Character Generator

CleanCutRogue's picture
September 2, 2007 - 6:12pm
I'm considering the mechanics behind a universal character generator for Star Frontiers. My idea is to have a number of optional modules (I'll call them "Rules Sets") defined, and give users the ability to add their own Rules Sets to accommodate their individual Projects or ideas. So you'll see something that looks kinda like:

Select Rules Sets

Alpha Dawn Core Races
StarFrontiersman Races
Fantasy Frontier Equipment
Knight Hawks Core Equipment
StarFrontiersman Helmets
JoeClient's Custom Skill List

At first, I plan on not giving very good tools to create a Rules Set (It'll just be one big text box where you'll have to provide the data in a very specific format), but later I'll provide a more capable input form for the creation of Rules Sets. This is the plan anyways. So, I want to make sure I give people the tools they'll need to create NPCs for adventures and PCs for games as well. Please let me know what you'd like to see as a feature. I won't promise all features will be present, but I want to hear from all of you.
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Anonymous's picture
w00t (not verified)
September 12, 2007 - 9:50am
very good that your following up on this idea, I'm loving it but I know it's gonna take some work.

  1. what are the plans to include this in my project, Online Character Sheets?
  2. also a conversion tool for a NPC/PC to convert "AD Core" to "SFman xxxx" would be nice but may be very complicated.
  3. additionally a tool and lets you click multiple Rule Set's for a NPC/PC. Smile
    the Title of the node might be something like "Pungee Barbono - AD Core", "Pungee Barbono - SFman Cinematic Martial Arts".

Corvus's picture
September 12, 2007 - 5:59pm
As soon as we get some of the optional stuff included, I'm going to go on a character-generating spree, probably.  I'm not worried about adding my own rule sets -- I know I can count on you for that -- so I'm just waiting for when you have the time to follow up on this.
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