Posted in EpicTable Blog, EpicTable Development on December 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm
Occasionally, people ask about character sheets in EpicTable. “The Plan” is to have character sheets become first class objects in EpicTable. (In other words, there will be a “Create Character Sheet” button of some sort.) For now, though, you can do sort of the same thing by simply using tabletops and backing them with character sheet images. From there, you can draw on them and use tabletop objects like text fields to fill in the sheet. My group just creates one of these for each player character.
Steps to a Character Sheet
- Find an image (PNG or JPG) that you want to use as a character sheet. You can often get these from game PDFs.
- Create a tabletop for each player.
- Set the background to the image you selected.
- Use text fields, image objects and drawings to fill in your sheet.
A Picture An Annotated Screenshot is Worth a Thousand Words
Character sheets will become fully supported. That’ll mean…
- fields that you can lock in place or group with other objects
- the ability to clone a whole sheet so you can just have a template sheet that you clone for each player
- a gallery of Xs and check marks and similar things
- probably, more types of fields than just text and image—probably checkboxes and lists, even though you can get the same effect today with images and notes
- eventually, data-driven and calculated fields
Posted in EpicTable Blog, EpicTable News on December 24, 2011 at 11:22 am
I met Jenn from the Jennisodes podcast at Gen Con this year and recently had the opportunity to discuss EpicTable on her show. You can check out the EpicTable episode of the Jennisodes now.
Posted in EpicTable Blog on December 20, 2011 at 3:10 am
Beta 14 is out and marks the beginning of the open beta. Anyone who wants to take EpicTable for a spin is welcome. Check out Beta 14 and the Button of Doom! over at the support site.