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rjhancock

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Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« on: 29 September 2020, 22:32:37 »
I know it would be of benefit to my gaming group but asking here to see if there is any interest in a digital character creation/record sheet. It's something we've been mulling around for for a while to help us as we do enjoy the RPG aspect of BattleTech.

What I'm wanting to know from the community, would anyone else actually want it and/or use it?

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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #1 on: 01 October 2020, 11:27:37 »
Do eeeet. I don't know if I'd use it any time soon (see my reply in the longer system discussion), but I'd be very grateful to have digital entry and output in my toolkit. If nothing else, to grease the skids for players.
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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #2 on: 02 October 2020, 00:29:29 »
Hmm.  I don't have much related to the RPG aspect - I'd say go ahead.
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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #3 on: 04 October 2020, 17:20:03 »
A tool like that would go a long way to convincing me to give ATOW another try rather than staying on MW2
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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #4 on: 04 October 2020, 18:45:28 »
Anything y'all would like to see in said tool? Besides just module/purchase XP options?

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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #5 on: 11 October 2020, 11:24:41 »
I'm not sure - you are talking about playing, right?  Something  like the old D&D 2nd Ed. Character sheets?

Hmm.  I could scan and convert to .jpg, then type to fill in the blank.  Cool.  Too bad I don't play it anymore.
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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #6 on: 11 October 2020, 13:59:23 »
I'm not sure - you are talking about playing, right?  Something  like the old D&D 2nd Ed. Character sheets?

Hmm.  I could scan and convert to .jpg, then type to fill in the blank.  Cool.  Too bad I don't play it anymore.

I'm talking about a two-fold app. First part to be used for creating a character, another to be used for actually playing the game with. A proper digital record sheet.

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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #7 on: 11 December 2020, 22:22:36 »
Slow progress on a digital record sheet..... (maybe 2 days of work thus far spread out over the last month). Creation and Adjusting attributes thus far work in real time.

Edit: Software finally allowed me to add it.
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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #8 on: 17 December 2020, 19:21:10 »
Another 3ish hours of work. Fleshed out with random data. Thoughts?

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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #9 on: 18 December 2020, 12:15:15 »
I wonder how modular it is. For instance, I made a character at 5000 points (basic starting character) and wound up with 28 skills and 17 traits at the end. Can those sections be expanded or are they capped at the size that they're at?

Have you thought about putting a spot for page references for skills and traits?

Looks good though!


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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #10 on: 18 December 2020, 12:28:53 »
I wonder how modular it is. For instance, I made a character at 5000 points (basic starting character) and wound up with 28 skills and 17 traits at the end. Can those sections be expanded or are they capped at the size that they're at?

Have you thought about putting a spot for page references for skills and traits?

Looks good though!

Haven't done Page # Refs yet as they may change between printings. Was thinking of having tool tips for basic info though. Each section is scalable by how many there are, skills automatically splitting left and right down the middle. Even the combat section with armor and weapons.

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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #11 on: 18 December 2020, 22:07:13 »
Haven't done Page # Refs yet as they may change between printings. Was thinking of having tool tips for basic info though. Each section is scalable by how many there are, skills automatically splitting left and right down the middle. Even the combat section with armor and weapons.

Oh, I hadn't considered the page references being automated, more of just a place holder for the user to enter the info, but obviously its a step or two beyond what i was thinking.

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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #12 on: 28 December 2020, 23:59:48 »
Some of the Paths are kinda confusing, such as I created a clan chara, and then had them lose and become a bondsman to another clan during startup... suppose to replace the bonuses with new clan, but then you lose the abilities gained.

Which sucks...

Would this allow them to continue with previous abilities, and / or replace them as normal?

I say allow them to continue but at half value round down...

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Re: Seeking Input for a digital record sheet for AToW
« Reply #13 on: 29 December 2020, 09:24:40 »
There are rules for dual affiliations which I'd have to look into. Alpha version will be strictly point buy and the life paths will be coming later if CGL will approve it.