Rondak's Oracle

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Month: March 2019

Character Sheet Templates

I was asked; a few days ago if I could put together a sheet template for 5e.

I finally figured out how to do that in such a way that you guys can just copy it out and fill it in, using Notepad, or just directly into the Other section of your character sheets.

You can find the template down in RPG Resources: Other.

If anyone has any requests for other systems, I’ll see what I can do. Don’t expect anything /too/ fancy; we’re still limited by old code. But I can streamline a little of the sheet building for you, at least.

Remember to close your tags! Very important! Also, for those of you who are website designers… please do not get clever and use CSS. Just don’t. Thank you.

Rondak’s Portal Mk 2

I am still working on this, or rather, on some of the infrastructure behind it. I know, it’s whistling in the wind without anything to show. So, for now, I wanted to discuss how I envision the web page to be built. I am seeing the Portal to have a handful of major components:

1) Identity server – this will enable native logins with user credentials stored on Rondak’s Portal, and map external users to Portal users. Yes, the mention of external users means I still plan on integrating outside authentication, probably Google and Microsoft / Office 365 to start.
2) API server – this will moderate access to the database, so I do not have to give an internet-facing web page credentials to the DB. It will also, in theory, make it easier to create other UIs – think mobile-optimized pages or even an Android or desktop application.
3) Web page – the presentation front end.

I have no idea whether getting into the technical weeds would interest anybody, but I would absolutely welcome commentary, feedback, being contacted about what I am doing and how. If you are interested in more detailed writeups of my thinking and work on this, please, let me know.

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