Has anyone else had a problem with it erasing all the libraries when you close the program?
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Just posting to say I love this tool. Encounter builder and all that is neat I suppose, but really, I'm mainly just using the flowchart, which is FANTASTIC once my campaign starts branching out in all different possible directions. Makes it a lot easier to keep track of several likely PC actions as well. I love this little program to bits.
Now I'm just worried I was too tired to save properly yesternight, 'cause I can't find it where it should be, and saving and loading other projects seem to work fine. *sigh* Guess that's four hours of work I'll have to do all over again 'cause I was too dumb to double-check saves before closing the application. :/
Yeah okay, protip for people, if your project name isn't a legitimate file name (I myself used a colon) the save as function doesn't really do anything. No idea how I managed to miss that the saving didn't actually make anything happen, but there ya go. -_-
Could be neat to add a little warning prompt when a file can't be saved under it's current name for those of us who like to do our writing in the middle of the night hopped up on caffeine and smokes to the point where our attention span equals that of a newt. ;)
For some reason, it won't let me add NPCs at all.
If there's enough interest, I can certainly try to build a version for other platforms.
My Dark Sun conversion rules for 5e
5e Handbooks I've done:
Animal Buddy: A Guide to the Ranger's Beast Companion
4e Handbookes I've done:
Heart of the Dragon: A Dragonborn's Handbook
Infernal Wrath: A Tiefling's Handbook
The only thing that I would like to see added is an easy way to manipulate hit die for attacks.
I am professing interest in a Mac version. This looks rather useful.
So, the ability to define powers properly for creatures and NPCs? I've held off on this because it would mean a lot of additional work when you're entering monster info, but it could be done. And then in combat you'd see all the creature's powers.
Actually, I just meant a "hit backspace, type in your own die," or "have an up and down arrow button to go 1d4, 1d6, 1d8, 2d4, 1d10, 1d12, 2d6... and so on." I didn't want anything that complex; and I actually prefer the ability to type up your own descriptions for monster powers. All I wanted was a way to edit the damage die.
Very useful, I like it a lot. One bug I think I found: whenever I change the autogenerate encounter settings to the hard difficulty (I have a party of 4, level 2) the program crashes.
Nice, but I wish it would run on Macs.
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I would also like to be able to print a copy of the flow chart and each encounter. I don't have my computer with me when I DM, and I do not own a laptop. Although I may buy one just because of this program. Copy and paste is no big deal, but a way to do it through the program would be awesome.
The only issue I have is with the game elements tab. I can only ever add one. I.E. I can't add an encounter and add a skill challenge or quest to the same plot point. Is it supposed to be like that, or do I have a bad download maybe?
Please let me know if I can blog about this software on my blog!
I don't want to link to the software without permission from you...
It's awesome by the way.
Although I found a problem with the mapping libraries. I imported my own dungeon tiles, and it resized them to the small size resolution. Can't real scaled tiles be imported an printed out at 1" scale?
I imported a 4x4 true scaled square piece, and it read it as a small 1x1 piece.
You can print the flowchart from the File menu, and the encounter map from the encounter builder. Or do you mean all in one go? I could add that.
Yeah you can only add one game element to a plot point. If you need to add multiple game elements, you could add them into a subplot for that plot point.
For the encounters I meant a text document showing the number of each enemy, as well as each enemy's stats. How about for the DCs and skills for a skill challenge. As well as the consequences for success and failure in a skill challenge.
I spent two hours last night downloading the program and entering tiles into the libraries, but god it was worth it.