[oxfordgamers] Re: S-base RFC

As do I.
Os

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[mailto:oxfordgamers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Aaron Einhorn
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Everything John said, I agree with.

Aaron

--- John Phillips <phillips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>   For PCs, I think the intention is that changes in the sheet are
> almost
> always the result of actual game play, so the sheets can be kept on
> line
> and the maintainance isn't awful. A couple of sheets every couple of
> weeks
> need to be updated. I have already said I'm in favor of sheets
> instead of
> data fields, so I won't expand on that.
>   For NPCs, there are three cases I can think of. For NPCs who have
> no
> important characteristics or powers, some template can be used and if
> needed a couple of sentences of description. For example, Rebound has
> 2
> DNPCs (wife and child). They don't need much description, just where
> to
> find them, approximate age, maybe the fact that my wife gets annoyed
> because she has to resew the costumes (no costume advantage). Not
> much
> else needed.
>   For important and shared NPCs (I can't think of a good example of
> one of
> these, but imagine it anyway.), there may be the need for an actual
> character sheet. If the arch fiend Mr. Misty can make a deadly fog
> that
> could engulf a city block when I run him, but only a 1 hex puff of
> normal
> smoke when Aaron runs him, that is a problem for the players. If we
> want
> to share around NPCs, we have to write them up and agree on them.
>   For important and unshared NPCs, it is the decision of the involved
> game
> master. Ted knows far more about Patchwork Man than he has told
> anyone
> else. Some players know more than other players about him. All of
> this is
> doled out as Ted sees fit. That means room for anything from a couple
> of
> sentences to a few paragraphs.
>   All of these could be handled by hyperlinks or some other method
> that
> makes the DBA happy.
>                       John
>
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Mike Chambers wrote:
>
> > OK, I can see your point, especially for NPCs.
> >
> > I am hesitant to carve out a seperate place for PC
> > data for a couple of reasons. Most importantly, people
> > tweak character sheets. As long as they tweak them and
> > then update the online version of the character sheet,
> > we're fine. If we have seperate places in the database
> > where this stuff is residing, we start to get in
> > trouble with versioning. The other reason I hesitate
> > is because I don't see a character sheet as an
> > overwhelming piece of data. Even if you only need to
> > see a small part of it, seeing the whole thing does
> > not make it impossible to parse with the naked eye.
> > Moreover, having the extra detail might be handy in
> > case inspiration strikes.
> >
> > My suggestion on this one is simply to have a
> > "character sheet" hyperlink, even if the "character
> > sheet" in question is only a sketchy write-up (in the
> > case of most NPCs).
> >
> > I hope I am not coming off like I'm shooting down your
> > idea. I think it's good, but I am also a bit of a
> > neat-freak when it comes to databases (and ONLY when
> > it comes to databases). They get messy really fast
> > unless you are hard and fast about what goes into the
> > tables.
> >
> > Now, the other option is we actually put all the
> > character sheets into a database, pull our money, and
> > hire an office temp to do all the data entry ;)
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
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> > > Subject: [oxfordgamers] Re: S-base RFC
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I am only recommending a field where I can list the
> > top 7 to 10
> > > things a GM
> > > would need to know about a PC or NPC.  Some of the
> > NPCs don't even have a
> > > character sheet, they only exist as a paragraph of
> > description of their
> > > basic powers.
> > >
> > > There is a big difference between wanting to list a
> > few items, and listing
> > > an entire character sheet.
> > >
> > > Or maybe this information is best put into the
> > character description.
> > >
> > > Nevermind.
> > >
> > > -w
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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