Well recently i stopped doing Play By Post, and i started using online tabletop using Roll20 (great if you don't have a group nearby) and it's really skyrocketed. Many of my players love it and wish it was more known, i have young players who think giant X monsters and energy blade mutations are really cool, and old players who find the nostalgia of old Gamma World attracting.
Anyways, Roll20 has a feature where you can set the character sheet for the game which is editable. And i still use my old text sheets from my PbP days, i was wondering if there are any plans for more online friendly sheets that one can fill out online rather than printing them out.
Post by thorneldrich on Jan 24, 2015 10:48:14 GMT -8
Hm... Wish I new flash better... Adobe Flash Sheet with a database storage of sheets would be a sweet addition to the TME site!. Oh well wish in one hand spit in the other, see which gets full first. lol
I don't have to outrun THEM, I only have to outrun YOU!
It would be far from impossible to do the same for the whole character generation process. Even store the characters in some sort of online database. There are a few things you have to think about thought:
1) Hosting You need a host where you can place the database and the webpage you will use as interface. Since that thing is online, you probably want a decent security system as well or every self-employed troll will mess with your data.
2) Copyright content? Handing out some enemy data, char sheets and maybe a map in your RP group is one thing. Keeping major parts of the source book accessible in an online database a different thing. I'm not saying that it's illegal and neither that it's legal. I just know that there is a member area on this forum you get access to after proofing you bought the Hub Rules. If you want to put any content from the book online, you definitely want to get some sort of permission first.
3) Golden path! I can totally see something like that being an official tool and hosted in the member section of the TME page. The content would stay with it's creator, access would be restricted to valid personal and everyone would be gleefully ride into the sunset on an armored great horse.
Well i wasn't thinking of character generation made easy, i prefer it the old fashioned player rolls i read it. i just want something a bit more streamlined that i can fill in, and looks all snazzy and post apocalyptic-y, instead of a very long text sheet that can be a bit dense to navigate if you have lots of skills/mutations/implants
Post by providence13 on Jan 27, 2015 7:30:49 GMT -8
mag, For legal/copyright questions I'd send the Mutant Lord a msg. Sometimes questions get lost in the forums but he will get a direct msg.
The following is just my take on the concepts. My post is based on bad physics further gunked up with years of sci-fi gaming, books, movies and even radio(!), written more for drama than a firm grasp of reality.