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DO template contest
« on: May 04, 2009, 08:02:57 pm »
I'm announcing a DO template competition.

The goal is for one of you players to create a new and updated DO template that we'll begin using as soon as its approved and ready.

The winner gets 20RP, while any honorable mentions will get 5RP each.

The template should ideally be based upon the old and be aimed at making things easy for the DM...it must also be in Word format (I'll also accept an Excel version of the same template is one is made), but other than that you have a free run of the place.
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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 10:48:41 pm »
What is the most time-consuming procedure for DM when working with the current DO?

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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 12:55:13 pm »
My guess is having to look things up.
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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 11:14:46 pm »
Where do we send our proposals? Do we upload it in the forums, or send an email with the DO attached to the DMs? Also is there any deadline?


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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 07:05:08 am »
Where do we send our proposals? Do we upload it in the forums, or send an email with the DO attached to the DMs? Also is there any deadline?

E-mail.

No deadline set yet, but do try to hand them in within a few weeks.
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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 09:21:09 am »
Any news on this front? I'd like to implement a winning template on my turn as quickly as possible, so for now, I've just been jutting down my notes on a pad next to my computer, ready to fill in.

Should I expect a template, or should I deliver this turns DO in the old style?

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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2009, 10:08:40 am »
Old style; I've yet to receive very many entries into the competition.
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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2009, 02:55:15 pm »
I am going to send one submission by Friday. Most of it is already done, but it needs some changes.
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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009, 03:16:18 pm »
Cool
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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2009, 03:23:23 pm »
As Bjorn and Jon are busy, I don't know if anyone else has sent them an alternate template, and I'm bored, I thought I'd post the alternate template I did to see what people thought.

In retrospect it would work (much) better as excel but I kept it in word as I was modifying the existing DO template...  If the layout, etc work then I'll try converting it to an excel version.

Let me know what you think about the layout and approach.

hopefully the file zipped properly...
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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2009, 02:35:51 pm »
It's seems quite user-friendly to me

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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2009, 09:14:47 pm »
It's seems quite user-friendly to me

Mine?  If other people like it and its easier for Bjorn/ Jon I'll make an excel version which adds stuff up and think up some user notes.

I'm wondering about building something for the DC - anyone know a good dice roller that can be built into excel?
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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2009, 09:19:50 pm »
I'm wondering about building something for the DC - anyone know a good dice roller that can be built into excel?

"RANDBETWEEN(1,20)" + MODIFIERS. The functionality is obvious.
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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2009, 10:09:49 pm »
You can create a macro to do it.

The problem with RANDBETWEEN is that it evaluates everytime any cell evaluates, unless you turn Auto-Calculation off. Auto-Calculation off though is not particularly useful for an excel DO since you really want to see things auto update.
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Re: DO template contest
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2009, 10:17:00 pm »
Try this VB code:

Just hit "ALT+F11"

On the left, create a new module and past this into the new module.

Function RollDice(DieFace)
    Randomize
    Dim NextRow As Long
    RollDice = Int(Rnd() * DieFace) + 1
End Function
Yes, wyrmling, the meat is made all the more tender by armor...