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#1 sdsj

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:53 AM

I'm learning to code so I put together a 6e Hero System dice rolling app as my first. It's only for iOS, I figured I should share it here if I wanted anyone to learn about it who cared!

 

To the app store, HeroDice 6e

https://t.co/SMslPQGsqF

 

Thanks, and let me know what you think. It can do quite a bit with normal damage to killing damage and modifiers therein, but it does not save previous rolls. It can also do normal 3d6 rolls, and OCV and DCV calculation.

 

If there are any bugs or rule errors or anything, let me know!

 

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#2 Nolgroth

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 01:03 PM

I don't have any iOS devices (to test your software on) but thank you for contributing to the community.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:12 PM

Downloaded it.  Works fine. 

 

I think a nice feature to add would be the optional OCV formula variants that don't require revealing the defender's DCV.

 

I believe the most common is:

OCV + 11 - 3d6 Roll = DCV hit

 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:16 PM

Another future option to consider adding would be the Hit Location Chart.

 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:23 PM

Did you take it down?  The app is no longer available...



#6 Hyper-Man

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:44 PM

Did you take it down?  The app is no longer available...

From the app store search for HeroDice 6e.

 

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:44 PM

I get a "No results for "Heroic 6e" response.  Doesn't matter if I capitalize as you did...

 

Perhaps its not available in Canada?



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 12:41 AM

I've never heard of such a restriction before but it wouldn't surprise me either.

 

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 11:07 AM

Well, this is a bit of a surprise, I was using my iPad to find the die roller, no luck, but my phone found it no problem...

 

I thought the two were interchangeable



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Posted 15 August 2016 - 09:29 AM

I only released it for iOS, but you should be able to get it for your iPad if you tell it to search for iOS stuff. If I can figure out a Universal iPad update it would be a good idea.



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Posted 15 August 2016 - 09:35 AM

Downloaded it.  Works fine. 

 

I think a nice feature to add would be the optional OCV formula variants that don't require revealing the defender's DCV.

 

I believe the most common is:

OCV + 11 - 3d6 Roll = DCV hit

 

:)

HM

 

That should be pretty easy to do. I just wonder if I should replace the current OCV DCV calculator with it. The app is more player focused than GM focused so it would make sense. I'll definitely think about it.

 

 

 

 

Another future option to consider adding would be the Hit Location Chart.

 

:)
HM

 

I really like that idea, I could put a little guy on screen and do the math if you tap on his arm or whatever.


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 10:17 AM

what would also be nice is when you switch between normal and killing , it keeps the DC rather than the dice

 

also - how do you roll 3 1/2 dice of (11 DC) of killing dice?


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 10:36 AM

what would also be nice is when you switch between normal and killing , it keeps the DC rather than the dice

 

also - how do you roll 3 1/2 dice of (11 DC) of killing dice?

 

Ah, so if I flip my killing damage to normal damage it changes from 3.5d6 killing to 11d6 normal damage? Not sure if I could do that exactly, but I'll look into it.

 

I added a little set of buttons for modifiers like -1 +1 and 1/2.

 

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 02:16 PM

It took absolutely forever but I recoded most of my app.

 

I Added a Hit Location Helper on the damage page that tells you what to do after you roll and subtract defenses.
Added a Hit Location Tab with full body to graphically target specific areas of the body.
Added dice graphics for easier roll understanding
and I changed the DCV calculator to work with the ( OCV + 11 - your roll ) method.
 
Phew! Please let me know if there are any bugs or other oddities that need addressing. This was a ton of work and I'm really excited to know what you think.

 

https://t.co/SMslPQGsqF

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 09:45 PM

Now if only I had an iOS device to use this with....

 

Looks awesome.


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 07:20 AM

Pretty cool.  I just picked this up.  I love it.  

 

Some notes/suggestions:

 

  • It would be great if it "remembered" what I had put in: if I go from the Damage tab to the Attack tab, for example, and go back to the Damage tab, I have to enter the amount of dice again.  It would be great if the app remembered this.  Input it once and not have to worry about doing it every time I have to switch back and forth.
  • There seems to be something with the Attack tab where it doesn't seem to matter what I touch, it rerolls the attack roll. I hit the "Attack Roll" button, it rolls.  I touch the output area, it rolls. I hit "Done" on the keyboard, it rolls.  A touch annoying.
  • It would be great if I could turn the sound off.

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 05:35 PM

One I've been using for years...The Dicenomicon. I think it's a pay for app but it's worth it. You,have Normal and Killing attack rolls preset where you nay have to enter the number of dice. You can create favorites for regularl rolled events (such as a 3d6 for your attacks). It also contains a history of previous rolls. You can re-roll your last roll, change dice colors/designs and it's good for numerous other game systems as well. You,can roll also roll up to 99 dice at once. You also have the ability to create dice formulas if you want , such as roll 3d6, then add 5for your skill levels, so you get the total roll with the push of a signal "roll"

Sucks they don't have an Android version, but everyone I know who have iOS devices, love it.





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