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February 12, 2009

Configurable Char Sheet & Store

Filed under: Business,General — bilbo @ 12:44 am

I had an idea, as I usually do, in the shower about a web based tool for the creation of custom character sheets…and the ability to then fill them out AND store them online. This would not be for any system in particular, it would be for any system. You could do DND, Palladium, Iridium or any system you wanted.

Then, as a social networking aspect, make your custom sheet sharable. So, you make a DND sheet, you can share it.

Then, we make a web service and allow other sites to subscribe to the service. For small publishers, this would give them a means to offer their customers an online resource for saving characters.

Oh, did I mention that it would be rendered as a PDF…yeah, I like this.

I could do it in Java, run it on tomcat, use the Apache SOAP package…its almost too easy.

8 Comments

  1. So could you do both blank templates and filled out sheets for character storage?

    Comment by Zachary — February 12, 2009 @ 6:32 am

  2. Yep. That is the idea. You would go through, for instance, and pick stats. So, you might say “I want 6 Stats”. Then you would go through a name them “Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Wisdom, Intelligence and Charisma”. Then you might say “Hey, they have modifiers” then go through and add the modifier fields. No rules would be applied. This would be first part “Enter template” then second part “Fill out and store character using the template”. I guess a third part would be “retrieve character”. Sounds like it would be a fun project.

    Comment by bilbo — February 12, 2009 @ 9:31 am

  3. This.idea.kicks.ass! I’ve always envied you your iridium online chargen! I love you, Bill – in a manly, no squirrels way, that is!

    -clash

    Comment by clash bowley — February 12, 2009 @ 9:36 am

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