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DLFA JavaScript Applications
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Introduction

This set of applications in JavaScript was created to make the Narrator's job while playing Dragonlance and SAGA online easier. On the set, you will find an application to generate random Characters, convert monsters and heroes from AD&D to SAGA Rules and an Online Fate Deck. These applications require a Browser to work, and the recommended browser for these programs is Netscape Navigator 4.x. They are Freeware, as long as the files are not altered or posted anywhere in the Internet except for the Dragonlance Fifth Age Campaign Oracle. To find these applications, browse to Dragonlance Fifth Age Oracle Online Tools. To contact the author of the applications, send an e-mail to Marcelo Sarsur.

 

Online Fate Deck

This application draws one different card of the Fate Deck at a time. By pressing the "Draw a Card" button, one card of the Fate Deck will be shown in the text field. To erase the text field, press the button "Reset". Pressing the "Draw a Card" button again, one new card will be shown in the text field. To check any known bugs, visit the Troubleshooting section.

 

Online AD&D/SAGA Character Converter

This small application can convert character statistics from AD&D to SAGA Rules System. Enter the fields in the left table (Strength, Constitution, Dexterity, Intelligence, Wisdom, Charisma and Level), as well as selecting a character class in the drop-down menu. On pressing the button "Convert", the application will output the statistics for SAGA Rules System. Use the Reset button to erase data in both tables. There is no support for double and multi-class characters on this version of the application. To check any more known bugs, visit the Troubleshooting section.

 

Online AD&D/SAGA Monster Converter

This application can convert monster statistics from AD&D to SAGA Rules System. Enter the fields in the left table (Movement, Hit Dice, Extra Hit Points, Intelligence, Morale, Maximum Damage, Armor Class). The field called Extra Hit Points should be filled with the bonus hit points that are added to every hit dice in AD&D stats; Maximum Damage is the sum of all possible damage a monster can cause in one attack turn. By pressing the button "Convert", the statistics for SAGA Rules System will be shown in the right table. Use the Reset button to erase data in both tables. To check any known bugs, visit the Troubleshooting section.

 

Online Random Character Creator

This application generates 12 random Fate Cards using a variation of the code included in the Fate Deck application, arranging the cards in different fields to generate a fast character. When the application is loaded, a random character is generated. Depending on the allocated card, the code of the attribute, number of Sorcery or Mysticism Points (if possible) and Hand of Fate will be shown in adequate fields. To generate a new character, press the "All Random" button or reload the page. Press the button Reset to erase all fields. To change a specific field, press the small button besides the attribute you wish to change. To check any known bugs, visit the Troubleshooting section.

 

Troubleshooting and Known Bugs

All applications were tested on Netscape Navigator 4.x and Internet Explorer 4.x. The author cannot assure that these applications will work on other platforms. This JavaScript code is compatible with JavaScript standards published by Netscape, Inc. If the applications do not work, verify if your browser is compatible with JavaScript and/or if the JavaScript support is turned on (check Internet Options). This JavaScript doesn't write any data on your computer or employ any sort of Java coding to work. The only known bug to date is present on both the Fate Deck and the Random Character Generator: sometimes, a card can appear twice on the same character, or a card may be repeated in the drawing field. If it happens, press the function button again, or change the repeated abilities. It is not possible for the JavaScript code to control the drawn cards, therefore keep control of the cards that were already drawn to avoid repetitions.

 

Future Projects

For newer versions of the existing programs, I intend to have the converters to generate AD&D stats using SAGA Rules System stats; to fix the lack of control in card repetition, as well as creating a true character generator that can receive user input and convert it to game statistics.

 


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