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!


  1. I want it! haha

    It looks really neat. What did you use to implement it?

    1. Thanks! I am using the Python programming language and Tkinter (which is in the standard library). I really love working with Python, as opposed to C++ or Java -- so much simpler! Obligatory reference: (this guy has a comic for everything...)

  2. That probability slider is really bugging me. Not because it doesn't work, but because it looks ugly as hell. I may have to create something custom for that space... thinking about changing up the whole Mythic page to look nicer. Still have to finish the UNE piece. Aaannnnddd this is loaded with other peoples intellectual property!

    It would take some generosity on the parts of at least three individuals (one of which is monetarily invested in their product) for me to be able to release this project to the public... I could always make a non-Mythic version and credit the other authors? I have no idea how this works!

    1. I think that Tom Pigeon has given permission to folks that have asked, so it wouldn't hurt to ask if you'd really like to release it. :)

    2. Hey Joshua,

      I've nominated your blog for a Liebster Blog Award at :)

  3. Indeed, there are many tools for mythic gme in yahoo groups, and all legal stuff!. There should not be any problemas offering yours :)
    Un fact it looks better than Mythic Apprentice (which I took from there).
    Nice work, congrats!