Monday, April 27, 2020

Athena Toolset 1.0.2

Update on the program package from two weeks ago for OED rules assessment of character levels, demographics, treasure and XP, monster strength, NPC generators, etc., etc.: In place of the list of separate tool downloads, I've replaced it with a master program and a single ZIP file to make downloading and getting started easier.

If you get the ZIP at the linked page below, extract it, and on the command line type java -jar Athena.jar. Append the name of the tool you want to run (Arena, Marshal, MonsterMetrics, or NPCGenerator), as well as any desired arguments (run with -? to see the available options). That probably looks a lot nicer as a single package download. Also I added a link to the JavaDoc pages for the whole package. Good luck!


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    1. Really? I've had other people say they're using it. How far do you get (on the command line)?

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  2. If you program in python, how hard is it to read/use the java code? To be fair, I know what a for loop looks like in java from 20 years ago with the three-part intro (set/check/step).

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    1. I think they're pretty similar in my opinion. The tool above is a pre-compiled package, so you can just run it (from the command line). But if you want to see the code, check the GitHub link in the sidebar.

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  3. Hey, Dan: are your books available as PDFs somewhere? I'm specifically looking for your Book of Spells, and all I find is the POD at LuLu.

    Thanks!

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    1. JB, thanks for asking. Yes, there are PDF of all my stuff. Maybe the Lulu site format changed, I think there used to be more obvious links between the formats? I can find the Book of Spells from a search there: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/daniel-collins/original-edition-delta-book-of-spells-2nd-edition/ebook/product-18ke9r98.html

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