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$325
pledged of $500pledged of $500 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 27 2014 2:50 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 19, 2014

Party Treasury

A web based tool for roleplaying gaming groups to make it easier to manage their party treasure.

Party Treasury

A web based tool for roleplaying gaming groups to make it easier to manage their party treasure.

$325
pledged of $500pledged of $500 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 27 2014 2:50 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 19, 2014

About

Recover the Missing Loot!

One of the most annoying things when your playing table top roleplaying games is when the person who is in charge of keeping track of your groups treasure doesn't show up for the gaming session or is late.  Maybe they left the notes behind; or maybe their hand writing, or the number of changes to the treasure have made whats actually supposed to be there unreadable or a confused jumbled mess.  Maybe the worst has happened and the information has been lost, trying to rebuild what was there can be a nightmare.

Why Party Treasury?

After returning to roleplaying games after a long hiatus from gaming, I ran into these problems again and decided that it was time to do something about it.  Taking a moment to consider my options and my skills I decided that a website would be an ideal format for this.  Using technologies such as PHP, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Bootstrap and more, it could be made dynamic and responsive.  Ideas started flooding in about what it should and shouldn't be able to do.  Trying to keep track of encumbrance was immediately thrown out, weight, mass, volume, not all of these things are provided and can detract from the fun and simplicity of what I wanted. I wanted to include some features for convenience as well, such as selling items and splitting the money between the party.

The core purpose of this Kickstarter is to generate funding to create a web site that will provide a convenient location to centralize storage of a Role Playing Groups party treasury.  My goal is to provide a dynamic, user friendly interface that will allow both players and GMs to view and update the contents of the treasury from any location, from a Desktop or Laptop PC to a smart phone or tablet.

What is Party Treasury?  

The end result of Party Treasury will be a web based service that allows parties to manage their treasure. The site will have a low monthly subscription cost that can be paid in different increments, 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, 1 year and lifetime. The primary benefit of the Kickstarter campaign will be getting access to the monthly service locked in at a reduced cost.

How far along is the project?

A good deal of the ground work has already been created including such features as:

  • Store coin rewards by type
  • Split stored coin between any number of party members
  • Include the treasury in the split and return a share to the treasury
  • Store gem, art and jewelry rewards by location
  • Store item and equipment rewards by location
  • Create, edit and delete storage locations
  • Increase or Decrease quantity of Items, Gems, Art and Jewelry in the treasury
  • Sell or Buy Items, Gems, Art and Jewelry using party treasury funds
  • Move items back and forth between locations
  • Quick add functions for the most common item types (The database has been populated with items from the D20 SRD)

Whats Left?

Here is a list of features and functions that still need to be added before launch:  

  • Add ability to change markup/markdown percentage when buying/selling Stuff* 
  • Add ability to have individual users log into the site with separate treasuries.
    (this is really a no brainer but its not done quite yet so its on the list) 
  • Add ability to give other people permission to make changes to the treasury. 
  • Add logs to display when changes are made and by whom. 
  • Add ability to have custom quick add list for things your group commonly buys.
    (like spell reagents and such that may not be in the default quick add lists) 
  • Change the minimize and restore buttons to be a single button
    (more of just a visual change but wanted to list it to make sure its not forgotten) 

Those are the big ones, I gave myself a pretty big amount of time on the release date just in case I either a) ran into problems or b) got a large list of stretch goals that needed to be implemented. If there are any features that you think would be helpful, feel free to comment here, some may end up as stretch goals but some I may be able to fit into the initial launch goals.

How will the money be spent?

The funds from the Kickstarter will primarily go towards the cost of hosting the website and purchasing the domain, purchasing any graphics that are needed and any licensing fees for software or services that may be used.  Included will of course be the 3% fees for both Kickstarter and Amazon.  Additional funds raised above the goal will be used to help make time to add additional functionality and features, including stretch goals.  Should the amount of work begin to exceed my expectations the funds may also be used to hire additional help to ensure an on time or early launch.

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Gem Storage
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Stretch Goals

What happens if the goal is met and the amounts keep going up?  Well that would mean more money for more time for more features.  Here's the initial list of stretch goals.  More may be added as suggestions come in hopefully news of potential features could help us reach the goal and keep going.

$600 - DM Treasure Prep Area: Pre-populate the treasure the party will receive per encounter and then automatically add it to their treasury at the click of a button.  

$700 - Unidentified Magic Items: Ability to add unidentified magic items and to identify and reveal item at later time (for free or at a cost)  

$900 - Multiple Party Support: Store separate party treasuries for multiple adventuring groups simultaneously  

$1000 - Character Inventories: Keep track of items on a per character basis, transfer items and coin out of the treasury into each character.

Risks and challenges

With any project there are risks to consider including but not limited to fulfillment, legalities and overall competency of me, the project creator. As this is my first project on Kickstarter I am sure you have concerns. However, I have over 15 years experience in web development using technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, jQuery, etc.

The costs associated are basically limited to the Fee's for Kickstarter and Amazon, and being able to afford spending the time needed to complete the project.

Communication and transparency are my #1 goals throughout the entire length of the project. Feel free to message me at any time if you ever have a concern.

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