This project is intended to cover the development costs of an interactive character sheet so that it can be used freely by everyone.
A while back a friend asked me "how much would it take to get a 4e character sheet viewer working on the iPad?" as it turns out, the answer is "not terribly much."
We're all tight on cash, and with another version of the rules coming down the pipe I know everyone is reluctant to shell out more cash for a tool they may or may not like.
Therefore, I wanted to set up this Kickstarter Project to fund a free digital gaming aid. By the time this Kickstarter Project is launched, you will be able to download the free character sheet viewer on the iTunes App Store. I want to take the app to the next level, however, and develop an interactive version of the application. Download the app, check it out, and see how much you need an interactive version. If you can't donate, but know someone who can, pass this along, we're all in this together to keep pen & paper gaming alive in the digital age.
Features to be included if this project is funded.
- iCloud Sync
- Mark powers as "used"
- Take Rests
- Heal HP
- Temp HP
- Take Damage
- Add Temporary Effects (like +1AC)
- Apply Status Conditions (like Dazed, Bloodied, or Restrained)
- "Save Ends" Effect reminders
- Power Points
If the project is over-funded, I have goals to add Dice Rolling (die tricks like "Brutal" & misc. bonuses make this complicated), a DM's version of the app (multiple character sheets loaded with previews), and if this project goes off the deep end of awesome, I'll learn Android and make an app for the rest of you out there.
If this project is successful, you can rest assured you'll see a similar project in 2013 when D&D Next hits the stores. Also, if the project gets funded there won't be any special pass codes or redemption keys to access the interactive version of the app. I'll release version 2.0, and everyone can download and access the additional feature this project's supporters helped make.
In addition, (as if that wasn't enough) I'll also make the code open source (probably on github), so the community can continue to contribute and improve the app.
Thanks so much for the support! Let's keep free gaming aids alive!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 16, 2012.
Apr 16, 2012 - May 16, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
"I'm attacking the darkness..." Instead of having to purchase the app, you're helping make sure the app remains free for everyone, forever. Let your light so shine, oh great sorcerer of light! Thanks!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
"No I don't, I have gray eyes" You know that interactive character sheets are important. You probably carry reams of extra paper and pencils to each game session. We want to send you a special thanks for your dedication, so we'll include your name (or your character's name) in the list of credits under "Gray Eyes."Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
"I had Mordenkainen's Magical Watch Dog Cast." ...and if your character sheet was interactive, there'd be no room for argument. You know you need an interactive character sheet - more than you need another splat book. We recognize that need, and as a way of saying "Thanks" we'll include your name (or your character's name) in the list of credits for the app under "Watch Dogs."Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
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"Man, I got an Ogre Slaying knife, it's got a +9 against Ogres!" We're not sure if the Ogre is a euphemism for 'pay wall' or 'monthly subscription' but whatever it is, you've certainly slain it with this donation. Because of your Ogre slaying prowess, we'll include your name (or your character's name) in the list of credits for the app under "Ogre Slayers." *PLUS* we'll include your character as a pre-gen characters that ships with the app. I'm certain that the girls will be mightily impressed with this.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
"I'm the Dungeon Master" Whoa. Just whoa. Ok, so you're quite obviously the most awesome person, ever, and to show how blown away we are with just how awesome you are, we'll work together create a special bio page in the credits of the app, just for you (or your character), the Dungeon Master.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012