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Offline kimryoung

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #60 on: April 16, 2018, 08:06:57 PM »
Making the gray darker would be good. Have you considered doing a different font? Italics?

I'm in on index card size! 4 X 6 would be optimal (3 X 5 is to small) I have seen Bob Hume's 4 x 6 cards and they are great! He even left room for attaching photos of the characters on the cards which is awesome! His cards are done in landscape (6 X 4).

Thanks!

Kim

Offline fred

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #61 on: April 16, 2018, 08:55:04 PM »
For someone of higher skills, you are likely correct.  For my meager abilities, it's not a feature that would work on a reward:effort comparison.

Fair enough. Its good to understand where to draw a line with adding features. But if you are using this as a learning tool, then it might be worth considering as a future option.

Offline DS615

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #62 on: April 16, 2018, 09:26:02 PM »
Making the gray darker would be good. Have you considered doing a different font? Italics?

I'm in on index card size! 4 X 6 would be optimal (3 X 5 is to small) I have seen Bob Hume's 4 x 6 cards and they are great! He even left room for attaching photos of the characters on the cards which is awesome! His cards are done in landscape (6 X 4).

Thanks!

Kim

I like the grey color. I don't find it difficult to read at all.

Go to the "Print" screen at the end.
Right click.  Copy.
Paste into Paint (photoshop, paintshop, whatever-shop, etc.)
Make it any size or color you want it to be, then print it out from there.

It's a tool.  It does exactly what it's designed to do, and it does it exceptionally well.
I'm having tons of fun with it, and I really appreciate it being there!

- Scott

Offline grendal

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #63 on: April 17, 2018, 12:17:43 AM »
I love this thing...I just made the DC trinity in less than 3 minutes.
(batman-Mastermind, WW-Brick, Superman-Powerhouse)

but the grey text is a little light at least in the images...it may print out more visible.

Offline Bob Hume

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #64 on: April 17, 2018, 04:52:31 PM »
OK, I tried copying it and putting it in paint. It can easily be printed into a 4x6 format. However the light grey print makes it too hard to read at that size and I can't figure out how to change that.

I'm not complaining. This is an excellent item and I appreciate your work.

The only thing I don't care for is the light grey print. It works fine at full size, but I have a lot of characters and I keep them on 6 x 4 cards in a nice card box. I want to use this item that you have created. Please consider another color or font.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2018, 12:10:22 AM by Bob Hume »
I will destroy your puny planet with my Alludium Pew 36 Explosive Space Modulator.

Offline fergal

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2018, 01:05:34 PM »
Aarrgh, my notification for posts seem spotty these days. Sorry I missed the discussion guys.

I've been working on adding Amphibious and Construct to everything. I'll see about darkening up the text when I update that.

I think you could get it to a smaller size without photo editing. I print them two to a page using the printer dialog options on my printer.  I'd paste the image onto a google/word document and then resize it there, much easier.  I originally wanted to have them come out as PDF's but I couldn't find a way to do it in Python, but I had experience creating images and drawing text on it.  I think the PNG created is a bit more versatile for printing but unfortunately not editable.  Thankfully, character creation is very quick so if you want to edit something, you can just create a new one in about 45 seconds.

Offline fergal

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #66 on: April 19, 2018, 07:31:27 PM »
I made the changes we talked about.

I added Amphibious and Construct, and changed the 'grey' color to a darker grey.  I don't like the look of it but I'll let it ride for a bit and see if it grows on me.

I had to split construct into two different minor powers, I'm not completely happy with the solution but I can't really figure out how to do it otherwise.


Offline kimryoung

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #67 on: April 20, 2018, 04:14:14 AM »
Fergal,

Don't forget that is you take Growth you have the option of being a Giant (permanently giant-size) that adds 1 body and -1 psyche, so this like Construct is different.

Also, is it possible to make the body/damage slots show how much damage you can take based on the Archetype, with modifiers?

Thanks

Kim


Offline Bob Hume

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #68 on: April 20, 2018, 10:57:37 AM »
Tried it, shrunk it to the size I wanted. Works perfectly for me now. Much more readable. Thank you very much for the changes. I'll be spending several days redoing all my characters now.

Offline Bob Hume

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #69 on: April 22, 2018, 08:57:12 PM »
You don't have Density Decrease in there.

Offline fergal

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #70 on: April 23, 2018, 03:47:39 PM »
You don't have Density Decrease in there.

Working on this, should have it updated by the end of the day, thanks for pointing it out.

Offline fergal

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2018, 03:57:00 PM »
Fergal,

Don't forget that is you take Growth you have the option of being a Giant (permanently giant-size) that adds 1 body and -1 psyche, so this like Construct is different.


I'm working on this at the moment.  I knew about it in the beginning, but didn't have a way to work with it.  I'm going to split Growth into two powers and get that worked out now.

Quote

Also, is it possible to make the body/damage slots show how much damage you can take based on the Archetype, with modifiers?

Thanks

Kim

I could do this, but I feel it's easy enough to just scratch out the unneeded ones. 

Offline kimryoung

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #72 on: April 23, 2018, 07:55:42 PM »
Looks like its not showing the re-rolls for Super Agility against body based attacks either

Kim

Offline fergal

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #73 on: April 23, 2018, 08:27:26 PM »
Looks like its not showing the re-rolls for Super Agility against body based attacks either

Kim

 It should be. Do you have a character where it didn’t add up correctly that you could show me? That’ll help me problem solve it

Offline kimryoung

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Re: Working on SMF 'online character creator' - feedback welcome
« Reply #74 on: April 24, 2018, 02:03:08 AM »
If I build a character with another power that provides a re-roll, it will ad to it. If it is the only power providing a re-roll it comes up blank. I tried a street level with super agility and power blast and got no re-roll for melee defense or ranged defense.

Tried another street level with super agility and melee specialist and got 2 re-rolls in melee defense, but none in ranged defense!

Very strange

Kim

 

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