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    Default Charred: An Unofficial Online BWG Character Burner

    Hey all,

    For those interested, I've created an online Burning Wheel Gold character burner called Charred:

    http://charred.herokuapp.com

    The salient features are:

    1. Character files can be saved to the user's local computer, and later loaded. Useful for showing a character to someone else.
    2. Can generate a simple PDF character sheet.
    3. Allows Gear selection from the gear lists.
    4. Random name generation (albeit somewhat cheesy).


    Let me know what you think, and if you find any bugs.

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    Fantastic!

    What are, however, the legalities of essentially publishing the lifepath system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NkEnNy View Post
    Fantastic!

    What are, however, the legalities of essentially publishing the lifepath system?

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    That's a good question. I'd emailed Luke about it but never got a response. If there are any copyright issues raised, I can take Charred offline and address them as needed.

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    I really like your layout. Its good, clean, and intuitive. Edit: I'm blind. Found it. I'm sure you are already looking into improving it in the future, but the resource layout could really do to be expanded with affiliation, relationships, and fame. Likewise, being able to know the trait-point cost before selecting one would be a much appreciated feature.

    On the topic of legality. There used to be an online character creation tool which was accessible only if you could answer questions from the BWR(revised) booklet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NkEnNy View Post
    I really like your layout. Its good, clean, and intuitive. Edit: I'm blind. Found it. I'm sure you are already looking into improving it in the future, but the resource layout could really do to be expanded with affiliation, relationships, and fame. Likewise, being able to know the trait-point cost before selecting one would be a much appreciated feature.

    On the topic of legality. There used to be an online character creation tool which was accessible only if you could answer questions from the BWR(revised) booklet.
    Showing the trait point costs is a good idea.

    I remember that question-and-answer authentication. I'd brought it up to a few people and they figured it's probably not necessary at this point. If problems do come up, though, I'm not against implementing that.

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    Excellent wok, this will make first sessions much smoother. Especially if we've been recruiting

    EDIT: If you need any grunt work help, please do ask ;P My coding is 12 years outdated and bad to begin with though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NkEnNy View Post
    On the topic of legality. There used to be an online character creation tool which was accessible only if you could answer questions from the BWR(revised) booklet.

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    A couple of them! This one and this one for Revised.

    And not even "used to be" since a (partial) update to the former exists.

    But this looks very nice. And it's great to have an actually up-to-date Gold burner instead of the wonderful but (semi-)Revised versions.

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    A suggestion:

    One thing I think might be nice, during character generation. If you could, when selecting your next lifepath, click "browse setting", to see a list of your choices presented in the way the are on the character sheet.

    As an example, my character is Born Noble, no other lifepaths. I want to see what my choices are, I would select Noble Setting, in the drop down list, then hit a "Browse Setting" button and get a pop up looking like this:

    http://i.imgur.com/jI5D79e.jpg


    This would help if you're looking for specific leads, skills or traits. Instead of clicking each and removing them to try.
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    I just burned up a character today, roughly at the same time this was posted. Wish I'd known about it!

    For the heck of it, I'm remaking him in this thing, just to see how it works. It seems pretty slick.
    I'm noticing that there don't seem to be any traits past S, though? I can't find my Unlucky trait.
    It would also be nice if there were a way to get custom traits in there. I figure I'm not the only person who makes up simple, 1 point character traits on the spot without reservation.
    Finally, it doesn't seem to agree with me about my starting Resources value. I have a small cottage (3), a rowboat (5) and a 1D reputation (7) for a total of 15 rps spent on applicable stuff. 15/15 is 1, but Charred still says B0. Is it not updating, or am I the one who's calculating wrong?
    Those are the issues I see. Everything else worked fine. It was quite intuitive and easy to use.

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    Thanks guys!

    As for the offer of help, I think writing out the skill and trait descriptions would be a great benefit. If people were interested in doing a few at a time I could compile them together.

    I'll come up with a simple format for them.

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