Random tables are a popular part of roleplaying games whether it is coming up with a random monster during a forest trek, naming an inn, or coming up with quirks for a new NPC the players meet.
What's not fun is finding all the tables you want, carrying around a notebook of random tables, updating those tables and manually doing the rolling.
Enter Random Table Wiki!
With the Random Table Wiki all of those tables get stored in a wiki for easy creating & updating and you can then roll on those tables using any browser!
The RandomTableWiki is already up and running! You can see the wiki here. Backers at the You Can't Wait level and higher can start using the wiki right now!
Anyone can make rolls on the random tables in the wiki right now! You make your random table requests at this website.
Use RandomTableWiki everywhere: On your computer, on your Mac, on your tablet, or on your smartphone. Anywhere you have an internet connection, you'll be able to use RandomTableWiki.
Collaborate on Tables: Any table you create in the wiki will be usable by other people and any table someone else creates will be usable by you. My hope is that the wiki will grow to hold a large collection of quality random tables.
Easy Table Sharing: With one wiki holding all of the tables, you won't have to hunt down and install other users' tables and you won't have to do anything special to share your tables with others. RandomTableWiki will be the one place for all your random table gaming needs.
Easy Table Creation: Creating a table is as simple as making a list of results.
Powerful Table Creation: With the ability for one table's result to call another table (and for that table's result to call another table, and so on and so on), you can make powerful random tables utilizing many, many tables for one result.
While the basic prototype is up & running. The RandomTableWiki definitely still needs some polish before it's ready for everyone to start to using.
Really though, the Kickstarter is to see how much demand there is for this idea. If the community supports it and is interested, then there are several stretch goals I have in mind.
Everyone who pledges at the I Can't Wait level or higher, will gain access to the RandomTableWiki right now (well, give me a day or so to add you in). You'll get access to the Google group to discuss things and edit permission to the wiki so you can start creating and modifying tables.
Backers who support at the higher levels will help the RandomTableWiki achieve the stretch goals.
The more the project funds, the more features I can add! The first stretch goal is below:
$1000 - Member Area, Buttons & Bookmarks
While typing in your request works, it's not the quickest and easiest way to get a random table result. If this stretch goal is acheived, we'll add a members area to the Random Table Wiki. In the member's area, you'll be able to create buttons for your favorite tables and then just click the button to make those rolls without having to type anything in. You'll also be able to bookmark a button so that you can easily do a roll that way.
Risks and challenges
Proof of concept is already complete as shown in the video. It just needs to be cleaned up, hopefully with stretch goals, and some more functions added to it.
The author has developed multiple, data-driven websites as programmer for Paladin Programming and has delivered on a previous Kickstarter as the author of DM's Familiar. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/87836772/dms-familiar-the-libray)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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