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Loc Taal
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:23 am    Post subject: Custom roleplaying chat room Reply with quote

I'm working on creating a custom chat room to use for roleplaying sessions. It uses an integrated dice roller, so everyone can see what you rolled automatically (also prevents dishonesty Very Happy ). It also supports some admin functionality, giving the gamemaster shortcuts to common tasks (telling the players to roll for initiative, roll their skill check, roll for damage, etc).
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be really cool. This would allow us to play with people who can't get together due to distance to play together again. Are you going to have an adventure area with some adventures in it so the Game Master cancopy and paste in certain parts of the mission (i.e. background info, opening info, descriptions of places, NPC descriptions, etc) so they don't have to type it all in and save time? Maybe create files you can send players that they can read over so you don't have to type so much? Are you also going to be able to save the adventure with all of the posts for future use of for archives? That would be cool so you can pick up an adventure where you left off or just to create an archive file to view later. Maybe let Game Masters set up their own archive files so they can be the only ones with access to them or password protect them?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was planning to have a section where GMs could post files, pictures, maps, text files, etc for players to view. They could post the character sheets for all of the players, too. It does support archiving the adventure, so you can go back and view it later. I'm not sure how well it would work password protecting the archive files, just because the webserver would need to have write access to the directory to create the files. Anyone could copy the contents of the chat room and save it to a file of their own, then put that file in a password protected area on the webserver.

Another issue that I was thinking about with the chat room was having multiple rooms for different people to use. I could probably just create another instance of the chat room and put it in a password protected directory. Then just send the password to the GM who is going to run the game. That way, multiple gaming groups could use the chat rooms at the same time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

having multiple chat rooms is cool. You might want to categorize the games as either private or public. In a public one anyone could join. In a private one it would be password protected and you would have to contact the Game Master for the password. That way the game master could control who plays or not.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:23 pm    Post subject: cool Reply with quote

sounds like a great idea, can't wait to see it when it's done.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they use a similar thing for battletech for battles and stuff, and for actual gaming groups... i could ask in w/ my brother that plays it if you like and post up any information on their die rolling program or whatever
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be cool, thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

np, i'll talk to him the next time i see him
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be cool to get this up and running.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, my brother used a program called MegaMek and it can be found at

http://www.megamek.com/news.php

the program only supports D6 usage, which isn't a problem for starwars, but i'm not sure how many D6 you can roll overall... so, check it out and see Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so have you checked it out yet?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks cool, but it's a client application that you run on your machine. I'd like to keep this a web-based application. Thanks for the info, though!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

np, sorry it couldn't be of more use Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2003 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need help developing it let me know Loc.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could try doing it through MIRC... they've got bots that'll do all sorts of stuff

just program a bot with some guy's character info and let er rip Smile
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