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deird1 ([personal profile] deird1) wrote2016-03-19 12:17 pm
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want it, can't create it

Here's what I want:

I open up my tablet app, and select "make a new map". It gives me a blank grid of squares.

I decide whether the map is inside, in the street, or in the countryside. The app gives me the appropriate terrain types (such as "floor, table, stairs", "building, pavement, wagon", or "rocks, river, grass") based on my choice. Then I select a terrain type, apply it to some grid squares, select another, apply it to some more grid squares, etc.

Finally, I can select any grid square, and give it a label.

Voila! Map!


(Then, at a later date...)

I open up my tablet app, and select "use existing map". It loads the map I made earlier.

I add characters: Rohan the Ranger, Elthreli the Cleric, Snigwat the Fighter, Nora the Rogue, Orc 1, Orc 2, Captive 1, etc.

I can then position the characters on any grid squares I choose, and, at any point, move them from one location to another.



Thus allowing me to run awesome RPGs without constantly having to use a pencil and eraser on the back of an old character sheet.

That's the dream...
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[personal profile] the_rck 2016-03-19 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, wow. That would be exceedingly useful. Less prone to getting lost or thrown out. Less likely to have the ink set and refuse to be wiped off because we left it for four weeks between sessions. Easier to store between sessions (and to come back to if it's a frequently used location).

Yeah. I want that, too.
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[personal profile] vass 2016-03-19 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
That sounds excellent. As a bonus, it'd also maybe be easier to work with for people playing over Skype.
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[personal profile] velvetwhip 2016-03-19 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
Hope it comes into existence soon.


Gabrielle
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[personal profile] elisi 2016-03-19 08:20 am (UTC)(link)
I'll pass this onto a friend of mine who's a whiz at coding...

(And I have a character who'd be able to do this. Never have I been so sad that he's only imaginary.)

ETA: The friend I mentioned got back to me, and said that this might be what you need:

https://roll20.net/


:)
Edited 2016-03-19 12:02 (UTC)