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True Dungeon Character Generators (App) 2 years 11 months ago #109

Druegar wrote: Tull's Life Count: For Apple Watch users, is it possible to make it a complication? That way we can add the icon to a watch face and not have to go digging for it if we haven't updated our HP in a while.

I can make the complication, but a useful display could be tough, given the size constraints. Also changing hit points from a complication is difficult. I may be able to submit a notification on digital crown. Not sure if that is going to work. I should be at least able to let you tap the complication to start the watch app. I will look into it.

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True Dungeon Character Generators (App) 2 years 11 months ago #110

Cranston wrote: I should be at least able to let you tap the complication to start the watch app.

That's exactly what I was hoping for. I didn't even contemplate the idea of having current HP display on the tiny complication icon. I'm not sure that would even be useful. Novel, perhaps, but not anything I'd recommend spend a lot of time working on.
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True Dungeon Character Generators (App) 2 years 10 months ago #111

With the token set getting more settled, I wanted to provide an update on the character generator apps. Major overhaul going on this year, so the next rev will not be coming out until January.

These changes apply to both Android and IOS
1. Increase the number of Special slots from 10 to 30.
2. Addition of 5 slots for Wands
3. Addition of a Shin slot
4. Bead slot (how many still needs to be determined)
5. Inclusion of the 2018 Token Set
6. Preparation for 4 completion tokens for each of 4 conventions

These are changes specific to Android
1. Addition of a Party Card view

Exploration of IOS hardware options
1. Voice recognition to allow verbally adding tokens to a build
2. Bluetooth character transfer

I think these last 2 will work, but no promises. Lots of issues that need to get worked out to make them reliable.

Work on these items will start after I get the Cogwind's Revenge update out. (Hopefully in the next couple weeks)

Please let me know if I missed anything.
Thanks
Tom

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True Dungeon Character Generators (App) 2 years 10 months ago #112

Thanks for all your work, keeping the Character Generators up to date!
"THERE WILL NEVER BE A TOKEN EQUAL TO A GOOD BRAIN!"- Smakdown

Check out these awesome resources:
Cranston's Character Generator for iDevices or Android
Amorgen's Excel Character Generator
And the ever-useful Token DataBase , expertly maintained by Druegar.

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True Dungeon Character Generators (App) 2 years 10 months ago #113

Cranston, thanks for letting us know your plans. Love both apps.

I do have one request (may be small, may be bigger than I think). What I'd like to do is be able to equip items that have restrictions (like Lenses of Divine Sight) before I've equipped the tokens that you need to equip them (so I can just go down the list of tokens once instead of scrolling back and forth). Effectively, let me build invalid characters but make sure it is clear that the character is invalid until fixed.

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True Dungeon Character Generators (App) 2 years 10 months ago #114

You might want to hold up on the 5 slots for wands as it doesn't seem that has been 100% solidified at this time.

Only 1 Bead slot at this time. Some future token may make it more.
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True Dungeon Character Generators (App) 2 years 10 months ago #115

Cranston wrote: Addition of 5 slots for Wands

I don't think that will be necessary. Jeff has explicitly said you can carry as many wands as you like.

Cranston wrote: Voice recognition to allow verbally adding tokens to a build

Oooooooo! That sounds (pun fully intended) awesome! :woohoo:
How will you deal with all the non-standard words found in token names?

Cranston wrote: Bluetooth character transfer

Intriguing. Will this be between two mobile devices or between computer and mobile?
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True Dungeon Character Generators (App) 2 years 10 months ago #116

Druegar wrote:

Cranston wrote: Addition of 5 slots for Wands

I don't think that will be necessary. Jeff has explicitly said you can carry as many wands as you like.

Setting the count at 5 was only for practicality. I assumed more spell casters would want to track wands to include in the build. If there is a different number that makes more sense, I'm open.

Druegar wrote:

Cranston wrote: Voice recognition to allow verbally adding tokens to a build

Oooooooo! That sounds (pun fully intended) awesome! :woohoo:
How will you deal with all the non-standard words found in token names?

I will need a routine that assigns a percentage of accuracy to each token name, and pick the 5-10 most likely to provide in a short list. So you say the token name; the app lists the most likely, and you select which one you want. I will need to do testing to figure out how accurate this is. Anything less than 90-95% accurate, and it's more trouble than it's worth

Druegar wrote:

Cranston wrote: Bluetooth character transfer

Intriguing. Will this be between two mobile devices or between computer and mobile?

This would be mobile to mobile. In theory players could transfer characters in the coaching room, and build the party card before the coach comes in. It is just a copy process from there. Email gets a bit unwieldy in the basement of Lucas Oil. Bluetooth would not have that issue, because it's short range, and does not need WiFi.

Fiddy wrote: I do have one request (may be small, may be bigger than I think). What I'd like to do is be able to equip items that have restrictions (like Lenses of Divine Sight) before I've equipped the tokens that you need to equip them (so I can just go down the list of tokens once instead of scrolling back and forth). Effectively, let me build invalid characters but make sure it is clear that the character is invalid until fixed.

I understand the request, and the need, but there are too many possibilities for confusion. You can have equipment in the build that kind of looks right, but does not figure into stats. Besides the complaints about this or that token Is not figuring properly, I see a lot a problems for coaches, when an item is listed, but the pre-requisites are not there. If the Powers-That-Be, want it changed, I'm open, but short of that, I don't see this happening. Sorry.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
Tom

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True Dungeon Character Generators (App) 2 years 10 months ago #117

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Are apps ready for iOS 11?

I'm not updating until they are. :)
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True Dungeon Character Generators (App) 2 years 10 months ago #118

Harlax wrote: Are apps ready for iOS 11?

I'm not updating until they are. :)

They should be IOS 11 compatible now, but I installed Xcode 9 this morning, so the next version will be built with the IOS 11 libraries, and I will be testing on at least 1 IOS 11 device.

But hey, if you want to turn down free updates, be my guest. :lol:

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Cranston wrote:

Harlax wrote: Are apps ready for iOS 11?

I'm not updating until they are. :)

They should be IOS 11 compatible now, but I installed Xcode 9 this morning, so the next version will be built with the IOS 11 libraries, and I will be testing on at least 1 IOS 11 device.

But hey, if you want to turn down free updates, be my guest. :lol:


I said that badly. I'm not updating to iOS 11 yet.
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True Dungeon Character Generators (App) 2 years 10 months ago #120

Fiddy wrote: I'd like to ... be able to equip items that have restrictions (like Lenses of Divine Sight) before I've equipped the tokens that you need to equip them

Cranston wrote: Besides the complaints about this or that token is not figuring properly, I see a lot a problems for coaches, when an item is listed, but the pre-requisites are not there.

{puts Coach Coordinator hat on}
I agree wholeheartedly with "CransTom" on this issue. As was mentioned, there are too many issues and shenanigans connected with such an implementation.
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