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Resources and Templates- A User's Guide
« on: May 08, 2010, 02:11:34 AM »
Right now, the play by post section of RPPR is small. It has the fewest number of posts of the four boards. Over the coming months we are looking to increase it's size and scope.

The idea is to create a place where, you, the loyal listener can interact and bring some of your own roleplaying to the forums. If this experiment is a success, and I see no reason why it won't given the loyalty, comedy, and awesomeness you generally bring to social side of RPPR, then it will be helpful to have a sort of "D.M.'s Corner" where we can share all manner of tricks and trades.

So Resources and Templates is exactly that. It's stuff for us to grab quickly. Things like digital character sheets, links to interesting stuff, user created things.

The User's guide is simple. Really it's more of an overly fancy title.

There are going to be a few sticky topics up top. Title your submissions and keep those to what they are. Anything below that is yours to do with what you will.
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Re: Resources and Templates- A User's Guide
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 03:58:47 PM »
Here is the information on the dice rolling program for the forum: (from the page: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2032)

Description:

This mod allows users to roll dice. They can use the preview function to preview dice rolls to make sure they have it right for what they want, but once they press Post, the dice rolls are embedded in the post, meaning that the only way they can change is if the post is edited, but a warning is issued if that is attempted.

It starts from a [roll] tag, and outputs a [blockquote] tag (implemented just for the mod) - trying to use the blockquote tag outside of [roll] circumstances (such as quoting the post, or better, editing the post) generates a visible warning.

There are a variety of options you can have inside the roll tag:

[roll]1d6[/roll] - rolls 1 6-sided dice.
Might result in:
Quote

    Rolled 1d6 : 2, total 2


[roll]2d12+5[/roll] - roll 2 12-sided dice and add 5 to the result
Might result in:
Quote

    Rolled 2d12+5 : 6, 11 + 5, total 22


[roll]2d20^10[/roll] - roll 2 20-sided dice, re-rolling any result necessary so that the dice rolls are greater than 10.
Quote

    Rolled 2d20^10 : 3 8 10 3 17, 2 10 9 10 14, total 31


[roll]2d20v10[/roll] - roll 2 20-sided dice, re-rolling any result necessary so that the dice rolls are less than 10.
Quote

    Rolled 2d20v10 : 11 3, 3, total 6


[roll]2d20<10[/roll] - roll 2 20-sided dice, discarding any result where the roll was not less than 10.
Quote

    Rolled 2d20<10 : 4, 20, total 4


[roll]2d20>10[/roll] - roll 2 20-sided dice, discarding any result where the roll was not greater than 10.
Quote

    Rolled 2d20>10 : 9, 10


Normally it will add the word 'Rolled' in front - you can customise this. For example, a spell that does some serious damage in a game:
[roll]{Freezing} 1d10 {Fire} 1d20[/roll]
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    Freezing 1d10 : 1, total 1
    Fire 1d20 : 2, total 2


You can also nest the requirements, with the proviso of stating the things as they are in order here.
[roll]{Uberdamage} 15d100+10^10v90<80>20[/roll] - 15 100-sided dice, adding 10 to the result, rerolling anything 10 or less, rerolling anything 90 or higher, and if after that, you have values 20 or less, or 80 or higher, they get dropped.
Quote

    Uberdamage 15d100+10^10v90<80>20 : 82, 7 61, 3 36, 59, 30, 86, 14, 42, 70, 22, 99 58, 100 73, 46, 93 1 91 42, 12 + 10, total 549


Lastly you can also have an iterator at the end:
[roll]2d6x3[/roll] - roll 2d6 3 times and display the results overall
Quote

    Rolled 2d6 : 6, 3, total 9
    Rolled 2d6 : 1, 4, total 5
    Rolled 2d6 : 1, 5, total 6


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Re: Resources and Templates- A User's Guide
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 04:02:33 PM »
Thanks!

An alternative is Invisible Castle, but seeing the robustness of the forum's own roll system, I'm going to have use it in my games.
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Re: Resources and Templates- A User's Guide
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 04:26:50 PM »
I have added spoiler functionality. It's that crazy nuclear circle next quote button. Play around with it.
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