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Tabletop RPGs and a tool i made for them

I’ve long since been enamored with the idea of Pen and Paper RPGs in the vein of Cyberpunk 2020 (and Cyberpunk RED, of course), Dungeons and Dragons, and Vampire: The Masquerade and their approach to storytelling.

But at the same time, I’ve found that I’ve had to rely on paper sheets far too often, leading to some confusion when new players are in the mix, who might or might not remember to adjust certain things on their sheets during the course of sometimes rather frantic sections filled with action and stuff happening.

I once tried to make a tool to streamline things for such players, but i could never get it working just the way i wanted so i ended up shelving the project. I’ve lost the source code by now, but that’s no loss as it was very bare bones at the time.

It had a few notable features that i can recall, such as:

  • Auto adjusting bonuses (In the case of D&D’s attribute modifiers)
  • Auto Calculated Hit points and Armor Classes
  • Plain Text Exports
  • Multiple Ruleset Support

There’s a lot about it cannot recall now, but i intend to reconstruct what i can and put out a new tool eventually, perhaps it will be of benefit to someone, maybe, maybe not, but a little more variety to the tools people use never hurts.