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Sheet request: Generic sheet

Sheet request: Generic sheet

I'm surprised its not already in the list, but how about a generic sheet? For example, something with a variety of blanks in useful places that a DM can fill in with specific game labels in their own sheet list, then make copies of and then assign to players so they can fill them in. This would handle most of the obscure sheet requests, I think.

A problem with this is that too many games have different set ups. One has 4 stats, one has 3, one has 6, another has 10.. Some use skills, some do not.. The best way to do what your asking would be to have the gm simply make the sheet he needs and post it in his game form. This way he controls the information.

What you're looking for is called a .doc file - you have as many blank spaces as you want and you can be placed where you need them.

A "blanket sheet" is so wide and so hard to define, that you're better off just using documents.

It's been requested time and again. Shortly after the release of V5 we discussed how to implement one; guesswork and compromise dictate to the point it's no better than using text and needs far more customization than our sheets can provide.

The level of customization is a already available, anyone can create their own personal sheet in the wiki, the tables, forms and parser features we've added are extensive. You can do from simple tables to advanced auto calculating forms.

On that note, Mr Moderator, is there a Wiki link for actually using said codes/design functions to create? A mini tutorial? Thanks in advance for your answer

I may endeavour to peruse it! The idea of creating an entire sheet off my own initiative is a rather intriguing prospect.

Ok, I had figured as much, but I did a search in the wiki and didn't turn it up as a project. Thanks for the response, and thanks for all the work you have do with the site. There is so much that is here.

I would think someone could code a completely customizable sheet (with user-defined, -addable, and -linkable fields) to be the "base" sheet in the new sheet creation system if one of the existing templates is insufficient. There should also be a function in the new sheet creation feature to view and copy public characters to allow for user-created templates, and import from/export to Excel/.csv to expedite template creation, sheet backup, and interoperability with mobile apps. It's been done in desktop and mobile applications before--there's really no reason it can't be done on a Web app. As another poster has lamented, "sheets" which can't be used with the game feature are pretty useless on this site--we may as well run our game in a Facebook group. The extensive list of requested systems which doesn't seem to have moved much and the occasion of a new sheet feature being pioneered just beg for an entirely new paradigm, a revolutionary (for this site, anyway) solution that, past initial feature design, distributes the work of template creation across the community, allowing for limitless innovation (and taking a load off site administrators shoulders).

Got a someone in mind? We can offer $0/hr, but flexible working conditions.

I'd be keen to hear more details and specific examples concerning "It's been done in desktop and mobile applications before"


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