I want to get a play-by-post
Pathfinder game going. Maybe doing it
online will make it easier to play consistently. Maybe I’ll be able to
get Jordan to play too.
I’ve got ideas for most of the issues that will come up in this forum. I
already have a proof of concept for the actual play posts that should
work pretty well, and have worked up a quick stylesheet to make the
default comments interface less annoying for this use case. I figure
that we can eventually archive the stream (manually at first, but
automatically eventually) and possibly even keep a
(collaboratively-edited, in the wiki spirit) prosaic writeup of what
happened in the campaign.
(Note to self: I need to check what happens to comment numbers if
previous comments are removed. If it fills in the missing numbers, that
could make it difficult to archive the stream to a single point. I can
think of a couple workarounds, but it’d be better if the comment numbers
stayed unique within a stream.)
I need a die roller that converts die text like
<span class="dieroll" title="1d6+1">5</span>, rendering like 5.
That way our die rolls will be consistent and fair.
I might also want the roller to sign the roll with an encrypted key. It
will need to include the date of the roll, too. Maybe “1d6+1 @ 1 January
2010 12:00 => 5”.
Or maybe it can just log the die rolls server-side.
Really, though, nothing would be standing in the way, now that the post
interface is ready, of us starting, baring the creation of characters
and campaign notes.
Speaking of campaign notes: I need a way to protect sections of the wiki
from player eyes, probably in a
/users/$user/private area or