Excel character sheet - help beta test?

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Fusilliban
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Excel character sheet - help beta test?

Postby Fusilliban » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:18 pm

Hey folks,

Doc Smiley and etherial and I have been putting together an Excel character sheet for Earthdawn, to help do the math for people. We're getting to the point where we're ready to release it for general consumption, but so far it's only circulated around our gaming group, which means there's probably tons of other use cases we haven't thought of.

Would any of y'all be interested in helping beta test? This would involve getting the not-quite-ready-for-prime-time version of the sheet, tinkering with it a bit, and sending some feedback. Excel 2010 or later is best, not all features work on Excel 2007.

Send me a PM if you're in!

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Re: Excel character sheet - help beta test?

Postby Telarus_KSC » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:19 pm

Sounds cool! I am making something similar with a wiki-system called Tiddlywiki. Still in the design phase on that. It would be cool to see what you all have done, and I'm pretty good with Excel functions, but I might not have a lot of time to give lots of feedback. Very busy with some other stuff....

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Re: Excel character sheet - help beta test?

Postby etherial » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:51 am

Telarus_KSC wrote:Sounds cool! I am making something similar with a wiki-system called Tiddlywiki. Still in the design phase on that. It would be cool to see what you all have done, and I'm pretty good with Excel functions, but I might not have a lot of time to give lots of feedback. Very busy with some other stuff....


I suspect the single biggest thing you could do testwise is import a complicated character from a campaign other than mine and see what blows up.

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Re: Excel character sheet - help beta test?

Postby Fusilliban » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:33 pm

Agreed. One of the things that still needs work is that we use the old n+3 talents at n rule for circling, and the sheet pops up "ready to circle" notifications based on that. This is on the to-do list, but it's not yet to-done.

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Re: Excel character sheet - help beta test?

Postby Dougansf » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:24 pm

I'm still interested in helping out with this.

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Re: Excel character sheet - help beta test?

Postby Fusilliban » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:24 am

Dougan, do you have an email address you can give me? I tried to ask you in PM but it says you've disabled receipt of PMs.

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Re: Excel character sheet - help beta test?

Postby Dougansf » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:57 pm

Should be fixed now. Sorry about that.

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Re: Excel character sheet - help beta test?

Postby Fusilliban » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:32 am

Sheets are out. The first pass of this is going to be without any intro text, because I want to see if what we've created is at all intuitive to anyone else. There's also a list of "we could implement this but would it be worth it to anyone at all" features, and I'd like to see what folks request, if anything.

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Re: Excel character sheet - help beta test?

Postby Fusilliban » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:35 pm

This rule is going to play bloody hell with my math and interface:
If a character has learned a Talent Option that is a Discipline Talent for a new
Discipline, that talent becomes a Discipline Talent as soon as the character qualifies to
learn it from the new Discipline. From then on they use the Legend Point cost for the
new Discipline. Until then it is treated as a Talent Option for the old Discipline. Once it
becomes a Discipline Talent, the Talent Option slot is freed up, and the character may
learn a new Talent Option from the old Discipline.

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Re: Excel character sheet - help beta test?

Postby Telarus_KSC » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:50 pm

Might need a one-off function to "convert" a Talent...

On that note, I can't get my copy of Excel running at home... so I haven't had a chance to peek at the sheet yet. I'm going to try the free 1 month of Office 365 later this week.


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