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#1 Jeff Anderson

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:05 PM

For folks looking for an alternative to maps and miniatures for there super hero RPG battles, have a look at what I have been putting together. The following are screen shots of an app that takes the headless version of City Of Heroes, called Icon, and extends it with some functionality to manage fully animated an interactive miniatures on a 3d desktop. 


After a couple of months of toil, thought I would show what is starting to be some pretty cool features to extend Icon for machima, role playing games, etc...
Application places a tabletop widget to the side of the desktop
the character explorer allows creating nested crowds of characters that can be linked, cloned and moved like windows explorer.
Single characters or entire crowds can be pasted into an active roster. Multiple characters in the roster can be spawned, locations can be saved, etc with a single command.
Each Character can be given multiple identities, Models or Costumes can be browsed, filtered, and previewed. Identites can activate an animated ability on load
Characters can be associated with multiple animated abilities. A UI provides for associated abilities with a hierarchical structure of FX, movs, and sound, all browseable, with realtime previewing.
Multiple Characters can be activated at a time which causes the active widget to display, active character can be moved, and abilities can be fired from the widget. 
Once i get attacks, movements, and scenes done the "desktop" will be done, than Ill move to integrating the hero system RPG ruleset, so all mechanics, knockback, character build are part of the application.
Anyone interested in the application let me know, probably a month away for the first release

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#2 cptpatriot


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:47 AM

I've been trying to follow your progress as best I can. I'm still genuinely interested in seeing how things are going.

#3 pruttm


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 09:47 PM

Cool stuff Jeff.

Please visit my RPG company website at http://www.blessedmachine.com

We are regularly updating the News section with our latest progress.

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 05:11 PM

Please keep it coming!

#5 Jeff Anderson

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 01:12 AM

Version 1 is finally ready!.


If you want to use COH for your champions role playing games please as a virtual tabletop take a look at the app I have put together. 


Follow the instructions to install at the attached thread (bottom of page). Any questions ask there...







#6 IndianaJoe3


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 07:55 AM

Trying to get this to work. I have Tequila downloaded, but it can't find the file it needs on Dropbox.

#7 Jeff Anderson

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:11 PM

Trying to get this to work. I have Tequila downloaded, but it can't find the file it needs on Dropbox.

Did you try the links at the bottom of the page? I just attempted and it works fine. If you are still having trouble please post on the cog thread and we will be happy to support you through it.

#8 Christougher


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 04:36 PM

I got this installed and working after a few false starts.


The hour or so I had available, someone was running a makeshift 'game' involving finding people and reading their name/description.


How busy is the server(s)?  

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