasp of the toughest part.  It was easy for some of us; my style sucked, so I could start from the beginning, with no standards…"
Jan 24, 2011
Rick Barber left a comment for Jim Werbaneth
"Not looking for Immortality at present, just keeping the catz fed and some of the bills paid while I regroup and rally! Just got some great tutorials from Tony, but can see just how far behind I am at present. One good thing is that I've at…"
Jan 24, 2011
Jim Werbaneth left a comment for Rick Barber
"That's the van, down by the river? :)   Computer graphics are cool.  If software can enable me to do maps that don't turn gamers to stone or render them blind, it can make your work positively immortal.  There's nothing…"
Jan 24, 2011
Rick Barber left a comment for Jim Werbaneth
"Jim - long time! Finally taking the plunge at going digital with my maps. Steep learning curve, but it's that or live in the van!"
Jan 24, 2011
Rick Barber commented on Tony's group Map Making
"Just starting here in the Social network, but I'm guessing this will be the group to be in! ;-)"
Jan 24, 2011
Rick Barber joined Tony's group
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Map Making

Group to discuss boardgame Map Making.Where amateur and published map makers can discuss and assist each other with techniques and methods used in creating boardgame maps.(not a group for arguments about what map style or software app is best)See More
Jan 24, 2011
Rick Barber joined Kim Meints's group
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Napoleonic20 series by Joe Miranda

The small in size but big in play series created by Joe Miranda for Victory Point games on campaigns and battles during the Napoleonic Wars. Also will include the upcoming Age of Reason20 series.See More
Jan 24, 2011
Rick Barber updated their profile photo
Jan 24, 2011

Profile Information

Your introduction to consim gaming:
Stalingrad as a Christmas present long, long ago.
Your favorite game(s):
Summer Storm ;-), Battle Cry!, VPG Nappy 20 series, War of the Ring, Glory series
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
VPG Leipzig 20 (playtesting), White Star Rising, C&C Napoleonics
What game(s) have you played recently?
VPG Leipzig 20, Band of Brothers, Summer Storm, WRS, PB2: HoD
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Not nearly enough; several hours a week when I'm not working on maps!
How big is your game collection?
at least 400 games
About Me
Been wargaming 30+ years, and doing maps for Game companies for most of that time. I'm a landscape painter at heart, and combine all that and my love of history with the mapping. 56, divorced and have a 19 yr old daughter who's studying fashion design and playing guitar in a group (The Static Trees)

Currently trying to keep my Studio alive while I try to learn mapping on the computer!
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Herding catz, designing wargame maps, reading History and Sci-Fi, bike riding, sailing.

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At 9:06pm on January 24, 2011, Jim Werbaneth said…
It is a whole new way of doing things, but if you can translate your style to electrons, you probably have a good grasp of the toughest part.  It was easy for some of us; my style sucked, so I could start from the beginning, with no standards to live up to, and everything was an improvement.  But yours is far, far better, and a Rick Barber piece of art is immediately recognizable.
At 8:40pm on January 24, 2011, Jim Werbaneth said…

That's the van, down by the river? :)

 

Computer graphics are cool.  If software can enable me to do maps that don't turn gamers to stone or render them blind, it can make your work positively immortal.  There's nothing like sitting over a drawing board with a marker or pencil, but as you say it is a digital world.

At 1:05pm on January 23, 2011, Eric Walters said…
Best of luck in getting through those tough times.  I still have a laminated roll of the maps to SUMMER STORM I bought from you many years ago (can't remember what gaming convention it was...).  While I like a lot of your 20th Century wargame artwork (e.g., SPEED OF HEAT, LANDSHIPS, etc), those maps for the La Bataille and Battles of the Age of Reason games are simply amazing!  To say nothing of the maps you've been doing for the games on Gettysburg and the like...so we look forward to more.  I still hope that some of revisions you've done for other games (e.g., Columbia's GETTYSBURG: BADGE OF COURAGE) someday creep into updates/reprints!
At 11:28pm on January 22, 2011, Eric Walters said…
Welcome to the CONSIMWORLD Social Website, Rick!  Still love those maps you do of 19th Century battlefields in particular--and more.  Every last one of them.
 
 
 

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