Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Solo Gamer Companion

It has been a little while since my last update. I have an excuse!

I have been working on this program for a couple of weeks now. A lot of effort has gone into it, and I will probably never be able to let anyone else use it. I have (so far): a fully featured Mythic interface, including adjustable event focus, a notes page, a dice roller, the Universal NPC Emulator, an Instant Game generator. All of these things integrate with the primary text window, which is meant as both an output for the various solo aids, and as a place to write my own prose / interpretations. It lets me save and load the sessions, and supports a special export dump to text with all of the relevant information (for archival, or whatever).

Many features to add, and lots of graphical adjustments to be made. The 'art' is all my own, using The GIMP, so it's slow going on that stuff (I'm not the best artist in the world...)

When this program is complete, and I have something more to show, I will post an update.

Why am I doing this? For fun and for experience programming. All in all, having a good time with this one. A challenge, but worth it to me!