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January 21, 2010

Mapping Tools?

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — bilbo @ 11:44 pm

I have an idea for a project where you would be able to upload your own map, then put annotations and symbols on it. This would work, eventually, in conjunction with a campaign manager where players would be able to interact and say things like “My char is from city X” or “My family rules the outlying barony here!”. In general, the GM could have players getting very involved in the actual creation of the setting.

Am I crazy or does this sound useful?

December 15, 2009

Work on the Iridium Lite CHARGen (ILGen) begins

Filed under: Business,Games,General — Tags: , , — bilbo @ 4:06 pm

I have begin laying the foundation for the ILGen specifically creating the project in NetBeans and building the database. I am hoping to base it even more on rules based data-driven Model-View-Controller architecture than the CHARGen is. That is a tall order as CHARGen is very much designed using those principles.

My hope for this is a create a system that can be used to export data as well as import it in XML format but also I am considering a more graphic interface. Right now, the CHARGen is…utilitarian to put it mildly. I will keep you updated on the progress.

Oh, and any requests? I am tempted to have a GenGen where you can import any stats, any skills, any equipment all designed to be transported in XML format. Would that be interesting or an IP nightmare…?

October 21, 2009

Facemaker

Filed under: Games — Tags: — bilbo @ 8:35 am

I found this tool, a free flash program that you can use to generate faces for your characters. I have used it to create some portraits for my Chevalier play test characters. So far, if somewhat limited, it works really well.

Facemaker

Enjoy!

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