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Gimfalisette

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The ARM random character concept generator
« on: April 16, 2008, 11:47:45 PM »
OK, as I mentioned in another thread, brytta.leofa and I have collaborated to write and code a random character concept generator for ARM, and it has turned out pretty nifty. (It's really fun just to push the button and see what wacky combination comes up.) I want to provide this for folks to use, but I have no place to host it myself. Would an ARM player like to host it somewhere, at least for an interim period? The page consists of just HTML and Javascript.

Editing for clarity/update: The character generator is live and on the web now at http://gimfalisette.googlepages.com/home .
« Last Edit: April 17, 2008, 03:14:27 AM by Gimfalisette »
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RogueGunslinger

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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 11:53:05 PM »
Awesome! How about on this page? I have no idea who all has access to it, but it seems as good a pace as any.

Gimfalisette

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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008, 12:00:34 AM »
I have no idea who runs that site. What I need is for a site owner to volunteer to host the page for the moment. I have no idea if a bit of javascript is allowable to plunk into a MySpace page or anything, but maybe I'd go make a page for that purpose if someone enlightens me that it's do-able. So, suggestions for a decent free spot for me to slap it up are welcome as well.
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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008, 01:36:13 AM »
Maybe it could be hosted on zalanthas.org?
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Gimfalisette

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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008, 02:45:33 AM »
GooglePages! Mmm...

Here it is for y'all's perusal and fun: The ARM Random Character Concept Generator

It's pretty self-explanatory to use. The "Day Job" and "Life's Ambition" items are there to help spark imagination about non-coded stuff for characters to be doing and goals they might have. Suggestions for those categories are welcome.
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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008, 03:02:40 AM »
My next char will be a female mul krathian who lives in luirs and works as a tavern wench and goal in life is to have 20 lovers. Maybe ghost will be one.

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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008, 05:53:06 AM »
My favorite was the female half-elven pickpocket from the labyrinth, who spends her days farming, and whose life's ambition is to become a senior aide to a noble or a templar.

Good luck, sweetheart.
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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008, 06:32:31 AM »
That's really cool. Good job, you guys.
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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2008, 06:51:47 AM »
A desert elf from Allanak...  :P

But hey, this is a pretty cool tool. Added to my bookmarks.  ;D

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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2008, 07:01:54 AM »
Aha. Awesome!
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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2008, 09:20:25 AM »
Not desert elf friendly, but what is?
It is the idea of it giving ideas that gives me an idea.
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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2008, 09:36:43 AM »
Herm ... a male c-elf from Allanak who's a burglar by day, whore by night, and wants to invent something world changing ... ...

I can run with that.  :-\
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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2008, 09:44:13 AM »
Not desert elf friendly, but what is?
It is the idea of it giving ideas that gives me an idea.

I believe "Byn trooper" is implicitly included in the "kill one of every animal" option.
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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2008, 09:52:50 AM »
Male half-elf stone elementalist gossipmonger from Red Storm who's life ambition is to have twenty lovers.

Somehow I don't think that's going to work out... but it might be fun to try.   ;D

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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2008, 10:04:18 AM »
Hmm...A male human elkran, 'rinther, who's day job is gambling and who's life ambition is to have 100,00 in the bank..

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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2008, 11:18:56 AM »
Human 'rinthi Void elementalist, day job hunter.. life's ambition: have twenty lovers..
Anonymous:  I don't get why magickers are so amazingly powerful in Arm.

Anonymous:  I mean... the concept of making one class completely dominating, and able to crush any other class after 5 days of power-playing, seems ridiculous to me.

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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2008, 11:22:48 AM »
Heh, very cool for when you're out of ideas. But, I don't want to raise three children to adulthood...

Gimfalisette

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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2008, 11:46:44 AM »
Not desert elf friendly, but what is?
It is the idea of it giving ideas that gives me an idea.

If you have specific suggestions for day jobs or ambitions that would fit DEs better, suggest away.

How to use for DEs, I was thinking for example: You roll a DE with starting location "Tuluk." Obviously you can't start a DE -in- Tuluk, but you can start one near Tuluk and play ATV. Likewise there are DEs who make their homes closer to Luir's, and some (I believe) who make their homes closer to Allanak / Storm.

But yeah, overall, the idea is just to spark ideas. Not every single random combination will be truly playable, though YMMV for the very adventurous or challenge-o-holic ;)

Glad y'all are enjoying it :)
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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2008, 01:10:24 PM »
ooh i got a cool one:

Female Dwarf Rinthi Rukkian who's day job is a physician but her focus is to learn to read and write.

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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2008, 02:03:14 PM »
Half-giant psionicist? Codedly impossible, I say.



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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2008, 02:25:32 PM »
FANTASTIC.

Immortals: this simply MUST go on http://www.armageddon.org/original/showType.php?type=Links

The original authors can post it as an original submission and it will.
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Gimfalisette

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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2008, 02:28:22 PM »
It's likely that the URL for the link will be changing since brytta and I have another little treat or two we're working on. But I will submit it after the location is settled.
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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2008, 03:00:00 PM »
It clearly wants me to play mages only. From ten tries none ended as mundane role.

Hot_Dancer

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Re: The ARM random character concept generator
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2008, 03:10:57 PM »
It's a great little tool, just take one or two lines from each gen and substitute other stuff to your fancy. I'd like to see how long staffers stay logged in when the current sway of pc's are looking to attain 20 lovers though.

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Anonymous:  I don't get why magickers are so amazingly powerful in Arm.

Anonymous:  I mean... the concept of making one class completely dominating, and able to crush any other class after 5 days of power-playing, seems ridiculous to me.