O.G.R.E: Online Generic Randomizer Engine

Nylanfs

Explorer
Is there a way to see another persons table? I like the sci-fi corp one, and would like to use it as a base for a modern one without the space specific stuff.
 

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Nylanfs

Explorer
Is there a "quick" way to import a large number of items into a table? I have several lists of items in a plain text file that I'd like to make tables from to make a generator
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
O.G.R.E.

Is there a "quick" way to import a large number of items into a table? I have several lists of items in a plain text file that I'd like to make tables from to make a generator

Sorry, nope. Gotta do it manually!
 

Fox Lee

Explorer
Feel free to try it out! The more the merrier!
Yeah, I feel like a bit of a jackass. I tried to experiment, but on closer inspection what happened was that I didn't notice the tabs for creating generator/table/etc. So what I saw was the default page after clicking "create", which is the mostly-empty Generator form, which led to me thinking the table structure must have been expressed in text. Huge fail and such >3>;

Anyway, I will be messing with it once I have today's assignment done ^^ I have a race called the soratami whose language basically uses Japanese syllables, and that seems like the easiest thing ever to make a name generator, so good times.
 


Nylanfs

Explorer
Is there a way to see another persons table? I like the sci-fi corp one, and would like to use it as a base for a modern one without the space specific stuff.

Okay I thought that "Browse Generator/Table" option under Create table would show how a table/generator was created but it doesn't. So back to my original question, Is there a way to see a generator's construction?
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Okay I thought that "Browse Generator/Table" option under Create table would show how a table/generator was created but it doesn't. So back to my original question, Is there a way to see a generator's construction?

There's an example of one on the help page. It's just a text box, but you insert tags where you want stuff to appear, but you can copy the example I put there.
 

Texicles

First Post
So, without the ability to self-reference for things like "roll again," I assume the way to handle this would be to create two tables which are identical except for their names and have them reference each other on the reroll case. Is this correct?

If it is, any chance we could get a way to copy tables to cut down on repetitive data entry (or could someone kindly tell me where it is if such a thing exists already)?

Finally, in dabbling tonight, I haven't quite figured out math (e.g. multiplication). Say I want 3d6*5, is there a syntax for that? I created some tables to return the values I wanted, but I can't help but think that was not the best way to go about it.

Either way, this is both fun and exciting, and I'm going to try to dedicate some time to working on this. I can't promise I'll come up with any interesting/fun/exciting/useful generators, but I'll do my best to populate some tables for others to use.
 

Zaltys

First Post
Finally, in dabbling tonight, I haven't quite figured out math (e.g. multiplication). Say I want 3d6*5, is there a syntax for that? I created some tables to return the values I wanted, but I can't help but think that was not the best way to go about it.
This seems to work:
{$temp: {3d6}}{$temp: $temp*5}{print: $temp}

Also, I noticed that it doesn't seem possible to reset variables. This rolls the same number twice:
{$temp: {3d6}}{print: $temp}
{$temp: {2d5}}{print: $temp}
 
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kungfuchris99

First Post
Can we create new categories? If so, how? If not (which totally makes sense), can you create a "Superheroes" category? I have a ton of superhero RPG tables and generators I'd like to create. :)

--Chris M.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
O.G.R.E.

Can we create new categories? If so, how? If not (which totally makes sense), can you create a "Superheroes" category? I have a ton of superhero RPG tables and generators I'd like to create. :)

--Chris M.

Sure thing; I can create those.
 


kungfuchris99

First Post
I have a functionality request: Could we make it where, when editing a table and then saving it, the code could re-sort the table by range? In other words, let's say I have a table like this:

1d10

1-3: sword
4-5: axe
6: mace
7-8: spear
9-10: club

Then let's say I want to add a warhammer table item. Rather than re-jiggering the whole table, I want to just add a row and set its range like so:

7: warhammer

And then edit the spear range appropriately:

8: spear

So what the revised table would look like before clicking to save the table:

1-3: sword
4-5: axe
6: mace
8: spear
9-10: club
7: warhammer

And after saving it would look like this:

1-3: sword
4-5: axe
6: mace
7: warhammer
8: spear
9-10: club

So when saved the table is re-sorted by range.

Obviously in the above example redoing the whole table wouldn't be a big deal, but I already have tables that have dozens and dozens of entries, and as new items for that table occur to me, or users suggest items to add, it becomes a giant pain to add them to the end of the table and then go and re-edit all or most of the ranges for the items that were already in the table.

Does that make sense?


--Chris M.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
It makes sense, yep - it's an observation I've made myself. I'll definitely add it to the list of improvements I want to make to OGRE, but it is a long list, so it may take quite some time!
 

Nylanfs

Explorer
Could I make a request also? I REALLY think it would help to be able to import CSV (or plain-text files) of some type. I'm making a name generator from PCGen's plain text file of the 1990 US Census data, and in JUST the female given names there are 4275 lines.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I wouldn't recommend a 4000+ entry table, Nylanfs. You might want to split that up. It won't perform well.
 


kungfuchris99

First Post
It makes sense, yep - it's an observation I've made myself. I'll definitely add it to the list of improvements I want to make to OGRE, but it is a long list, so it may take quite some time!

lol! Totally understand that. :)

BTW, and I ask purely out of vanity, is there a way to tell what other tables or generators by other folks are using my tables or generators? It'd be a nice warm fuzzy to see where else my efforts are being put to good use. :)


--Chris M.
 

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