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HTML Based Character Sheets?

Posted by YoYo-Pete
YoYo-Pete
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Mon 4 Feb 2013
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HTML Based Character Sheets?

http://images.yoyo-pete.com/RPOL/glumr.png

Here's my character sheet.  (Game info edited out)

Would there ever be a chance that mechanisms to support web based sheets created?

Basically enter values into fields instead of an ASCII blob.   It would be awesome for the community to leverage sheets like that.  My GM uses mine for quick links to D20srd.org for quick rule look up.

Plus it's just nice looking, easy to read and what not.

I know there's lots of games and it would almost need to be done by a game by game basis, but future state, would this ever be a possibility?
Waxahachie
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Mon 4 Feb 2013
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Re: HTML Based Character Sheets?

That is a very nicely done sheet. Quite amazing, actually.

Though, I don't see how it would be practicable to implement that type of thing.
adrasteia1
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Mon 4 Feb 2013
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Re: HTML Based Character Sheets?

Agreed, that's a very nice sheet.

I'm not sure how it would be possible, though it would be interesting if it was. I suppose until then there's editing, copying and pasting into your character details (which you've already done by the look of things).

What about creating a page elsewhere on the web where people can fill in their character stats then press a submit button and it generates the full sheet with the data added in, which they can then copy/paste into their character details?
bigbadron
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Mon 4 Feb 2013
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Re: HTML Based Character Sheets?

In reply to adrasteia1 (msg # 3):

Unfortunately, with many hundreds (if not thousands) of different gaming systems, using a vast number of different character sheet layouts (and some systems actually have multiple different layouts created by different people), it would be very difficult to create a site that could cope with all of them.

Which is why RPoL doesn't even try to do it, and leaves it up to people to set up their own.

It is possible to use HTML sheets with RPoL: either store the sheet on a site which is specifically designed for creation and storage of sheets (and which are usually optimised for a handful of systems at most) and link to it from RPoL, or store the sheet as an image, and paste it into RPoL like any other picture.
YoYo-Pete
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Mon 4 Feb 2013
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Re: HTML Based Character Sheets?

I started it for D20 3.5... maybe I'll finish that project and people can use it.  I can post code on git hub so people can use it as a template if they want.

I dont like the external link or pic aspect.   External links are funny from RPOL and throw warnings.   Images arent dynamic to where you can click on things.

Some of my items even have images linked and I reference the chapter I received it in so there's no confusion.

I'd be happy to build a system to generate cut and paste code and make a sheet like mine.  It's pretty easy honestly with the limited HTML/bbCode hodgepodge the site uses.

I'll start with the D20 DnD 3.5 and get that going and maybe the community can help us make ones for games I dont play.  Or enhance the one I have for different character types.

I'll reply or post a thread when it's available for use.  (Need time cause I'm in the middle of some home automation projects and other silly stuff)

And @bigbadron, yes, but there's a few if done would make it great for a large portion of users.
Mad Mick
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Tue 5 Feb 2013
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Re: HTML Based Character Sheets?

Could something like this be stored in the Heaven forum?  There's already a place for user-submitted character sheets there.  Honestly, it looks awesome.  =)

Other play-by-forums do include character sheets, although they're limited to the most popular systems.

I'd very much like to see the code you used.
Lunarius
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Tue 5 Feb 2013
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Re: HTML Based Character Sheets?

In reply to Mad Mick (msg # 6):

quote:
I'd very much like to see the code you used.


As would I; I really love the clean look of the sheet and how link-friendly it is.  Combined with links to SRDs and links to pre-set the dice roller I could see using these sheets myself (though I doubt I'd enforce player use, just to avoid complications for those who would find it too daunting) on a very regular basis.

Exceptionally clever.
rogar308
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Tue 5 Feb 2013
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Re: HTML Based Character Sheets?

I'll jump on the band wagon here as well. We could definitely use more sheet around here. ;) I do a fair amount of character (sheet) processing and I'm generally open to new/different/better ways of performing this task.
jase
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Tue 5 Feb 2013
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Re: HTML Based Character Sheets?

As BBR mentioned, we deliberately don't try to make special sheets for system x and y, as RPoL tries to be game system agnostic.  We don't try to customise the site for various systems, no matter how popular they are, over others.

That and it's a bunch of work to make and maintain them.

Having said that, if there's some HTML formatting that RPoL is lacking to make really spiffy looking sheets then let me know, we can look at implementing it (depending upon a variety of factors, mind you).  Not quite the original request, I know, but it might help.
Urieal
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Tue 5 Feb 2013
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Re: HTML Based Character Sheets?

jase:
As BBR mentioned, we deliberately don't try to make special sheets for system x and y, as RPoL tries to be game system agnostic.  We don't try to customise the site for various systems, no matter how popular they are, over others.

That and it's a bunch of work to make and maintain them.

Having said that, if there's some HTML formatting that RPoL is lacking to make really spiffy looking sheets then let me know, we can look at implementing it (depending upon a variety of factors, mind you).  Not quite the original request, I know, but it might help.

Any chance we can be allowed to use HTML markup with a limited set of elements (no script, no iframe, etc)?

Perhaps only supporting inline-block and inline elements as well as inline styles (no background-image or url css values)? No absolute positioning. That should give a vast supply of customization to users without compromising the integrity of the site.

I think the only caveat is that posts using markup would require the storage of longer string values in the database.
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