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Old 11-14-2016, 06:30 AM   #1
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Default [GAME AID] The Last Gasp Assistant

G'day!
I recently picked up Pyramid 3/44, and fell in love with The Last Gasp, but it does of course require a lot more book keeping than regular play. However with the power of technology we can take that burden off the GM and players. I've done so for the Last Gasp, with this web app.
https://legendsmith.github.io/techni...GURPS/lastgasp

Features include:
  • Tracking FP and AP.
  • Automatic calculation of stat reduction from fatigue
  • Options to use high resolution stat loss on ALL stats, not just ST
  • Automated rolling & calculation for recovery from maneuvers.
  • A visual display of FP with the stages of fatigue/recovery time.
  • Automated HT rolling to mitigate the AP loss from injury.
  • Option to use Random.org for dice rolling, in case you're concerned that your computer's pseudo random number generator won't be random enough.
  • Saving & loading to/from your computer's local storage.
  • Multiple characters!
  • Hopefully more to come.

I've done a test with my players and they found it easy enough to use. I'd appreciate feedback though. I'm not entirely sure my understanding of the stages of FP recovery are correct, so confirmation of that so I can update the app to reflect it would be great.

Last edited by Legendsmith; 11-14-2016 at 06:33 AM. Reason: Grammar.
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:49 AM   #2
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Looks very good! What I would appreciate is a calculator for loss from moving around.
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:15 AM   #3
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Thank you Anders. And yes, that feature is next on the list.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:52 AM   #4
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Legendsmith:

Fantastic, and thanks. This is pretty cool.

A few suggestions:

At least on my monitor, the FP bar is very large, and you have to scroll to see it all. You might want to consider a smaller, more compressed bar, and even have a graphical bar next to it showing AP counting from max to zero.

Putting a penalties summary in the colored FP bar would also be a nice "it's all in one place" graphical summary.

It looks pretty complete, other than superpowers (such as magical or powered AP regeneration).

I will definitely be featuring this one on my blog!

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Old 11-14-2016, 01:49 PM   #5
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It's great to get recognition, thanks Douglas.
I've only tested this on my machine and the FP bar was ok for me, but of course I need to make it usable for everyone. To that end, I've changed the way the FP bar works so now it should always fit on the screen (auto-resizing) and be onscreen no matter where you're scrolling. It's a lot better this way for everyone.

My next priority is finishing the movement calculator, then AP and other stat display bars can come.

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Old 11-14-2016, 07:16 PM   #6
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I'm loving this thing! Thank you for making it!
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:30 PM   #7
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Did the Action Point spend buttons disappear?
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:07 AM   #8
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Douglas, I had removed them since I thought them redundant since you could use the +/- buttons, but I've re added them in a more compact form since obviously they were useful.
Now that this is 'released' I'm going to make a development branch of the app so I don't spring any surprises like that on anyone, but I can still keep my code backed up.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:56 AM   #9
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G'day, I've just pushed another update to the Last Gasp assistant. At this point I consider it essentially complete for the purposes of desktop development.
I would like to make it work better on mobile devices but progress on that will be very slow as I do not posses a smart-phone .

The updates are as follows, and include some highly significant features!
  • Saving and Loading to and from files, so you can back-up your character data, or have different saves for different campaigns, or even share it across computers/users.
  • Crypto based random for better random results when not using random.org
  • A finished Movement calculator
  • An application manifest, you can now have The Last Gasp Assistant on your desktop if you use Google Chrome, or an Android Device!
To Add The Last Gasp Assistant to your desktop on Google Chrome, navigate to the page, and then click the 3 dots button on the upper right of the window. From there, select More Tools, and then click "Add To Desktop."
Android users follow a similar procedure, except select "Add to Home Screen"


My next project will be a more complete web app that integrates The Last Gasp Assistant with a variety of other utilities such as wound tracking using advanced wounding rules, skill rolling, and attack rolls, as well as various other features in order to provide a complete utility for GMs wishing to subject their players to the terrifying realism GURPS can offer.
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