Central Casting Application


What's on your mind?

+ Log in or register to post
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Acolyte (Lvl 2)

    Wonko the Sane's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    272
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Ignore Wonko the Sane

    Central Casting Application

    I have the Central Casting - Heroes of Legend book, and am presently trying to port it to an Excel sheet to automate the background generation process. As I was recuperating from smashing my head into the keyboard trying to clear up yet another circular reference, it occurred to me that someone may have already done this sort of thing.

    Does anyone know of a program/spreadsheet/database/etc. that is like this?

    Thanks,
    WtS

 

  • #2
    Registered User
    Novice (Lvl 1)

    Ayrk's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    153
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Ignore Ayrk
    Quote Originally Posted by Wonko the Sane
    I have the Central Casting - Heroes of Legend book, and am presently trying to port it to an Excel sheet to automate the background generation process. As I was recuperating from smashing my head into the keyboard trying to clear up yet another circular reference, it occurred to me that someone may have already done this sort of thing.

    Does anyone know of a program/spreadsheet/database/etc. that is like this?

    Thanks,
    WtS
    I wrote a VB app to do that years ago (for personal use). Imagine typing in the entire book from scratch. Ugh. It was ugly, but it worked.

    I've thought about building the same thing for Second Rat's Background Noise (which I wrote part of) in Excel since you can just copy and paste from the PDF into Excel.
    Erik
    Last of the Original Nice Guys
    Second Rat Games
    "The second rat gets the cheese."

    Check out the On Board Games podcast
    Also check out www.balanceinallthings.org

  • #3
    Registered User
    Lama (Lvl 13)

    Man in the Funny Hat's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    The Inland Empire
    Posts
    2,369
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Ignore Man in the Funny Hat
    My communities:

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonko the Sane
    I have the Central Casting - Heroes of Legend book, and am presently trying to port it to an Excel sheet to automate the background generation process. As I was recuperating from smashing my head into the keyboard trying to clear up yet another circular reference, it occurred to me that someone may have already done this sort of thing.

    Does anyone know of a program/spreadsheet/database/etc. that is like this?

    Thanks,
    WtS
    I OCR'd the whole thing into a Word file for my own use. Will that do?
    No version of D&D has an Expiration Date.

  • #4
    Registered User
    Acolyte (Lvl 2)

    Wonko the Sane's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    272
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Ignore Wonko the Sane
    It would save some work, but it's not the data entry that's giving me fits - it's the automation.

    (If Ayrk would be so kind as to reply to the email I sent him, that would be super )

    WtS

  • #5
    Registered User
    Novice (Lvl 1)

    Ayrk's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    153
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Ignore Ayrk
    No sweat, email sent.

    I was on holiday this weekend.
    Last edited by Ayrk; Tuesday, 27th May, 2008 at 03:04 PM.
    Erik
    Last of the Original Nice Guys
    Second Rat Games
    "The second rat gets the cheese."

    Check out the On Board Games podcast
    Also check out www.balanceinallthings.org

  • #6
    DM's Familiar COPPER SUBSCRIBER
    Novice (Lvl 1)



    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Evergreen, CO
    Posts
    489
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Ignore DMFTodd
    My communities:

    What about using Tablesmith for it?

  • #7
    Registered User
    Acolyte (Lvl 2)

    Wonko the Sane's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    272
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Ignore Wonko the Sane
    I'm more fluent in Excel, so it seemed like the logical choice for me.

    As the circular references, etc. started to pile up, I thought "I wonder if TableSmith would do a better job? Hmm...too bad I don't have a clue about it."

    Now that Ayrk has sent his (hopefully) wonderful but ugly app, I don't think there'll be a need.

    Next time I get one of my "bright ideas", I think I'll be learning me some TableSmith

    Thanks everyone who replied
    WtS

  • #8
    Registered User
    Novice (Lvl 1)



    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    1
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Ignore Genghis_K

    Also Interested in this file

    Hi Guys, I'm just getting back to gaming and I love my central castings book. However I realize there are faster ways to do things now. Can I get a copy of the file discussed by Aryk? I'd sure like to use it for the character I am generating? Thanks

  • + Log in or register to post

    Similar Threads

    1. Central Casting
      By Treebore in forum General RPG Discussion
      Replies: 29
      Last Post: Thursday, 26th March, 2009, 02:38 PM
    2. Central Casting: Heroes of Legend--is there a pdf out there now like it
      By NarlethDrider in forum General RPG Discussion
      Replies: 6
      Last Post: Tuesday, 15th April, 2008, 05:01 PM
    3. A Return for Central Casting
      By Brightlord in forum General RPG Discussion
      Replies: 16
      Last Post: Saturday, 10th June, 2006, 07:17 PM
    4. Does anyone remember Central Casting?
      By Bluemoon in forum General RPG Discussion
      Replies: 13
      Last Post: Sunday, 25th May, 2003, 05:33 PM
    5. Central Casting - Heroes of Legend 2d Ed.
      By Hellcat in forum General RPG Discussion
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: Friday, 3rd May, 2002, 02:44 PM

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •